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.

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

Newport show adds more dealers and exhibitor space

The 42nd annual Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show returns Sept. 13-16. The show is “a bellwether of the industry, both in terms of pre-show exhibitor commitments and at-show sales,” Newport Exhibition Group division director Tom Delotto said in a statement. Based on early indicators, “it looks like the industry is on its way back from…more

Newport show reports boost in new-model rollouts

The Newport International Boat Show reported an increase in the number of builders planning to unveil new models this year. It’s the largest number of manufacturers planning to exhibit new products at the Newport, R.I., show since 2008, signaling a recovering marine market, according to show officials. The show also said that the preliminary list…more

Newport show teams with Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation was named the official charitable partner of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show. Each year the show partners with a charitable organization to provide direct and indirect support of its cause. The show will be held Sept. 13-16 and it will donate a portion of its Sunday ticket sales to the…more

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