Celebrities Descend on Yachts at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

May 20, 2015 (No Comments)

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Blake Lively attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
While the Cannes Film Festival is synonymous with great filmmaking and beautiful dresses showcased on the red carpet, it is also known for the yachts moored in the harbor – where anybody who is anybody arrives for their premiere aboard one. This is not to mention the parties that are hosted aboard some of the biggest and most spectacular megayachts, where the world’s most famous hop from one to the next, barefoot and ready to party.

This year was no different with celebs out in force and seen on yachts throughout the festival’s duration. The most famous party of them all is the one hosted by Microsoft giant Paul Allen, whose yacht named Octopus is a 126m vessel and is one of the most recognized boats in the world.

Paul Allen's yacht, Octopus

Paul Allen’s yacht, Octopus

The Bollywood-themed party this year attracted the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, Antonio Banderas, Joan Smalls, Amy Poehler and John C. Reilly to name a few.

Lily Donaldson at Paul Allen's Cannes party

Supermodel Lily Donaldson

Joan Smalls at Paul Allen Cannes party

Supermodel Joan Smalls and friend

The yacht has a large glass bottom pool and a 10 person submarine. It has a music recording studio, a cinema, a juice bar, gym and a medical center. The owner has his own personal deck, with a large study, a walk-in closet and an outside bar with whirlpool. It can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 staterooms with 57 crew members on hand to deal with every need.

Octopus, rear view

Superyacht Octopus

Other yachts moored in the harbor at Cannes have attracted many of the stars in attendance including Uma Thurman and her partner, hotelier and property magnate Andre Balazs, Cara Delevingne, Michelle Rodriguez, Irina Shayk and many more.

Uma Thurman Cannes 2015

Uma Thurman and Andre Balazs at Cannes 2015 yacht party

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