The Cannes Yachting Festival returns with a collection of 650 boats ranging from 16  to 164 feet. Divided between Vieux Port for motoryachts and Port Canto for sailing yachts, the event has been modified this year with a new flotilla for boats up to 36 feet.

Around 54,000 visitors are expected to descend on the tony French Riviera port from September 12 to 17 to walk the docks and focus on the latest launches.

Here is our preview of 15 great yachts making their global debuts.