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, Canto and Vieux Port.

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

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

The Jetée holds large units of more than 22 meters.
With the spirit of the Italian dolce vita, the Jetée hosts the peninsula’s most legendary shipyards compete in luxury and design to present the world début of their latest innovations. 

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

THE SUPER YACHTS EXTENSION

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

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

On land: essentially 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 gathers about 120 units, half of them afloat 

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

On land: most of the small motorboats (6-10 meters) 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 standing in front of the beautiful houses of the city of Cannes, below the famous Suquet. 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 motorboats of the new generation, very impressive and very popular. Other types of open and fly-bridge models of medium size can also be found on this quayside.

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

THE PANTIERO

The Pantiero holds motor units from 10 to 18 meters.

In the water: the Pantiero welcomes the smallest boats on its western section (alongside the area used by local fishermen), exhibited in the water: 10 to 12 meters, followed by the 12 to 15 meters including in-board / hors-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 meter boats, which then link to the yachts of the Jetée.

Opposite the Pantiero, the visitor 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 meters.

On land: along the quays of the Pantiero are installed the shipyards. In the back alley, the equipment village and the nautical accessories, renowned for the richness, diversity and internationality of its content, is spread out along the entire length of the Pantiero on more than 4,600 m2.

THE VIEUX PORT IN PICTURES