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Thank you to our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for an exceptional 2016 Newport International Boat Show.


We hope to see you all next September!



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!


47th Annual Newport International Boat Show

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017


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, 2017.

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.




We are constantly reminded when we go to other shows, just how good your audience is. Real boaters who respect nice boats. - Bentley Collins - Sabre Yachts



Hi All,

The entire NEG and NYC staff were amazing! What a great event you guys put on for this city, state, and region. Proud to be a small part of this great event.

Warmest regards,

Jay and HH staff



show highlights


Congratulations to Ken Meyers of Duxbury, MA - winner of the 8-day, 7-night all-inclusive vacation getaway to the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda in the beautiful British Virgin Islands! Mr. Meyers name was pulled from among the hundreds of ballots collected at the Newport International Boat Show last week. Many thanks to everyone who entered to win and best wishes to Ken who is excited to get down to Bitter End to play on the water!

Win a week's stay at
Bitter End Yacht Club

Sign-up at the show to win an 8-day, 7-night all-inclusive vacation at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, in the beautiful British Virgin Islands! BEYC was selected as one of the “world’s best resorts” by Conde Nast Traveler. Look for kiosks throughout the show site promoting this fabulous vacation get-a-way!

Learn from the Legends!
Weekend Workshops Presented by
Lee Chesneau and Pam Wall

Conveniently located at the Seamen’s Institute Library on the Bowen’s Wharf Show Site

Check out their exciting topics and Register Today!

The iconic Boston Whaler is the official Powerboat of the At The Helm Program

The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS) has teamed up with Confident Captain / Ocean Pros to bring you a range of powerboat course offerings

Click here to Register for Courses

Beneteau is the official sailboat of the “First Sail” training course

At The Helm sailing courses are taught by professional sailboat captains with significant sailing experience in both inshore racing and offshore cruising/racing.

Click here to Register for Courses


The 11th Annual Newport For New Product winners were announced during Friday morning's press conference! Winners include Best Sailboat, Powerboat & Product, Edson Awards & more. Click here to view all winners and entires. And be sure look for the Newport For New Product decals and red and blue balloons on the docks and in the tents identifying what’s new and innovative in the marine industry as well as the winners of this program.

Click here to view 2016 Newport For New Products winners

Just in for 2016! At The Helm will be offering a professional sailing experience on a high performance M32 catamaran. Sail on one of the most exciting boats on the water, recently used for the World Match Racing Tour. Test out the latest in sailing technology and reach high speeds with a crew of sailors that will let you participate as much or as little as you like. The M32 can accommodate groups of 4 or 5 people per sail, depending on weight and all safety equipment is provided.


New to Boating?
Experienced, but feeling a bit rusty?

Sign-up Today for On-The-Water Training with Confident Captain's At The Helm Program. Choose a Powerboat or Sailboat - all with an experienced captain!

Click here for course listings and to Register


Sign-Up Today! CruiserPort University Seminar Series

Important topics covered by experts in their field; Peter Swanson, Nigel Calder, Paul Comyns, Bob Sweet, Jeremey Davis, Lou Codega, Kim Russo and more!

Seminars take place at the Newport Blues Café - across the street from the Boat Show entrance.

Click here for full seminar schedule and to Register

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Boat Show Attendees Invited to See America’s Newest Tall Ship

The 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, this country’s newest Tall Ship will be dockside on Perry Mill Wharf (across from the Red Parrot Restaurant) during show days and hours and open for tours to boat show ticket holders only.

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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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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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