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March 11, 2009 by Yacht Guy
View large version of image: THE 2009 ANTIBES YACHT SHOW

For the third consecutive year, the Antibes Yacht Show heralds the opening of the Mediterranean yachting season with this landmark event held in Europe’s largest yacht harbour Port Vauban in France.

The official site is http://www.antibesyachtshow.com

Having already doubled its capacity last year, the 2009 event innovates again with new facilities and services, and additional show space with more in-water spots and exhibition stands representing the French and international yachting industry.

Along over one kilometre of quays, stretching from the foot of the city Ramparts via the Bastion St Jaume and all the way to the legendary Billionaires’ Quay, visitors can admire a selection of the finest yachts on the market, some up to 80m long. A ferry shuttle service makes it even easier to navigate around the historic setting of Port Vauban.

The Antibes Yacht Show attracts exhibitors from all sectors (brokers, equipment and tender suppliers, interior designers, the media and sponsors), and hosts festive events on board the yachts, at exhibition stands and in the prestigious venues around the marina.

With summer just around the corner, plunge into the exciting atmosphere of the yachting world at the Antibes Yacht Show.


Port Vauban, Antibes
Bastion Saint Jaume
Quay Rambaud (Old Port)
Billionaires Quay (IYCA)
Capitainerie Quay

Main Entrance
In the old port on the
Quay Rambaud (ticket only)
Yacht Show Dates
April 2 to 5, 2009

Opening Hours
10:00 – 19:00 daily,
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee
15 EUROS per person
Free entrance for children under 15
Click here to order your tickets online

There will be a restaurant on the terrace of the Bastion Saint Jaume open to all the public and another one with a terrace on the IYCA (Quai des Milliardaires). You will have the choice of different menus from our caterer. If you are too busy for a seated lunch, you can get a sandwich, salad or other snack in the sandwich shop.

Thanks to our partner ANY PORT we can offer you the ‘Internet connection that works’ on the stands and yachts.

The VIP lounge is moving to the IYCA (Quai des Milliardaires). This area with a nice terrace is exclusively for VIP badge holders.

CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE This year we’re opening a captain’s lounge. Reserved for the Yachts Captains and their guest, it’s the place to relax and still be able to keep an eye on your yacht.

The press tent will be located in Voute 2 in the Bastion Saint Jaume.


Thursday April 2nd, around 11am, M. Leonetti the Mayor of Antibes Juan Les Pins will preside over the Opening Ceremony, it will be followed by the Inauguration Cocktail, on the Terrace of the Bastion St Jaume.

The evening is dedicated to all crew members exhibiting at the show. The Crew Barbecue is becoming a tradition, where the crew members of various yachts have the chance to meet up both with old friends and new. During the evening Dolphin Wear, our hostess outfit partner, will present a ‘Fashion Show’. Various crew members will be modelling the new collection and compete to be the best man/woman model. Surely an occasion not to be missed! If you want to be a model or just more info please contact info@dolphinwear.com

Friday April 3rd sees the birth of a brand new event at Antibes Yacht Show: The first ‘Private Catering Cup’. For chefs who have not yet registered, there’s still time to do so on http://www.privatecateringcup.fr Open to Yacht Chefs, the challenge finals will take place live on the Terrace of the Bastion St Jaume. The 6 finalists, each in a ‘mini kitchen stand’ will have 4 hours to demonstrate their culinary talents. The contest will be judged by a jury composed of 15 people (famous chefs, pastry chefs and culinary critics).The winner will be awarded the Trophy of best Yacht Chef during the evening of the Captain’s gala dinner.

The Captain’s Gala Dinner is planned the same evening, Friday April 3rd on the beautiful setting of the Bastion St Jaume terrace. We are expecting 300 captains and VIPs to attend this exclusive Black Tie dinner. Some of the recipes used will be from the Jury’s own personal repertoire.

The best chef will be awarded his trophy during the evening.

On Saturday April 4th, Antibes Yacht Show will host ‘The Crew Show’. This will take place near the VIP Parking. ‘The Crew Show’ gives all crew members the opportunity to meet with representatives of a variety of businesses such as banks, massage therapists etc… For info see info@crewshow.com

Also on Saturday evening Antibes Yacht Show invites all the exhibitors to enjoy a glass of champagne at the Exhibitor Cocktail on the Terrace of the Bastion St Jaume. This is the opportunity for many professionals to get together and for newcomers to meet up with their peers.

During the Exhibitor Cocktail, our partner Boat Attitude Magazine is awarding a Breitling watch to the Charter Broker with the ‘Best Charter Yacht’. All Charter Yachts can pre-register prior to Antibes Yacht Show by sending their info to contact@boat-attitude.net

All of these events will be broadcast live on the Antibes Yacht Show TV which will be linked to our website and all plasma screens within the exhibition centre (VIP lounge, Restaurants, Front desk….).

There will be several events taking place everyday:

Antibes Yacht Show and its exhibitors know how much golf is appreciated in the nautical world. Therefore as in the past two years, every afternoon of the Show, Riviera Yacht Support are planning to drive a few balls in the water (the balls are caught by boat and the distance measured). All donations go to charity. Every day, a bottle of champagne will be given to the man and woman with the longest drive measured. Your chance to be the next record breaker and donate to a good cause! info@rivierayachtsupport.com

‘The Cap Kayak competition’ is involving teams of 2 people representing a yacht or a company with a one mile course over which to demonstrate their abilities. Every day, the best two kayak teams will qualify for the final event on Sunday. On the last day of Antibes Yacht Show the wining team will be awarded a kayak. http://www.capkayak@orange.fr

As in previous years, Antibes Yacht Show is happy for the exhibitors to organize their own seminars. These will be held on the terrace of the Bastion St Jaume, for example

current organisers include Cathelco and Riviera Charts. A more detailed schedule of the seminars will soon be posted here.


12 km from the international airport of Nice Côte d’Azur
20 km from the centre of Nice
12 km from Cannes
8 km from Sophia Antipolis
48 km from Italy by autoroute
50 km from the winter sport stations.
The nearest being Gréolières

Antibes Juan-les-Pins has 25 km of seaside (the longest on the Côte d’Azur). 7.5 km are sandy and 17.5 km are creeks, bays and cliffs.

Tourist Information

Office de Tourisme Antibes Juan Les Pins
Tel +33 (0)4 97 23 11 11 Fax +33 (0)4 97 23 11 12
e-mail: accueil@antibesjuanlespins.com
Website : http://www.antibesjuanlespins.com

Soon here the list of the shops around Antibes/ Juan Les Pins who have decided to offer a special treatment to our exhibitors and visitors.

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