A night to remember: the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes

One of the undoubted highlights of the annual Cannes Yachting Festival, which this year runs from 12 to 17 September, is the gala dinner and presentation of the World Yacht Trophies. Organised by Yachts France magazine, the 22nd edition will be held on the Saturday night and see around 30 awards handed out to the best yachts launched over the past year.

Van der Valk has an excellent track record of being among the World Yacht Trophies winners in recent times. Notable victors include the BeachClub 600, which was crowned ‘most innovative yacht’ in 2019. The Waterdream took home the same trophy in 2020 while Lady Lene was presented with the best achievement award in 2022.

This year we’ve not one but two motoryachts up for a prestigious prize. The EDGE 65 has been nominated in the exterior design category (19.50 — 24 metres), with her special fold-out platform being just one of many highlights on a yacht designed to make life close to the water the greatest of pleasures. The other nomination is for the custom-built Blue Jeans in the best layout section, another exciting moment for the owners of a 34-metre beauty that already has a World Superyachts Award to her name.

Do keep an eye on our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) to see whether we take home a prize and let us know whether you’d like to meet up at any time during the Cannes Yachting Festival. You’ll find us at stand numbers SYE222 and SYE034: Click here to read more about the show and which yacht we have on display.