Founded in 1977, the Cannes boat show takes place in the beautiful French city every September and showcases almost 600 boats, including motor yachts, superyachts, catamarans, tenders and sailing yachts. The in-water show in the Bay of Cannes takes place in two of the city’s ports, the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto. What’s new at the Cannes Yachting Festival? New for 2023, the organisers have created a small boats area, focussed on craft measuring between 8m and 11m long. Located in the Old Port on the Pantiero, next to the inflatables, this new marina with pontoons positioned at the end of the quays offers a comprehensive view of all the boats in this very popular size bracket.