Cannes Yachting Festival 2018

This September, the Mediterranean boat show season kicks off with the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, taking place from 11th – 16th September 2018 in the sparkling bay of Cannes. Nearly 600 boats measuring 5 to 55 metres will be displayed in water and on land in the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, welcoming over 50,000 visitors to the glamourous docks of Cannes.

By Kate Woodward • 05 September 2018
The Cannes Yachting Festival confirms its position as Europe’s largest in-water boat show. From the Old Port to Port Pierre Canto, from one end to the other of the famous Croisette, the best motor and sailing vessels, multi-hulls, second-hand boats in the 22-65 metre range and a dazzling array of tenders and dayboats are on display. Some shipyards also offer trips out to sea so that new buyers can try out the finest yachts in the world.

The Venues

The Vieux Port is one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera, situated next to the Palais des Festivals and a short distance from the old town and its quaint back streets. Many of the worlds largest shipyards exhibit in this area.

Port Canto is located at the top end of the famous Croisette and is devoted to large second-hand yachts. There is also a new area dedicated to “toys”, a rapidly growing sector providing essential equipment to yachts and guaranteed fun and thrills for guests.

The show provides free shuttles that connect the two ports every 15 minutes.

Entertainment & VIP Experiences

Located inside the renowned Palais des Festivals is the Luxury Gallery where high-end brands dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle can be experienced by visitors and professionals alike.

The Elegance Contest is an extraordinary parade of vintage and modern day boats not to be missed. The 4th edition takes place this year on Saturday 15th September at 4pm.

The Panoramic Restaurant offers gourmet catering. Enjoy a meal with spectacular views of the prestigious yachts on show in the Vieux Port, the famous old quarter of Cannes, Le Suquet, and the glistening bay of Cannes under the Mediterranean sun.

Bluewater at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Branded as One Company, One Complete Service, Bluewater provides yacht charter, yacht sales & purchase, crew training, crew placement and yacht management. We are the only company that can charter, sell and manage a yacht with crew we have personally recruited and trained. This means we can assist with all of your yachting requirements.
All of our teams will be available to assist with your yachting enquiries throughout the show. Please contact your broker if you would like to view any of the yachts on display.