For ten days this year, from 8th – 19th May, the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival will transform the Palais des Festivals into the epicentre of the world’s movie industry. This year two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has been named as jury president, the Australian actress succeeding 2017’s president, the Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. What better way to visit Cannes than to charter the sleek Canados M/Y MINOU for a Cannes film festival yacht charter to remember?
Just steps from the Old Port of Cannes, and often more show-stopping than the lineup of stars, will be a host of spectacular superyachts, moored along the Jetee Edouard Albert. Yachts have always been an essential part of the Cannes Film Festival since they are berthed next to the Palais des Festivals where the celebrities walk the Croisette and the red carpet into the venue. Of all the celebrations held during the festival, the most exclusive take place on the luxury yachts in the ports, with the international jet set celebrating in suitable style.
Charter M/Y MINOU
Where better to call home throughout a Cannes yacht charter than on board the elegant M/Y MINOU? This 26-meter yacht for charter combines speed and comfort, ideal for day tripping along the French Riviera in between festival events. Launched in 2003 by a renowned Italian shipyard, she underwent a major refit in 2013 which included a complete repaint, new upholsteries, kitchen and onboard systems. The yacht’s alfresco spaces are particularly compatible with entertaining across the duration of the festival; from dinners for 10 around the cockpit dining area to the sun drenched prow which can host a more intimate gathering. Other amenities include a state of the art sound system which links the living room, the cockpit, the flybridge and the prow. The Canados 86 MINOU can sleep up to ten guests across 4 well-appointed staterooms and is available to charter for €36,000 per week.
Charter M/Y BUGIA
Another excellent choice for a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter is M/Y BUGIA. With her bold curves and distinctive navy blue hull, the yacht is guaranteed to compete with the Hollywood stars for attention. Launched in 2006 from Termoli Shipyards, this 27-meter yacht is constructed entirely from steel and the precise attention to detail continues in through to the stylish wood and marble interiors. The stern is the centre of entertaining onboard, with a spacious table for 10 guests and a dedicated beach. There’s no better vantage point from which to admire the dazzling lights of the Bay of Cannes. Other features include a JetSki and snorkelling equipment to make the most of the fine May weather on the French Riviera. M/Y BUGIA is as classic and timeless as the actors who have graced the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and is available to charter from €35,000.
A superyacht is much more than a place to sleep: charterers enjoy the best location from which to enjoy the action, with prime positioning in the heart of Cannes. Moreover, guests can revel in merriment and dance until the early hours in luxury and elegance, as celebrations continue well on into the night. When the festivities finish in Cannes, charterers don’t have to go home; they merely cruise along the coast and enjoy the equally enticing Monaco Grand Prix in lavish style.
The port of Cannes is just minutes by helicopter from Nice’s Côte d’Azur International Aéroport or Cannes Mandelieu airport.
Why Charter through Silver Star Yachting?
The husband and wife team behind yacht charter company Silver Star Yachting are impeccably qualified to guide charter guests through the entire yacht charter experience in an incredibly professional and individual manner. Rosanna Arcamone spent 10 years onboard super yachts in the Mediterranean as chief stewardess, while her husband Nicola Iacono has over 15 years experience consulting for luxury brands, including shipyards. Along with an unrivalled knowledge of the yachting industry, Rosanna and Nicola ensure that maximum attention is paid to each of their clients, with a 24/7 service.