13 Fantastic Superyacht Charters for the Cannes and the French Riviera

The Cannes Film Festival is the best event to celebrate the start of summer ...

13 Fantastic Superyacht Charters for the Cannes and the French Riviera

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Cannes Film Festival is the best event to celebrate the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous arrive in the Mediterranean to enjoy glitz and galmour. It’s not too late to charter a luxury superyacht in Cannes and the French Riviera. Here are 13 fantastic superyachts you can secure right now:


The Mischief is the ideal superyacht to charter with its celebrity looks to the Cannes Film Festival. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and a good time for all is guaranteed. Unwind on board this beautiful vessel after a day star spotting watching the event unfold on flat screen televisions while trying one of the many wines available. Mischief has magnificent décor that ranges from crisp white interiors, plush sofas and dark blue furniture. On deck there’s gym equipment, a dining table, sunbeds and a hot tub, so plenty to do when you’re not celeb watching. For water sport enthusiasts, inflatable pontoons connect to the swim platform creating a floating sunbathing area, taking you even closer to the warm waters of the French Riviera. Enjoy glamour, excitement and the opportunity to see A-list film stars at Cannes on the Mischief. Crew make sure everything goes according to plan. So, get dressed up, enjoy a glass of champagne or wine before the fun begins. Should you need to get in touch with work colleagues there’s a sensational marble-clad office where you can send emails from. Arrange to have an evening party on one of the huge decks where’s there’s cosy seating, while delicious food is being served.

Superyacht MISCHIEF

Superyacht MISCHIEF


Princess AVK

With a backdrop of Cannes, magnificent buildings, verdant landscape and beautiful weather, live like a star at the Cannes Film Festival. Charter the Princess AVK to this Mediterranean hot spot to see if you can catch film stars and celebrities doing what they do best. The Princess AVK sleeps up to 12 guests in six amazing state rooms. Overlooking the waters the full beam master suite and two VIP double state rooms provide stunning views while balconies unfurl from the main deck. The ethereal lounge has French doors that open to a fold-down terrace for guests to relax on. Take in the sun and have a drink from the bar or enjoy a sumptuous meal on the sun deck. The Jacuzzi is another place to take in the spectacular views while another lounge is situated in the shade, if the weather gets a little too hot. Princess AVK’s main saloon has a cocktail bar, sofas and a dining table close by to a second more casual living space. Her beach club contains a shower and sauna. This is ideal for guests to chill after a day of playing on water toys like wake boards, jet skis or a fly board, in the blue waters of the Med.

Superyacht Blush - a sistership to second Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Superyacht Blush – a sistership to second Sunseeker 155 Yacht


Coral Ocean

Take the Coral Ocean on a private yacht charter to Cannes to coincide with the exciting festival which is held in this world-famous resort every year. With a vintage appeal, just like the French Riviera, Coral Ocean is a charming, eye-catching superyacht. She provides the perfect base to relax in the sun when at anchor in Cannes or to hold star-studded parties when night falls. Catch this world-renowned film festival from the decks of this beautiful vessel and see how many stars you can spot while in the harbour. The Coral Ocean has three outside decks and is the perfect superyacht to entertain guests, soak up the sun’s rays or just chill. She presents a unique profile in the water having retractable balconies on starboard and port. Sumptuously furnished and inspired by Polynesian and African art, Coral Ocean has spacious areas throughout for guests to come and go as they please. The six well-appointed cabins sleep up to twelve people while there’s sufficient space for a crew of nineteen. Your days will be filled with activities in the gym, the spa area, the steam room or having a gentle swim in the pool. Take some time out and watch a favourite movie on the huge cinema screen at the end of the main saloon or get lost in your thoughts and look out to sea.

Coral Ocean yacht - Jeff Brown

Coral Ocean yacht – Jeff Brown



For one of the ultimate yacht charter vacations ever, head to Cannes. Arrange your visit to enjoy the Cannes Film Festival by sailing on the imposing Okto superyacht. She is one of the best superyachts to charter to this part of the French Riviera where you might see film stars, celebrities and famous actors/actresses. Once you step on board you will experience life at sea on a 66m silent, fine vessel. Hold an exclusive party on board the Okto to dance the night away under the stars. This sleek, stylish superyacht is well equipped with a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool which is lit up in the evening with backlights as well as two huge outdoor lounges. One is well shaded while the other is a more informal area with comfortable sofas, sun pads and loungers. Accommodating up to 10 guests in five exquisite cabins, Okto also has an owner’s suite with private balcony offering stupendous sea views. The open plan main saloon and dining room, along with a cosy cocktail lounge, are ideal places to relax after a busy day star spotting! For the more energetic guests, have a workout in the well-equipped gym or take to the water on jet skis.

