550 Yachts to be displayed at rebranded Cannes show

Unveiling a new name for the 37th edition, the Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes) will take place between 9th and 14th of Septemeber on the Bay of Cannes.

The Festival welcomes a host of international exhibitors, with regular exhibitors being joined by new companies. This years show will see world premieres such as Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 with its hybrid diesel-electric model. In addition, more than 500 new crafts and 50 second hand boats are already expected to dock at the Festival to launch in the 2014-2015 season.

To coincide with the rebrand of the Festival, the Nice-Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry has undertaken major renovations to Cannes’ marinas. The Festival has also simplified the layout of the show and will now be divided into eight different exhibitor category zones, each with its own name and associated colour, for clearer navigation.

The Vieux Port will showcase inspiring new models and products over the six day event, with a mix of motor boats and sailing boats ranging from 5 to 50 metres on the water, and parts manufacturers and service companies positioned on the land.

At the other end of the Croisette, Port Pierre Canto will reveal a brand new harbour master’s office. It will also act as the destination where the world's most important brokers will gather at the “Espace Brokerage & Charter”. As well as a range of used boats, companies offering brokerage, charter, and services will also be present.

By Gemma Fottles

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