The Prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: Perfect for Corporate Charters

Cannes Lions FestivalThe Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (formerly known as the international Advertising Festival) is held annually in June, in the picturesque French Riviera. Cannes provides a perfect luxury chartering setting during the hot summer months. This prestigious festival has established itself as the best in marketing and communications since 1954. The festival attracts over 34,000 entries, 11,000 delegates from 90 countries, worldwide.

Cannes Lions is a seven-day festival that is definitely worth attending. It provides an excellent opportunity for networking and learning, for anyone involved in the marketing or advertising world. Thousands of Cannes Portadvertisements and marketing campaigns are showcased in front of a knowledgeable judging panel. Lions are awarded to those  who present the most innovative and creative ideas in a number of categories, including; cinema, television, print marketing, outdoor advertising or direct marketing. The festival was originally inspired by the International Film Festival in Cannes and has now established itself as the pinnacle of advertising success.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a highly prestigious corporate event. Entertain guests and prospective clients on board a luxury yacht of your choice.

RM ELEGANT is one of the most impressive luxury charter yachts in the RM ELEGANTworld, for corporate events and meetings. Accommodating up too 30 guests thanks to its 15 extremely lavish staterooms, elegantly cruising around the crystal blue waters of the French Riviera has never been so appealing. RM ELEGANT is an exclusive and luxurious event charter yacht for large corporate events or extravagant celebrity parties. She has a grand business suite with the most advanced communication facilities , for those all important on board conference meetings. At the end of the day, unwind in the Jacuzzi, pamper yourself in the beauty salon or why not release some tension in the state of the art gym. The impressive array of on board water toys will definitely not disappoint. Cruise along the gorgeous French Riviera in style; charter a luxury yacht with us today.

Here at Boatbookings, our dedicated team has intimate knowledge of the French Riviera and the yachts that are available to charter. We can cater to any need and seek to provide guests with the best possible boat to hire. We are an independent charter retail broker, meaning that we are not biased as to which boat we promote for your yacht charter. Clients are therefore more likely to be offered the best yacht available on the whole of the French Riviera.

Corporate Entertainment in Singapore Onboard a Luxury Yacht Charter

Singapore is well known as one of the most exciting and busy cities in the Far East. Home to a great marina, and some fantastic sights, a charter to host a corporate event is not only a great idea for the experience, but a great idea for your company as you can show your colleagues and clients some extraordinary sights whilst enjoying a meal and drinks from the splendour of the seas.

Events held on luxury yachts are far more impressive than just hiring another hotel meeting room. Luxury yachts are a fantastic way to entertain clients and to make a brilliant impression. During the day, yachts can act as an office and conference venue for meetings and presentations. In the evening, yachts are perfect for cocktail parties, formal dinners and other events. Not only do they give your corporate event that extra great feel, but it relieves stress on the client, as we organise the placement of the yacht, and help you to organise a smoothly run charter.

Singapore is well known for its cultural diversity, colonial history, world-class shopping and fantastic beaches, especially those found on Sentosa Island. It is also home to numerous high-class restaurants and the world’s only “Night Safari”, which houses more than 1,000 wild animals. A sailing cruise around the southern islands of Singapore, which offer spectacular views of the city skyline, is ideal for a corporate event yacht charter. Luxury yachts also offer a range of activities such as fishing, snorkelling, swimming and diving.
Chartering a yacht for corporate entertainment at the Singapore Grand Prix is becoming very popular. Many of the greatest yachts in Asia make their way to Singapore just for the race. The race circuit is just over 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) long, running adjacent to the harbour in the Marina Bay area. Only three other races in Formula One (the Monaco, Abu Dhabi and Valencia street circuits) run past a marina. However, Singapore stands out as the first night race in Formula One history. The timing of the race means that it can be broadcast live at a convenient time for European audiences.

Singapore is the perfect destination for a corporate entertainment event on a yacht, whether you want it during the Singapore Grand Prix, Chinese New Year, or just during the year for a conference meeting or to meet and greet with your colleagues and clients. To see the yachts we have listed for corporate entertainment in Singapore, please see here.

If you’re interested in chartering a yacht, please go to or email us at and one of our Charter Specialists would be delighted to help you.

Charter a Luxury Yacht during the Cannes Lions Festival

If you thought the festival season in the French Riviera had drawn to a close with the packing up of the well-trodden Cannes Film Festival red carpet, it’s time to think again!

