This September marks a very special anniversary for the Cannes Yachting Festival as it celebrates its 40th year in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. Taking place from 12th to 17th September 2017, the show has gone from strength to strength, last year more than 51,000 visitors from the 5 continents came to see the 630 boats on show.
Cannes Yachting Festival has been the first to take place in the international yachting calendar since 1977 and therefore forefront in showcasing the highest number of new model launches and innovative designs.
A grand event will take place during the Festival to mark the special 40th anniversary, which will celebrate the four decades of the magnificent show.
Recognised as one of the most important international boating events and Europe’s largest in-water show, the Cannes Yachting Festival is known for its eclecticism and the wealth of vessels presented in a range of sizes. Following the successful launch of La Terrasse during last year’s show, the Cannes Yachting Festival is unveiling the ‘Luxury Gallery’ situated within the Palais des Festivals which will be dedicated to premium brands outside of yachting. This will include watches, jewellery, fine sprits, fashion and accessories, household decoration, linens, furniture, design, art, high-tech products and services.
Returning for a third year, the Cannes Yachting Festival’s Concours d’Elégance competition provides a unique spectacle of rare vintage and modern day boats at the heart of the world-renowned show. A seamless addition to the show’s luxury credentials, the event will take place in the Vieux Port alongside the VIP pontoon and the Festival’s beach area on Thursday 14th September. Exclusively open to exhibitors, owners and collectors of motorboats and day-boats of 12 metres or less, the event will be a rare occasion for visitors to admire the most exquisite fleet of the finest classic yachts, antique vessels as well as the latest releases on display at Cannes Yachting Festival.nes.