Newport International Boat Show (R.I.)

The Newport International Boat Show is held annually in September on the waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, R.I., and is one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country. Hundreds of exhibitors display boats, accessories, equipment and electronics.

Newport Bermuda Race releases economic impact study

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee released the results of an economic impact study that shows the 2012 edition of the biennial Newport Bermuda Race generated an estimated $20.8 million in local expenditures for Newport and Bermuda. The world-famous ocean race is run jointly by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club,…more

Famed California yacht race plans April events

The Newport (Calif.) Ocean Racing Association is hosting a series of events in April designed to inspire those who “Wanna Race?” or are competing in the annual Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race while thanking the public and community for its support. Opening the festivities is the race launch party. This public event is on…more

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Strong shows in the Northeast

Exhibitors at Newport and Norwalk agree the consumer mood has shifted for the better The two Northeast events in September that kick off the fall boat show season were graced with good weather, improved attendance and a steadier consumer. Beyond sounding cautiously optimistic, the prevailing sentiment among dealers at the Newport International Boat Show and…more

Rhode Island show producer hires public relations firm

Marketing communications agency Rushton Gregory Communications has added the Newport Exhibition Group to its client list. Rushton Gregory will lead public relations efforts for the Newport International Boat Show and the Providence (R.I.) Boat Show, with a focus on broadening media exposure and increasing awareness. A subsidiary of Newport Harbor Corp., the Newport Exhibition Group…more

College students build robotic boat in Rhode Island

Bucknell University engineering student Daniel Flanigan and his friends worked all summer in hopes of launching Scout — a 12-foot autonomous robotic boat designed to cross the Atlantic Ocean, relying only on preprogrammed commands and information it can collect about its environment through sensors. According to the project website, Scout “is built to deal with…more

Newport show donates to Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation was named the official charitable partner of the Newport International Boat Show this year. In terms of direct benefits to boaters, the foundation supports the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the volunteer arm of the service. But the Stonington, Conn.-based foundation also provides education, support and relief to Coast Guard members and their…more

Organizers optimistic as Newport show wraps up

The 42nd annual Newport International Boat Show drew inviting weather and plenty of interested buyers to Rhode Island during the weekend. Seen as a bellwether for the industry’s fall selling season, the show drew a strong and steady flow of visitors, according to show producer Newport Exhibition Group. The docks were busy early and often…more

Newport show hands out annual awards

At ceremonies Friday at the 42nd annual Newport International Boat Show, the results of judging in the Newport for New Products awards program were announced. The show’s recognition of the best new boats and boating products had nearly 40 entries this year, more than in any year since 2008. The main category winners were: •…more

Crowds enjoy opening day of Newport show

NEWPORT, R.I. – Thursday’s opening day of the 42nd annual Newport International Boat Show — the first of the fall boat shows and viewed as a bellwether of the industry’s fortunes — drew strong crowds and had more exhibitors than there were at last year’s show. “We feel we’re up, given the overall activity on…more

Newport International Boat Show opens Thursday

Approximately 600 boats and 750 exhibitors will be waiting Thursday to welcome the crowds as the 42nd annual Newport International Boat Show opens in Rhode Island. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend the show, which opens at 10 a.m. Thursday and continues through Sunday at a 13-acre site along America’s Cup Avenue…more

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