September 12-15, 2013
Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
The 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show, September 12-15, 2013, will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors.
Multiple waterfront facilities along America's Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf. All Show sites are accessible by land or by water taxi service.
Large crowds, perfect weather, lots of marine industry exhibitors, and a rising level of boat and boating product sales all mixed together in Newport, Rhode Island on September 13 - 16 to kick-off the 2012 Fall boating season in style! Click here to continue reading
Announcing! This years's Newport For New Products Program was a testament to the continued creativity, relentless innovation and discerning eye for marine design that supplies the heartbeat to the boating industry. From more durable and practical hardware to classic boats paired with tip-top technology, the debuts this year were unbelievable, and quite frankly, we feel that each deserves to take a bow.
But, in the end, the professional judges sought out the best to officially nominate the 2012 Newport For New Product and the debut of the Newport For New Products People's Choice Award (chosen by you, the attendees). Click here for the winners.
Edson International honored four companies whose displays exuded pride and professionalism. Exhibits were judged by an independent group and assessed on: cohesive branding throughout; eye-catching and inviting set-up; well-dressed, friendly, knowledgeable staff; brochures and business cards readily available; neat, clean environment, etc. Click here for the 2012 Edson Award winners.
Thinking of buying a boat? Be sure to check out our boat buying 101 tips that includes our favorite tools and links that make the boat buying process a little easier and organized; which in the end will make this experience a fun one! Click here to see what a breeze boat buying can be!
Be sure to check out the new Sunset Lounge, a complete crowd retreat with a New England inspired menu and table service, a refreshing full bar, raw bar and of course a water view. There’s also The Point Grill, with traditional offerings such as burgers, chowders lobster rolls, and salads, and Deep Eddy Wharf for fresh grab & go boxed lunches. Click here for locations and menus.
Brand new this year is the In-Water Hands On Training Series by Welcome To The Water, a collection of hands-on clinics and seminars that take place completely on the water, right at the Show. Taught by professional, USCG Captains, these courses range from beginner level into advanced and cover topics in both powerboating and sailing. Space is extremely limited so pre-registration is highly recommended. To learn more about the series, each topic and to pre-register, click here.
Always a major highlight of the Show, the NFNP program has over thirty boats and products making their US debut at this year’s show. Entries range from new, innovative technology in accessories to some of Europe’s top manufacturers. To get a complete listing of all the entries, their descriptions, photos and websites, click here.
From the most luxurious yacht to small pieces of hardware, every aspect of today’s boating industry will be represented at this year’s show. For an easy breakdown of all the 2012 exhibitors, be sure to use the new Exhibitor Search tool to find your must-see boats and vendors with ease.
Lee Chesneau’s popular and informative 2- Day Marine Weather Course – Level 1 is being offered during the Boat Show. Click here for Course Syllabus, Outline and Course Fee. Sign up Early. Seats are Limited!
The Annual Newport For New Products Award program recognizes the best new boat and boating product debuts, as selected by industry experts. New for 2012, the program is rolling out the NFNP People’s Choice Award recognizing the favorite NFNP entry as chosen by our opening-day attendees. Click here for more details on how to vote in this inaugural event and learn how one lucky voter will win a brand new Apple iPad and gift card!
On Saturday, Sept. 14th, join us, along with show attendees, exhibitors and other industry folks, for a dockside evening of after-hours refreshments at the always-anticipated Cruisers Party, hosted this year by Cruising Outpost - a new boating lifestyle interactive website and quarterly magazine. Click here for essential details of this favorite event found at major boat shows nationwide!
NIBS is proud to announce the Coast Guard Foundation as its 2012 Charitable Partner, and will donate partial proceeds from Sunday ticket sales to this important group. Please stop by their booth to learn more about them, or visit their website at: http://coastguardfoundation.org
Nautical Rhode Island is the proud sponsor of Newport County Resident's and Military Day. Enjoy half-price tickets on Friday, September 13th with valid ID. For more details click here.
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