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.

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

Organizers tout changes to Rhode Island charter show

The 30-year-old Newport (R.I.) Charter Yacht Show was held June 18-21 at the Newport Yacht Center under new management. Now owned and managed for the first time by Newport Harbor Corp., the four-day event had positive feedback from attendees, according to organizers. “There were many positive comments about the look and feel of the show…more

Records could fall as Newport Bermuda Race starts today

Conditions are in place for records to be broken in the 48th Newport Bermuda Race, which starts at 12:30 p.m. today off Castle Hill in Newport, R.I., and finishes off St. David’s Head, Bermuda. Winds were blowing at about 15 knots in Newport this morning from the northeast and are predicted to build down the…more

Boating facility scheduled to open in Rhode Island

The new Maritime Center in Newport, R.I., is scheduled to open in late May. Located in the historic Newport Armory, the $1.46 million facility is owned by the city. The project has been in the planning stages since 2008. Designed for transient boaters, the aim is to provide all of the amenities visitors require to…more

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