As always, this 39th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will be held in September (from 6 to 11 September 2016) in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes.
* Clare Gillespie, França
Cannes Yachting Festival
One of the boating season’s most prestigious events, this Show is Europe’s leadingn-water boating event. With over 50,000 visitors in 2015, the Cannes Yachting Festival hosted in Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, attracts luxury yacht and sail boat amateurs and seasoned enthusiasts alike. A chance to preview almost 600 boats
displayed both in and out of the water.
Extending this already rich offer and strengthening its position, the Cannes Yachting Festival is putting on a great show for this new edition by unveiling an area previouslykept private and only known to members of the select VIP Club :
Situated on the roof of the Palais des Festivals, La Terrasse boasts a panoramic view across the old port and its yachts, the bay of Cannes, Croisette and the Lérins Islands.
Alongside the most prestigious yachts, La Terrasse will serve as a showcase, allowing its visitors to discover the exceptional offerings of luxury brands presenting their latest products and expertise (cars, watches, jewellery, gastronomy, tableware, private
aviation, leather goods and design).
In addition to this exhibition area, the outside of La Terrasse will be dedicated to various events hosted by these companies.
This new area will offer the Cannes Yachting Festival’s visitors a unique experience,between land and sea, satisfying their taste for these exceptional products, and giving them the opportunity to admire the unique expertise and art of living of these luxury
…Studio Harcourt Paris will be present at the Cannes Yachting Festival to deliver a select service at this outstanding event in the heart of La Terrasse.
Photographer to the stars since 1934, through the unique power of light, Studio Harcourt immortalises both international celebrities and individuals with a love of elegance.
At the Cannes Yachting Festival, visitors and exhibitors can take advantage of the remarkable opportunity to have their own «Harcourt Paris» signed portrait created.
Studio Harcourt Paris will provide a make-up and photoshoot session, and produce an art print from the contact board images. A one-of-a-kind experience on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals.
ABOUT THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL
The show is an event owned by the French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) and organised by Reed Expositions France (REF). It is part of the Luxury, Culture and Leisure Division, covering shows such as Nautic – Salon Nautique International de Paris,FIAC, Paris Photo, Biennale des Antiquaires et de la Haute Joaillerie, Livre Paris and the Salon Piscine & Bien-être show.
Annette Roux, President of the Cannes Yachting Festival
Yves Lyon-Caen, President of the French Nautical Industries Federation Jean-Daniel Compain, Senior Vice President of the Luxury, Culture and Leisure Division at Reed Expositions France
Alain Pichavant, Director of the Sea and Leisure Division at Reed Expositions France Sylvie Ernoult, Manager of the Cannes Yachting Festival
Location : Cannes Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto
Dates : From Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 September 2016
Opening hours : Open every day 10am to 7pm
Late opening until 10pm on Friday 9 September
Closes at 6pm on Sunday
The 38th Cannes Yachting Festival closes another successful show’
With over 50,000 visitors, numbers were stable compared to the previous year, and this in spite of the stormy weather on the final morning.
In addition to the high visitor numbers, the show has great appeal for sector professionals, and
is now a date not to be missed on the international events calendar due to its quality and the volume of business generated.
The wide range of boats (570), services and equipment presented by the 496 exhibitors, the exhibition date, the two ports of the city of Cannes and all that it has to offer, a near 50%
international visitor base, the presence of journalists from the all around the world (479 accreditations) and sea trials make the Cannes Yachting Festival the major event of the start of
the season for the global nautical industry.
WORLD PREVIEWS AND OTHER INNOVATIONS
As the nautical industry enters the autumn season, the Cannes Yachting Festival has again set the standard for innovation, new trends and product launches.
Visitors had an exclusive preview of some 85 new motor and sailing craft, both single and multihull, from 5 to 46 m – launched by the world’s biggest shipyards.
Sea trials were offered for 80% of the boats again this year – a major sales catalyst.
