Boating World heads to the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival

29 Aug 2017

This September, the two French Riviera ports of Vieux and Pierre Canto will play host to what is the premier of international boat shows – the Cannes Yachting Festival. And the team from Boating World will be in on hand at the show to learn about the innovations of the yachting industry and bring their knowledge back to local prospective buyers.

The show, which runs from 12 to 17 September 2017, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Over 600 boats will be displayed during the festival with around one hundred vessels being premiered for the first time at the show. Certain shipyards will also be offering perspective buyers and dealers trips out to sea to test the best of the best yachts in the world. On the third day of the show, the Concours d’Elégance yacht parade, will no doubt be a highlight of the show and is exclusively for modern and vintage day boats less than 12 metres in length.

The team at Boating World is looking forward to meeting up with the brands they represent to see their new vessels in the flesh. One major highlight will no doubt come from the British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, who will be debuting the brand new Alberto Manici designed Targa 63 GTO at the show. Also on display will be the Squadron 53 and the new Targa 48 OPEN.

Other exciting launches include the newly announced Jeanneau 440 and the 490 as Jeanneau also celebrates their 60th anniversary this year. The show will also see the European premiere of the Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht, fresh from its World Premiere at the Sydney International Boat Show at the beginning of August, as well as the elegant 4800 Sport Yacht. The team is also looking forward to meeting up with representatives from the various factories they represent including Jeanneau, Fountaine Pajot, Sea Ray, Sunreef and Seakeeper and seeing what new innovations they have to offer in the way of assisted sail trim, hull designs, eco friendly manufacturing and fuel consumption and joystick drives, amongst others.

Visitors attending the show who plan to bring a yacht back to a port in Africa or the Indian Ocean can also talk to Boating World or arrange a booking to view any of these vessels.