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The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor allowing you to enjoy everything the City-by-the-Sea has to offer while experiencing a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international companies - many making their official debut in Newport! Visitors will also find an extensive array of marine equipment, services and accessories to round out the boat show experience.

So whether you’re in the market for a center console - perfect for a harbor cruise and a fun-filled day of fishing, or a yacht with all the luxuries you can imagine for an extended voyage, the Newport International Boat Show has it all! Come see, feel and test the merchandise and talk to the experts who can answer all your important questions. With over 600 exhibitors, you many need more than one day to see everything!

Special events and opportunities for the whole family include our At- The- Helm Training program where experienced boaters and novices alike can learn boat handling or brush up on known skills with a certified captain at the helm of either a powerboat or sailboat, and the Newport For New Products – People’s Choice Award where you can cast your vote for the best new boat in the show. Educational seminars presented by the very best in their field are offered all four days of the event. (Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on our website).

When the sun goes down, stroll the city’s cobblestone streets, shop in specialty boutiques and dine at some of the finest restaurants in New England. The Newport Boat Show is a ‘must see’ this September!


46th Annual Newport International Boat Show

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 15 – 17th, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, September 18th, 10:00am - 5:00pm


Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport RI, 02840

Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf; Newport RI 02840


Tickets will be available online in July, 2016.

Due to Health & Safety Regulations, no pets - except service animals - are allowed on the Boat Show Sites (this includes small pets that fit in a carry bag). Baby strollers are prohibited on the docks. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.


We encourage you to contact exhibitors in advance and let them know you are coming to the show and are interested in their boat or product. Our exhibitor list includes email and website info. The Show Directory, handed out at the show, will also contain phone numbers and websites.



show highlights

Leukemia Cup Regatta and Sailors for the Sea Selected as the 2016 Charitable and Environmental Partners

Both organizations have linked the love of boating to their very vital missions - finding a cure for cancer and ocean conservation - causes close to the heart of NIBS and many show attendees.

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series - New York, May 7- 8, 2016 - Brookfield Place

Watch thrilling, high-speed action, as the best sailors in the world vie for points towards the final competition for the 35th AMERICA’S CUP in 2017 in Bermuda. Can Skipper Jimmy Spithill’s Oracle Team USA Fight off the challengers?

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2015 Newport For New Product Winners Announced!

The 10th Annual Newport For New Product winners have been announced during Friday morning's press conference! Winners include Best Sailboats, Powerboats & Products, Edson Awards & more!



Thank you to industry insiders and showgoers who voted Newport their “Favorite Boat Show To Attend" in a Soundings Trade Only Today poll.




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