Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 is all set to be the best yet, with nearly 600 boats on display – around 120 of which will be making their debut at the show. And with a sturdy reputation as the place to discover new, cool boats of all shapes and sizes, it’s likely that most of that yachting community will be in attendance, with guests ranging from those looking to purchase a new sailboat to those interested in yacht co-ownership. But for Cannes first-timers or those who need a refresher, read our handy guide to get the most up-to-date information on this year’s show.
When and where is the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018?
The Cannes Yachting Festival runs from the 11th-16th September, and spreads over two ports:
The Vieux Port and The Port Canto.
Historic Vieux Port is where the world’s largest shipyards come to exhibit their latest and most prestigious builds alongside a range of luxury and yachting lifestyle goods.
Port Canto is the display-ground for large second-hand yachts; here, brokers and charter agencies will show an array of 50 or so yachts from 22m to 65m, with the recent addition of a Toys section onsite.
Which boats should I look out for at this year’s show?
Offering the ultimate in luxury yachts purchased at a fraction of the usual price tag, Smart Yacht will have a range of fractional yacht ownership boats at the show. Discover 600 new boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 11 – 16 September 2018 and meet SmartYacht at the PALAIS stand 081. Thanks to the change of the previous owners to a larger yacht, there’s currently a unique opportunity to acquire a whole 22m Sunseeker yacht, a beautifully built vessel that can be purchased through a shared ownership scheme for maximum enjoyment at minimum cost.
Of the superyachts, newly launched vessels to watch out for include an 157-foot Baglietto, the largest yacht to premier at Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, and Ferretti’s new 137-foot-long Navetta 42, both set to cause a stir at the show.
New and anticipated sailing yachts include the flexibly-designed 24.4m 80 Sunreef catamaran and Baltic Yachts’ Baltic 67 PC, a traditional sailing yacht which claims to be lighter other boats in her class.
How should I get to Cannes Yachting Festival?
There are a number of options, depending on your preference. For those outside of France, fly into Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport to begin your journey. By car, travel on the A8 Motorway and take the Cannes/Mougins exit, by train head to Cannes SNCF station, Place de la Gare, or alternatively there are a number of buses available that will take you to the show.
Once there, you can easily travel between the two ports via maritime shuttle.
We would love to meet with you at the show – please contact us to make an appointment during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018. Find SmartYacht at the PALAIS on stand 081 to find out more about acquiring a club membership or yacht share.