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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

 


Alerion Sport 30

The timeless beauty of Alerion Yachts meets modern build technology. Its carbon-fiber reinforced structural grid and bow sprit are just two features that elevate the performance of this day-sailer to exhilarating levels, retaining all the ease of handling for which Alerion Yachts are known. Woodwork, detailing, and finish make it a proper yacht.
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HH 42 Catamaran

Outright grand prix race yacht ? a no-compromise IRC Racer with fast, modern hull lines that is as easily driven by club racers as well as pro sailors. Designed by the Judel Vrolijk design house and built entirely from space age prepreg carbon fibre, this boat is seriously fast.
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Arabesque 50

Designed by Fontaine Group, featuring a cold-molded wooden hull, teak over plywood deck, wood cabin & cockpit. Carbon fiber rig w/ in-boom furling and twin roller furling head stays including large genoa for light air. Sail handling achieved by push button w/hydraulically controlled main sheet, electric winches, hydraulic roller furling, backstay, outer forestay, and electric boom furling. Fin keel and bow thruster make for easy handling. Mahogany finish and polished stainless steel below deck.
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Hinckley Bermuda 50

Like the Bermuda 40, this cruising sailboat is designed for family adventures or club regattas and offshore racing. Technologically advanced with carbon fiber laminate structure and features such as a hydraulically-lifting keel. While modern in its design, the finishing details are stunningly Hinckley. Designed by Bill Tripp III, son of the Bermuda 40's designer.
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Euphoria 54

Designed by German Frers, the Euphoria 54 is a contemporary, sea kindley and safe 54' that combines excellent performance with the highest levels of live-aboard luxury. The wedge shaped powerful hull form and clean deck layout offer an excellent balance between performance, ease of handling, aesthetics and comfort.
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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

 


North Rip 30

The ultimate fishing tool; designed by fishermen for fishermen. Thoughtful rod placement, tool storage, wells and lockers for live bait and catch. Its bold and aggressive performance is due to the deep vee hull and bow flare. Built in America by the team at U.S. Watercraft, this boat will get you and your catch out and back with speed, safety and efficiency.
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Hunt 32 Center Console

Offers an innovative layout for entertaining and dayboating all while being fishing capable. Features include; a proper companionway, oversized head, unique aft folding seat, wrap-around windshield, roomy flush cockpit, swim platform, and counter area w/sink, drawers, storage. Chose deluxe fishing package with live well, tackle & bait stations or entertaining package with refrigerator and grill.
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Horizon E78 Motoryacht

New design features a hydraulic hard top and radar mast that lowers the overall height of the boat from 28'11 to 20'5\". She also offers a spacious 3 stateroom layout + crew, lower pilothouse, a full-beam hydraulic swim platform, zero speed stabilizers, and more.
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Protector 38

The new center console and Targa models feature a hydro v hull that extends the deep v design to the transom resulting in excellent rough water performance. Both new models have the same characteristics below the waterline as the flagship model (30' Targa). As a result, the 38 performs like a small Protector but can carry more guests and gear while handling any sea state with confidence and comfort.
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CATEGORY: POWERBOATS UNDER 30'

 


FIB 300 Foldable Fiberglass RIB

A 9ft,8in. fiberglass/PVC inflatable RIB that folds into three sections. In folded configuration, boat is 3'x4'x2' and 140 lbs. The FIB 300 can be folded/unfolded in a matter of minutes and takes up to a 10hp outboard.
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Southport 272 TE

The classic Southport hull with a Tournament Edition layout featuring a forward coffin box, open-frame aluminum leaning post with cooler storage area, new hardtop and frame design, improved livewell location and ergonomics, and for the first time, optional single outboard power.
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Seaway 24 Sport

A no nonsense downeast center console ideal for family fishing and fun. 100% composite construction, fuel efficient with a 115 4-stroke outboard makes it a great day boat. The 24 Sport will cruise in the mid 20's and has great range with its 64 gallon fuel capacity. All this and its trailerable.
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Walker Bay SuperLight Console RIB (Kit)

