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How to organize your tour to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

How to organize your tour to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

For six days, the Cannes Yachting Festival turns the city of Cannes, on the French Riviera, into the world capital of boating and yachting.

Positioned at each end of the famous Croisette (at Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto), the Cannes Yachting Festival uses Cannes as a gorgeous backdrop to showcase these seafaring gems from around the planet.

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How to organize your tour to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

VIEUX PORT => 8 major areas

This area at the main entrance of the Cannes Yachting Festival includes the interior of the Palais des Festivals and the outdoor space on the waterfront. Head inside for boat builders, architects, the broker & charter area, banks, shipping agents, boating service companies and businesses specialising in interior décor, furnishings and high-end accessories. Look for two themed zones outside:

  • Tender zone: on-land displays of elegant day boats used to ferry passengers between port and yacht.
  • Toys zone: this area facing the sea features the latest nautical toys, a steadily growing market in the yachting industry.

There is a panoramic restaurant on the roof of the Palais that is open to all visitors. It features views of the Vieux Port and the yachts on display on one side, and of the Croisette and the Bay of Cannes on the other.

The pier has two sections: North and South. Both will feature world-renowned shipyards, the majority of which will present motorised vessels that are 20 to 42 metres long. The docks house reception areas for the shipmakers, engine manufactures, various suppliers, service companies and marinas.

The Super Yachts Extension contains around 40 of the biggest yachts in the Vieux Port. This year, it will host the Majesty 155 (47 metres) presented by the shipyard Majesty Yachts. Meanwhile, the portion of the Super Yachts Extension located on the through-way will display floating Tenders.

The Quai Max Laubeuf presents a variety of yachts and motorboats on the water, as well as several small motorboats (8 to 12 metres) displayed on land. It also includes the RIB Village with 60 inflatable and semi-rigid boats. For the first time this year, a land marina will be set up at the entrance to the Quai.

The Quai Saint Pierre is dedicated to the largest sail boats (10 to 30 metres) and to motorboats up to 18 metres. There are reception areas for shipyards, small engine producers and sail boat equipment manufacturers along the docks.

La Terrasse, the new ultimate rendez-vous for luxury brands.

La Pantiero will host:

  • The nautical accessories and equipment village (fishing supplies, marine optics, etc.).
  • Service companies (insurance, financing, etc.)

On the water, visitors can explore high-end motorboats, as well as open deck, sport fishing and fly-bridge boats. Visitors will also get a look at a brand new space: ‘Les Pontons de la Pantiero’ with more than 50 boats measuring 10 to 24 metres.

The Catamaran area will have around 40 multihulls ranging from 10 to 30 metres. It is the biggest collection of cabin multihulls in the world. This year, the zone reserved for these vessels has been moved to Quai de la Pantiero.

How to organize your tour to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the Brokerage & Charter Area at the Cannes Yachting Festival on the Port Pierre Canto docks at the other end of the famous Croisette.

It can be reached by a short, sevenminute boat ride from the old port (either in public shuttle boats departing the Super Yacht Extension or in VIP shuttles departing the VIP pontoon).

Port Pierre Canto is the section reserved for the used yacht market, which includes options for sale or charter. The sailing yachts and motor yachts presented in this space by the biggest international brokers and renowned charter companies are at least 22 metres long.

These large water craft offered for sale or lease are well maintained by their crew, whose men and women are passionate about their profession and thoroughly acquainted with their yachts, the main shipyards and the boats available on the market.

Visitors and future renters or owners will benefit from the sage advice of brokers who will assist them with their plans as they fulfil their boating dreams under the best possible conditions.

Leasing, or chartering, is often an intermediate step before buying a boat. It helps clients make the right decision between motorboat versus sail boat or monohull versus multihull, or determine the perfect size to accommodate their family... and to try out the boat!

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