VIEUX PORT

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SHIPYARDS

 

Each year, the Yachting Festival offers visitors and exhibitors a choice setting: in the bay of Cannes, just a stone’s throw from the old town and next to the Palais des Festivals, the Show stretches out over two harbours, Port Canto and Vieux Port.

Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera, each year welcomes prestigious exhibits, composed 100 % by motor boats and presented by the world’s largest shipyards.

 

This year, the Vieux Port will host 450 motor boats ranging from 5 to 45 metres in length, featuring many new products. 

YACHTING FESTIVAL FULL OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

MOTORISED MULTIHULL AREA

The development of the area reserved for motorised multihulls hosts, for the moment, up to 15 units ranging from 12 to 29 metres in length.

 

ELECTRIC BOAT AREA

The Yachting Festival holds its project of an in-water area dedicated to electric boats!

OUTBOARD AND INBOARD ENGINE AREA

The development of the on-land area reserved for outboard and inboard engines provides even more visibility and ease of exhibition for engine manufacturers of small and medium size units.

SEA TRIAL AREA

The creation of an area reserved for sea trials located outside the exhibition area, will enable trials while limiting movements inside the port for improved safety.

THE 7 SECTORS OF VIEUX PORT

THE LUXURY GALLERY

From their arrival in the show, visitors discover the Luxury Gallery, a space dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle. Located inside the Palais des Festivals in the Vieux Port and equipped with an elegant and refined scenography, it allows visitors to discover famous brands or more confidential actors offering exceptional products and unique know-how.

PALAIS DES FESTIVALS

The festival centre is dedicated to big names in luxury yachts.
Inside you will find shipyards, architects and designers, interior layouts, ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, tourism institutions and marinas, service companies (financing, banks, insurance…) and outside: the Tender and Toys area with the latest innovations.

THE JETÉE

In Italian dolce vita-style spirit, the Jetée accommodates the most legendary international shipyards which vie with each other in luxury and design presenting the world débuts of their latest innovations. 

The Jetée holds large units of more than 22 metres.

In the water: as the Super Yachts Extension, this area is highly sought after by the largest international shipyards, exhibiting  the best the world has to offer in yachts and super yachts.
On land: shipyards, engine manufacturers (engines, propellers, thrusters), yacht transport, etc.

THE SUPER YACHTS EXTENSION

A true technical achievement, the Super Yachts Extension is made up of from three floating barges positioned as an extension to the Jetée. It features around thirty of the largest motor yachts exhibited on the Vieux Port, ranging from more than 24 metres.

In the water: the most beautiful yachts and super yachts of the international market and the Tender area on the Traversante, a floating pontoon connecting both sides of the Vieux Port. This construction of pontoons has a central part that opens to let the boats out for sea trials and allow visitors to travel across all of entire Vieux Port in one go, without having to turn around.

On land: mainly shipyards, some brokers and service companies (financing, bank, insurance). 

QUAI MAX LAUBEUF

The history of the Festival itself started on this dock. Only 30 boats were exhibited back then. It has since been joined by large prestigious international construction sites. Today, the Quai Max Laubeuf has about 120 units, half of them in-water 

In the water: on arriving at the Traversante, the beginning of the quay presents several large yachts, from 22 to 35 metres, then accommodates the new marina of motor catamarans with impressive units measuring up to 29 metres long and 14 metres wide, and finishes its presentation with smaller boats from 10 to 15 metres long.

On land: most of the small motorboats (6-10 metres) are exhibited on land (rigid and semi-rigid), as well as an area reserved for outboard and inboard motorists for small and medium-sized units, created in 2019, to offer more visibility and exhibition comfort. 

QUAI SAINT-PIERRE

Quai Saint-Pierre is a narrow stone quay in front of the beautiful houses of the city of Cannes, below the famous Suquet hill. The Quai Saint-Pierre exhibits boats of 12 to 18 meters.

In the water: welcome to the realm of luxurious day-boats, fast and design-oriented new generation motorboats that are very impressive and highly popular. Other types of medium-size open and fly-bridge models can also be found on this quayside.

On land: mainly shipyards, some equipment manufacturers and financing companies.

THE PANTIERO

The Pantiero holds motor units from 10 to 18 metres.

In the water: the Pantiero welcomes the smallest boats on its western section (alongside the area used by local fishermen), exhibited in water: 10 to 12 metres, followed by the 12 to 15 metre boats including in-board / out-board, open boats, sport fishing, day-boats, fly-bridge boats and fishing promenade.

Turning eastwards, the size of the boats increases and the visitor can discover the 14 to 18 metre boats, which then link up with the yachts on the Jetée.

Opposite the Pantiero, visitors can quickly reach the Quai Saint-Pierre via the large central pontoon and discover the Rib Area, which includes 70 semi-rigid boats over 10 metres.

On land: the shipyards are installed along the quays of the Pantiero. The equipment village and nautical accessories are in the aisle behind them. The village is renowned for the richness, diversity and international scope of its content, and is spread out along the entire length of the Pantiero on more than 4,600 m2.

THE VIEUX PORT IN PICTURES