With one month to go before it opens, the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 is confirmed as the Europe’s largest in-water show. For 6 days, under the sun of the French Riviera, the finest gems of the seas, the latest nautical equipment, exclusive high-end services and numerous innovations will all be on display.
The layout of the show changed in 2019 – all the sailing yachts are now displayed in Port Canto at the other end of the Croisette, leaving motor boats to fill the space vacated at the original Vieux Port location. The brokerage sector stayed at Port Canto as usual.
The Vieux Port, one of the oldest on the Côte d’Azur, plays host each year to the most prestigious boats presented by the world’s leading shipyards. Dedicated exclusively to the motor nautical industry, some 490 boats from 5 to 45 metres long are expected to be on show, of which 80 (less than 10 metres long) will be exhibited on land.
Port Canto, on the other side of the Croisette, is the second port in Cannes. It is divided into three separate areas:
The Sailing area installed since 2019 is the biggest global in-water showcase for new sail yachts. The width of its 4,000 m2 quayside area means visitors can enjoy their visit in comfort. This magical place offers a view of the 115 monohull and multihull boats from 10 to 28 metres on show.
Also in the heart of the Sailing area, the “Innovation Village” was launched in 2021 and set up in partnership with Mer Angels & BNP Paribas Banque Privée. It showcases intelligent start-ups in the nautical sector offering breakthrough technologies or high added-value services.
From boat design to putting owners in contact with captains, these start-ups share the same values of supporting and developing the sea economy, while also protecting the seafaring space. These start-ups are creating the future of yachting: yachting that is more powerful, more responsible and more environmentally friendly.
The Yachts Brokerage area has, for 15 years, played host to the leading French and international players in the previously- owned yachts market. For 2022, a selection of previously-owned boats from 22 metres long will be available for purchase or rental. It will be possible to meet with the crews, explore their boats and share with them the elegance of their worlds.
Positioned opposite the previously-owned yachts area since 2018 the “Toys” area takes advantage of the wide areas of this dyke to exhibit on-land an increasingly large selection of sport, fun and nautical activities equipment. A fast-growing sector, “Toys” for the young and the not-so-young have become must-have equipment on yachts. Increasingly stylish, sporty, technical and eco-responsible, these toys are great fun and thrilling for those who use them!
Stay tuned, in the coming weeks we will reveal the great new sailboats that will make their debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022.
Dates and opening hours
From Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th September 2022
From Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th: from 10 am to 7pm
Friday 9: from 10am to 10pm
Saturday 10: from 10am to 7pm
Sunday 11: from 10am to 6pm
Access to Cannes Yachting Festival
- Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport. P: +33 (0)820 423 333 (€0.15/min. inc. VAT).
- Air France: travel alone or in a group and get promotional rates for the Yachting Festival with 37842AF code.
- Allo Taxi Cannes – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
P: +33 (0)4 93 99 27 27 (local communication cost)
- Cannes SNCF station, Place de la Gare. P: +33 (0)892 35 35 35 (€0.15/min inc. VAT)
- Connection Nice Airport. P: +33 (0)4 93 39 11 39:
- The n°. 210 bus is direct to Cannes via the A8 motorway
- The n°. 200 bus takes you to Cannes on the RN7 via St Laurent du Var, Cagnes sur Mer, Biot, Antibes and Golfe Juan
- Helicopter: fly to the Yachting Festival in 7 minutes from the Nice airport with Azur Hélicoptère: http://www.azurhelico.com. P: +33 (0)4 93 90 40 70