An unmissable event for stakeholders and enthusiasts of French and international yachting, the Yachting Festival will take place from 10 to 15 September, extending from one end of the Croisette to the other and throughout Vieux Port and Port Canto.
While maintaining its identity and positioning, the year 2019 marks an evolution for the Yachting Festival, which will now revolve around Cannes’ two ports: the Vieux Port will continue to welcome the ultimate in motor boats while Port Canto will become the new showcase for the most beautiful sailing boats. The brokerage sector will remain based at Port Canto. More of 600 yachts over 10 metro will be diplayed.
Following the relocation of the sailing boats to Port Canto, the Vieux Port is devoted to the motor boating industry with new boats, both monohulls and multihulls, in the water measuring more than 10 metres in length. Equipment manufacturers and service companies primarily engaged in the motorboat sector are located onshore. The Vieux Port has a new configuration. While the Jetée, which will continue to accommodate yachts and, for larger yachts, the Super Yachts Extension, will not undergo any noticeable changes, the situation is somewhat different for the other quays.
Thanks to the installation of new pontoons, the Terrasse Pantiero will accommodate boats of between 14 and 20 metres, creating a link between the yachts at the Jetée and the smaller boats at the Pantiero.
At this location, visitors will be able to discover motor boat yards of scaled sizes, with the smallest of them exhibiting their 10- to 12-metre boats at the end of the Pantiero. Opposite them will be a new site dedicated to our much-loved RIBs. Enthusiasts will have the pleasure of finding all of these small and medium boats at the heart of the event in this new dedicated space, which will also allow them to take sea trials at their own discretion, free from any technical constraints.
Quai Saint Pierre will welcome motor boats from 12 to 16 metres in length. These units will also be exhibited on the Quai Max Laubeuf alongside the motor catamarans, the largest units of which (15–22 metres) will be situated next to select large yachts being showcased at the end of the quay.
These larger units, exhibited for the first time on this quay, are part of the extension (via the large traversante) of the Jetée and the Super Yachts Extension.
In addition, on-land the Quai Max Laubeuf will accommodate a brand new village devoted to inboard and outboard engines. The on-land signage for visitors will also be redesigned to take these developments into account and to offer even more simplicity and efficiency to the visitors’ circuit.
The Palais will remain the location of elegance with its dinghies at the entrance, as well as its equipment manufacturers and high-end service companies. The Luxury Gallery, situated at the heart of the Palais, will be even larger and will remain the space dedicated to the unique excellence, expertise, craftsmanship and lifestyle of renowned and more exclusive brands. Thanks to the Luxury Gallery, the Yachting Festival confirms its position in the world of non-nautical luxury.
On the occasion of its next edition, the Yachting Festival will be present on three new quays of Port Canto: the Quai d’Honneur, the Quai de la Roseraie and the Quai Ouest, taking over nearly 1,000 additional linear metres to present in-water boats, alongside nearly 4,000 m2 for on-land stands. These quays will host the brand new “Sailing Space”, reserved for new monohulls and multihulls sailing boats measuring more than 10 metres.
The installation of the in-water boats represents a real technical challenge both above and under water. For the part visible to visitors, some exhibitors have chosen to present their fleet in a hub-style exhibition, using a central pontoon that offers a 360° view of the boats on display.
For the submerged part, and in order to secure the boats and ensure their stability, Port Canto’s anchorage plan will be reinforced by specially adapted anchorages (mother-daughter chains), which will set up for the duration of the show.
Port Canto will continue to host the Brokerage Space, with about fifty boats, dedicated to second-hand boats over 22 metres long available for sale or lease, and the Toys Space, which will bring together the latest innovations in nautical toys.
Vieux Port – Port Canto Connections
By Sea (0.68 NM, 8 minutes by boat)
Several departure and arrival points are available at each port. On the Vieux Port side, the sea shuttle stops will be located outside the port so as not to depend on the opening and closing of the traversante.
On the Port Canto side, a stop will serve the Sailing Area and an additional stop will be located at the Brokerage & Toys Space.
Different types of sea shuttles will be available with capacity ranging from 10 to 100 people to allow an even smoother, more flexible service and to ensure a departure every 15 minutes.
On land (2.5 Km)
A free-of-charge bus service will be available upon presentation of an event access ticket (e.g. entrance ticket, e-ticket, specific access pass (press, VIP, exhibitors’ badge, etc.) with departures every 15 minutes between Vieux Port – with stops at the Croisette and Quai Max Laubeuf entrances – and Port Canto – with a stop at the Sailing Area and the Brokerage & Toys Space. For exhibitors and visitors travelling by vehicle, several car parks are available at each port.