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Newport International Boat Show opens tomorrow

The Newport show runs Thursday through Sunday.

The Newport show runs Thursday through Sunday.

The Newport International Boat Show kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday in the Ocean State.

Viewed as the start of the fall boat show season, the Newport show will include free seminars on weather and technology courtesy of the U.S. Power Squadrons, the show’s 2018 charitable partner.

USPS will offer five free, hourlong seminars several times each day. Seminars are held at the Newport Blues Café, across the street from the show entrance.

Additionally, Confident Captain’s At The Helm program will provide hands-on training for new boaters or those wanting to improve their skills and confidence. Several courses are available for powerboaters and sailors throughout the weekend.

The annual Newport for New Products Awards will feature a lineup of new boats and products making their U.S. or world debuts. Products will feature a NFNP decal and burgees for easy identification. Thursday show-goers can cast votes online for the People’s Choice Award. One voter will be randomly selected to win a $250 American Express gift card.

Overall NFNP winners will be announced Friday morning.

The Newport Brokerage Boat Show, held concurrently with the Newport International Boat Show, will feature more than 100 vessels from 60 to 185 feet. Water shuttle service connects these shows.

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