An overview of the thousand vessels that will sail to Brest...

A multitude of vessels and sailors will criss-cross the seas of the globe to reach the Port of Brest for the Maritime Festival. From mythical yachts to tall ships and historic replicas, from workboats to yawls, from canoes to majestic three-masted boats, from tugboats to ocean liners, from old boats to the most modern, from young sailors to old sea dogs, from ships' captains to professional skippers, all the sailors will meet on Brest’s quaysides for a memorable time sharing, discovering and exchanging.

From 10 to 16 July, these flotillas will come alive, sail and manoeuvre to offer the public a magical and permanent nautical show. It will be a real living universal exhibition of the sea and the maritime world. At nightfall, the Port of Brest will be decked out in a thousand lights and the most emblematic vessels will take on a magical dimension. There will be three public firework displays as well as three themed and scripted nautical shows. Superb sound and light shows on the water will delight visitors.

To date, 21 tall ships have already confirmed their arrival, including the Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands, 70 metres) and the Shtandart (Russia). Not to mention, of course, the many state-owned ships from around the world, which are sure to add to the splendour of a Brest party that remains the largest paid event in the world.

Visitors will be able to contemplate the vessels at the quayside as well as under sail, at sea, notably from the superb La Pérouse seawall, which offers a unique view of the harbour.

Aeolus

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Avatar

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Captain Cap II

🇫🇷 France

Elorn

🇫🇷 France

Hirondelle

🇫🇷 France

La pincoya

🇫🇷 France

Les 3 sœurs

🇫🇷 France

Maffick

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Motor Gun Boat 81

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Oosterschelde

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Sainte Jeanne

🇫🇷 France

Styroval

🇫🇷 France

Vilona May

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Bel Espoir II

🇫🇷 France

Presviata Pokrova

🇺🇦 Ukraine

El Galeón

🇪🇸 Spain

Albatros

🇫🇷 France

Avel Mor IV

🇫🇷 France

Chantilly

🇫🇷 France

Gipsy Moth IV

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Jeanne d’Arc

🇫🇷 France

Lady B

🇫🇷 France

Lona III

🇧🇪 Belgium

Marité

🇫🇷 France

Moutig Bihan

🇫🇷 France

Osterling

🇫🇷 France

Phoebus

🇨🇭 Suisse

Sarah

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Tashana

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Yvon Salaün

🇫🇷 France

Jadran

🇲🇪 Montonegro

Hydrograaf

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Hyskeir

🇫🇷 France

Artemis

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Bergère de Domremy

🇫🇷 France

Corentin

🇫🇷 France

Gulden Leeuw

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Joanna Saturna

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Le Français

🇫🇷 France

Louarnig

🇫🇷 France

Minerva

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Moutik Bian

🇫🇷 France

Paean

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Psyche

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Seareine

🇫🇷 France

Thalassa

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Skeaf

🇫🇷 France

Belem

🇫🇷 France

Le Mir

🇷🇺 Russia

Atlantis

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Bessie Ellen

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Daisy

🇫🇷 France

Hardy

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

L’Ami

🇫🇷 France

Le p’ti calin

🇫🇷 France

Louisiane 3

🇫🇷 France

Mirounga

🇩🇪 Germany

Nijadenn

🇫🇷 France

Pen Duick

🇫🇷 France

Saïg

🇫🇷 France

Seiz-Avel

🇫🇷 France

Tomtit

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Granvillaise

🇫🇷 France

L’Esterel

🇫🇷 France

Saint Michel II

🇫🇷 France

Atyla

🇪🇸 Spain

Brest

🇫🇷 France

De Gallant

🇻🇺 Vanuatu

Hippocampe

🇫🇷 France

L’Emeraude

🇧🇪 Belgium

Le Trézalec

🇫🇷 France

Luciana

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Morgenster

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Noli

🇫🇷 France

Peskebrel

🇫🇷 France

Saint Pierre

🇫🇷 France

Shtandart

🇷🇺 Russia

Treas

🇫🇷 France

Notre-Dame de Rumengol

🇫🇷 France

Etoile du Roy

🇫🇷 France

Libertad

🇦🇷 Argentina

Row and sailboats, dinghies and yawls

Light boats used as tenders or tugs in the days when the navy was under sail, and more recently built for small coastal trips. They are powered either by sails or oars. By extension there are wooden dinghies and other small flat-bottomed sailing boats, as well as primitive and more unusual boats.

Yachting and racing (over 8 m)

Streamlined, high-performance hulls and sails honed for expert manoeuvres, these include classic fore-and-aft or Bermuda rig yachts, racing cruising boats and old-fashioned keelboats and one-design regatta keelboats – as well as plywood cruise boats that have greatly contributed to the development of modern pleasure boating.

Small regatta or pleasure boats (under 8 m)

Cruising or day-sailing boats, either open-decked inspired by traditional wooden construction and local fishing boats, or more recently designed decked boats offering shelter and sleeping accommodation for up to 4 people. These also include classic pleasure and regatta boats or classic dinghies and all other sailing boats under 8 meters.

Old working boats (sail and motorised)

Vessels are often designed locally according to the specific needs of their users such as fishermen, port pilots or transporters. They have been restored or rebuilt identically and often belong to associations that like to show them off to the public.

Contemporary working boats (sail and motorised)

This category includes all vessels still in operation, on which "seafarers" work daily: fishing boats, tugs, lifeboat launches, government-owned or scientific vessels.

Voyage, expedition and adventure sailboats

Deep-sea cruisers that have distinguished themselves on exceptional voyages or have completed unique round-the-world expeditions or outstanding feats in the history of navigation. They include historical replicas such as caravels, frigates and avisos.

Classic motor boating

Motorboats: Cabin cruisers, Runabouts, Chris-crafts, vintage motorboats and classic motorboats, steamers...

Ocean-going racing yachts

Sailing boats that tell the story of great sea races and records from the 1960s to today’s giant multihulls.