Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Everything You Need to Know

August 25,2022

Europe’s top in-water boat show is back

The sun-kissed coast of the Cote d’Azur is calling: Cannes’ annual boating festival welcomes you on 6th-11th September.

Founded in 1997, this unmissable event is the ideal opportunity to discover the very best motor yachts and sailing boats in the industry. The sheer range of boats on display is simply unmatched – ranging from 5 to 45 metres, there will be more than 500 new motorboats on display this year, as well as more than 120 new sailing boats ranging from 10 to 28 metres with over 20 global launches. Explore the very best of the yachting industry in a luxurious, charming setting with the azure waters as your backdrop.

Every year, the festival is split between two ports along the Bay of Cannes: the Vieux Port and the Port Canto. The two sites are connected by regular sea and bus shuttle services departing every 15 minutes.

Home to hundreds of sleek new motorboats, the Vieux Port is among the oldest harbours on the French Riviera. The Vieux Port is entirely dedicated to those in the motor industry and presents four areas:

Electric boat area

This is a dedicated space for electric or hybrid boats, including boats from XShore, Vita, Axopar Boats and Candela Boats.

Motorised multihull area

This area is reserved for motorised multihulls hists, up to 20 units ranging from 10 to 24 metres.

Outboard and inboard engine area

This space is reserved for outboard and inboard engines, providing more visibility and ease of exhibition for engine manufacturers.

Sea trial area

This area is dedicated to sea trials, located outside the main exhibition space to enable trials in a secure and safe environment.

On the other side of the Croisette you will find Port Canto, a space exclusively dedicated to sailing boats. This year it will host over 120 new sailing boats ranging from 10 to 28 metres and more than 20 global launches. Take a moment to admire the beauty of monohull sailboats spanning across 400 linear metres of quayside. Water toys are also put on display to celebrate the essential accessories for your yachting adventure, while around 40 used boats ranging from 22 to 56 metres will be available to buy or rent here.

Wander around the equipment village – a zone entirely dedicated to showcasing nautical accessories, renowned for its international scope and diversity.

Showcasing motor yachts, superyachts, sailing yachts, tenders and so much more, the Cannes Yachting Festival is simply an unmissable event on your yachting calendar.

From tenders to toys, sailing yachts to superyachts, there is so much to see and do. Get ready for September’s ultimate yachting festival!