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2012 Newport For new products program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Newport for New Products program has long been a highlight of the Newport International Boat Show, and now it has become a highlight of the industry! With the partnership of Cruising World, Sailing World and Yachting magazines, the year’s first showings of boats and boating products are recognized before, during and after the Newport Show!

 

This year, the program is open to all domestic boats and boating products that are launched since April 1, 2012 and make their official boat show introduction at the Newport International Boat Show. It is also open to all foreign boats and boating products that have been launched in the U.S. market since April 1, 2012 and make their official boat show introduction at the Newport International Show…though they may have been shown and sold outside the United States prior to April.

 

This strict criteria legitimizes the awards that are given for “Best New Power Boat”, “Best New Sail Boat”, and “Best New Boating Product”…as judged on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer and aesthetics, as seen by industry experts. Judging of the “Best” takes place on opening day and the winners are announced and publicized on Friday, September 14, 2012.

 

Newport For New Products Introduces The People's Choice Award – Vote for your favorite debut!

The Annual Newport For New Products Award program, now in its 7th season, recognizes the best new boat and boating product introductions for the 2013 model year, selected by industry experts and new this year- through a People’s Choice Award.


Attendees who come to the show on Thursday will receive a voting card with a detailed list of the NFNP entries and their location on the show site. New debuts will also be marked with red and blue balloons to help make them easy to find. After choosing your favorite, drop your voting card at one of the voting booths located at each of the Show exits. Votes will be tallied that night and the winner of the 2012 NFNP People’s Choice Award will be announced Friday morning at the Awards Ceremony. And to make this debut even more exciting, one lucky People's Choice voter will win an iPad with a $50 credit to the online Apple Store.

 

2011 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

BEST NEW SAILBOAT

Bayraider 20

Offered by Swallow Boats, this traditionally styled British day boat boasts performance and safety. Her planing hull has been clocked in excess of 10 knots, but with her unique gravity-fed water ballast system she can carry full sail in 30 knots or breeze and is completely self-righting if she suffers a knock-down. So one of the fastest, trailerable, family day boats is also one of the world’s safest.
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BEST NEW POWERBOAT


Destino 20

Making its first-ever debut, this custom wood runabout hides an inner laminated strength with a gorgeous mahogany exterior. The 20 is the definition of customization--various combinations of power plants, layouts and equipment to suit any buyer's needs.
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BEST NEW BOATING PRODUCT


E7 Multifunction Display

The new E7 offers wi-fi video streaming to Apple iOS devices so that the E7s screen is repeated on an iPhone or iPad, Bluetooth multimedia control, optional Bluetooth steering wheel remote control, LED backlighting, and a Sport-Optic-Friendly display. Three processors deliver fast response, exceptional 3D capability, and stunning graphic
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Other Category Winners:

 

SAILBOATS UNDER 30' - Bayraider 20

SAILBOATS 30' AND OVER - Moody Deck Salon
POWERBOATS UNDER 30' - Destino 20

POWERBOATS 30' AND OVER - Palm Beach Express 55

 

 

 

 

SAILBOATS 30' AND OVER | SAILBOATS 30' AND UNDER | POWERBOATS 30' AND OVER | POWERBOATS UNDER 30' | BOATING PRODUCTS

 

CATEGORY: SAILBOATS 30' AND OVER

 


Atlantic Class Starlight

1929 Starling Burgess Design, 90% redesigned and modified. Includes an electric inboard engine, simplified rigging and a longer, more comfortable cockpit seating arrangement.
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Alerion 41 - 2013 WINNER

Unique in that it applies the simple, single-handed Alerion sailing lifestyle to a cruising boat platform. Features a first-in-class open transom, disappearing anchoring system and voluminous interior.
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Eagle 44 - 2013 WINNER

An ultimate day-sailor designed by Gerard Dykstra, J Class specialist, features a comfortable, simple, short-handed sailing experience.
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Bavaria Cruiser 41

