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Newport show names 2016 sponsors

The Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, have announced its sponsorship program for this year’s show.

Current sponsors include Celebrity Cruises, Centreville Bank, Dockwa, Harbor Town Wine, Harpoon Beer, Helly Hansen, Hendricks Gin, Karma Wellness Water, Lipton Pure Leaf Collection, Polar Beverage, Sea Bags, Sebago and Sobieski Vodka.

“Our attendees come from all over the globe and represent a sophisticated demographic with varying life and boating styles,” Nancy Piffard, show director of the Newport Exhibition Group, said in a statement.

“We make every effort to improve their experience by partnering with companies that share our goals. This year’s sponsors are exceptional, and we are really looking forward to September.”

Set for Sept. 15-18 on Newport Harbor, the show is the kickoff of the fall boat show season and one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country. It hosts exhibitors from around the world with an assortment of sailboats, powerboats, marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters.

Expanding on past offerings, organizers said the show will host on-water courses, seminars and demonstrations.

“We are excited to continue our support of the Newport International Boat Show as the official footwear supplier,” said Kerry Lawton, global marketing manager at Sebago.

“Every year, this show offers more and more excitement for showgoers, from the amazing boats to the special events. We have always found that the Show gives us an incredible opportunity to connect with our customers, and we are positive this year will be the best yet.”

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