Marking the start of the international in-water boat shows, the 38th edition of Cannes Yachting Festival is taking place between the 8 and 13th September 2015, and is set to be something special…
Continuing to strengthen its international and luxury lifestyle appeal year on year, the Cannes Yachting Festival is expected to welcome over 50,000 international visitors this September, and is introducing a new and exclusive programme to elevate the luxury experience: the Riviera Card.
The Riviera Card offers a unique tailored programme for select guests seeking a heightened level of service to the entry tickets and the already existing VIP card. Not only gaining privileged access to the festival, Riviera Card holders will also enjoy exclusive services such as a guided tour of the festival by the show organisers aboard a yacht tender to view the finest yachts from the water, as well as money-can’t-buy priority to the yachts.
Additional benefits include a helicopter transfer, use of the official courtesy cars, as well as access to the VIP Club throughout the festival. The VIP Club, set on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals offers a privileged space to relax and enjoy champagne or canapés with panoramic views of the yachts exhibited in the Vieux Port.
Cannes Yachting Festival has also announced a new partnership with Wijet, the first Jet Taxi airline company in France, offering exclusive rates on flights from major European cities to the festival.
Living up to its reputation as Europe’s leading in-water yachting festival, Cannes Yachting Festival will welcome visitors to see the luxurious boats from the likes of Benetti, Princess and the Beneteau Group and to enjoy day-boats and RIBs (rigid inflatable boats). Spread over the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the show will offer over 550 yachts on display, built up the leading luxury shipyards.
Le Vieux Port showcases inspiring new models and products over the six day event, with a mix of motor boats and sailing boats ranging from 10 to 55 metres on the water, and boats under 10 metres, parts manufacturers and service companies positioned on the land.
At Port Pierre Canto, the world’s most important brokers offering charter and services, such as Camper & Nicholsons, Burgess and Ocean Independence, will be joined by smaller, niche brokerage companies, such as Hoek Brokerage with classic sailing boats. A range of variety and sizes of used boats will therefore be present for sale and charter.