Cannes show introducing new exhibition area
This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will include an in-water display for about 50 boats from 8-12m in the main Vieux Port exhibition area.
Cannes Yachting Festival organisers are expecting more than 650 boats, ranging from 5-55m, at this year’s edition, which will be held over six days from September 12-17. A major new feature of the 2023 event is the creation of an in-water area in the main Vieux Port exhibition area to accommodate smaller boats from 8m upwards, in response to exhibitor demand.
Sylvie Ernoult, Director of the Cannes Yachting Festival, said: “Thanks to the renewed confidence of our exhibitors, this 2023 edition is looking very good, with similar forecasts to the previous year, which had about 600 exhibitors, more than 650 boats and 140 premieres.
“This new edition will highlight small units with the creation of a new area, a marina in the heart of Vieux Port, which will accommodate more than 50 motor boats from 8-12m. As the show’s DNA is to offer the most eclectic display possible, it seemed natural to us to move the smaller boats that have traditionally been displayed ashore on the Quai Max Laubeuf in a dedicated floating area.
“Once again this year, our visitors will enjoy discovering some real gems in-water and on land, boats of all sizes and types, equipped with ‘traditional’ or ‘carbon-free’ engines, with electric, hybrid or hydrogen power systems. As is the case every year, all our teams are mobilised daily to offer a memorable experience to our exhibitors and visitors.”
The largest yachts confirmed early for this year’s exhibition include Isa’s Granturismo 45, Benetti’s Diamond 44 and Oasis 40M, a Custom Line 140’ from Ferretti Group, Oceanic 143 by Canados and a Baglietto Dom 133. The show retains its format of showing motor yachts in Vieux Port, while Port Canto hosts sailing monohulls and multihulls, brokerage superyachts and water toys.
Many of the world’s leading yacht builders have already announced their line-ups for the Cannes Yachting Festival, while others are expected to confirm in the coming weeks. To find out existing announcements, search for ‘Cannes’ in the search bar on YachtStyle.co (click).