The lightest console RIB ever, the SLR Console plus a 310 SLRX, a 9.8 HP engine and all rigging weighs 318 lbs. Its efficient design can plane two average- sized adults with the 9.8 engine. Together with the 310 Superlight boat it is rated for up to 20hp or the kit is also compatible with the higher hp rated Supertender series of boats. Available in German Made Heytex PVC or ORCA CSM fabric.
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Vanquish 26 Center Console

Capitalizing on the success of the outboard powered 26 Dual Console, vanquish boats plan to release the Outboard powered 26 Center Console. With Seating for 11, Outboard power options up to 250HP, Integrated adjustable leaning post cooler combination and enclosed fresh water head she is estimated to reach speeds of over 50 MPH.
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CATEGORY: BOATING PRODUCTS

 


Arid Bilge Systems/ Series 1 Nano

Proven vacuum technology that automatically and effortlessly eliminates residual bilge water in large and mid-size yachts is now available for smaller boats. Series 1 Nano keeps bilges 100% dusty dry and odor free.
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Arrigoni Design/ MK Series Helm Seats

Now feature reclining backs, fold up arms, adjustable headrests and memory foam for ultimate support and comfort. Equipped with slide & swivel assembly that fit existing pedestal or flat slide systems for any fixed surface application. Available in white, cream, khaki or black, as well as custom vinyls.
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BaggyWrinkle by Chafe-Pro

Protects sails from chafe abrasion, specifically the jib from chafing on the shrouds and other standing rigging. No more sliding! Chafe-Pro has developed a lashing-free design made from100% New Zealand sheepskin with a short nap to offer decreased windage in the rigging.
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Solara Power M 140 watt Solar Panel

140 watts made using high grade SunPower back-contact solar cells for maximum potential power output in less space. Walk-on, bendable, rugged, designed for the marine environment, these lightweight panels can be installed on hard tops, decks, davits, or a frame structure.
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FX -1 Easy Touch Air-Conditioning Display Control

The FX-1 or FX-2 control board kit now has a touch screen display option. Easy Touch offers intuitive, user friendly control for direct expansion, reverse-cycle air conditioning or chilled water/ air handlers. Provides all operational features plus a time-stamped fault history log and adjustable display for brightness and color schemes.
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Dockwa

A convenient, unified booking and marketing platform that connects boaters to marinas. Boaters can book transient reservations for docks and moorings by simply downloading the app, explore, reserve, and pay at their favorite marina, in a matter of minutes. Marinas confirm the reservation, collect payment, and deposit the customers information into their intelligent database with a single click.
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XT Classic Series Winches by Antal

Completely chromed; chromed drum, self-tailing disks, self tailing arm, and a chromed lower skirt. The chrome-plating is carried out with great care to guarantee maximum durability. The winch is first highly polished, then thickly nickel-plated and finally finished in chrome.
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Roller by Antal

New folding cleat with rotating horns, designed for sail boats but can be used on motorboats as well. Roller's rotating horns can move into the open or closed position, even under load and held there by a safety detent
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Antal Snatch Looper

Relatively small, the new Snatch block is suitable for high loads, particularly designed for 2:1 main halyards. Hard black aluminum rotating cheek plates with a Dyneema Snap Loop protected by a polyester cover, aluminum sheave on fiber bearing.
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Reckmann MF Furler

Made of stainless steel, this new Manual Furler (MF) is compact in size without compromising on strength. Available in both above deck or below deck configurations with either aluminum or carbon foils. The MF is perfectly suited for boats up to 75 feet in length.
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SlipFinder App

Revolutionary mobile app that allows boaters to book transient slips and moorings at marinas in real time. SlipFinder is an easy to use platform for marinas with an intuitive, simple app that boaters access from their mobile device.
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Winterize It Pro

The first anti-corrosion and winterizing storage solution offered in an aerosol can. Fights corrosion in the engine's power head cooling system for outboard or personal watercraft. Coats and protects a boats vital cooling system.
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eS-Series Multifunction Displays