Designed in collaboration with Farr Yacht Design (USA) and Design Unlimited, features luxurious space and outstanding sailing performance. Customizable in two or three cabin layouts, is well-suited for cruising couples and sailing families alike.
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Sonny

A Dieter Empacher design, cold-molded, medium displacement hull with an 8ft. draft wing keel. Other features include a classic profile, stylish transom with hidden swim platform and carbon fiber spade rudder with counterbalance for excellent steering control. The keel has maximum lift to drag ratio with winglets for greater stability.
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Hanse 345

From the design office of Judel/Vrolijk comes the latest in the Hanse 5 series. Easy, stress free sailing from the spacious cockpit with all lines led aft to the helmsman. Hanse is the creator of the individual cabin concept.
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Bavaria Vision 42

A Farr Design (USA) with lines, layout and interior details by Design Unlimited. This new model mirrors the successful Vision 46 which was the 2012 Boat of The Year in the Full Size Cruiser category.
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Xp 44

The new Xp range of X-Yachts is comprised of cutting-edge technological advances providing strength, stiffness and a high ballast to weight ratio.
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Marlow-Hunter 40

The new 40 has a sleeker, more contemporary design than the traditional Hunter sailboats. A below-waterline hull chine contributes to a comfortable and stable sail.
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CATEGORY: SAILBOATS 30' AND UNDER

 

Bayraider 20

Offered by Swallow Boats, this traditionally styled British day boat boasts performance and safety. Her planing hull has been clocked in excess of 10 knots, but with her unique gravity-fed water ballast system she can carry full sail in 30 knots or breeze and is completely self-righting if she suffers a knock-down. So one of the fastest, trailerable, family day boats is also one of the world’s safest.
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CATEGORY: POWERBOATS 30' AND OVER

 


50 Eastbay SX

Bold new styling and Hunt hull design, pod drives, SX or FB configuration, push button cockpit awning and a 6-panel door across aft bulkhead slides open to make an impressive living space of the salon and cockpit. Various layouts to choose from.
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Palm Beach 55 Flybridge

New 17 foot 2 inches wide beam hull is now teamed with a classic flybridge, redesigned layout and a shaft propulsion system. The original PB55, which is the platform for the new flybridge model, was awarded the 2011 Newport International Boat Show Best New Powerboat 30 feet & over.
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Palm Beach 45

Smallest yacht of the Palm Beach family with the refinement of the PB 50, 55 and 60. Custom built with five basic floor plans in Express or Flybridge style. The semi-displacement hull provides 34 knot performance and approx. 1.5 mpg at a comfortable 25 knot cruise.
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Princess 48

Sleek, spacious and versatile. The V-48 is lightweight with a resin-infused hull designed to quicken the transition to planing speeds and improve efficiency and performance.
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Zurn 50

This 55 knot high speed cruiser is powered by twin MAN 1550s and Rolls Royce jet drives. Construction is all epoxy, foam core, and E-glass. Production tooling allows for customizing design for the family, fisherman, and commuter.
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Lyman-Morse 42 Flybridge Motoryacht

Self-sufficient and quiet, this new design carries the most modern and efficient equipment available while keeping weight to a minimum without sacrificing strength or comfort.
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Princess 52

A powerful and agile craft with extraordinary volume for her size. Her unique deep V hull design provides exceptional seakeeping while reducing planing speeds for an efficient performance across a broad speed range.
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Abaco 40

A stylish but practical day cruiser with accommodations for occasional longer ventures is characterized as having a stable ride and motion, ample galley and living space. Fine sea keeping and performance in a boat with classic aesthetics.
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Nordic Tug 39 Flybridge

A low-profile flybridge with enhanced visuals, bow and stern thrusters and joystick control offers an efficient cruising range of over 1000 miles but also cruises at 15 knots. Mahogany interior, 2 staterooms, 2 refrigerators, deep freezer and a large salon that seats six.
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NC-14

Jeanneau has brought the innovative concept and success of the NC9 and NC11 to the new NC14. Elegant and comfortable; an apartment on the water with a terrace and a sea view.
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350 Outrage

