Cannes is truly the epicentre of world cinema for 10 magical days during the film festival, which welcomes a plethora of stars, directors and celebrities to this elegant seaside ville. In 2018, the event will celebrate 71 fabulous years, debuting a diverse range of films only outshone by the champagne-fuelled parties along La Croisette and in the salons of its famous hotels.
A luxury charter vacation aboard your own private charter yacht gives you and your guests unparalleled access to the cinematic splendour of the Cannes Film Festival. Whether moored offshore or berthed at the splendid port, your charter vessel is front row for celebrity arrivals, and the lights, camera, action of the celebrations.
You have your own prestigious yacht for entertaining, socialising and relaxing, while you enjoy the premium cuisine, tailored to your preferences, and enjoy the sights and sounds of celebration among the glittering fleet quayside.
Just one week later, Monaco hosts the F1 and thousands of motorsports fans descend on this pocket-sized Principality. Praised as "the true driver's circuit" for its challenging mix of loops, curves and lightning fast straights along what must be the most scenic route in the world. The Monaco Grand Prix is also described as "like riding a bicycle around your living room" for its hazards.
No Formula 1 race or circuit can match the glamour and the challenge of the Monaco Grand Prix. From Casino Square to the world's most famous hairpin, through the tunnel and past the stunning line-up of mega yachts, this stellar event is a compelling reason to take to the water and entertain your guests aboard your own private luxury charter yacht.
The trackside action is mesmerizing, and charter guests have premium seats along the marina at Port Hercule, so close to the track you can see the expressions on the drivers' faces, yet far from the crowded streets and venues teaming with international tourists.
When you tire of the track and sophisticated attractions of Monte Carlo, your Captain can plan an itinerary along the French Riviera to some of the most idyllic and tranquil anchorages he is familiar with for your complete relaxation soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine.
For expert assistance to match your requirements with a selection of the impeccable luxury charter yachts available during these festivals, contact Luxury Charter Group now. Here are a few of our recommendations.
Living up to her name, which means the pinnacle or apex of a concept, 62.5m (205ft) APOGEE was designed and built to the highest 5-star specifications and is considered one of the most spectacular mega yachts available for charter.
APOGEE has accommodation for up to 12 guests in seven elegantly appointed staterooms with large ensuites, allowing for great flexibility of guest sleeping arrangements. A large elevator connects all decks, while an array of water sports toys and equipment ensure maximum on-water fun during your charter. APOGEE is truly an entertainer's yacht.
From the massive outdoor deck areas (with chaise lounges that have built-in speakers, to the 12-person jacuzzi and numerous sunbathing areas, to the 22ft long backlit onyx topped bar (modelled after Monaco's Cafe de Paris and Miami's Delano Hotel) with a dance pole and 60-inch flat screen TV, dance floor with a Wurlitzer jukebox, karaoke machine and other entertainment areas – she has it all! At sunset, the expansive sundeck converts into an outdoor nightclub, plus APOGEE has an air-conditioned gym on the top deck, complete with panoramic views.
With 17 crew, she has an excellent crew to guest ratio to ensure first class service.
AT 62m (203ft), RoMa is a sensational charter yacht for your sojourn in the South of France. Designed by the highly-awarded Espen Oeino and built by Viareggio Super Yachts, RoMa has accommodation for up to 12 guests in six lavish staterooms, with incredible deck space for entertaining, sunbathing and enjoying the vistas along the Riviera.
Bursting with features, RoMa has something for everybody, including gym, a pool with spa jets and swim current, elevator joining each level, cinema and games room, state-of-the-art AV and tech onboard,
Décor onboard RoMa is ultra-high end European chic, with furnishings in a tranquil palette of neutrals, timber and gold, with exotic finishes in white Carrara marble, pearlised leather, onyx, madras silk, brass and black nickel.
