With the pandemic delaying or cancelling many important boat shows in 2020, we take a hopeful look forward to late 2021 where two of our favourite boat shows are scheduled to be held – the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show.
Here we will take a look at what you can expect to see at both these amazing boat shows, and hopefully, these shows will be able to go ahead and help lift the spirits of thousands of yacht fans following a very extraordinary time in our history.
Cannes Yachting Festival
The Cannes Yachting Festival is held each September and at the time of writing the exact date for the 2021 festival has yet to be announced.
Thousands of yachting fans head to the beautiful seaside town of Cannes each September to marvel at an impressive fleet of luxury yachts, new concepts, displays and yacht-related merchandise.
Not only famous for hosting the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, but this beautiful seaside town on the French Riviera is also a favourite spot for the rich and famous to hang out. The stunning coastline provides the perfect backdrop to one of the leading in-water boat shows in the World.
The Festival began back in 1977 and has since grown in prestige to become one of the leading platforms for yacht builders, exclusive designers and yacht brokers to showcase their beautiful vessels and skills.
What can you expect to see at Cannes?
Participants come here to show a wide variety of luxury boats, ranging from top of the range motor yachts and sailing yachts to catamarans, multihulls, smaller leisure boats and tenders.
In a normal year, you can expect to see more than 600 boats in attendance, with around 200 newly-released vessels being on show for the first time. Over the six-day event, you can see something new every day and you will be rubbing shoulders with executives from the worlds leading shipyards, as well as many rich and famous potential buyers.
If you are lucky enough to be attending in 2021, head to the Vieux Port where you can see some of the most prestigious new vessels being showcased. For those who love admiring large yachts, then lookout for the ‘Super Yachts Extension’, home to the largest yachts measuring up to 55 metres.
The Monaco Yacht Show
The Monaco Yacht Show is set to run between 22nd to 25th September 2021. The annual boat show is held in Port Hercule, Monaco, France. As one of the most prestigious yachting events held in the world, all being well, you can expect to see more than 125 superyachts being showcased and nearly 600 companies exhibiting this year.
The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most anticipated yacht shows in the industry and is attended by many world-leading yacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers, and luxury yacht brokerage houses.
The Monaco Yacht Show has been running for more than 25 years and has an ideal set-up to showcase more than 120 custom superyachts stretching across the iconic Port Hercules in this French Riviera yachting hotspot.
What can you expect to see at Monaco?
Over the four-day event, you can typically see around 45 brand-new yacht launches, and the port has ample space to accommodate yachts of over 100 metres LOA.
You will be spoilt for choice with over 500 exhibitors that include everything from marine services, nautical suppliers, shipyards, and yacht interior designers, to various yachting related goods suppliers, all of which must meet with exacting standards set by the organisers before they are allowed to exhibit.
Fingers crossed that the pandemic has subsided enough by September 2021 to allow these two amazing boat shows to go ahead. We are full of hope that this will be the case and of course, we will be reporting from these two headlining boat shows for your delight!
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