A potent medley of A-list celebrities, the Hollywood film set, fashionistas and socialites makes the Cannes Film Festival an unmissable event in the yachting calendar. Nicely timed for the start of the Mediterranean season, this year’s extravaganza runs from the 8th to the 19th of May and will be attended by some of the world’s grandest superyachts which double as venues for star-studded festival parties.
The real luxury for Cannes attendees, though, is being able to retreat back to your own private yacht for a movie night with close friends and family. From outdoor cinemas under the stars to cosy romantic lounges scattered with comfy sofas, here’s our favourite superyacht home theaters for the ultimate Cannes experience.
1. ISA OKTO
Built by Italian shipyard ISA in 2014, the 66.40 metre/217 foot Okto ticks all the boxes for an intimate screening. Her cinema is located on the upper deck and boasts a 103-inch TV, comfortable reclining chairs and harmonious monochrome interior design by Alberto Pinto. As well as a dedicated movie theatre, Okto also boasts a helipad, 6-metre pool, high heel friendly surfaces, and a powerful stereo system which converts the bridge deck into a dance floor! Her five guest cabins can accommodate up to ten overnight guests. Okto is available for summer charter in Cannes and other select Mediterranean hotspots from €400,000 ($490,000) per week plus expenses.
2. ALLOY YACHTS TIARA
For the perfect backdrop to feel good romantic movies, it’s hard to beat the 54.27 metre/178 foot sailing yacht Tiara. If you fancy catching a film under the stars, her creative crew set up a Bedouin-style tent with floaty curtains that you can pull for a truly private screening. She also boasts working fireplaces in the main saloon and master suite if the weather turns cool. Tiara can receive up to ten guests in her five cabins and she is available for Mediterranean charter from €180,000 ($220,500) per week plus expenses.
3. MONDO MARINE MANIFIQ
Built by Mondo Marine, the 40.50 metre/132.87 foot Manifiq is ideal for cruising the South of France thanks to her large sky lounge, deck jacuzzi, chic al fresco dining areas and stylish Italian interior design by Luca Dini. She also boasts a cosy indoor movie theater which is ideal for hosting big screening nights thanks to the ample comfy seating. Manifiq can comfortably host up to ten overnight guests and she is available for the Mediterranean season from €145,000 ($177,500) per week plus expenses.
The 55 metre/181.76 foot Turquoise’s Nikki Beach-style outdoor screen is the ideal place for an intimate silver screen viewing. Fashionistas and socialites will also adore her gorgeous contemporary interior design, roomy 14-person jacuzzi, sky lounge with grand piano and wide range of Pilates and Yoga equipment. Able to accommodate a crowd thanks to her roomy layout, Turquoise can receive up to twelve guests in her elegant master suite, VIP suite, three double and one twin cabin. She is available for summer charter in the South of France and Italian Riviera from €280,000 ($343,000) per week plus expenses.
5. DELTA MARINE MY SEANNA
Fresh as a daisy from a recent refit, Delta Marine’s 56.40 metre/185 foot My Seanna’s new amenities include a striking outdoor movie theatre with a huge 132-inch screen. The clever sun deck setting means you don’t even need to leave the jacuzzi during the screening and the ample selection of comfortable loungers and seating makes it easy to entertain a crowd. Seanna can host up to twelve guests in her six roomy guest cabins and is available for Mediterranean charter from €285,000 ($349,000) per week plus expenses.