Cannes Yachting Festival Returns
ICONIC YACHT | Chiara Melani
The Cannes Yachting Festival – scheduled from September 11 to 16, 2018 – is already expecting more than 50,000 visitors from around the world, coming to admire the 600 boats on display.
The Cannes Yachting Festival was the first to take place in the international nautical world back in 1977, and is now the season leader with the largest number of new model launches and innovative designs. More than 100 boats will make their world premiere at the show held along the famous Boulevard de la Croisette.
Recognized as one of the most important nautical events in the world, as well as the largest on water show in Europe, the Cannes Yachting Festival is known for the eclecticism and wealth of the wide range and dimensions of boats presented. Following the successful launch of the Luxury Gallery, luxury brands of watches, jewelry, fashion and accessories, design, art, products, and high-tech services will once again be present at the show.
Just seven minutes from Vieux Port on the other side of the Croisette, Port Canto will host second hand yachts from 22 to 65 meters in the brokerage area. The Concours d’Elégance competition is a unique show of rare vintage and modern boats up to 12m in the heart of the French Riviera.
This unique event is the show’s luxury flagship, and is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at 4 pm. The Concours d’Elégance is free access to the visitors and to the participants. Luxury car brand Maserati has confirmed its presence as official partner of the Cannes Yachting Festival this year. All VIP and Riviera cardholders are offered a car service from Nice to the Festival, courtesy of Maserati.
And in the Maserati lounge in the center of the Festival, visitors can admire and explore its latest models on display.