The Providence Boat Show saw a 10 percent increase in attendance despite compressing the show from four to three days.
RIMTA presented its annual Anchor Award to Newport Shipyard during the Industry Partnership Breakfast on Saturday.
Teenagers who are graduating from a summer boatbuilding program will launch their boats during a ceremony at Fort Adams State Park on Thursday.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association expanded its summer training programs to build skills to begin career paths in the marine trades and composites industries.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association is organizing the event in conjunction with the Rhode Island Composites Alliance.