To our great regret, we have learned the cancellation of the 43rd edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the most important nautical meeting afloat in Europe, which was to be held from September 8 to 13, 2020.
Indeed, following the great health vigilance constrained by the resumption of the spread of Covid-19, the decree prohibiting events or manifestations of more than 5,000 people in France is maintained, and until the end of October. Reed Exposition, organizer of the boat show, is therefore forced to cancel the 2020 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, despite the implementation of an elaborate sanitary protocol.
The press release from the organizers indicates: “This decision is a huge disappointment for the entire nautical industry, the city of Cannes and its professionals … We thank you for the trust and support you have shown us throughout these last months and look forward to seeing you on the pontoons of Cannes from September 7 to 12, 2021”.
This late cancellation comes when the main investments of the exhibitors have already been made, both by Reed Exposition and by the participating professionals. The transfer of the boats and the installation of the pontoons had already started.
The habitual yacht show calendar on the Riviera will thus be severely disrupted this fall, since earlier this year, the Superyacht industry also informed that in the sector’s best interests, the 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show would be postponed to next year, in late September 2021, rather than September 2020.
After a successful year despite the exceptional circumstances originated by the pandemic, thanks to hard work and permanent customer follow-up, at YACHTS INVEST, we remain positive and will be holding various private events to introduce you to some of the exciting new vessels planned for Cannes, as well as inspections (real and virtual) on a selection of preowned boats and charter yachts. We will make the relevant announcements in the days to come. Stay tuned to our BLOG and our social networks to learn more.