OKTO profile by ISA Yachts

Superyacht OKTO – profile by ISA Yachts


Illusion V

This sleek superyacht blends in well with other vessels in Cannes Harbour so when the Film Festival is underway, you too will feel like a star. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, Illusion V has been artfully designed by Green and Mingarelli. Her interior is luxurious, inviting, with a laid-back feel. Materials like wood, parchment, marble, travertine mingle with coconut weave and mother of pearl to create a luminescence all of her own. Ivory leather ceilings finish each part of the vessel off to perfection offering light and lots of space. On her journey to Cannes, you will see LED illumination which is individually controlled making the Illusion V just that – an illusion. Along with a state-of-the-art cinema room Illusion V has a main saloon with bar. There’s a rose motif running right through the yacht along with pretty coloured plants and bouquets of sweet-smelling flowers. Taking 12 guests on board in six cabins, she also has a full beam VIP suite. A beautiful sky lounge is where the main dining room is situated, ideal for social gatherings and parties. This leads out onto the sky deck and a Jacuzzi. On the lower deck, there’s a good size swim platform, extra seating and al fresco dining spots.

Superyacht Illusion V

Superyacht Illusion V



A truly spectacular superyacht, Sherakhan can be chartered to the French Riviera at the same time the Cannes Film Festival is being held. Experience the electric atmosphere sailing along the Riviera when it’s lit up at night with lots of stars and celebrities walking along the promenade. Glamour and glitz is the order of the day so join in and have some fun when on a yacht charter on board the magnificent Sherakhan. She is the perfect vessel to entertain on with her split-level main saloon and dining table large enough for 22 guests. The saloon is 7m high with a skylight right through to the Jacuzzi on deck. While on board work out in the gym or pamper yourself in the beauty salon. Why not have a whisky in the study that is home to a library and electric fireplace? Up to 26 guests can be accommodated in 13 spacious, bright and airy cabins. Moving on deck you will see lots of seating and lounging areas where you can sit, relax and sip a cocktail or two. With al fresco dining options, enough space when at port to host up to 130 guests, Sherakhan is definitely a party yacht and one which looks perfectly at home in Cannes Harbour.

superyacht SHERAKHAN

superyacht SHERAKHAN



This 61m/20ft motor yacht can be chartered to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. She was built in 2007 with a timeless appearance and lots of modern, up-to-date amenities on board. Majestic makes an excellent platform to watch the comings and goings at the Cannes Film Festival with front row seats facing the harbour. She is also suitable for hosting event charters and parties. Dine al fresco on the upper deck aft or if preferred, a 14-seat table can be organised on an enclosed deck instead. Sleeping up to 12 guests in seven luxurious cabins Majestic provides an elegant background when night draws in. After spotting A-listers on shore, relax and unwind in a cosy lounge with a drink before it’s time to retire to your cabin. Fresh the next day there’s plenty to do on board from catching the sun’s rays, reading a novel or trying out some of the exciting water toys. Take a dip in the swimming pool or make new acquaintances to discuss which celebrity you have seen and what lies ahead the next day. One thing’s for sure, there’ll be no shortage of celebs or stars to see at the Cannes Film Festival.

Superyacht Majestic (ex.SECRET) - Image Courtesy of Feadship

Superyacht Majestic (ex.SECRET) – Image Courtesy of Feadship


Martha Ann

If you want to host a grand event at the Cannes Film Festival with friends or family, this superyacht certainly fits the bill. Martha Ann is a huge, stylish yacht with a white superstructure and blue hull. She has been crafted with opulent interiors and plenty of places to dine, relax or be entertained. With her wet bars, audio/visual and communications systems and large deck pool, Martha Ann is perfect in every way. There’s even an elevator to take you up to the top deck where you can catch a glimpse of the rich and famous! Sleeping up to 12 people in 7 state rooms choose from a master suite, six double cabins, one twin cabin, or a VIP cabin. Twenty crew onboard will make sure you enjoy a yacht charter vacation like no other. The beautiful furniture, comfortable seating areas and ambient atmosphere create a superb, restful feel to the Martha Ann. When you set out to sea again after seeing famous stars and celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, there’s always lots to do. Dive into the warm sea and take in a more glorious world than you could ever have imagined underwater. Do a little fishing or chill out on the swim platform before getting ready for a delicious barbeque.

Motor Yacht MARTHA ANN - Main

Motor Yacht MARTHA ANN – Main



With her magnetic draw and captivating beauty, O’Neiro is the ideal vessel to charter to the quintessentially Mediterranean region of the French Riviera. Arrange your dates the same at the same time as the Cannes Film Festival to give yourself the opportunity to spot some stars on the quayside. Her hull is bright turquoise which makes a statement as soon as she enters Cannes Harbour. With huge deck spaces to entertain guests, O’Neiro also has a Jacuzzi, an al fresco dining table, a cocktail bar and additional dining space for informal meals. Sleeping up to 12 in seven cabins she is a classy vessel full of opulent features and classical artwork. To relax there are plasma monitors, home theatre systems, a CD and DVD player as well as an MP3 player in all saloons. For the children, a Playstation can be used, books can be read or there’s even a PS3 games and XBOX One library. When it comes to leisure activities, try out one of the many tenders, a wave runner, F5 Seabob or 2-person kayak canoe which can be paddled or pedalled. Try your luck on a stand-up paddle board, water skis, tubes, kneeboard or wake board. For keen anglers, there’s fishing and trawling equipment, the O’Neiro crew has thought of just about everything!

