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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15: 10am-6pm | FRIDAY, SEPT. 16: 10am-6pm | SATURDAY, SEPT. 17: 10am-6pm | SUNDAY, SEPT. 18: 10am-5pm

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IF YOU HARBOR A PASSION FOR BOATING, THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE TO BE….

 

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, in-water and on-land, from both domestic and international manufacturers - many making their official debut in Newport! Visitors will also find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories. So whether you’re in the market for a center console that will provide a fun-filled day of fishing, or a yacht with all the luxuries you can imagine for an extended cruise, 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 may 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 show.

 

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!

 

What:

46th Annual Newport International Boat Show

600 Exhibitors, In-Water Training Courses, Seminars

Where:

Newport Yachting Center: 4 Commercial Wharf, America's Cup Ave

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

Click here to map out directions.

When:

Thursday-Saturday, September 15-18, 2016:

10:00am-6:00pm daily

Sunday, September 18, 2016:

10:00am-5:00pm

Tickets:

Tickets will be available online in July, 2016. Click here to purchase.

Thursday-VIP Day

Sept. 13th only- All Tickets $30.00

 

Friday, Saturday or Sunday:

Sept. 14th-16th

Adult One Day ticket: $18.00

 

Newport County Resident's Day / Military Day:

Friday, Sept. 14th.

Tickets are half price with photo ID.

 

Advance Tickets [ click here to buy ]

Thursday - VIP day: $27

Friday, Saturday or Sunday: $15

 

Children under 12 FREE with an adult everyday.

Additional Information:

Due to Health and Safety Regulations, no pets - except service animals - are allowed on any 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.

 

parking & directions

Parking

The best place to park for the show is at Easton's Beach, located at 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport. Parking is $20 per vehicle and continuous shuttle service to and from the boat show site (approximately 1 mile) is available complimentary with the parking space. The parking lot and the shuttle service run 8am to 8pm daily. Handicapped parking and shuttle service is available at Easton's Beach as well.

 

Parking Passes

Purchase your show ticket and an Easton's Beach Parking Pass in advance by clicking on "Tickets". Shuttle Service from the Easton's Beach Parking Lot to the show is free and runs continuously from 8 AM to 8 PM all four days. Shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.

 

 

Location Information

The Newport International Boat Show takes place at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf, and Bowen's Wharf – all situated along America's Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.

 

Click here to map out directions.

 

DIRECTIONS

 

From New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Points South

Take Interstate 95 North to Route 138 East - Exit 3 around Hope Valley, RI. Continue on Route 138 to Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll). Take first exit off Newport Bridge (Scenic Newport) turn right off exit ramp and drive straight through 1st set of traffic lights. At 2nd set of lights turn right onto America's Cup Avenue. Follow America's Cup through 4 sets of traffic lights and the Newport Yachting Center will be on your right.

* Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

From Cape Cod and Points East

Take 195 West to Fall River. Take exit for Newport/Route 24 South. Follow Route 24 South, which turns into Route 114. Follow Route 114 into Newport. Approximately one mile from city line, just past Newport City Hall, turn right onto Marlborough Street. Proceed to the traffic light on America's Cup Avenue and take a left. Follow through 2 traffic lights. After the second light, the Newport Yachting Center will be on your right.  

*Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

From Boston

Take Interstate 93 South out of Boston to Route 24 South. Take exit for Newport/Route 24 South. Follow Route 24 South, which turns into Route 114. Follow Route 114 into Newport. Approximately one mile from city line, just past Newport City Hall, turn right onto Marlborough Street. Proceed to the traffic light on America's Cup Avenue and take a left. Follow through 2 traffic lights. After the second light, the Newport Yachting Center will be on your right.

*Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

From Points North and Northwest

Take Interstate 95 South. At the split of 95 South, about 10 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, get into the two left lanes toward Route 4 South (North Kingstown, East Greenwich) at exit 9. Route 4 South merges into Route 1 South after the second traffic light. From Route 1 South take the exit for the Jamestown/Newport Bridges which leads to Route 138 East. The Jamestown Bridge leads to the Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll). Take the first exit off the Newport Bridge (Scenic Newport) and take a right at the end of the exit ramp and drive straight through first set of traffic lights. At the second traffic light take a right onto America's Cup Avenue. Follow America's Cup through 4 sets of traffic lights and the Yachting Center will be on your right.

*Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

 

If you're planning to travel by air or train, use the following mileage to plan your schedule:

Mileage to Newport from:

T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island - 25 miles

Boston Logan Airport in Massachusetts - 75 miles

Train Station in Kingston - 18 miles

Train Station in Providence - 34 miles

 

Bus Routes

We are located a short walk south of the Gateway Center, Newport’s transportation and visitor information hub, which is located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue. The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) provides direct service to our property via the 61/Orange and 62/Red lines. Riders can choose to either buy a day pass at the Gateway Center or pay as they go. 

 

Rail

Both Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail serve Providence. Two blocks south of Providence Station is Kennedy Plaza, where RIPTA offers frequent service on its 60 line to the Gateway Center in Newport. From the Amtrak Station in Kingston, RI, RIPTA offers limited service to Newport on its 64 line.

 

Coach Bus

From Boston: Bonanza Bus offers bus service from South Station in Boston to the Gateway Center in Newport via Fall River, MA.

 

From New York: Adventure Northeast operates summer service from New York to Newport.

 

Greyhound and Bonanza offer Service to Providence’s Kennedy Plaza from New York and other cities. From Kennedy Plaza in Providence, RIPTA offers frequent service on its 60 line to the Gateway Center in Newport.

 

aBOUT newport

For over 350 years, our seaside Colonial town has been welcoming visitors with open arms. This is a proud tradition that we have carried into the new millennium.

 

Stroll along our cobblestone streets or oceanfront walks; shop in our quaint wharf areas and shopping markets; revel in the magnificence of our world famous Gilded Age mansions; feast on our fine cuisine where dining is truly a tradition, especially lobster.

 

Newport is globally known as the site of such activities as the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Music Festival, the legendary International Tennis Hall of Fame and the America's Cup races.

 

Our legacy has always been based on the waters that surround the destination. Here, avid sailors can test their yachtsmanship on a 12-meter, a sloop, or even one of the legendary 120-foot "J" boats.

 

Newport is one of the nation's most scenic areas for cyclists. Winding lanes along the world famous Ocean Drive lead you past magnificent mansions, old country stores, a bird sanctuary, fanciful topiary gardens, wineries, and tiny fishing coves.

 

Newport is a city of "oldest" and "firsts," including Touro Synagogue (the oldest Temple in the U.S.); the oldest Tavern; the oldest newspaper; the site of the first international polo match; site of the first national lawn tennis championships and the first national golf championships... and the list goes on.

 

Hospitality has always been part of our heritage, so it is natural for us to extend it as part of what makes Newport truly a world-class place to visit.

 

For more information on all Newport has to offer, visit www.GoNewport.com.

 

Due to Health and Safety Regulations No animals, 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.

 

 


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