For six days, the Cannes Yachting Festival turned the city of Cannes, on the French Riviera, into the world capital of boating and yachting. Every year in early September, more than 50,000 enthusiasts filled the ports at each end of the Croisette to discover the world’s most beautiful boats. Recognized as one of the most important international boating events and Europe’s largest on-water show, the Cannes Yachting Festival is known for its eclecticism and the wealth of vessels presented.

Approximately 600 boats and yachts were exhibited by the world’s greatest shipyards and most famous brokers. There is the mythical Riva, England’s Sunseeker, France’s Jeanneau, Prestige, Bénéteau and Monte Carlo, alongside the USA’s Chris Craft and many more: they can all be seen in Cannes. These brands come to debut their latest models before a knowledgeable audience representing every continent.

Celebration dates: 6 to 11 September 2016.