The Cannes Yachting Festival, one of the major yachting events of the year, Europe's largest boat show on the water, will open on 12 September in Cannes. In terms of the average running meter, Monaco is likely to be ahead, but in terms of the number of boats on display, Cannes has no competitors: this year we will see 630 boats of all possible calibres on water and in the halls of the Old Port and Pierre-Cantot.
This year's biggest yacht is the 50m (Monaco, stop rusting!) premiere of Elsea by Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN). Followed closely by Baglietto's novelty Andiamo (47.6m), the first hull of the Mangusta Oceano (42m) closes the list of five largest boats in the exhibition. This yacht, designed by Alberto Mancini, is a yacht that we can't wait to see, for example, due to the fact that in the bow of the main deck she has an overflow pool, the glass bottom (!) of which is also the ceiling of the owner's cabin.
This year's yacht show is celebrating its 40th anniversary. We have already written about the preparation of the event. The organizers promise about a hundred world premieres, a lot of profile events, round tables and seminars.
The Port of Pierre-Cantot will, as usual, be the home of major brokers and charter operators, while the Palais des Festivals will host the themed section of the Luxury Gallery, dedicated to the luxury of all kinds: from watches and diamonds to furniture and home decor. Also for the third time there will be Concours d'Elegance, a festive procession of classic boats and boats up to 12 meters long - an amazingly beautiful sight, a real boat ball.