Today opens the 42nd edition of the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival that for the next six days will accommodate almost 650 boats recently released from the most prestigious French and international shipyards

The 2019 edition marks an evolution for the Yachting Festival, which will now revolve around Cannes’ two ports: the Vieux Port will continue to welcome the ultimate in motor boats from 10 to 50 meters, while Port Canto will become the new showcase for the most beautiful sailing boats, all the while preserving its section dedicated to the event. About500 metres of linear quayside dedicated to monohulls, and the same for multihulls, are the new Port Canto spaces will provide a perfect showcase for new sailing boats between 10 and 35 metres in length.

A must-see event for luxury yachting for more than 40 years, the Cannes Yachting Festival brings together more than 50,000 visitors from around the world and more than 600 exhibitors every year. All of the major players in the luxury yachting industry will be there to open the season and present more than 210 new releases including 127 worldwide previews.