The Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show

The undisputable world showcase for luxury yachting, the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show is an event that excites the imagination and is pleasing to the senses! For 31 years now, the show has been a sight to see, livening up the quays of "Old" Port and Port Canto with the abundance of its exhibitors, the presentation of the world's new models, the illustration of the latest technological innovations, and the magic of its sea trials. The Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show will be held from 10 tp 15 September.

The 2008 show is sailing toward a new success. Its unique and prestigious line-up is very appealing: 620 of the world's finest yachts will be displayed in water and a total of 250 world exclusives will be previewed at Cannes. The show's manager, Eric de Saintdo, spoke to us of his satisfaction: "Five months before it opens, the show is fully booked and there are 150 vessels on the waiting list. It is a wonderful recognition for the members of our fine team who put a lot of energy and ingenuity into making Cannes the favourite event of those who represent the pleasure boat and luxury yacht industries."

Cannes occupies a dominant position in the world of international boat shows. Its fame today reaches well beyond the borders of Europe. The show is a catalyst for international economic and creative processes. 68% of its exhibitors come from abroad, representing more than thirty countries. "Europeans are still the most epresented group (Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Monaco form the top five). But it is nice to see that the desire to come to Cannes is spreading to the United States, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. The "big names" in yachting come to Cannes to meet an upmarket international clientele. Our show is an exceptional business event; many shipyards are very pleased to fill their order books at the show for several years to come!".

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