Each May, the French Riviera emulates the dazzling lights of Hollywood: thousands of film fanatics descend upon Cannes for the annual film festival, celebrating the exclusive releases of the latest films. The red carpet of Cannes’ Palais des Festivals is illuminated under the flashing bulbs of press cameras, as the stars enjoy the festivities. A luxury yacht charter offers a gateway to the exclusive event and provides the best base from which to enjoy the action.
A Cannes Film Festival yacht charter puts guests at the heart of the action and gives a spectacular view of the event from the water. Offering easy access to screenings, plus the ultimate party venue to continue celebrations afterwards, a Cannes superyacht charter is ideal for the Film Festival in mind. Each year, superyachts play host to the most exclusive parties, at which industry professionals and the social elite sip champagne under the stars, admiring the spectacular fireworks that erupt over the Mediterranean.
Your Cannes yacht charter offers gastronomic excellence: host a private dinner or party on board, with dishes and canapes prepared by a top chef and served by the dedicated crew. Venture to La Croisette to enjoy Michelin-starred dining at the grand hotels and rooftop restaurants.
Charter a yacht for the film festival and avoid the logistics of accommodation, venue bookings for event, and transport. This is a convenient option for a business trip or pleasure, with luxurious rooms and meeting spaces onboard and in close proximity to the Palais des Festivals.
The Cannes Film Festival also precedes the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. Take the short cruise up the French Riviera to dock in Monaco to enjoy the thrill of the event.
There are a range of superb superyachts still on offer for this year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival, including OKTO and QM OF LONDON.
OKTO is an iconic 66m motoryacht, custom-built for a knowledgeable seafarer in 2014 by ISA Yachts. Alberto Pinto and List of Austria created her standout interiors, which exude sophistication, stylishly furnished in cream and dark polished surfaces. Accommodating 10 guests in five spectacular staterooms – including a master suite complete with a private balcony – and 17 crew members, M/Y OKTO is a lavish superyacht that offers privacy to its guests. The vessel sets itself apart from its competitors through the expansive areas that are perfect for entertaining large groups at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival: the spacious aft deck that surrounds the 6m contraflow infinity pool; the fantastic interior areas, which provide the perfect setting for dinner parties and evening soirées; and the spectacular alfresco upper deck dining area. Other special features include a forward helipad, an interior lift, four tender garages, gym, Jacuzzi and stabilisers. With a top speed of 18 knots and a range of 6,800 nautical miles, M/Y OKTO is the perfect vessel for a French Riviera yacht charter.
QM OF LONDON is a 49.9m motoryacht from Italian shipyard, Benetti. Built in 1998 and undergoing a full refit winter 2014/15, she is offered for the Cannes Film Festival 2016 in pristine condition. M/Y QM OF LONDON offers luxuriously finished guest accommodation for 12, comprising a full-beam owner’s suite, two VIP staterooms, a double and three twins – a rare layout for a superyacht of her size. Guests onboard QM OF LONDON will benefit from the services of an outstanding crew, including a masseuse/beauty therapist and qualified yoga, flyboard and kitesurfing instructors. The 10m Scorpion tender can transfer guests between glamorous screenings and onboard after-parties. QM OF LONDON also offers a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, a bar, gym, jetskis and an inflatable waterslide. Contact a yacht broker to secure your Cannes Film Festival 2016 yacht charter and watch cinematic history unfold.