To compensate for the major modernisation and transformation works being undertaken in the Vieux Port this year and until 2026, the Festival’s organisation has planned several new features. These include the creation of a new marina dedicated to new motor boats from 8 metres long.

This marina will cover more than 1,700 m² and provide more than 300 m of linear quay. It will accommodate 170 boats, with rigid or semi-rigid hulls, i.e. 150 in water and around twenty on land. Visitors will find the boats and brands usually exhibited on Quai Max Laubeuf, an area that is unavailable due to the works.

The marina will be located between the Sailing and Brokerage & Toys areas that have been accommodated in Port Canto for several years. 

This year, for the first time, visitors will be able to take a full tour of Port Canto (i.e. a loop of +/- 2.5 km) to discover almost 340 boats (120 new sail boats over 10 metres long, 170 power boats from 8 metres long and around 50 previously-owned large yachts from 24 metres) and many equipment manufacturers and service companies.

Several traversantes (pontoons with a motorised central part) will allow visitors to go from one quay to another and small motor boats to go out for sea trials.