Rendez-vous à Cannes

The 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival begins 6 September, showcasing the latest motor yachts, sailing yachts, nautical gear, nav equipment, accessories and luxury lifestyle products.

29 August 2022


From 6 to 11 September 2022, Europe’s largest in-water show will be the first major international event of the season.

For six days, under the sun of the French Riviera, the finest gems of the seas, latest nautical equipment, exclusive high-end services and numerous innovations will all be on display for everyone to enjoy.

Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival has been held every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes.

As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new premiere.

Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera, an unmissable site in the Cannes landscape.


Le Vieux Port is located at the edge of the city-centre of Cannes, near the beach and its Croisette, surrounded by the Palais des Festivals on one side and the Suquet district on the other.

Each year this privileged Provençal setting becomes the showcase of prestigious boats presented by the world’s major shipyards.

Port Canto, on the other side of the Croisette, is the second port in Cannes. It is divided into three separate areas: The Sailing area installed since 2019 is the biggest global in-water showcase for new sail yachts.

The width of its 4,000-square-metres quayside area means visitors can enjoy their visit in comfort. This magical place offers a fine view of the 115 monohull and multihull boats from 10 to 28 metres on show.

Also in the heart of the Sailing area, the Innovation Village was launched in 2021 and set up in partnership with Mer Angels & BNP Paribas Banque Privée.

It showcases intelligent start-ups in the nautical sector offering breakthrough technologies or high added-value services.

From boat design to putting owners in contact with captains, these start-ups share the same values of supporting and developing the sea economy, while also protecting the seafaring space.

These start-ups are creating the future of yachting: yachting that’s more powerful, more responsible and more environmentally friendly.

The Palais des Festivals has a large area devoted to luxury yachting players: shipyards, architects and designers, internal layouts, ready-to-wear, accessories, tourism institutions and marinas, service companies (financing, banks, insurance, etc.), while the Tender and Toys areas presenting the latest innovations can be found outside.

The Luxury Gallery, located in the heart of the Palais, is dedicated to luxury, craftsmanship and the art of living and each year brings together an exclusive selection of famous and more exclusive brands presenting their new products and expertise to visitors who appreciate beautiful objects.

The sea trial area (located outside the visitor itinerary and accessible only when accompanied by an exhibitor) has been enlarged to make sea trials easier and ensure the Festival is safe by reducing maritime traffic within the port.

Because ecological transition is essential, the Yachting Festival has created a Green Route to highlight all the eco-high performance solutions that the exhibitors have developed to reduce the nautical industry’s environmental impact on the sea and marine ecosystems and thereby heighten awareness among visitors.

The Yachting Festival aims to reduce its activities’ environmental impact and has implemented several actions in 2022.

The Yachts Brokerage area has, for 15 years, played host to the leading French and international players in the previously owned yachts market.

For 2022, a selection of previously-owned boats from 22-metres long will be available for purchase or rental. It will be possible to meet with the crews, explore their boats and share with them the elegance of their worlds.

Positioned opposite the previously-owned yachts area since 2018 the Toys area takes advantage of the wide areas of this dyke to exhibit on-land an increasingly large selection of sport, fun and nautical activities equipment.

A fast-growing sector, Toys for the young and the young at heart have become must-have equipment on yachts.

Increasingly stylish, sporty, technical and eco-responsible, these toys are great fun and thrilling for those who use them.

Ocean Media will attend the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival and report on the latest model motor yachts and sailing vessels, as well as the designers and dealers at the forefront of leading brands.

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