The Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island proved to be a strong start to the fall boat show season, aided by bright, crisp weather and a strong contingent of serious shoppers, exhibitors say. Whether that translates to an uptick in overall sales remains to be seen, but exhibitors expressed the same cautious optimism that…more
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 have canceled “The Newport Collection: A Yacht & Lifestyle Event,” which would have been held for the first time in June 2011. “We’ve made a very difficult decision to suspend The Newport Collection for June 2011. While we had a great deal of success within the yachting industry – we have already sold over…more
The Spirit 46 was named Best New Sailboat, the PB50 from Palm Beach Motor Yachts in Australia captured honors as the Best New Powerboat and Navico’s Simrad NSE 2.0 was judged Best New Boating Product last weekend at the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show. The selections were made as part of the show’s “Newport For…more
The 40th Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show saw an estimated 10 percent increase in attendance, according to show manager Nancy Piffard. “People overall were so much more positive and seemed more ready to buy and spend, compared to last year,” Piffard said. “It was exciting to see, and hopefully this will continue for other boat…more
The Newport International Boat Show, which runs Sept. 16-19 in Newport, R.I., is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the Newport International Boat Show covers more than 13 acres along America’s Cup Avenue. More than 750 exhibitors with more than 600 boats, ranging in size…more
Management recruiting firm Brooks Marine Group will open its Newport, R.I., office on May 24. BMG adds the Newport location to its Wilmington, N.C., site and satellite office in Fort Lauderdale. The Newport office is located within the International Yacht Restoration School. Core markets include New England and the Midwest, while the Wilmington and Fort…more
Confident Captain/Ocean Pros is offering a new lecture series called Boat Right 2010. Seminars will feature topics such as green boating, safe boating and women on the water. Located in Newport, R.I., Confident Captain is a full-service maritime training facility. Click here for the full release.
Newport Harbor Corp. will suspend the Newport (R.I.) Spring Boat Show this year to focus on the launch of a superyacht show in summer 2011. “We really couldn’t focus our energies on both. It’s really not a bad time to suspend it. Things are looking a little bit better in the boating industry, but to…more
The Rhode Island show’s increase in attendance ‘exceeded expectations’ The general mood of dealers and consumers at this year’s Newport International Boat Show was more upbeat than a year ago. With attendance up more than 12 percent from 2008, the Sept. 17-20 show on the Newport, R.I., waterfront “exceeded expectations,” according to director Nancy Piffard.…more
Organizers said attendance at this year’s Newport International Boat Show increased by more than 12 percent from last year. Gate sales alone were back to levels seen two and three years ago, and exhibitor guests and other tickets had yet to be counted, according to Newport Exhibition Group, the show producer. Although final figures were unavailable,…more