26 April 2017

Live the High Life: Côte d'Azur Event Charter in 2017

All eyes turn to the Côte d’Azur each spring as the excitement of Hollywood, the glamour of motor racing, and the innovation of the creative arts descend on this sparkling stretch of coastline. What better way to make an impression and enjoy each of these glitzy events than by chartering a yacht? Either for a party or a more traditional yacht charter in France with family and friends, make the most of the Riviera’s glittering social calendar in 2017. These six vessels are available to charter through Fraser, and guarantee a good time at the Côte d'Azur’s premier events.
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Cannes Film Festival: 17th to 28th May


It's party time in Cannes this May as the pretty Riviera port prepares to celebrate the 70th edition of the world's favourite cinematic event: the Cannes Film Festival. Festival-goers are especially excited that celebrated director, Spain's Pedro Almodóvar, is this year's President of the Jury and Italian beauty, Monica Belluci, will be hosting the festival's opening and closing ceremonies. As Hollywood's biggest stars grace the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals, the superyachts lined up alongside the festival headquarters become central attractions for the event’s most exclusive parties.

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Stand out from the crowd with M/Y ULYSSES, a 56.01m Benetti yacht for charter. Built in 2012, she boasts a distinctive black hull and was made for the movies with a sun deck projector screen. For stationary events in and around the ports of Cannes and Port Pierre Canto, she is capable of hosting up to 150 guests, while accommodating 12 in six well-appointed staterooms.




Alternatively, experience S/Y OHANA this May. A vessel that oozes Hollywood elegance, S/Y OHANA is a 49.7m Fitzroy Yacht that was built in 2012. A unique choice for festival celebrations, she can welcome 60 guests for events and sleeps 10 in five staterooms. She boasts style, performance and functionality, and has won at many competitive regattas around the world.


Monaco Grand Prix: 25th to 28th May


The 2017 Formula One Grand Prix season is well underway. Fans from around the world are eagerly anticipating the battle between 2017 rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton on the streets of Monaco at the end of May. The fifth race of the season, Monaco is a favourite for both fans and drivers. There is hardly a more iconic sight in F1 than that of the superyachts moored along the chicane of Port Hercule. Experience the rush of adrenaline induced by the race from the aft deck of a superyacht charter, as the drivers tackle 78 laps of the famous street circuit.

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For events where the yacht remains in Port Hercule, consider M/Y FORCE BLUE - a 63.30m Royal Denship explorer vessel that was built in 2002 and fully refit in 2009. She is unique for her spacious deck and entertaining areas that have the capacity to host up to 350 guests when in port, and accommodates 12 in lavish staterooms. An onboard cinema and a disco room are just two of her luxurious onboard amenities.




Also available for charter is the classic motor yacht M/Y SARITA SI. Built by CRN Ancona in 1973, this 38.61m yacht is a firm charter favourite thanks to her professional and friendly crew and timeless elegance, which is the perfect complement to the glamour of the motor racing. She can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms and 30 guests for events.


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Cannes Lions: 17th to 24th June


For those in the creative industries, Cannes is the place to be each June for Cannes Lions – the International Festival of Creativity. Held at the same waterfront location as the Cannes Film Festival, this it is an opportunity for the communications, marketing, entertainment, design and tech professionals to be recognised for their innovative creations. Merging business and pleasure, the awards are a great chance to network and seal deals in both formal and informal settings.


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M/Y LUMIERE
is guaranteed to light up the Cannes Lions. The 49.89m Benetti superyacht for charter was built in 1999 and underwent a full refit in 2014, with an updated interior design that is light and sophisticated. She accommodates up to 90 day-guests for an event or 12 sleeping in six stunning staterooms.




For something a little more majestic, charter the 83m superyacht M/Y HERE COMES THE SUN. With sophisticated, sleek exterior styling from famed designer, Tim Heywood, and an elegant interior by Winch Design, M/Y HERE COMES THE SUN was built in 2017 by Amels and offers an unsurpassable yachting experience. She accommodates 12 guests in six sumptuous staterooms, including one Owner's suite and two VIP suites. 

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For more information about these superyachts, or any others in the Fraser fleet, please contact a member of the charter team.