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Cannes sees a record 705 boats with 130 world premiers

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw 55,000 visitors and a record 705 boats displayed, with 130 world premiers.

Alongside them, the latest equipment and accessories, and service companies exhibited on the outdoor quays and in the Palais des Festivals.

“From the first days of the show, we got a lot of positive feedback from our 610 exhibitors, who were very satisfied with sales generated and visitor quality,” said Sylvie Ernoult, director of the Cannes Yachting Festival.

“Many eco-friendly innovations were showcased in all areas of the show, and our visitors made good use of the ‘Green’ route and appreciated it. The new, in-water area for small boats from 8m long also found its audience.”

Show features included a Start-up Village designed in partnership with Mer Angels and BNP Paribas Banque Privée, which showed innovations in the sector.

Seaweed surfboard

From a surfboard made using seaweed to a solution providing assistance at sea, or a water purification process, 12 companies presented their solutions.

The Festival also saw the first Posidonia Alliance launch event. Made up of public, private and NGO actors, the Posidonia Alliance aims to establish conditions for a strong and visible collective dynamic, capable of raising awareness of preserving Posidonia among everyone involved economically and socially on the French Mediterranean coast.

Show organisers RX France, via the Cannes Yachting Festival, has joined forces with the Fédération des Industries Nautiques (French Federation of Nautical Industries) within the Posidonia Alliance.

In addition, a Green Route which showed products and initiatives that are moving in this direction, from propeller and/or engine design to particle-scrubber filter solutions, rotorsails or turbo-sails, 100% electric or hybrid thermalelectric propulsion, LNG or bio-LNG and E-fuels.


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