Powered by Raymarines LightHouse II user interface, the eS Series includes three high-performance navigation displays that offer unmatched control and ease-of-use in a sleek, ergonomic design. Choice of 7-in, 9-in and 12-in displays, each with glass bridge-style design that blends with modern helm stations, allowing for both low profile console and a recessed flush mounting option.
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Seahorse Convertible Fender

A unique and innovative design that offers a variety of practical uses; split and strap to a piling, lengthen to adjust for tide changes. For superior protection while rafting, lock together for a super long fender. The fender stands upright for easy storage in a locker and stores its own line.
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Intellian i5 Satellite TV System

40 to 60 foot vessels no longer have to choose between small antennas with limited range or larger antennas with better coverage that do not match the aesthetics of the boat. The i5 enables TV reception in the Bahamas and Caribbean in a 24-inch radome. Comes equipped with All American LNB, eliminating the need to swap components when traveling between satellite regions.
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HALO Pulse Compression Radar by Simrad

The first high-performance solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology. Combining the advantages of Broadband Radar and traditional pulse radar systems, HALO provides navigational visibility as close as 20-feet, all while offering exceptional long-range performance up to 72 nautical miles.
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GO7 Chartplotter

The standalone, full-featured GO7 is fully customizable and includes Wi-Fi to tap into the GoFee wireless cloud service for immediate, convenient map downloads, software updates, and more. Suits any on-water activity and offers tablet-like ease-of-use with intuitive touchscreen controls.
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YachtConnect

Yacht Connect (patent pending) is more than 4G/Wi-Fi antennas; it's also a router with an access point. Supports up to 32 connected devices on-board (smartphones, tablets, iPhone, iPad, PC...). YachtConnect is a ready to direct connect Wi-Fi for your boat so it is always on. Features blazing fast 4G LTE speed.
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Cruising 300/600 Hydrogenerators

Autonomy thanks to renewable energy! Watt & Sea Hydrogenerators use the speed of the sailboat to turn and immerse propeller to generate electricity without fossil fuels. Hydrodynamic design with unperceivable drag and silent in operation allow power with no emissions or carbon footprint. Two year warranty.
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Siren Marine Android Boat Monitor App

This new Android App brings boat-monitoring technology to new heights. The intuitive display presents all of the boat?s critical systems: bilge, battery, position, intrusion alert, temperature, shore power, backup battery and more, in an intuitive and powerful dashboard, complete with a map and system controls.
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Sirius Signal Coast Guard Compliant SOS Distress Light

The SOS Distress Light is the first and only LED Visual Distress Signal Device that completely eliminates dangerous and environmentally harmful pyrotechnic marine flares. This battery-operated, buoyant SOS distress light, can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. Lasts HOURS compared to flares or flare gun meteors.
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Soft Shackles

Soft shackles are the ideal replacement for metal shackles. The lightweight and highly loadable soft shackles made of Dyneema SK78 are versatile in use. These shackles are so much lighter than conventional metal shackles and are easy to open even after having been loaded.
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Spinnaker Furling Line

A stiff, compact high tech rope with a tightly braided polyester cover and multi-stage braided aramid core. Can be used with any top down furling system. Can be terminated using mechanical end fittings. Its torque resistance allows rotation transfer at all points yielding faster and more even furling. Size range: 9mm to 15mm.
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Dyna Tech

Dyna Tech is constructed with the ideal balance of Technora, polyester, and Dyneema fibers. Offering excellent abrasion resistance, heat dispensation and cut resistance as well as a lower friction coefficient, Dyna Tech yields the optimum levels of performance.
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HTS 99

Ultra-light and exceptionally strong, HTS 99 utilizes 100% Dyneema? SK-99 fiber. The use of this high modulus fiber results increased strength and excellent creep resistance.
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Whipping Twine

Our innovative Whipping Twine make of Dyneema SK78 fiber excels mostly due to its high breaking loads and smooth surface. It is easy to handle and requires no additional waxing.
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