From the award winning design team behind the 370 Outrage comes the all new 350 Outrage. This fully equipped 35 foot offshore fishing machine is built to deliver remarkable capability and a host of thoughtful amenities, making it equally well suited for serious anglers, pleasure boaters or use as a yacht tender.
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Velasco 43

Distribution of the exterior and interior living space results in comfort and style. The contemporary layout of the Velasco 43 is well suited for today?s multi-generational families
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Greenline GL 40 - 2013 WINNER

The worlds only production built hybrid...Diesel, electric, solar powered. New, build technology with less drag for greater efficiency. Lighter, stronger for increased performance. The ability to cruise without fumes or noise. Reduced cost of operation, smaller carbon footprint and good for the environment. Hybrid technology....light, strong and green.
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CATEGORY: POWERBOATS UNDER 30'

 


Southport 29 FE

Enjoy the luxury of a family cruiser without sacrificing fish-ability. Soft, stable ride in an offshore center console plus the comfort of suede textured lounges and sunpad, alfresco dining area, optional grill/refrigerator and quarter berth.
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27 Tournament

The next generation of Eastern Boats has more space for living and fishing. Classic downeaster high bow with wide beam, large windshield and side windows for full visibility and airflow. Other amenities include an enclosed head, shower, and a v-settee that converts to sleeping area.
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ECraft 20

Powered by an electric pod-drive propulsion system, this light displacement runabout reaches10 knots w/ cruising range over 20 nautical miles. Features include seating for 8, joystick control, cruise control, fishing rod holders, swim platform, night lighting, anchor well and storage lockers.
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Amesbury Dory 16 Center Console

A blend of classic design and modern ability features an open, walk-around cockpit with a newly designed center console that offers easy access to the fuel compartment as well as forward seating and storage.
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Patten 22ft. Picnic

Custom line of yachts built to the highest standard with New England lines, custom finishes, modern performing hulls that are overbuilt to withstand various sea conditions and perform a wide range of speeds.
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Minor Offshore 28

The MO28 lends itself to cruising, fishing, commuting or just simply playing. Single-level wide, walk-around deck, 2 sliding doors for easy access, large sunroof, and integrated swim platform. Amenities include 2 double berths, head with shower, 2-burner stove, fridge and hot & cold water.
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Regulator 25

Built with Regulators exclusive fiberglass grillage system and twin Yamaha F200C outboard engines, the new 25 also includes a saltwater wash down, livewell plumbing, insulated fish boxes, in-deck illuminated locking rod storage, 21-gallon freshwater system and a cockpit shower.
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Overture 20

The look is a striking blend of modern and classic. Aluminum skin and plastic foam cored hull has no welds or rivets and is built with vacuum bonded and resin infused processes. CAD and computer cut parts (no molds needed). All epoxy bonded wood interior and cored hull. The designer calls the structure a hybrid composite sandwich Custom built to order.
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CATEGORY: BOATING PRODUCTS

 


Pure UV

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) water sterilizing solution uses high output LED UV lights to sterilize /purify drinking water. Kills chlorine-resistant parasites / bacteria such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E Coli, molds and viruses. Pure UV can be coupled with a pre-filter to remove larger organisms that would otherwise pass through the UV system unaffected.
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Chafe Pro Thor Guard

Award-winning proprietary ballistic nylon weave provides chafe protection around the eye of dock lines, mooring pendants or tow ropes. Installs in seconds with hook & loop fastening system. Fits lines from 5 inches to 1 inch diameter and is the only chafe protection uniquely designed to fit around rope loops and eye splices.
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CermaLube

Not to be confused with oil treatments, Cerma is a one-time ceramic metal treatment good for 300,000 miles or more. Advantageous in treating engines/equipment because the polymer can be deposited into all areas of a running assembly. This patent-pending process allows for the formation of a perfect seal and mating surface within the parts.
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GMI 20

This new marine instrument shows depth, speed, wind and 100+ marine and vessel parameters on a large, bright, 4-inch glass-bonded color display. Nighttime readability is further enhanced with new red/black and green/black color schemes.
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Seaview PM5-FMD-8 Thermal Camera Mount

