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 reports rise in attendance

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


Winners of Newport For New Products named

The C.W. Hood 43 captured “Best New Powerboat,” the Summit 35 was named “Best New Sailboat,” and the EFOY Smart Fuel Cell was judged “Best New Boating Product” at the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, which took place last weekend. The selections were made as part of the show’s Newport For New Products program and…more

Boat show panelists see improvement, discuss strategies

Industry experts, speaking Thursday at the opening day of the Newport International Boat Show, say by this time next year the economy should stabilize and the marine industry should see some improvement. “We are starting to see a slight uptick,” Steve Anderson, president of J&J Marine of Somerset, Mass., said during a press conference at…more

Museum of Yachting to host annual regatta

The Museum of Yachting will host the 30th annual Classic Yacht Regatta Sept. 4-6 sponsored by Panerai and presented by Land Rover North America. To mark the 30th running of this classic Newport event, regatta organizers and sponsors have included events so Rhode Islanders, Newport visitors and other classic-boat enthusiasts can enjoy the regatta’s festivities…more

Jobson to speak at Newport International Boat Show

Gary Jobson, ESPN commentator and former America’s Cup crew member, will be presenting a talk about major upcoming sailing events, as well as an update on the America’s Cup, at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Entry is free to attendees of the Newport International Boat Show. “We are thrilled…more

Newport show accepting award entries

Entries are still being accepted for the Newport International Boat Show’s “Newport for New Products” awards program. The program recognizes the best boat (sail and power) and the best product being introduced at the show for the coming model year. Entries can be sent in until Sept. 14 to be eligible for judging Sept. 17.…more

Shortened Newport show changes venue

The Newport Charter Show recently changed its venue, returning to the Newport Yachting Center in Rhode Island, and was shortened by one day because of the slow economy. The show will be held June 24-26, starting a day later than originally planned. The Yachting Center was the original home of the show for more than…more

R.I. regatta looking for volunteers

Organizers of the Rhode Island Sailing Association 2009 Regatta are looking for volunteers, with and without boats, to help with various activities during the June 6-7 event. Hosted by the Barrington Yacht Club, the regatta will feature sailors from around the United States and Canada, sailing among others, Lasers, Sunfish, Finns JY 15s and Vangard…more

Newport seminar will focus on financing

The Newport Spring Boat Show will host a May 16 workshop called “Creative Ways to Afford a Boat” to help new and used boat buyers figure out how to get financing in today’s market. Representatives from a bank and a finance company, as well as a marine-specialist insurance agent, will be on hand to discuss…more

Newport Yacht Management gets back to its roots

Newport Yacht Management is moving back to Newport, R.I. When the company was founded in the early 1980s, it was located in several offices in downtown Newport, eventually moving into an office at the Newport Shipyard. The firm moved four years ago to an office at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, R.I. “The opening of…more

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