The Cannes Yachting Festival

The Palais des Festivals rolls out the red carpet in September of each year. This signifies the beginning of the prestigious annual Cannes Yachting Festival. A celebration of all things nautical, it’s a must see event. Vieux Port and Port Canto are always a who’s who of the yachting world, and you can smell sophistication in the air. We’re going to be there, are you?

Every year, the event is jam-packed, with people travelling from afar to marvel at the many hundreds of boats and exhibitors. The footfall is always extreme, and people flock to Cannes in their tens of thousands. The festival is a chance to see all of the new trends in yachting. Super yachts and sailboats are in such high supply that they seem to extend miles beyond view. We of course, are present each and every year, accompanying our clients in their yachting endeavours.

Vieux Port has it all....

Le Vieux Port

Vieux Port is truly a land of luxury, with deals being struck on the latest of super yachts every which way. Guests and prospect buyers are invited to take a tour of these powerful vessels. With yachts boasting modern and plush interiors, full kitchens, dining rooms and master bedrooms. Top suppliers also showcase their best wares, from food to furniture, Vieux Port has it all.


Bursting onto the eco-friendly scene: X Shore eElectric 8000 Smögen Edition

Environmental Considerations

Global society is trending undeniably in a greener direction, there is an ever-growing focus on Eco-friendly Super Yachts, and we of course support this move. The X Shore eElectric 8000 (shown above) was one of the stars of the Vieux Port in 2019. With new boats like this boasting 100% electric power and still reaching a top speeds of 25-30 knots, they tend to draw the attention of the crowds. In an age where the protection of our environment is of ever-growing concern and importance, these new models offer a way for people to carry on yachting, without a carbon footprint on their conscience.


The 212 Factor

Here at 212 Yachts, we would be delighted to accompany you at the Cannes Yachting Festival. If you have any aspirations to purchase or charter a yacht, we are your resident experts in all things yachting. If you would like to charter yachts like these, please visit us here at: or call us on: 0033 (0) 4 92 95 83 06

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Lewis is the Fleet Manager at 212 Yachts. He is originally from the UK. He previously worked on superyachts and traveled the world extensively by yacht. He has excellent knowledge of super yacht destinations, on and off the beaten track and what can be achieved on a yacht charter. His knowledge of boats and the maintenance required, ensures he applies the highest standards to the boat charter fleet he manages on the French Riviera. This means that you’ll always have a great day out with 212 Yachts. Lewis has previously lived in Cape Town and now lives in the South of France with his Wife and dog Leo. He loves organising smooth charters and nothing brings 'me more joy than seeing the smiles on clients faces after an amazing experience on the water'. His core value that aligns perfectly with the company is to always make that extra degree of difference, "this is how we make sure you’ll be beaming from ear to ear when you’ve experienced a 212 Charter! I hope that we can welcome you on board soon and provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for any assistance for your next charter, or you’re overwhelmed looking into your first charter, no matter how big or small, please ask for me when you get in touch."

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