Skip to main content

Newport Charter Yacht Show opens today

A lineup of 25 charter yachts worth a combined value of more than $100 million is on display.
newport0622

A lineup of 25 charter yachts worth a combined value of more than $100 million is on display at the 34th annual Newport Charter Yacht Show, which opened at 10 a.m. today.

The event, which runs through Thursday at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, R.I., is one of only six such charter industry shows in the world, catering to industry professionals and VIPs interested in exploring the many options available for luxury chartering in New England.

“We have a great lineup of yachts and a range of fun and informative events that I think both the show attendees and the participating captains and crew will enjoy,” Newport Exhibition Group Show director Nancy Piffard said in a statement.

Highlights include a welcome reception this evening, which will take on a Caribbean carnival theme this year with help from the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.

“We were eager to sponsor this event because the USVI and Newport attract such similar visitors, and this will be an excellent opportunity to engage with marine executives, captains, brokers and trade media about this important segment of our territory. We are looking forward to bringing ‘Virgin Islands Nice’ to Newport," U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said.

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, two industry-focused seminars — one hosted by the American Yacht Charter Association as part of its annual meeting and the other presented by the Newport Charter Yacht Show — will add to the educational component to the show.

Related

AMI-PRE-CONFERENCE

AMI Hosts Pre-Conference Sessions

The sessions on leadership and marina management, and a tour of a nearby marina and boatyard operation, precede today’s official kickoff of the group’s annual conference.

1_DEALER.OUTLOOK

Boating’s Greatest Thingamabob

The Seattle Boat Show kicks off next week with nearly 300 exhibitors, 800 new boats and the construction of a 100-foot Rube Goldberg boat machine.

1_YEARGIN copy

Business for Good

Companies have a unique platform to make people’s lives better through products and services, how we treat employees and the kind of advocate we are for our industry.

1_PULSE.PING.2

Are You Improving the Service Experience?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers about tactics being employed to improve the service department, along with other questions about retail conditions. Take the survey here.

1_OFF.THE.HOOK.JPG

Off the Hook Yacht Sales Acquires Two Marinas

The company announced that it purchased facilities in Hampstead, N.C., and Georgetown, Md.

1_GILLEN.YS

Gillen Announces Expansion, New Hire

The yacht services company will move into a new, 15,000-square-foot location in West Palm Beach Fla., run by operations manager Tony Matherly.

1_YEARGIN

Business for Good

Companies have a unique platform to make people’s lives better through products and services, how we treat employees and the kind of advocate we are for our industry.

DOMETIC-EARNINGS

Dometic Posts Sales Increase for Q4

Net sales of $596 million were up 11% compared with the previous-year quarter, and profit was reported at $2.6 million.