The opening event of the yachting season, The Cannes Yachting Festival 2018which ended on Sunday, 16 September, saw 542 exhibitors, 638 boats (including 219 new models) and 51,000 visitors, who had come from all over the world to admire the best of the French and international offering in motor, sailing, monohull and multihull boats.
“Over six days, all the major players in yachting gave world previews of their new models. From the Vieux Port to Port Canto, all along the famous Croisette, over a distance of 10 km, the Cannes Yachting Festival’s offering comprised 122 world previews of new models, 150 yachts over 20 metres long, 110 sailing boats, 46 second-hand yachts and 46 multihull vessels”, explained Sylvie Ernoult, festival director for the past five years. “We are delighted with this 41st edition, which has once again kept all its promises!”.
In addition, The Yachting Festival offered a luxury and craft space: the “Luxury Gallery”, and the 4th edition of the elegance contest with a parade along the beach.
At the Cannes Yachting Festival press conference, director Sylvie Ernoult announced the desire to contribute to the growth of the nautical sector and the development of its French and international customer bases by becoming the world’s largest yachting show while cementing its position as Europe’s largest nautical boat show.