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Presentation and key figures of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

From the 6th to 11th of September, the Cannes Yachting Festival will turn the city of Cannes, on the French Riviera, into the world capital of boating and yachting. 

Presentation and key figures of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016
Presentation and key figures of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

Every year in early September, more than 50,000 enthusiasts fill the ports at each end of the Croisette to discover the world’s most beautiful boats.

Considered as one of the most important international boating events and Europe’s largest on-water show, the Cannes Yachting Festival is known for its eclecticism and the wealth of vessels presented. More than 600 boats and yachts are exhibited by the world’s greatest shipyards and most famous brokers.

There is the mythical Riva, England’s Sunseeker, France’s Jeanneau, Prestige, Bénéteau and Monte Carlo, alongside the USA’s Chris Craft and many more: they can all be seen in Cannes.

These brands come to debut their latest models before a knowledgeable audience representing every continent.

From standard production boats to custom vessels, a vast array of modest dinghies, sail boats, multihulls and the biggest, most luxurious yachts awaits on the Cannes waterfront.

Master mariners and casual skippers alike will find the perfect boat from 2 to 52 metres. For loyal water craft owners who want to freshen up their vessels with a makeover, the docks at the Cannes Yachting Festival will also host a bevy of equipment manufacturers.

There is a wide selection featuring on-board smart home solutions, new paints in subtle shades that are perfect for sprucing up hulls, the latest eco-friendly engines and more.

Key Figures of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

  • 530 exhibitors (60% from abroad)
  • 48% of exhibitors are boat manufacturers/importers
  • 52% represent other business sectors (equipment manufacturers, brokers, service providers, etc.)
  • 630 boats from 2.10 to 52 metres
  • 191 new boats and yachts showcased during the Cannes Yachting Festival, including 107 world premieres
  • 40 second-hand boats ranging from 22 to 52 metres on display at Port Pierre Canto
  • 140 yachts longer than 20 metres
  • 120 sail boats (20%)
  • 45 multihulls, including 10 motor yachts
  • 50,000 visitors more than 50% are from all over the world
  • 300,000 m2 of exhibition space
  • 2 marinas
  • 10 km of boats / 3 km of pontoons installed
  • 4 through-ways: floating docks equipped with a motorised central section which closes to enable visitors to move freely around the port.

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