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Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes – the International Cannes Boat Show – celebrates its 35th anniversary


2012 marks the landmark 35th anniversary of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes – the International Cannes Boat Show. The event will take place between 11th – 16th September on the glittering Bay of Cannes, famed for glitz, glamour and international premieres.

Arguably the most prestigious event on the yachting calendar, the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes is Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the first international show on the boat show calendar. Spread over the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the show will offer close to 500 boats on display, built by the leading luxury shipyards. Le Vieux Port will showcase inspiring new models and products over the six day event, with a mix of motor boats and sailing boats ranging from 10 to 61 metres on the water, and parts manufacturers and service companies positioned on the land.

Worldwide-premieres
The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes is well-known to be an international rendez-vous of worldwide premieres. This year will be no exception , with the show hosting more than 150 new model launches of all sizes which will be presented to boat enthusiasts, amongst them; Couch 5000 Fly, Azimut 55S, Wally Ace, Moonen 82 Alu, MCY 70, Pershing 82, Catana 55, Canados 120 and Sunreef 82.

Record Boat
The Cannes Boat Show continues to push the boundaries in the size of yachts it presents. For the first time in its history, the Festival will welcome a boat over 60m, the magnificent 60.98m Benetti ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. Owned by renowned James Bond fan and highly experienced yachtsman, Mr. John Staluppi, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ has been built to the highest standards will be presented at the Cannes Boat Show by her Italian builder, Benetti Yachts.

2012; a year of celebrations
In 2012, not only will the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes celebrates its 35th anniversary with a private party but some exhibitors will also be marking important landmark years too. Riva will celebrate its 170 year birthday, Fenwick 150 years, Yanmar 100 years, Cranchi, Rodriguez Group, Locasail and Yachting Partners all mark 40 years and it is the30th anniversary of the Jeanneau Cap Camarat range, amongst others.

Port Pierre Canto
The world’s most important brokers – including Ocean Independence, Northrop & Johnson, Camper & Nicholson International, Oceanstyle Yachting, Dbeere Yachts, Fraser, Yachting Partners International, SNP Boat Service and Blue Water– will gather at the “Espace Brokerage & Charter” located in the Port Pierre Canto displaying superyachts ranging from 22 to 50 metres.

New Additions and Improvements
This year, the Quai Max Laubeuf has been renovated with a fully air conditioned tent, which will host specialist parts manufacturers, insurance companies, etc. ensuring the needs of the sailing world are catered for, and an extension, which will house vessels between 10 and 20 metres. 2012 will also see the largest gathering in Europe of inhabitable multihulled craft, both sail and motor, ranging from 10 to 30 metres at the Esplanade de la Pantiero.

Espace Riviera
Espace Riviera will house services and equipment for increasingly sophisticated boats, including interior installations; luxury yacht builders; equipment and technologies; service companies: financing and insurances; luxury yacht tenders, and tourism as Regione Puglia and ADEC Corsica and marinas as Marina Bizerte and La Balise Marina on Mauritius Island.

New Partnerships
2012 brings exciting brand partnerships and collaborations for Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes. Petrossian, the world’s leading buyer and importer of Russian caviar, will create a ‘floating island’ Caviar House in the Vieux Port serving as seafood and caviar restaurant for lunch and dinner. A partnership has also been formed with the Cannes based Patisserie Intuitions and Jérôme de Oliveira who was named World Pastry Champion at the young age of 23.

Whether you are a fan of luxury motor yachts or sailing yachts, or just want to soak up the glamour that Cannes has to offer, the Festival de la Plaisance Cannes has something for everybody and is most definitely a show not to be missed!

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