Cannes Yachting Festival

This 43rd edition (for the year 2020) is confirmed, and will welcome more than 400 boats in the two ports of Cannes. The motor boats will be awaiting you in the Vieux Port and the sailing boats in the Sailing Area located in Port Canto.

The Cannes Yachting Festival is the perfect event for yacht enthusiasts. The Cannes yacht show was first held in 1977 and is known to be a leading in-water boat show, next to the Monaco Yacht Show. The Bay of Cannes transforms into a bright and lively hub of yachting activity showcasing the latest and greatest yachts available today.

The Cannes Yachting Festival brings together all sailing boats, monohulls, multihulls, sailing yachts, motor yachts, tenders and day boats. Buyers and charterers will have their chance to select on their preferences. Representatives from renowned shipyards and leading brokerage firms will provide the help they need.

The Luxury Gallery, dedicated to luxury, crafts and lifestyle, is located inside the Palais des Festivals. Visitors discover this space with its elegant scenography from their arrival by the main entrance of the show. Learn more

Video of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Practical Details for the Cannes Yachting Festival

The festival is held at two locations. Porto/Pierre Canto will be a “brokerage” area for pre-owned boats from 22 meters up. It is also the site for the “Toys.” and will serve as the sail area with 100 large sailing boats. This will make it the largest sailing exhibition in the world.

Top charter yachts are also in the port for charterers to examine. Vieux Port, on the other hand, will be for the nautical motor industry exhibit. There will also be another display for luxury and lifestyle in the Luxury Gallery. Debuts of the largest models will be in here.

Event Type: Trade Show

Frequency: Yearly

Date: September 8 to 13, 2020

Timing: 10am to 7pm, late opening until 10pm on Friday; closed at 6pm on Sunday.

Exhibitors: 542 exhibitors, with 638 boats from sizes of 240 to 50 meters long; with 219 new items and 122 world premiers.

Contact: +33147566479 or

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Website: Official Cannes Yachting Festival Website

Location: Vieux Port (top map) and Port Canto (bottom map)

Transportation: To provide the link between the ports, there will be a free shuttle service on land and in water. See our guide to Cannes transportation options.

COVID-19 Information: This year’s yacht show will respect sanitary measures to protect the health of all attendees. Reed Expositions France will implement measures to increase the safety of the event and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more.

Similar Events

Check out our guide to the Monaco Yacht Show and our guide to yachting on the French Riviera.

For more events, check out our complete Monaco & the French Riviera events calendar.

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