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Newport show reports boost in new-model rollouts

The Newport International Boat Show reported an increase in the number of builders planning to unveil new models this year.

It’s the largest number of manufacturers planning to exhibit new products at the Newport, R.I., show since 2008, signaling a recovering marine market, according to show officials.

The show also said that the preliminary list of entries that qualify for this year’s Newport For New Products program comprises 16 sailboats, 13 powerboats and five new products.

New to the awards program this year is a People’s Choice Award, with attendees voting during the show’s opening day on Sept. 13. All winners will be announced Sept. 14.

The Newport International Boat Show runs Sept. 13-16.

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