New 5 inch vertical mount for FLIR MD Series or Raymarine T200 thermal cameras. This mount has no visible bolts to mount the camera to therefore increase security and improve looks! The PM5FMD8 can also use the AMA-W base wedge to accommodate 0-12 degrees if needed.
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Raymarine Evolution Autopilot System

New Evolution Autopilot Systems deliver remarkable performance, simple installation and zero calibration! The Evolution learns and evolves its steering commands to fit your vessel. Available for power and sail boats of all sizes.
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Pivot Jet Pro

An innovative new spray tool that combines the ease of a using a garden hose with the cleaning capacity of a pressure washer. Provides a safe, convenient method to clean and maintain your entire boat, particularly those hard to reach areas such as waterlines, gunwales, etc.
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Mantus Anchor Bracket

Stainless steel bracket allows for storage of any anchor design on the rail, in cockpit or on the bow. Rollers adjust and allow for customizing the bracket to snugly secure the shank of the design. Tight flitting rollers eliminate movement, yet the anchor easily slides into the customized bracket.
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SPOD &DPOD

SPOD sail pod has 5 sizes available to fit most marine electronics & fit std and non-std guard rails. DPOD deck pod has 3 sizes available using a small 350 degree rotating base ideal for small fishing vessels. Both pods can add single instruments and install at different viewing angles.
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Electric Leisure Furl Boom

Reliable, offshore proven design with a new electric drive option designed for boats 35-58 feet. Offers a quiet and clean drive for the mainsail. Comes with a cockpit control panel, weather proof disconnect and a remote electric distribution module
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GHC 20

A user friendly helm controller that provides control of a Garmin autopilot. Large, bright, 4-inch glass bonded display increases contrast and viewing angle while preventing fogging. Nighttime readability is also enhanced with dimmer and red/black and green/black color schemes.
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Mantus Bridle

Absorbs the shock load from wind gusts and waves by employing chafe protection to all areas exposed to rubbing and uses heavy duty 316L stainless steel shackles and thimbles. The Mantus Chain Hook/Grabber is sized for the chain and a carabiner is used to attach the bridle to the mooring line.
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Max-Prop Whisper

Five blade design provides ultra quiet operation and impressive thrust. Its improved powering performance is most noticeable when powering against heavy wind and seas. Designed for large vessels with heavy displacement.
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Seaview FTDR-3 Thermal Camera Mount

FTDR-3 is the new top down riser for FLIR MD Series or Raymarine T200 thermal cameras. It can be mounted right side up on the roof of the cabin, or mounted upside down under an overhang.
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Handi Disc II

New technology has created a diamond blade that cuts, sands and grinds materials including metal, masonry, plastic, stone, and more. Place on a hand held grinder and you?ll be in possession of 4.5 inches of raw cutting power! Trim deck railing, grind a prop, or cut a piece of plexiglass.
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VOLVO PENTA GLASS COCKPIT - 2013 WINNER

Acting as an extention of the Garmin GPS MAP Glass Helm Series, the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit Series is a glass cockpit system that integrates the Volvo Penta Engine Vessel Control. The system provides options like autopilot, interceptors, powertrim assist and dynamic positioning options on-screen, providing an integrated Volvo Penta boating solution.
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STS HSR

Stronger Than Steel Heat-Set Rope. Heat-Setting is a thermo-tensioned process than utilizes tension, temperature, and minimized rope rotation in order to align the fibers within a ropes cross section. This results in the creation of a stronger rope and virtually eliminates constructional stretch.
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Hydrocoat Eco

The revolutionary Hydrocoat Eco combines Pettit?s exclusive self-polishing, water based, ablative technology with the highest level of metal-free organic Econea biocide; a powerful slime fighting inhibitor, to provide unprecedented, environmentally friendly, multi season protection for boats in the toughest marine environments. The company?s innovative Hydrocoat technology is used to replace the harsh solvents found in most bottom paints.
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