Less well known than the glamorous, celebrity-studded Film Festival, the Cannes Lions Festival (17th – 22nd June) is nevertheless one of the most inspiring and educating media events in the calendar, which never fails to draw in the biggest names in the creative communications industry. The list of speakers for this year’s 59th international festival reads like a who’s who of the most inspirational and diverse personalities currently operating in the creative arena, ranging from the celebrated philosopher Alain de Botton, to directorial genius Ridley Scott to President Clinton.

The festival is essentially a celebration of excellence in creativity, whether in film, PR, radio or journalism. Moreover, it is an international meeting place for all the top names in advertising and brand communications, making it the most important networking event in the calendar for the creative industry.

With ten days to go until the Festival officially opens, now is the perfect time to get looking at charters in the stunning port of Cannes in order to enjoy the festival from the uniquely luxurious surrounds of your own private yacht. Between enjoying the many events, world-class speakers and seminars the Festival has to offer, why not take advantage of our great Cannes itinerary to explore the nearby Lerins Islands, or pop to St Tropez for the day charter to enjoy the beach scene and lunch at Club 55.

Check out our great day boats in Cannes to book your charter for entertaining and celebrating in the South of France during this fantastic event!

Our Top Five Day Boat Rentals Cannes and the French Riviera

Boat Rentals in Cannes and the French Riviera during the summer 2012: one of our most popular requests is for Day Charters off the French Riviera. Whether you want to explore the beautiful Lerins Islands from Cannes or soak up the St Tropez atmosphere at Club 55, a day charter is the perfect opportunity to explore the hidden bays and islands that this area of coast has to offer.

A typical itinerary might include stopping off for a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, indulging in some water sports in the sun, then heading back for cocktails and watching the sunset after an unforgettable day on the water. Yacht s Cannes itinerary for your day charter from Cannes to St Tropez taking in all the must see spots along the way!

We’ve put together a list of our most popular day boats, recommended time and time again by clients who have wanted to share their unique experiences with us.
From cocktail cruises to ski boats we have the perfect day boat for everyone! Here are our top 5: LADY PACA
A fantastic boat for event charters on the French Riviera. She can take up to 28 passengers and has been specifically designed for group events, with features including a barbecue, a bar, a plasma TV screen, kayaks and DJ equipment.

The Princess V50 is a firm favourite among our clients thanks to her sleek and spacious appearance. With two state rooms, a comfortable saloon and accommodating up to 10 passengers, it’s easy to see why she is so popular for a relaxing but adrenaline filled day cruise around the Cote d’Azur.

We often get requests for day charters aboard a sailing yacht, and this First 47.7 is guaranteed to satisfy the requirements of both experienced sailors and novices. Brand new to our site, she offers luxurious accommodation, and is also available to charter in the Caribbean.

This stunning Prestige 34 is ideal for a more intimate day charter with friends or family. Relax on the large sundeck whilst your children take advantage of the swimming platform at the stern. The enthusiastic feedback we’ve had for this yacht shows just how well suited it is to cruising the top spots on the French Riviera!

A truly exciting yacht (and one of our personal favourites!) Vibe’s attentive crew are on hand to ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable cruise. With both watersports and Bar + BBQ on offer, there’s something to suit everyone on this versatile yacht!

If you are interested in everything to do with yachts please do not hesitate to use our online form to request information on boat rentals cannes or any other worldwide location. Our experienced team at boatbookings look forward to talking to you.


What are the favorite yachts of our Brokers?

Our Brokers inspect hundreds of luxury yachts yearly, but end up recommending a small percentage of those over and over again. Why? Because they know that the combination of Yacht quality, Captain, Crew and Value are sure to give you a fantastic charter. Every time.

So we’ve created pages for each of our Brokers, so that you can see immediately their favorite yachts. We’ll start with Mimi Andain’s favorites below. She focuses on luxury yacht charter ‘s in the Mediterranean. A few the yachts she loves to put clients on:

Vibe Luxury Charter YachtVIBE – Sunseeker Predator 74 out of Antibes. Fantastic Captain, perfect yacht for cruising the French Riviera

REHAB – Sunseeker Predator 68. Great value, excellent crew, perfect for day charters and long weekends!

IRAKLIS L – Gulet/Motor Sailor – 6 Cabins. Probably the most luxurious motor sailer currently in the Greek market.

Great yacht for Corporate/Entertainment yacht charterWILD THYME – 120ft Benetti – 5 Cabins. Beautifully Maintained, great crew. If you want to experience all that is classic Benetti, she’s the perfect choice.

CALLISTO – Swan 77 extended – 3 Cabins. A beautiful Swan sailing yacht for cruising the magical Greek Islands.

