Following the relocation of the sailing boats to Port Canto, the Vieux Port will primarily be devoted to the motor boating industry with new boats (both monohulls and multihulls) measuring more than 10-metres in length. Equipment manufacturers and service companies primarily engaged in the motorboat sector will be located onshore.
To improve and optimise the visit, a new layout of the Vieux Port will soon be unveiled. This configuration will make it easier to identify the main categories of boat types and sizes, all the while taking into account the port’s considerable technical constraints (height and space in front of quays, draughts, accessibility, etc.).
The Jetée and the Super Yachts Extension will not undergo any noticeable changes.
Thanks to the installation of new pontoons, the Terrasse Pantiero will accommodate boats of between 14 and 20-metres, creating a link between the yachts at the Jetée and the smaller boats at the Pantiero.
At this location, visitors will be able to discover motor boat builders, with the smallest of them exhibiting 10 to 12-metre boats at the end of the Pantiero.
Opposite them will be a new site dedicated RIBs. Enthusiasts will have the pleasure of finding all of these small and medium boats at the heart of the event in this new dedicated space, which will also allow them to take sea trials at their own discretion, free from any technical constraints.
Quai Saint Pierre will welcome motor boats from 12 to 16-metres in length. These units will also be exhibited on the Quai Max Laubeuf alongside the motor catamarans, the largest units of which (15 to 22-metres) will be situated next to select large yachts being showcased at the end of the quay.
These larger units, exhibited for the first time on this quay, are part of the extension of the Jetée and the Super Yachts Extension.
In addition, the Quai Max Laubeuf will accommodate a brand new village devoted to inboard and outboard engines.
The signage for visitors will also be redesigned to take these developments into account and to offer even more simplicity and efficiency to the visitors’ circuit.
The Yachting Festival will be present three new quays in Port Canto: the Quai d’Honneur, the Quai de la Roseraie and the Quai Ouest, taking over nearly 1,000 additional linear metres to present in-water boats, alongside nearly 4,000 m² for on-land stands. These quays will host the brand new “Sailing Space” reserved for new monohulls and multihulls sailing boats measuring over 10-metres.
“The opening of the Sailing Space is fully in line with the history of the Yachting Festival at Port Canto which, up until now, was used as the Brokerage space. Originally discussed and supported by the Fédération des Industries Nautiques, the urgent need to spread the Yachting Festival beyond the Vieux Port resulted in the Sailing Space at Port Canto; in close collaboration with our exhibitors, our suppliers, the Cannes city council, and the Nice – Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Now four months away from the opening of the next edition, I am happy to confirm that we will welcome more than 80 exhibitors dedicated to sailing and more than 120 boats presented by the largest registered French and international shipyards. Among them we will welcome 17 new exhibitors. Equipment manufacturers specialising in sailing boats have also come forward and will share the on-land spaces. This commitment is a sign of support for the show and confidence in the initiative we have taken to better showcase the sailing offer”, explains Sylvie Ernoult.