We love boats, which means we love boat shows! Newport is gearing up for a big one that’s sure to be a great time!
The 41st annual Newport International Boat Show is set to take place September 15-18 at multiple waterfront facilities including the Newport Yachting Centre, Oldport Marien, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s wharf. All sites are accessible by land or water taxi and will feature sailboats, powerboats, as well as thousands of products and services from exhibitors from all around the world.
Cited as one of the “top largest in-water boat shows in the country” the Newport International Boat Show will be displaying over 600 boats, including an 82’ luxury cruiser.
More than 750 vendors have signed up to attend. In addition to boats, engines, sails, boating equipment, electronics and accessories will be on display. The Newport International Boat Show will also feature seminars, demonstrations and workshops. Acclaimed authors, journalists and accomplished sailors are set to give informative talks on their areas of expertise.
A special VIP day for industry press and buyers is slotted for Thursday, September 15. Special activities are slotted for this day, information for which can be found on the boat show’s official website.
This year’s charitable partner is Sail for Pride, an organization founded in 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks. Since becoming established, the group has raised money for victims of the attacks and their families as well as for dozens of charities.
An added bonus of this year’s show is the free Saturday night party. The Newport International Boat Show will commence the party at 6 p.m. and offer guests free beer, pizza and soft drinks while they listen to live music performed by the Eric Stone Band.
This sounds like a great time and we’re sure that the attendees will have a memorable (and informative) experience!
To learn more about the Newport International Boat show, click here.