12 superyachts to charter at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Held just a stone’s throw from Vieux Port de Cannes on the French Riviera, the Cannes Film Festival lures the superyacht crowd to the south of France each spring. The harbour is the centre of the action, with the red carpet that welcomes filmmakers, movie stars and celebrities to the Palais des Festivals running right past the docks. The Cannes Film Festival is a highlight of the yearly yachting calendar and booking a charter is the best way to soak up all of the glamour – or to host an unforgettable movie premiere after-party. With the 75th edition fast approaching from May 17 to 28, 2022 (just before the start of the F1 Grand Prix in nearby Monaco), it’s time to book a charter yacht to attend the event in superyacht style. 


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Stats:  85.5 metres, Oceanco, 2010, 12 guests, 29 crew

With her striking blue hull, Sunrays is sure to make an impression in Vieux Port de Cannes during the Film Festival. She is well-equipped for premiere after-parties with two outdoor cocktail bars plus a professional DJ deck and speaker system for al fresco entertaining. There’s a total of three hot tubs spread throughout her voluminous decks, al fresco dining for 22 guests plus an intimate social space is offered in the billiards room, complete with a gyroscopic pool table. For private screenings on board, Sunrays’ skylounge converts into a home cinema while the wellness centre with its steam room, extensive gym equipment and two resident therapists will put guests right after a night of festivities. After the revelries, this RYA water sports-certified superyacht will ensure the fun continues on an extended cruise of the French Riviera, offering gear for scuba diving, fishing, waterskiing and wakeboarding as well as an on board golf tee, kayaks, Jet Skis, paddleboards, SeaBobs and inflatables including a waterslide.

Sunrays is managed by Edmiston with a weekly charter rate starting from €1,000,000.

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Oceanco   85.5 m •   2010

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Oceanco   85.5 m •   16 guests • Price from €1,150,000 p/w

Cocoa Bean

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Stats: 74 metres, Trinity Yachts, 2014, 12 guests, 16 crew

With five expansive exterior decks and a dedicated full-beam observation lounge, Cocoa Bean is perfect for guests seeking standout views of all the glitz and glamour in Cannes during the festival. Outdoor spaces are dotted with various al fresco lounges, cocktail bars and a swimming pool for optimum entertainment while a spacious main saloon with a further drinks bar and formal dining table offer alternative spaces for sit-down dinners between premieres. Her beach club is also brimming with toys and can be used for direct access to the warm waters of the French Riviera.

Cocoa Bean is managed by Cecil Wright & Partners with a weekly charter rate starting from €550,000.

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Trinity Yachts   73.76 m •   2013


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Stats:  91.5 metres, Oceanco, 2014, 22 guests, 31 crew

This explorer yacht is no stranger to celebrity events, having hosted TV stars including Kylie Jenner before. She has all the amenities to keep even the most demanding A-listers satisfied during the Cannes Film Festival, including a 20 square metre swimming pool, a helipad, a top deck Jacuzzi, and a beach club boasting a gym, sauna, Hammam, spa treatment room and experiential showers. At 91.5 metres, Tranquillity has room to accommodate up to 22 guests waited on by as many as 31 crew, making her ideal for larger parties celebrating during the festival.

Tranquility is managed by Camper & Nicholsons with a weekly charter rate starting from €1,100,000.

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Oceanco   91.5 m •   2014


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Stats: 28.12 metres, CRN, 1974, 10 guests, 4 crew

Opt for classic glamour at this year’s Cannes with A&A. Oozing old-school charm and instantly recognisable from the docks with her traditional lines, A&A is the perfect setting for glitzy parties and events throughout the festivities. She’s also fresh from a 2022 refit, upgraded with new interior furnishings, an extended swimming platform, updated WIFI connection throughout and a new range of water toys including e-bikes and SeaBobs. When not entertaining in her elegant wood-panelled interiors, guests can head to the flybridge to soak up the sunshine with a drink at the cocktail bar or a nap on the sunpads.

A&A is managed by Northrop & Johnson with a weekly charter rate starting from €38,000.

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CRN   30.82 m •   1974

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CRN   30.82 m •   10 guests • Price from €38,000 p/w


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Stats: 85 metres, Golden Yachts, 2018, 12 guests, 26 crew

Arrive at the Cannes Film Festival in style by making use of O’Ptasia’s touch-and-go helipad, and freshen up before the evening’s event with an afternoon in her expansive beach club complete with a Hammam, massage room, sauna and curved drinks bar. Guests can be entertained on the sundeck with its glass-fronted swimming pool, sunbathing area and outdoor cinema before setting in to sleep in the expansive 85 square metre owner’s suite with 180 degree panoramic views out to sea. Other amenities include a gym, private office and toybox stocked with Fliteboards, kayaks, Jet Skis and more.

O’Ptasia is managed by Atlanta Golden Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from €800,000.

