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.

NMMA president will give industry address at Newport show

National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich is scheduled to speak on Sept. 12 at the opening-day press conference of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show. The annual state-of-the industry press event will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Sunset Terrace on the show grounds and will be open to show attendees.…more

Trade group to host breakfast meeting during Newport show

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association is hosting its industry partnership breakfast on Sept. 14 at the Newport Yacht Club on Long Wharf from 8 to 9:30 a.m. during the Newport International Boat Show. RIMTA’s board is holding the breakfast, and it plans to present Anchor Awards to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Hunt…more

Organizers name Newport for New Products nominees

The Newport Exhibition Group, owner and producer of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, announced the nominees for the 2013 Newport for New Products Awards. Now in their eighth season, the awards were created to help publicize what’s new and interesting for boaters. The program is open to domestic and foreign products that were launched…more

Welcome to the Water program will return to Newport show

The Newport Exhibition Group announced details of its 2013 Welcome to the Water program at this year’s Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show. Developed by Discover Boating, the program provides sailors and powerboaters of all experience levels with an opportunity to take to the water in a vessel similar to their current boat or one they…more

Newport show names charity partner

The Newport Exhibition Group announced that Sailing Heals is its official charitable partner for the 43rd annual Newport International Boat Show, which runs Sept. 12-15. Sailing Heals is a non-profit dedicated to providing cancer patients and their caregivers with a day of sailing and boating respite. As the show’s charitable partner, Sailing Heals will receive…more

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

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