Since 1977, the Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes.
As the first show in the boating season, the Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.
With more than 550 boats on display in water and on land and more than 100 world premiere editions, the three exceptional French Riviera sites: the ‘Vieux Port’, the ‘Port Pierre Canto’ and the "Palais des Festivals", located at either end of the famous Croisette in Cannes, are just right for hosting Europe’s leading in-water boat show.
First gathering of the season, the Cannes Yachting Festival show brings together the key players in pleasure boating and international luxury yachting, whether they are exhibitors showcasing their new vessels, products, services or visitors--yacht owners or future buyers--enthusiastic and eager to take advantage of a unique opportunity offered by this show: sea trials!
What could be better than taking the helm of a magnificent luxurious yacht, experiencing the sensation of sailing, before making the purchase?
Along the quays and pontoons, the show’s well-informed visitor will enthusiastically discover, in a unique atmosphere, the finest vessels on offer today from shipyards around the world, floating gems gathered together in a single showcase. Yachting lovers from every continent will appreciate the magical atmosphere of a real in-water show.