Cannes Yachting Festival: 2023 Guide
This is a complete guide to the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, including the locations, ticketing, insider information, and how to view the yachts.
The Cannes Yachting Festival was first held in 1977 and is known to be a leading in-water boat show, next to the Monaco Yacht Show. Every September, the Bay of Cannes transforms into a bright and lively hub of yachting activity showcasing the latest and greatest yachts available today.
The Cannes Yachting Festival brings together hundreds of sailing boats, monohulls, multihulls, sailing yachts, motor yachts, tenders and day boats. The motor boats will be awaiting you in the Vieux Port and the sailing boats in the Sailing Area located in Port Canto. Representatives from renowned shipyards and leading brokerage firms will provide the help you may need.
The Luxury Gallery
The Cannes Yachting Festival will also host a trade show with displays for luxury and lifestyle brands in the Luxury Gallery, located inside the Palais des Festivals .
This prestigious area is dedicated exclusively to luxury players in the sectors including: watchmaking, jewelry, spirits, fashion and accessories, household linen, decoration, furniture, design, art, high-tech products, services, etc. They come to meet affluent visitors who enjoy exceptional products, to showcase their know-how and new products.
Video of the Cannes Yachting Festival
Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 Event Details
Event Type: Trade Show
Date: September 12 to 17, 2023
Timing: 10am to 7pm, late opening until 10pm on Friday; closed at 6pm on Sunday.
Location: Vieux Port (top map) and Port Canto (bottom map). Yachts for charter will be in both ports.
There will also be a trade show with displays for luxury and lifestyle brands in the Luxury Gallery, located inside the Palais des Festivals .
The yachts will be on display at two port locations:
- Porto/Pierre Canto will be a “brokerage” area for pre-owned boats from 22 meters up. It is also the site for the “toys” and will serve as the sail area with 100 large sailing boats. This will make it the largest sailing exhibition in the world.
- The Vieux Port, on the other hand, will be for the nautical motor and yacht industry exhibit and this is where you’ll see large motorized yachts.
Transportation: To provide the link between the ports, there will be a free shuttle service on land and in water. View our guide to Cannes transportation options for more info and transit booking details.
Similar Events: For more yachting events, check out our complete Monaco & the French Riviera events calendar. Also, check out our guide to the Monaco Yacht Show and our guide to yachting on the French Riviera.