Eco-responsibility was a major trend in terms of boatyards and equipment suppliers at this year’s event. Whether we’re talking boats with an innovative and less fuel-hungry design, lighter
equipment or new propulsion systems, trade buyers are moving towards “greener”, more environmentally-friendly products.
The Cannes Yachting Festival launched its first Concours d’Élégance on Thursday 10 September. The parade was held at the Vieux Port right in the centre of the show and was watched by a jury of industry professionals and enthusiasts, treating visitors and journalists to a rare spectacle of vintage and modern day-boats honouring the rich heritage of pleasure boating.
PARTNERSHIPS AND VIP SERVICES
The Yachting Festival sealed new partnerships with prestigious brands: Jeep® (official partner), FRED, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel, Martinez and Wijet. These leading names confirm the
superior calibre of this event. These new partners join existing Festival faithfuls:
Lise Charmel, Ethimo, Musto, Azur Hélicoptère, Wajer & Wajer and Tohatsu-Fenwick.
A new VIP programme, the Carte Riviera, was created to provide a tailor-made experience for demanding visitors. Holders of this card had access to exclusive services, such as visiting the Cannes Yachting Festival on board one of the organisation’s boats, a tour of the most beautiful
craft on show, a direct helicopter transfer to the Vieux Port heliport and access to the conciergerie service, VIP Club and courtesy Jeeps.
LAUNCH OF “LA TERRASSE”
At the press conference held at the Port Pierre Canto on Wednesday 9 September, the Cannes Yachting Festival announced that a new space called “La Terrasse” would be opening at next year’s event.This space will be exclusively for international luxury brands – a chance to rub shoulders with the biggest names in the nautical industry and present their products to a highly select visitor base. Visitors will be able to explore a range of different worlds: automobile, private aviation, fashion houses, watch-making, jewellery, prestige property, interior design and cuisine Located on the roof of the Palais des Festivals, the new space will offer a unique panoramic view west over the boats and yachts on show in the Vieux Port and east over the Bay of Cannes, with its Croisette, grand hotels and their private beaches. La Terrasse will have an exhibition space inside while outside it will feature an events space, panoramic restaurant open to all anda VIP Club for VIP and Riviera card holders.
The 39th Cannes Yachting Festival will be held in the Bay of Cannes from 6 – 11 September 2016
KEY DATA FOR 2015
– 496 exhibitors (57% international)
– 48% of exhibitors are boat builders/importers
– 52% come from other business sectors (equipment suppliers, brokers, services
– 570 boats from 5 m to 46 m
– 166 new boats and yachts are launched during the Cannes Yachting Festival – 85 as a
– 45 charter and second-hand boats 22 m – 45 m long on show at the Port Pierre Canto
– 23% of the yachts over 20 m long
– 112 sailing boats (20%)
– 38 multihulls, including 7 motor yachts
– Over 50,000 from the five continents
– 300,000m² of exhibition space
– 2 marinas
– 10km of boats
– 3km of floating pontoons
– 5 traversantes, or floating pontoons, two of which have a motorised mid-section that opens to allow visitors to move around the port easily and boats to go out for sea trials.
UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE FRENCH FEDERATION OF NAUTICAL INDUSTRIES (FIN):
Nautic – The Paris International Boat Show: 5 to 13 December 2015
Trade day Friday 4 December
Cannes Yachting Festival: 6 to 11 September 2016
ABOUT THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL
Definitely one of the most prestigious events of the autumn season, the Cannes YachtingFestival is for everyone: whether you like luxury yachts or sailboats, or simply want to enjoy allthe glamour Cannes has to offer.The show is an event owned by the French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) and organisedy Reed Expositions France (REF). It is part of the Culture, Luxury and Leisure Division, coveringshows such as Nautic – Paris International Boat Show, FIAC, (OFF)ICIELLE, Paris Photo in Parisand Los Angeles, the Salon du Livre (Paris Book Fair) and the Salon Piscine & Bien Etre.
*EDIÇÃO DA REDAÇÃO/ EDITORIAL EDITION
*Edição – Adilson Pacheco