The Ultimate Guide to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024

Happening September 10 - 15, 2024

Experience the Romance of the Mediterranean

The Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 is a prestigious event on the luxury yacht calendar, attracting top industry professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. Having first been held in 1977, it has since grown into one of the largest and most well-respected boat shows in Europe.

Held in the stunning city of Cannes, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the latest in luxury yachting. Throughout the show, attendees will have access to a diverse collection of yachts, including both sailing and motor vessels, from the world’s leading shipyards and designers.

Whether you are a seasoned yacht owner or just starting to discover the world of yachting, the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 is the perfect place to start. If you are interested in learning more or attending the show, please don’t hesitate to contact your preferred Northrop & Johnson broker.

Festival Overview

The highly anticipated 46th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival is a staple event for both the yachting and social calendars of Cannes.

Where in Cannes will the boat show take place in 2024?

The in-water show in the Bay of Cannes occurs in two of the city’s ports, the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.

When does the 2024 Cannes Yacht Festival take place?

Scheduled to run from September 10-15, 2024.

What to Expect at the 2024 Cannes Yachting Festival

Yachting festival figures

Nearly 650 boats, from 16-164′ (5 to 50m) on water and less than 33′ (10m) ashore. These boats are sailing or motor, monohull or multihull, rigid or semi-rigid hull.

Access, transportation, and accommodation

How to get to the Cannes Yachting Festival

If you’re attending the 2024 Cannes Yachting Festival, you may be wondering the best way to navigate your travel and transportation. Northrop & Johnson has you covered.

Where to stay during the Cannes Yachting Festival

For a glamorous stay at the Cannes Yachting Festival, consider these three exceptional hotels:

Hotel Martinez at 73 La Croisette: A beautifully restored Art Deco hotel since 1929, offering intimate charm with 404 rooms, impeccable service, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, La Palme d’Or, and a luxurious Givenchy spa.

Majestic Barriere at 14 La Croisette: This imposing seafront hotel boasts 305 rooms, eclectic decor, and a legendary Fouquet’s Bar. It’s a favorite among A-listers and globetrotters alike.

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc at Boulevard Kennedy 29: Set on the Cap d’Antibes peninsula, this chic hotel with 25 acres of gardens offers stunning sea views. Closed from mid-October to April, it’s a tranquil escape between Cannes and Nice.

What to see and do during the Cannes Yachting Festival this year

Despite its small size, the city of Cannes packs a punch with its famous boulevards and grand hotels. Take a look at what to see and do and where to dine this year while attending the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Yacht chartering in Cannes.

Experience the epicenter of yachting in Europe with a yacht charter to the stunning city of Cannes before or after you attend this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.

The Luxury Gallery Cannes Boat Show

Upon arriving at the show, visitors will discover the Luxury Gallery, a space dedicated to luxury, crafts, and lifestyle. Located inside the Palais des Festivals in the Vieux Port and equipped with elegant and refined scenography, it allows visitors to discover famous brands offering exceptional products and unique know-how.

Is anything different this year?

In the show’s 46th year, the latest nautical equipment, numerous innovations, and 135 expected world previews will be unveiled for nearly 55,000 expected visitors: professionals, curious on-lookers, keen boaters, and experienced enthusiasts.


What is the biggest yacht on display at the CYF this year?

The confirmation of the yacht and exhibitor list is still pending. Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming updates.

What is the dress code for the CYF?

The dress code for the Cannes Yachting Festival can be described as smart casual.

What is the history of the CYF?

The Cannes Yachting Festival is an annual boat show hosted in Cannes, situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department within the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. This prestigious event has been a tradition since 1977. Initially named “Le Salon de la Navigation de Plaisance” when it was established in 1977, it swiftly evolved into “Le Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes” before adopting its current moniker, “Le Cannes Yachting Festival,” in 2013.

How do you pronounce the “Cannes Yachting Festival”?

Kan Yaa-tuhng Feh-stuh-vl

What languages are spoken at the CYF?

Cannes officially uses French as its primary language. Due to its status as a trendy international tourist destination, you’ll often encounter English spoken in many restaurants, bars, and hotels.

Yachts for Sale in the Show

Yachts for Sale at Anchor and Around the Show

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