Cannes Yachting Festival from above

Founded in 1977, the Cannes Boat Show takes place in the beautiful French city every September and showcases almost 600 boats, including motor yachts, superyachts, catamarans, tenders and sailing yachts.

The in-water show in the Bay of Cannes takes place in two of the city’s ports, the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, 11 – 16 September.

How to get there

From the UK the best option is to take a flight to Nice Airport. Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways all have direct flights from London airports. Jet2 flies from Manchester every day but Tuesdays and Thursdays and from Leeds-Bradford on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

From the airport you can get a shuttle bus direct to Cannes, or buses 200 and 210. If you prefer taking a cab, a taxi will cost from around €55, depending on the number of passengers. If money is no object and you want to travel in style, then book a helicopter with Azur Hélicoptère, which will take you from Nice to Cannes in around seven minutes and for just over €500.

Where to stay

Cannes has a large selection of different types of accommodation. From five stars luxurious hotels to more affordable B&Bs, there is something for every pocket. Just make sure you book in advance as the city gets very busy during the Boat Show.

What to see

There are plenty of exciting launches and showcases at this year’s show. Princess Yachts will be launching globally the much awaited R35, the V60 and the new flybridge range Princess F70.

The all-new S78 and V50 which launched at boot Düsseldorf will also be on show, along  the S60, Princess 55, Princess 62 and Princess 30M.

Sunseeker‘s 74 Sport Yacht will get its world premiere at Cannes.
131 Yacht, 95 Yacht, 86 Yacht, Manhattan 66, Manhattan 52, Predator 57 and Predator 50 will also be on display.

Bénéteau will be showcasing the new Swift Trawler 47Absolute will premiere the entry level Navetta 48, Ferretti‘s flybridge Ferretti 670 will debut at show and Azimut will introduce its sportcruiser, Azimut S6.