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May 28, 2020

Cannes Boat Show PosterLooking to check that new megayacht? Organizers of one of Europe’s largest in-water shows, the Cannes Yachting Festival, announced that they are going forward with the 43 iteration of the event, slated for Sept. 8-13. Let’s hope we can fly to Europe by then!

Here’s the show’s statement:

New features for this 2020 edition include, in the Vieux Port, the Quai Saint Pierre which will group together the fast day boats. The Quai Max Laubeuf, both in-water and on land, has been redesigned with the creation of a marina dedicated to motorised multihulls. On land, the area dedicated to outboard and inboard engines (without
hulls) launched last year has been reorganised to offer greater visibility and exhibition comfort for engine manufacturers of small and medium size units.

Even though the context today means we do not know precisely the full content and final configuration of the Luxury Gallery, it will host brands in luxury, craftsmanship and lifestyle in a new presentation.

At Port Canto, the Sailing Area was been designed with, to date, some 110 units registered, of which sixty exceed 15m, the sea accesses between the two ports have been increased and will benefit from enhanced signage. In addition, a new catering area is planned.

The 6th Concours d’Elégance parade, reserved for festival exhibitors and owners and collectors of vintage and modern day boats and motor boats of up to 12 metres, will be held on Saturday 12 September.

Last but not least, our action is also guided by full compliance with the health measures recommended to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. Reed Expositions France is also participating actively in the work carried out by UNIMEV, the professional federation of the events industry, to draw up protective measures for trade fairs that will be submitted to the French government.

To this end we are currently reviewing a specific organisation of trade fair queues, the installation of markings on the ground, a counting and/or flow regulation system (in the aisles, quays, stands and on board the boats), the wearing of masks, the provision of hydro-alcoholic gel and increased daily disinfection of the areas through which visitors pass. The aim is to open the Yachting Festival 2020 in such a way as to allow the event to be held in the best possible conditions and in full compliance with the protection of exhibitors and visitors.