RoMa is RINA Green Star certified for her eco-friendly credentials, and boasts a PADI Dive Centre, RYA Jetski training centre, massive beach club and assortment of watertoys, as well as a sensational 27m inflatable waterslide and trampoline. RoMa also has 17 professional crew to create an utterly memorable charter for you and your guests.
This stunning 43m (141ft) charter yacht, GO combines the freedom and marina access of a smaller yacht with onboard living spaces and amenities of a much larger yacht. GO accommodates 10 guests in five spacious staterooms.
A brilliant example of a Dutch-built Feadship superyacht, GO offers guests versatile accommodation comprising a full-beam main deck master suite and four guest cabins on the lower deck, convertible to two VIP suites. The beach club is the launchpad for this superb charter yacht's exciting collection of toys, including a jetsurf, seabobs, subwings and waterskis.
Launched by Viareggio Superyachts in 2009, SEALYON was designed by legendary yacht specialist, Espen Oeino. Her interior is inspired by Art Deco while her layout has been meticulously designed for entertaining and socialising with a myriad of lounging and relaxing areas both inside and on deck.
Luxury charter yacht SEALYON accommodates 12 charter guests in six luxurious staterooms. Similar to the main saloon, the staterooms are all decorated with an art deco feel while the master suite boasts remarkable panoramic views.
SEALYON has a number of dining areas to choose from, including formal dining in the saloon and al fresco meals on deck. With two experienced chefs at your disposal you will be sure to enjoy only the finest cuisine. The rotating circular sun pad aft of the sun deck, complete with cooling mist for relief from the sun, is the ideal spot for recharging your batteries or immersing yourself in a good book.
Other facilities on board include an office, gym, Schimmel grand piano, entertainment room and enormous open sun deck, as well a myriad of water toys and tenders available for guests on their charter vacation.
The one of a kind 63m (206.69ft) luxury motor yacht 11.11 was custom designed and built by Benetti, boasting a host of unique features from her vertical axe bow to her original artwork throughout.
Inside, the lavish décor in the Art Deco style is softened by the design brief which was to ensure every room on this palatial vessel was family-friendly. 11.11 has superb accommodation for up to 12 guests in six suites, including two full-beam master suites, two double cabins and two twin cabins. The spacious, curved master suite on the upper deck provides a 180-degree view over the bow of the boat, plus access to the private outside space just for two.
The main leisure space is the upper sun deck, with a 14-seater dining table with backlit LED quartzite panels and fluted bar made of sandblasted Italian stone.
For guests' complete enjoyment, the 11.11 spa comprises a dedicated treatment room and steam room tiled with pearly mosaics. There are two jacuzzis, both generously sized, one on the sun deck and a second on the upper deck. At the bow, sun lounges crown the expansive entertainment deck.
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11.11 boasts the only Benetti luxury tender ever built – an 8m (26ft) limousine designed specifically created to ensure guests remain dry and unruffled on trip to shore. For watersports, 11.11 has a 6m (19.69ft) Novurania tender for towing and skiing, seabobs, waverunners, kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment, plus an inflatable climbing wall and floating pool.
55m (180ft) ELIXIR is an impressive example of an AMELS 180 design, a fully custom-build incorporating all the features discerning charter guests could demand for a truly epic charter experience. The owner collaborated with exterior designer Tim Heywood and interior designer Laura Sessa to create ELIXIR's an overall design full of contrasts: dark meets light; masculine worldliness meets curvaceous elegance; relaxed comfort meets clean contemporary style. Luxury charter yacht ELIXIR accommodates 12 guests in five staterooms, including a master suite, one VIP stateroom, one double cabin and two twin cabins.
Generous exterior spaces include a standout sundeck, one of the most spacious ever seen on a 55-metre yacht, with Jacuzzi and backlit onyx bar. In addition, ELIXIR boasts a large master suite with private lounge and study, expansive deck space, cinema and grand piano in the skylounge, sauna and gym, beach club with full range of water toys, RYA training centre and much more.
For further details about these stunning superyachts and others available for charter at the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix please contact the experts at Luxury Charter Group today.