The 38th edition of Cannes Yachting Festival – the international in-water boat show – will take place between 8 and 13 September 2015 on the glittering Bay of Cannes, famed for glitz, glamour and international premieres.
Marking the start of the international yachting calendar, with up to 100 world premiere boat launches, visitors to Cannes Yachting Festival are given the exclusive first chance to admire and test-drive the latest releases on the open water.
Following last year’s rebrand, Cannes Yachting Festival continues to strengthen its international and luxury lifestyle appeal. The Festival expects to welcome over 50,000 international visitors this September and introduces a new exclusive programme to elevate the luxury experience; the Riviera Card.
The Riviera Card offers a unique tailored programme for select guests seeking a heightened level of service to the entry tickets and the already existing VIP card. As well as privileged access to the Festival, Riviera Card holders enjoy exclusive services such as a guided tour of the Festival by the show organisers aboard a yacht tender to view the finest yachts from the water, and money-can’t- buy priority access to the yachts. Additional benefits include a helicopter transfer, use of the official courtesy cars, as well as access to the VIP Club throughout the Festival.
The VIP Club, set on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals, offers a privileged space to relax and enjoy champagne or canapés with panoramic views of the yachts exhibited in the Vieux Port.
Cannes Yachting Festival has also announced a new partnership with Wijet, the first Jet Taxi airline company in France, offering exclusive rates on flights from major European cities to the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Living up to its reputation as Europe’s leading in-water yachting festival, Cannes Yachting Festival will welcome visitors to see the luxurious boats from the likes of Benetti, Princess and the Beneteau Group and to enjoy day-boats and RIBs (rigid inflatable boats). Spread over the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the show will offer over 550 yachts on display, built by the leading luxury shipyards.
Le Vieux Port showcases inspiring new models and products over the six day event, with a mix of motor boats and sailing boats ranging from 10 to 55 metres on the water, and boats under 10 metres, parts manufacturers and service companies positioned on the land. At Port Pierre Canto, the world’s most important brokers offering charter and services, such as Camper & Nicholsons, Burgess and Ocean Independence, will be joined by smaller, niche brokerage companies, such as Hoek Brokerage with classic sailing boats. A range of variety and sizes of used boats will therefore be present for sale and charter.
Arguably the most prestigious event on the yachting calendar, Cannes Yachting Festival has something for everyone; for fans of luxury motor yachts or sailing yachts, or those wanting to soak up the glamour that Cannes has to offer.
Press accreditation: Register online at www.cannesyachtingfestival.com - tab “Media” - from mid May
Prices: Entry tickets can be purchased online for 15€ per person, or 28€ for two in advance, or at the show for 18€ per person.
The Riviera Card is a personal card for two people valid during the six-day Festival, priced at 800€.
Opening hours: open daily from 10am. The show closes at 7pm, expect on Friday at 10pm, and Sunday at 6pm.