Superyacht ONEIRO

Superyacht ONEIRO



Gatsby is a luxury superyacht that knows her way around the French Riviera. She is 30m in length and was built by Filippetti Yachts in 2014. Her soft, round lines, large decks and beautiful interior make her especially appealing at the Cannes Film Festival. Charter this exciting vessel to the French Riviera for an experience of a lifetime. Seeing your favourite stars from the beautiful spacious decks or relaxing on board brings a new dimension to the world of chartering. There’s always time to disembark to join in the activities on shore.
Gatsby’s interior is absolutely stunning. The master cabin is like a huge suite featuring a two-room bathroom, a large office and a dressing room. On the lower deck there are four guest cabins, all with en suite bathrooms. The crew have their quarters independently of these cabins with a galley, laundry and small dinette. Socialise on deck while enjoying the amazing views of Cannes then dine al fresco or relax on one of the many sun pads. Feeling a little energetic? Have some fun on one of the many water toys or tenders. Like her namesake, Gatsby is cool, suave and debonair especially when sailing over the waves of the Med.

Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht GATSBY

Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht GATSBY



Heading for Cannes this year? Charter Broadwater, a 49.7m (163ft) Feadship that will stand out in the stunning marina. The Cannes Film Festival is one place to see and be seen especially from the decks of such a beautiful vessel as Broadwater. She can sleep up to ten charter guests in comfort and style while at this prestigious event. The master suite on the main deck boasts a king size bed, a his and hers bathroom along with a private office. Four queen size state rooms are just as awesome with all having iPod docking stations, Kaleidoscope AV and a flat screen satellite television. Antiques and original oil paintings bedeck the walls in the formal saloon where guests can also enjoy surround sound music. A sky lounge is the ideal place for entertainment with a games table, plasma TV, library and board games. Take a stroll to the aft deck to have a drink at the bar with friends or fellow guests. Why not go to the upper aft deck to enjoy an al fresco meal and see if you can spot the stars at the Film Festival? After a stunning refit, Broadwater now has an amazing cocktail den which makes for a perfect venue if you’re holding a Cannes Film Festival after-party.

Superyacht Broadwater

Superyacht Broadwater



Take the Mistress to the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival and see how she fits in perfectly. This spectacular motor yacht is 46m, 150.92ft, long and was refitted in 2013. She has a steel hull and aluminium structure as well as featuring a modern stabilisation system to ensure comfort throughout the voyage. Luxury abounds as soon as you step on board. The Mistress sleeps up to 11 guests in six rooms comprising double and twin cabins. Nine crew members make sure everyone is relaxed and has everything they could possibly want. Sumptuous furnishings, comfortable seating and timeless styling create an impressive as well as luxurious look. On deck, there are plenty of seats and sun loungers for guests to chill out on while enjoying a drink or two. Admire the walnut wood panelling and cut glass which has been carefully placed in the main saloon. For total relaxation take a seat in the sauna to recharge your batteries and freshen up for party night. The Cannes Film Festival is always an event worth seeing, whether it’s to spot a celeb or two or just enjoy the exciting atmosphere. One thing’s for sure, you will certainly want to charter the Mistress again with her welcoming captain and crew.

Motor yacht MISTRESS - Main shot

Motor yacht MISTRESS – Main shot


Midnight Sun

With her sophisticated interior in soft olive green and rich cream colours, Midnight Sun is truly a romantic vessel, ideal for chartering to the Cannes Film Festival. Accommodating up to 10 guests in five en suite cabins, she also enjoys a large split-level, full-beam master state room on the main deck. On the lower deck, there are two further double cabins and two convertible twin/double guest cabins. Midnight Sun also has lots of dining options available. There’s dining in the main saloon or al fresco on the fly bridge. A welcoming lounge on the aft deck is the ideal place for a morning coffee while another lounge provides front row seats to watch what’s going on ashore. See if you can spot a famous movie star walking on the red carpet at the Film Festival, some of the best names in film can be seen just off shore. The glittering gold hull of Midnight Sun shines during the day in the sun and stands out in the evening while at anchor. Arrange an intimate party in the main saloon with cocktails, gourmet meals and lots of music. After a busy but enjoyable day and evening, make your way to a comfortable cabin, ready to do it all again the next day.



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