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24th July 2018

Only Six Weeks Until The 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival

As usual during this time of the year, global shipyards are gearing up for the start of the European boat  show season starting with the Cannes Yachting Festival, held from 11 to 16 September in Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto in Cannes. The Show counts over 600 yachts with no less than 100 premieres at the show, making it a truly impressive sight! Last year 50,000 guests visited the show with 60% of them being international travelers, making this the perfect platform for showcase some of the yachting industry’s finest vessels. Yachts on display ranged from 2.1m up to 65m, ensuring plenty of choice for every use and budget. Out of the 600 yachts on display 103 were sail boats and 44 catamarans.

This year the Simpson Marine team will be on location inspecting new yachts and conducting sea trials so please let us know if you are attending and would like to visit a yacht of your choice. Here is an overview of what our shipyards have announced they will have on display, including their much-anticipated 2018 Premieres:


World Premiere: SX 76, SL102 ASYMETRIC, Bluegame 42, Bluegame 62

On Display: SL78, SL86, SL118, SD112, SD126, SX88



On Display: MCY 65, MCY70, MCY76, MCY80, MCY86, MCY96, MCY105



World Premiere: Targa 43 Open

On Display: Targa 48 Open, Targa 53 Open, Squadron 53, Targa 63 GTO



World Premiere: Oceanis 46.1

On Display: Oceanis 35.1, Oceanis 38.1, Oceanis 41.1, Oceanis 51.1, Oceanis 55.1, Oceanis Yacht 62


World Premiere: Barracuda 9, Swift Trawler 47

On Display: Antares 36, Antares 9OB, GT 40, GT 46, GT 50 Sportfly, Swift Trawler 35, Swift Trawler 44, Flyer 8.8 Sundeck, Monte Carlo 5, Monte Carlo 6.


On Display: Lagoon 40, Lagoon 42, Lagoon 50, Lagoon 52 F, Lagoon 630 MY, Seventy 7



On Display: Aquila 44 (New four-cabin layout)


Make sure you make it to Cannes this year as this busy show is definitely well worth it as a chance to visit the wide range of yachts on display, enjoy sea trials in the beautiful Cannes bay and simply enjoy the French Riviera this time of the year. Contact your Simpson Marine broker to help arrange your stay and access the show and yachts. Or write to us at to get in touch with the visiting team. See you in Cannes!

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