Why exhibit ?



    219 new items, 638 boats, divided into 3 exhibition areas : Luxury Gallery, le Vieux Port et Port Canto. For over 40 years, the Cannes Yachting Festival has established itself as the leading in-water boat show in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

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  • The Key figures

  • The 2018 Festival in figures

    The 2018 Festival in figures

    - 51,000 visitors
    - 638 boats from 2.40 to 50m long
    - 542 exhibitors (58% from abroad)
    - 219 new items including 122 world premieres
    - 110 sailing boats
    - 46 multi-hulls
    - 46 second-hand boats from 22m to 50m long

    Technical information

    Technical information

    - 300,000m² exhibition area
    - 2 marinas: for multi-hulls and semi-rigid inflatable boats
    - 10 km of boats
    - 3 km of floating pontoons set up
    - 4 pass-ways: floating pontoons with a motorised central section that opens to let visitors move around freely in the harbour and let boats out on sea for test runs.

    Effective, targeted communication

    Effective, targeted communication

    - Enhanced media plan of over EUR 1.1 million
    - 316 advertising inserts (print and web combined) in the leading international nautical, economic and lifestyle publications
    - Estimated visibility of 110 million readers - 188 media partners
    - 575 accredited journalists from the 5 continents

  • Benefits

  • Leader: The Yachting Festival’s international reputation makes it one of the major boating shows in the world.


    Innovation: The Yachting Festival has established a reputation for innovation and product launches with nearly 200 previews, not to mention technological innovations presented by equipment and engine manufacturers and yachting services.

  • Prestige: In the heart of the French Riviera, the city and bay of Cannes offer a magnificent setting for the annual Yachting Festival.

    Sea trials: The Yachting Festival offers numerous opportunities for new buyers to take the world’s most beautiful yachts for a test run on sea to make an informed choice.

  • 3 exhibition areas

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