With 560 New Boats On Display, Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 Debuts An Area for 100% Electric and Hybrid Boats



With less than three months to go before its opening, the future edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival looks very promising. Not only will the famous Yachting Festival be the first major event to reopen since the Covid-19 pandemic, it will also be rich in exceptional content to discover from 7 to 12 September in the Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes, France.


Thanks to the renewed confidence of its loyal exhibitors and the arrival of 120 new companies, the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival will welcome 470 French and international yachting industry figures.

In-water and on land, 560 new boats from 3 to 45 metres, monohull or multihull, will be exhibited at the Vieux Port for motorboats and at Port Canto for sailing boats, among them 150 will be making their world première.

The Yachting Festival is constantly evolving and the 2021 edition is no exception with the confirmation of the projects announced last May.

The Innovation Space at Port Canto – Sailing Area created in partnership with Mer Angels & BNP Paribas Banque Privée will showcase intelligent start-ups in the nautical sector offering breakthrough technologies or high added-value services. These start-ups are creating the future of yachting: yachting that is more powerful, more responsible and more environmentally friendly.

100% electric and hybrid boats segment represented at Vieux Port – Pantiero, Cannes, France

Vieux Port – Pantiero will be an area reserved for 100% electric and hybrid boats with the presence of the following shipyards: Boote Marian, Pinball Boats, Sarvo Marine, Say, Vita Yachts and Xshore, presenting ten boats from 8 to 12 metres.

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An area reserved for sea trials (Vieux Port – Behind the Jetée)

To avoid accidents and overcrowding a new area reserved for sea trials is located on the other side of the Jetée, away from the event to reduce visitor flows within the port area. It offers fast and direct access to the open sea for exhibitors and their visitors.

Development Vieux Port – Quai Max Laubeuf

This area on land brings together the world’s leading manufacturers of outboard and inboard engines for small and medium-sized boats.. Visitors will be able to admire these impressive machines and discover their performance and all the latest innovations offered in this field.

An in-water area reserved for motorised multihulls with some 15 boats from 11 to 29 metres.


The Concours d’Élégance 2021 at Cannes Yachting Festival

The next edition of the Concours d’Élégance will be held on Saturday 11 September at 4 pm and see a selection of vintage and modern cabinless day motorboats of less than 12 metres in length parade under the admiring eyes of enthusiasts and the more watchful ones of a jury of experts.

After the vintage boat parade, the jury will announce the list of winners. The Concours d’Elegance is open to festival exhibitors and collector owners. Registration is free on the Yachting Festival website. Visitors can attend the day-boats parade free of charge and watch from the Festival beach.

Cannes Yachting Festival 2021