The Cannes Yachting Festival will be back this year with a new area afloat in the VieuxPort, dedicated to smaller boats from 8m upwards.

Over the six day festival running from 12 to 17 September, visitors will be able to view more than 650 boats of all sizes, as well as the latest in nautical equipment, innovation and world previews.

“This new edition will highlight the small units with the creation of a brand new area, a marina in the heart of the Vieux Port, which will accommodate more than fifty small motor boats from eight to 12 metres,” said Sylvie Ernoult, director of the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Show highlights

Some of the other highlights of the show this year include the Port Canto, which hosts three distinct areas: The Sailing area installed since 2019 is the biggest global in-water showcase for new superyachts from ten to 26m.

Also the Start-up Village, launched in 2021, highlights smart start-ups in the marine sector offering breakthrough technologies or services.

The Yacht Brokerage area has for 16 years played host to the leading French and international players in the previously owned yachts market. For 2023, a selection of previously-owned boats from 22 metres long will be available for sale or hire.

Positioned opposite this area since 2018, is the Toys area, which will show an increasingly large selection of sport, fun and nautical activities equipment.

A true technical achievement, the Super Yachts Extension (SYE) comprises three floating barges positioned as an extension to the Jetée. Built for the Festival, this seaward extension will feature some thirty of the largest motor super yachts of over 24m.

On land, the shipyards will once again be set up along the Pantiero quays. Occupying more than 4,600 m2 in the central aisle, the nautical accessory and Equipment Village willl showcase the ultimate in electronics, fittings, paints and more.

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