O MEGA – 83 meter mega yacht – 15 Cabins. Great yacht for Corporate/Entertainment yacht charter – many versatile areas with an attentive crew.

And more! You can see her entire list of favorite luxury yachts here.

A Champagne Welcome and Gourmet Treats on board Luxury Motor Yacht O MEGA in Greece.

O MEGA super yacht is an 83m Mitsubishi Mega Yacht designed to deliver the luxury vacation of a lifetime. Last week we visited her in Greece to find out whether she does indeed live up to her reputation as one of the finest and most indulgent luxury event yachts charter in the world, and we certainly were not disappointed with what we found!

Luxury Mitsubishi Mega Yacht

After being immediately greeted with a glass of champagne, the attentive crew continued to ensure that the utmost care was taken to guarantee us an unforgettable experience. It soon became clear that this yacht would be ideally suited to parties and corporate events; the flexible layout creates plenty of areas for entertaining and socialising as well as more intimate spaces to relax in privacy. This also makes it perfect for holidays amongst families. While the children can take full advantage of the generous games room and 65 inch home cinema, the adults can get away from it all by enjoying the stunning view from the top deck Jacuzzi, indulging in a treatment in the spa room or hitting the machines in the state of the art gym.

Host your luxury event charter

Every feature of this magnificent yacht is designed to create the most idyllic and indulgent surroundings imaginable. Accommodating up to 32 guests in 15 luxury ensuite cabins, the ambience of O MEGA Super Yacht is one of glamour and splendour while simultaneously retaining a very tasteful décor with her gold gilded chairs and elegant marble staircase. After starting with cocktails in the piano bar, we moved on to the lavish dining room (capacity for up to 70 seated guests) where the two fantastic chefs gave us an exclusive taste of their gourmet cuisine with an exquisite seafood risotto. With the deck space and main saloon area there is easily enough room to hold events for up to 250 guests, and with such a warm and accommodating crew on hand to cater to your needs everything is in place for a once in a lifetime experience on board a luxury yacht charter.

Chartering from both Greece and the French Riviera, this yacht would be perfect for an event such as the Monaco Grand Prix or Cannes Film Festival, or for exploring the beautiful spots Greece has to offer by choosing a luxury yacht charter in the Cycladic Islands.



Chartering a Luxury Yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix – There’s still time!

Along with the Cannes Film Festival, the last week of May brings even more excitement to the Riviera with the highly anticipated Monaco Grand Prix. Whether you’re entertaining clients, a racing fanatic, want to spot some celebs or just want to party; chartering a luxury yacht is the perfect way to enjoy the buzz of Monte Carlo during this event. With the racing days on just Saturday and Sunday, there are plenty of other reasons to come down to the Cote d’Azur this May and really make a holiday out of a luxury yacht charter.

From super yachts berthed on the front line of the Monaco racetrack, to smaller yachts anchored just outside of the bay, can help you find the perfect charter yacht to appreciate this prestigious and exciting racing event. Since the harbour of Monaco is filled with an array of fantastic luxury yachts each year during this time, one might even argue that the yachting aspect is nearly as important and most definitely just as exciting as the Grand Prix races themselves. This is one event in the Riviera world of yachting that is certainly not to be missed!

If you’re interested in chartering a yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix please contact a member of our team and check out all the yachts we have available for day charter on the Riviera.

Monaco Grand Prix Date Change Provides Opportunity to Better Experience the Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival

Traditionally, the Monaco Grand Prix overlapped with the  final weekend of the Cannes Film Festival. So if you were interested in attending both, you were in a mad scramble up and down the Cote d’Azur coast to get to all the events you wanted, and invariably you’d miss several.

This year, however, the Monaco Grand Prix has been moved to the weekend before the end of the Film Festival 13 to 16 May 2010. The Cannes Film Festival will be held 12 – 23 May 2010 – so there will be plenty of premieres and parties to attend, but there won’t be a conflict on the final award night.

So, this year, you have a chance to really experience both events to their fullest – charter a yacht starting on the 13 to watch the warm ups and time trials and experience Monaco at its best, and then move over to anchor in Cannes to attend the movies and events, hob nob with the stars, and be there on the final night when the winners are announced!  Throughout, you can use the wifi and business facilities aboard your yacht to keep up with the office, and plan some client entertainment events to fully profit from this festive atmosphere!

Read more about Chartering for the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix – we have extensive information about the events, yachts available and how to go about chartering for these events.  And please contact us for a free proposal about how to enjoy these glamorous events!

If you can only make one of the events, the good news is that there should be a better selection of yachts for each event, because there will not be such a crush of demand for the one weekend.