Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 2011 – A Mirror of the Sector and a Barometer of the Trends

The richness of the offer of the 34th Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, presented at the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, attracted a new profile of showgoers, even more international and of an extremely high quality, not only through the magic and elegance that make this show a unique and major event in the yachting world, but also through the sometimes unexpected innovations, thus demonstrating the vitality of an industry turned resolutely toward the future.

As Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the first show of the new season, the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 2011 is eagerly looked forward to by all those in the boating industry because it truly does serve as a barometer of developments in the market and the trends to come in our industry,” says Renaud Jourdon, the show’s manager.

The 173 new models unveiled for the first time at Cannes (compared to 139 in 2010) is evidence of the dynamism and capacity for innovation of the shipyards which have succeeded in adapting their industrial strategy to anticipate the requirements of customers looking not only for quality and innovations, but also greater consideration of environmental and energy constraints.

Despite a highly volatile economic situation and slight drop in the numbers of showgoers (about 45,000 visitors), the surveys carried out during the show revealed that those attending were of a high quality, with elevated purchasing power and, the unanimous view that there was a growing presence of visitors from Russia and the countries of Central Europe, the Middle East, Asia –particularly China,India and Singapour — but also South America with a very strong Brazilian presence.

The Key Figures of the 34th Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes:

· 583 boats on display in water and on land (Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto) including 84%
from abroad: Europe (Italy, Germany, Spain), Northern Europe (Netherlands, Sweden) Turkey
and USA, etc.
· 173 new models (139 in 2010);
· 181 boats over 20 metres and 50 boats over 30 metres;
· 50 boats 22 to 46 metres on display in Port Pierre Canto;
· 425 exhibitors from 25 countries abroad;
· 80,000 m² net exhibition area;
· 45,000 visitors.

Absolute, Apreamare, Arcadia, Azimut, Bénéteau, Benetti, Canados, Cantieri Di Baia, CRN, Custom Line, Dominator, Fairline, Falcon Yachts, Ferretti Group, Fiartmare, Grand Banks, Itama, Jeanneau, Leopard, Marquis Yachts, Mochi Craft, Monte Carlo Yachts, Moonen Shipyards, Numarine, Otam, Overmarine, Peri Yachts, Permare, Pershing, Prestige, Princess, Rhea Marine, Riva, Rodriguez Group, Rodman Polyships, Sanlorenzo, Sealine, Sessa Marine, Sunrise, Sunseeker, Uniesse Marine, Vicem Yachts, Wally, Westport, …

Bavaria, Bénéteau, Chantiers Amel, Chantiers Jeanneau, CNB, Dufour Yachts, Firros Yachts, Hanse Yachts, Latitude 46, Oyster Marine, Wauquiez, X-Yachts…

Alliaura Marine, Chantier Catana, Cnb – Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot Catamarans, Isara Yachts, Mattira, Nautitech, Outremer Yachting, Sunreef Yachts, Swiss Catamarans …

Abate, Adriatic Marine Group, Arimar Spa, Azur Dream France, Bilgin Yachts, Bluegame, Brunswick Netherlands, Bsw Design, Cantiere Delle Marche, Cervigon Yachts, Dalla Pietà Yachts, Dinamica Yachts, Emotor, Filippetti Yacht, Frauscher, Mattia, Nisi Yachts, Outer Reef Yachts, Overmarine Group, Performance Marine, Saniboat, Sasga Yachts, Pearl Motor Yachts, Snip Yachting, Solemar, Starmarine, Tecnoresin, Tornado Marine, Volterra Marine, Wider…