- On Thursday 14 September we went to the Yacht Festival of Cannes. This is the most luxurious festival for lovers of yachts and other luxury boats and – accessoriesfor boats. You can read all about it here!
The Cannes Yacht Festival is a prestigious fair where it’s all about yachting. Exhibitors exhibit their boats to visitors and potential buyers. You will also find stands of luxury goods for your boat. This goes from impressive engines to the most expensive champagne. Both the exhibitors and the (most) visitors love luxury and radiate this as well. They go stylishly dressed and aim at precious and exclusive products. For example, we saw a champagne bottle for sale for 22 700 euros and Maserati is official partner of the yacht festival.
Furthermore, the yacht festivalexhibits all kinds of toys for the very richest. Examples include the Seabob,the Ceclo and the Hobie Pedalboards. Even for the little ones there are luxury toys on the market. Check out the Darth Craft. These are all new inventions for the upper class to enjoy on the water.
From 12 to 17 September this year the 40th edition of the Yachting festival de Cannes took place. They celebrated their 40th anniversary, so a special edition. The Yacht Festival is open from 10am to 7pm. The next edition will take place from 11 to 16 September 2018.
As the title suggests, the yacht festival takes place in Cannes. More determines at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. You may know this building from the famous Cannes Film Festival. It is located at the Cannes casino on the Boulevard de la Croisette, the most famous street of Cannes.
Our view of the YachtFestival!
We found our visit to the Cannes yacht festival a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We may never (be) able to do this again. We were really impressed with the yachts and also especially with the luxury goods that were offered. Admittedly, we didn’t quite feel at home as an ‘ordinary’ citizen among the rich people. If we are honest, we found the entrance fee (19 euros/ticket) on the expensive side as we could not see yachts inside with this ticket. With a VIP ticket this is possible, but this costs over 1090 euros. However we did not regret our visit, it was a unique experience.
More information about the Cannes Yacht Festival can be found here. Extra: you will also find a list of boats for sale at the festival. Worth a look and dream away! Not quite your thing, is it? Then be sure to check here.