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Summary Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 – Symbolic Market Recovery

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The opening event of the yachting season, the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, which ended on Sunday, 16 September, saw

  • 542 exhibitors,
  • 638 boats (including 219 new models) and
  • 51,000 visitors,

who had come from all over the world to admire the best of the French and international offering in motor, sailing, monohull and multihull boats.

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There to discover the latest key technology trends and hear the informed advice of professionals, potential buyers had the opportunity to test drive some of the world’s finest yachts on trips out to sea. With its eclectic offering, the Cannes Yachting Festival once again pulled in the crowds and enabled exhibitors to do a considerable amount of business.

  • 122 world previews of new models,
  • 150 yachts over 20 metres long,
  • 110 sailing boats,
  • 46 second-hand yachts and
  • 46 multihull vessels

“Over six days, all the major players in yachting gave world previews of their new models. From the Vieux Port to Port Canto, all along the famous Croisette, over a distance of 10 km, the Cannes Yachting Festival’s offering comprised 122 world previews of new models, 150 yachts over 20 metres long, 110 sailing boats, 46 second-hand yachts and 46 multihull vessels”, explained Sylvie Ernoult, festival director for the past five years.“We are delighted with this 41st edition, which has once again kept all its promises!”.

As the French nautical industry appears to have recovered its best pre-crisis performance, with a turnover of 4.8 billion euros and over 40,000 employees, the exhibitors from around the world were delighted to receive an increasingly high-quality, informed and international clientele, on the lookout for new products and keen to make purchases in the short term.

Once again, the Cannes Yachting Festival, which showcases some of boat-building’s unique know-how and hosts its experts, has confirmed its position as Europe’s largest in-water nautical exhibition.



Cannes Yachting Festival
Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. The Cannes Yachting Festival is one of many exhibitions organised by Reed Expositions France, which like Fiac and Paris Photo allow an international clientele to meet with top level buyers in an exceptional setting.
Location: • FR - France Cannes
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norbertomoreau

Norberto Moreau is co-founder of the Allied Management Ltd Consulting Group (Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Spain). The group and his associates have activities in Yachting, Properties, Events and Online Services.
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