Have you dreamed of visiting the Yachting Festival de Cannes? We’re going!
As Europe’s leading in-water event, the Cannes Yachting Festival (11-16 September 2018) is an unmissable part of the Continent’s social calendar. But what is it that beckons some 50,000 visitors from across the globe to jet-set to the French Riviera every September? Here at The Signature Selection, we’re completely on board!
With Vieux Port and Port Canto as its two main areas, this seven-day Festival features 600 boats ranging from 2.1 to 65 metres in size, showcased in water or on land. Meanwhile, its six berthing areas – from Quai Max Laubeuf, which holds 160 boats of 10 to 20 metres, to the Super Yachts Extension for boats between 25 to 65 metres – become home to some of the world’s best.
As the event that launches the season of pleasure yachting, the Festival is also where around 100 of the newest worldwide yacht models are premiered and where major players in the business return to year after year.
From its spectacular Boulevard de la Croisette to its world-famous film Festival, Cannes is a city that continues to inspire. Its beautiful hotels, luxury shopping quarters and unmatched restaurants have given the city a reputation that precedes it. And it’s this glamour – as well as the sparkling waters of the French Riviera – that perfectly frame the Cannes Yachting Festival.
With the first Cannes Yachting Festival taking place in 1977, the event has come to encapsulate the yachting lifestyle in its entirety. Testament to this is the Luxury Gallery, which was inaugurated in 2016. This space, dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle brands can be found within the Palais des Festival, which overlooks Vieux Port on the one side, and the bay of Cannes, la Croisette, and the Lérins Islands on the other.
Land in a private jet at the city of the rich and famous, get shuttled by helicopter to your chosen hotel, have your chauffeured limousine drive you to your destination, and enjoy a personalised tour of the super yachts complete with VIP access. The Signature Selection’s weekend-packages to the Cannes Yachting Festival have been tailor-made to give you the ultimate in everything during your stay.
The 2018 Yachting Festival de Cannes takes place between 11–16 September.