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Golden Yachts   84.73 m •   2018

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Golden Yachts   84.73 m •  22 guests •  €89,999,000

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Golden Yachts   85 m •   12 guests • Price from €900,000 p/w

Parsifal III

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Stats: 53.80 metres, Perini Navi, 2005, 12 guests, 9 crew

There’s no better way to enjoy a weekend of film culture than on board the yachting world’s very own screen star. One of the main characters of superyacht TV show Below Deck, sailing yacht Parsifal III will take a break from hosting film-worthy charters to bring charter guests along to the Cannes Film Festival.  Outdoor entertaining areas are equipped with a hot tub,  sunpads, a wet bar, and al fresco lounging and dining with optional awning. For something a little different, guests can dine on the hydraulic swim platform, people watching as the festival’s famous film stars walk by the docks. A striking interior styled by Rémi Tessier with dark ebony and light sycamore finishes offers further dining and socialising areas. After spending time at the festival, enjoy sailing further around the French Riviera with one of the fastest yachts by builder Perini Navi, hitting top speeds of up to 16 knots thanks to her high-tech carbon masts and fully automated in-boom furling.

Parsifal III is managed by Camper & Nicholsons with a weekly charter rate starting from €195,000.

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Perini Navi   54 m •   2005

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Perini Navi   54 m •   12 guests • Price from €195,000 p/w

Cloud Atlas

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Stats:  46 metres, Lloyds, 1990, 12 guests, 10 crew

Extended by six metres following an extensive refit in 2021, Cloud Atlas now offers enhanced spaces and additional amenities for guests to enjoy while cruising around the Côte d'Azur. The sundeck is the main area for socialising during post-premiere parties, offering a hot tub with uninterrupted views, while an additional bar with glamorous, gilded finishes is located inside the main saloon. Al fresco dining can be enjoyed on the main deck while a beach club with large sunpads and a swimming platform offer easy access to the water. She carries a range of water toys and state-of-the-art gym equipment for fitness fanatics planning to stay on top of their usual regime outside of Cannes screenings and celebrations.

Cloud Atlas is managed by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from €140,000.

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Lloyds   46 m •   1990

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Lloyds   46 m •   12 guests • Price from €140,000 p/w


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Stats: 51.84 metres, Golden Yachts, 2007, 12 guests, 11 crew

Last refitted in 2020, Vertigo offers ample spaces for entertaining post-premiere, with classic-style interiors finished in dark woods and cream soft furnishings. A formal dining area can be used for sit-down dinners, while more casual meals can be enjoyed al fresco on the main and upper decks. The on board highlight is the flybridge, complete with a cocktail bar, hot tub and sun loungers, providing spectacular views out to sea and port. If you’re planning on hosting a private screening on board, Vertigo has an outdoor cinema setup. Her beach club is also equipped with a swim platform and a well-stocked toybox including Jet Skis, paddleboards, a jet surf board and gear for waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Vertigo is managed by Atlanta Golden Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from €155,000.

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Lamda   51.94 m •   2007

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Golden Yachts   51.84 m •   12 guests • Price from €1,650,000 p/w


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Stats: 37 metres, Couach, 2011, 12 guests, 6 crew

Arion’s interiors, styled by renowned designer Ken Freivokh, provide the perfect setting for entertaining during the Cannes film festival – warm and welcoming, the Scandinavian-style spaces are finished in polished wenge and cherry woods. Her light-filled saloon offers a formal dining area, while above deck guests can enjoy al fresco entertaining with an outdoor dining table and a bar for cocktail hour. A sunbathing area and water toys including Jet Skis, paddleboards, kayaks and gear for diving or other watersports will keep guests busy on board even after the film festival action is over.

Arion is managed by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting from €85,000.

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Couach Yachts   36.8 m •   2011

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Couach Yachts   37 m •   9 guests • Price from €85,000 p/w


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Stats: 46.02 metres, Delta Marine, 2007, 12 guests, 11 crew

Pisces is instantly set apart from the crowd with her Corinthia blue hull, a colour that reappears throughout her nautical-inspired interiors. Having just undergone a refit in 2021, her interiors are refreshed with new wall and floor coverings, upgraded cabin TVs and updates to various systems including WIFI, air ventilation and SONOS surround sound for on board parties. A key feature is her sun deck, complete with a hot tub and swim-up bar, al fresco dining accompanied by a barbeque and a shaded cocktail bar, two TVs for an outdoor cinema experience and a set up for marine-friendly golf. Below deck, the skylounge offers a games table and further cocktail bar for evening entertainment while a formal dining area is found in the main saloon. An elevator and child safety-proofed spaces make her an ideal family yacht for bringing little ones along on a French Riviera spring break.

Pisces is managed by IYC with a weekly charter rate starting from $185,000.

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Delta Marine   46.24 m •   2011

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