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 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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Newport Charter Yacht Show has new owner

The Newport Charter Yacht Show was acquired by Newport Harbor Corp., continuing a tradition of showcasing luxury charter yachts ranging from 80 feet in length to the superyacht size of 150 to 225 feet and larger. Yachts from around the globe will glide into the spotlight at the Newport Yachting Center and elsewhere on the…more

Newport show reports attendance boost

Organizers of the Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island say their exhibitors were happy with the mood of visitors and the sales activities that took place this year. The show recorded attendance equal to prerecession levels, organizers say, and was about 5 percent higher than in 2010 and about 15 percent higher than in…more

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Exhibitors optimistic at Newport boat show

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 luxury yacht and lifestyle show is canceled

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

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Boats, products honored at Newport show

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

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Newport show sees attendance boost

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

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