Starting September 7th, the Vieux Port and Port Canto will host the 2021 edition of the Yachting Festival. This year, professionals and enthusiasts can discover almost 600 boats recently released by the most prestigious French and international shipyards.
On Tuesday 7 September, the Festival will be the first major international boat show to reopen since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. For 6 days, under the sun of the French Riviera, the most beautiful jewels of the seas, the latest nautical equipment, and the highest-end services will be displayed for everyone to enjoy.
The Yachting Festival has been the must-see event for luxury yachting for more than 40 years, and brings together more than 50,000 visitors from around the world and more than 550 exhibitors every year. The Festival displays an eclectic offer with almost 600 boats; from the smallest to the largest, including sailing boats (more than 110 monohulls and multihulls), motorboats, monohulls and multihulls, new boats and large brokerage yachts of around fifty metres. The Yachting Festival brings together all the major players in yachting that come to exhibit nearly 140 new models in world previews. Visitors can therefore enjoy a show rich in varied content and enhanced by many new products.
For the second consecutive edition and after the successful launch of the Sailing Area in 2019, the Festival will be arranged by boat type: motorboats will be exhibited at the Vieux Port while the sailing boats will be moored at Port Canto. Regulars will find the Luxury Gallery, a sector dedicated to luxury and lifestyle at the Vieux Port and the “Yacht Brokerage & Charter” area brings together the biggest yachts and its “Toys” area for nautical toys on the other side of the Croisette, at Port Canto.
FULLY ONLINE TICKET SALES
For the first year, the Yachting Festival ticket desk will be fully digital ; no tickets will be sold at the Festival entrances. Visitors, professionals, and journalists are invited to pre-register before coming to the Yachting Festival. They should show a valid e-ticket with a QRcode, either printed out or on their smartphone.
PEACE OF MIND FOR YOUR VISIT
A series of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 will be put in place during the Yachting Festival. Among these, access to the Festival will be on condition of showing a valid Health Pass and wearing a mask within the Festival (both indoors and outdoors). When possible, a two-way path will be set up in some areas of the Festival.
For the 2021 edition, the Yachting Festival is pleased to welcome prestigious partners: via its new Bentley Mougins dealership, car maker Bentley is providing the courtesy car service, furniture maker Roche Bobois the furniture for the VIP Club in the Vieux Port whereas The Floating Penthouse accommodates the VIP Club at Port Canto. Pixelight will provide the bespoke LED screens. These new brands join the Houses Dalloyau and Champagne Louis Roederer who have provided the menus for the VIP Clubs and gourmet restaurants at the show for several years. Marinepool, Wajer Yachts, Azur Hélicoptère, Suzuki and Yamaha have also been loyal partners for many years, and are providing their expertise and high added-value services. All these brands, often internationally renowned, enhance the incomparable luxury and yachting experience of the visitors…
FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN THE TWO PORTS
A land and sea shuttle service connects the two ports and is available to all visitors and exhibitors. Using the following links, find out:
Also of note this year, access to the sailing area is free every day from 10 am to 11 am via the Port Canto sailing area entrance.
Location : Vieux Port and Port Canto, Cannes
Dates : From Tuesday 7 to Sunday 12 September 2021
Opening hours : Open every day from 10am to 7pm
Late night opening on Friday 10 September until 10pm
Closing at 6pm on Sunday
For further information about the Yachting Festival, visit