August 23, 2011
Cannes International Boat Show
Europe’s leading in-water exhibition returns later this year for its 34th anniversary.
The exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to preview the finest yachts and boats on the market, all amongst the unique and exclusive setting of Cannes.
Yacht owners and buyers from countries gather from around the world to discover what the luxury boating world has to offer.
The show averages around 54,000 visitors each year and exhibits 500 boats in water, 87% of which are from overseas. It introduces 139 new models, and features 169 vessels that measure over 20 metres long.
There are also around 400 exhibitors, coming from 39 different countries. However, the organisers are continually pushing to expand into new exhibition areas to open the exhibition up to even more exhibitors and visitors.
The boat show is separated into 3 main areas:
The Vieux Port specialises in showing new yachts to potential buyers, boasting around 470 of the latest boat designs. They offer visitors the chance to preview the finest new models from the world’s leading shipyards. The collection is a mix of motorboats and sailing boats, measuring from 10 – 50 metres long. The Vieux Port also has 200 smaller boats that are shown on land, measuring less than 10 metres.
The Port Pierre Canto features exhibits from the top European and American brokers. There are 30 used boats showing in water, which measure between 22 – 50 metres. On land there are a range of services for yacht owners, such as brokerage, parts manufacturers, refitting yards and luxury tenders. Port Pierre Canto also offers services in financing and insurance, as well as playing home to the press for the event.
Finally, there is Espace Riviera – which focuses on assisting buyers with the interiors of their yachts after purchasing them. You can browse companies that help you with the audio, furniture, textiles, kitchens and bathrooms. You can also visit architects, designers and luxury yacht builders if you can’t find what you’re looking for in Vieux Port or Port Pierre Canto.
The Cannes International Boat Show runs from 6th – 11th September 2011.
There are one day tickets available for the event which will give you access to all areas of the event. This will also enable you to use the shuttle buses that run throughout the day at the show to transport visitors to each of the exhibiting areas.
For more information, visit salonnautiquecannes.com.