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Cannes Yacht Festival 2022 | Charters

When most people think of Cannes, they think of France’s famous Cannes Film Festival. Yet...

When most people think of Cannes, they think of France’s famous Cannes Film Festival. Yet Cannes also plays host to another festival, one with another type of glamour but no less excitement; the Cannes Yacht Festival, which takes place every fall. Kicking off the fall charter show season, the yachting festival takes place from September 6-11th, 2022. While you can attend the show without a yacht, we’d recommend booking a private yacht charter to enjoy the French Riviera to its fullest.

Cannes Festival Location on the French Riviera

For both brokers and the general public, the prestigious show occurs in one of the most exciting yacht destinations. In its 44th year, it’s the largest and one of the oldest Mediterranean yacht shows, attracting more than 50 thousand guests worldwide. The yachting festival, which features over 600 boats, takes place in two ports, the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, within the Bay of Cannes. Ticketed visitors can easily visit the various areas with free shuttle boats available throughout the five-day event. The Cannes yacht festival is an excellent opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful yachts up close and personal.

Cannes yacht festival
Cannes, France, along the French Riviera.

Vieux Port de Cannes

Situated just below Le Suquet hill and along the beautiful seafront, Cannes’ Vieux Port is one of the oldest harbors on the French Riviera. To the east, you can find Croisette Beach, and to the west, the embarkation point for the nearby Lerin islands. More than 500 new motor boats will be present here up to 148 ft in length. A Luxury Gallery will also be located at Vieux Port, featuring all things luxury and lifestyle.

Port Pierre Canto de Cannes

In Port Canto, you will find the Sailing Area, which will be home to more than 120 monohull and multihull sailing boats up to 92 ft. Boats will be in-water, facing the exhibitor stands. This area will be uniquely dedicated to sailing boats, making it easy for enthusiasts to view and compare boats, features, and innovations.

The Yacht Broker and Toys Area will also display 40 previously owned boats, ranging in size from 72 to 183 ft long. These yachts will be available for sale or for charter. The Cannes yacht festival will undoubtedly be an exciting place to see some of the Mediterranean’s top boats and new water toys.

Boats on Display at the Cannes Yacht Festival

Perhaps most notable for 2022 is that of 400 motor-yachts, 135 will be the world premiere boats. Ranging from new San Lorenzo yachts and Ferretti yachts to newcomer Turkish yachts from Bering. Also in attendance, you can find new boats from Sunseeker, Baglietto, and Fountaine Pajot. You can expect new innovative designs, sustainable technology, and new features.

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More Places to Explore Along the French Riviera | Cannes Yacht festival

St. Tropez

While in Cannes, on your charter yacht, or just attending the show, you can easily reach St. Tropez. The picturesque town and fishing village is a well-known luxury yacht charter hot spot packed with things to see and do. Take in the atmosphere at a cafe or bar or explore St. Tropez’s natural beauty. Hit the beach, walk a coastal path, or enjoy one of many gardens.


The historic port city of Antibes is a must-see on a Cannes yacht charter. From museums to food markets, and urban art, you won’t run out of things to do in Antibes. In addition, you can tour historic churches and forts or perhaps scuba diving off the coast.

If you want to charter a yacht for the Cannes yacht festival or any other time of the year, don’t hesitate to contact us at 321 777-1707. We’d be happy to help arrange your dream yacht charter vacation.

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