Changing Places


Elizabeth C. Collins has joined the Newport Exhibition Group as an exhibitor sales account executive.

Collins, of Newport, R.I., is a Boston College graduate who has worked in the marine industry for 13 years, including positions with North Sails, Brooks Marine Group and, most recently, Southern Spars Service US in Portsmouth, R.I.

She will be responsible for maintaining relationships with current and past exhibitors at the group’s marine industry shows, developing new clients, and coordinating the stage-in and stage-out activities of all exhibitors during the shows.

NEG is the producer of marine trade/consumer shows that include the Newport International Boat Show, which is held in September; the Providence Boat Show, sponsored by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, which is held in January; and the Newport Charter Yacht Show, which is held in June.

NEG is a division of The Newport Yachting Center Special Events & Marina, which produces large-scale and more intimate events, including concerts and comedy shows, festivals, boat shows, trade shows, rendezvous, art shows, weddings and other private events at the Yachting Center on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport. NEG and the Yachting Center are owned by Newport Harbor Corp.


A Strong Q2 for Garmin

The company posted total revenue of $1.33 billion, a 53 percent increase from the second quarter of 2020.

Brunswick Named Among America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes

The marine manufacturer ranks on the list for the second consecutive year.

Destination Bermuda

Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks team with PW Marine to expand its dealer network to the island.

Polaris Sees Strong Demand, Record Quarter

The surge in sales continues for Polaris in Q2, with its boats segment posting an increase of nearly 50 percent to $198 million.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

How to Go Strong For 75 Years!

The 4th generation, family-run Strong’s Marine has put client service at the top of its agenda for over 75 years.

NMLA Releases Annual Statistical Report

The National Marine Lenders Association’s annual report shows that marine loans increased significantly in the past two years, primarily among boat owners aged 45-54.

IBEX Education Conference Schedule Announced

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will host 2021 pre-conference sessions, tech talks, online workshops and more.

World Cat Acquires New Facility

The catamaran builder adds a 265,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in N.C.