Cannes Film Festival Yacht Hire & The Monaco Grand Prix 2015 – Starting summer with a bang!

The month of May truly marks the start of the season on the Riviera, with Cannes Film Festival & the Monaco Grand Prix capturing global attention and attracting many beautiful faces, celebrities and high profile figures to the Cote d’Azur lands and seas. At 212 Yachts we’ve been busy organising Cannes film festival yacht charters and accommodating many of these guests with luxury yacht charters & super yacht tenders, so we thought we’d give you a brief summary of these two fantastic spectacles!

The 68th Cannes Film Festival – A Quick Look at FiF 2015

The 68th Cannes Film Festival did not fail to disappoint. As always it was a period of glitz, glamour, star-studded controversies galore! Rounding off the awards ceremony, we witnessed Jacques Audiard seal his position in the history books of film as the leading contemporary French director by winning the Film Festival’s prestigious “Palme d’Or” with his seventh feature: Dheepan. Audiard took a lesser award five years ago for his offering “A Prophet” but this time around he surprised many critics with his new film, a dramatic and intense feature which follows the life of a former fighter in the Sri Lanka civil war who attempts to create a new life in France alongside a fake family. Many critics believe “Dheepan” to be one of his weaker films, and indeed he was a surprising victor but full credit to him for a marvellous feature! Gaspar Noé 3D Sex Film “LOVE” turned many a head with its fully explicit and frequent sex scenes and dark opium tinted undertones. Outside the screen, we saw true glamour. Natalie Portman for one, stunned  crowds in an array of feminine of beauty, including a memorable turquoise piece by Lanvin. Whilst many of the stars stayed in the likes of the Martinez, the likes of Jessica Lowndes were also seen cruising the Riviera on luxury super yachts. These beautiful vessels provided the perfect getaway from the Film Festival frenzy, with intimate parties taking place on yachts. 212 Yachts was very busy hiring yachts for events in Cannes, something we do all year around! In the clubs, guests witnessed performances from heads such as Rick Ross at Gotha, and Snoop dog at V.I.P rooms, this film festival truly went off in a big way. ROLL ON CANNES 2016!

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Monaco Grand Prix – A Summary of 2015

The Monaco GP of 2015 was an even more intense motor sport spectacle than we had anticipated! With 15 laps remaining on the Monte Carlo race course, the stage was set for what many deemed a predictable ending. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was cruising in world class form, almost 20 seconds ahead of Mercedes colleague, Nico Rosberg. It was expected Hamilton would be the seventh consecutive pole sitter to take victory in the wealthy principality. In the blink of an eye, Toro Rosso teenager Max Verstappen changed everything. A momentarily lapse of concentration lead to Verstappen clipping the Grosjean’s Lotus and Hamilton’s perfect race was over. An ill-advised pit stop by the brit allowed Rosberg to inherit the lead, Vettel second and upset the bookies! Off the course, the bumps and thrills continued but this time in the form of hip shaking, and champagne spraying at popular clubs such as Zelos, Black Legend & Jimmy’z with a host of glamorous & wealthy guests boogying to the early hours.

Port Hercule equally was ripe with sleek superyachts, with many of the GP visitors choosing to stay on board rather than in hotels. The 212 Yachts team chartered some incredible yachts over this period, and provided luxury superyacht tenders so VIPs could zip from yacht party to yacht party, including the ever elegant Wajer, the much sought after Van Dutch 40, and the infamous Wally 45 for rent. The glitz and glamour of Monaco will never fail to disappoint!  All in all, Cannes Film Festival & Grand Prix were two memorable and exhilarating weeks of sun, celebs, yachts and debauchery. What a way to start the season. The best part is that Summer has just started and the party is just beginning!

If you’re interested in hiring a boat or yacht in Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, St. Tropez or anywhere in the Med, just let us know – get in touch for Riviera yacht charters. We’re the go-to-guys if you’d like to organise a relax getaway, to impress clients, throw a party or anything else on a yacht. 212 Yachts is here to help!   For more info about the yachts, tenders and boats for the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes film festival yacht charter get in touch:

Jenny Caird

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Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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