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2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

BEST NEW SAILBOAT 30'+ and BEST OVERALL SAILBOAT

Gunboat 55

Presented by Gunboat

The Gunboat 55 innovation and esthetics are incredible. Its coolest feature is its unbelievable sightlines that make it easy to cruise in multi-vessel environments ferries, paddle boarders, and everything in between. A performance boat that is designed for owner/operators, it features super huge appointments. Its innovations and flexible layout options are something I believe other manufacturers will chase. This is a sweet boat.
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BEST NEW POWERBOAT 30'+ and BEST OVERALL POWERBOAT


True North 34 Outboard Express

Presented by US Watercraft

This was a tough category, all products had great features. Whether your boating takes you fishing, diving, or a day out with the family, the True North 34 Outboard Express can be any powerboat you want. It offers so much flexibility. The outboards open up the deck space, and the adventure racks and optional side door for scuba diving, coupled with a 2-foot draft for accessibility and joystick handling really shows how the Outboard Express is meant to be used.
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BEST NEW POWERBOAT
UNDER 30'


Vanquish 26 Dual Console

Presented by Vanquish Boats

The Vanquish 26 Dual Console is a great day boat. Designed by people that know what it is like to entertain on a boat, it is loaded with options. Its multiple pedestal points to move the table is extremely useful and allows boaters to rearrange the space to suit specific needs. Offering plenty of storage, Fusion sound, low draft and outboard engines, Vanquish’s goal was to develop a family friendly boat and they nailed it.
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BEST NEW SAILBOAT UNDER 30'



Wanderer

Presented by Zim Sailing

The Wanderer is extremely versatile and ideal for a wide audience. Light weight and offering good use of space; the Wanderer can be moored and is easily trailered. This is a really nice boat.
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BEST NEW NAVIGATION PRODUCT



ForwardScan

Presented by B&G

B&G ForwardScan delivers something every boater should know – how deep is the water ahead of my boat. With a range of 10 times the depth of the water under the boat, this product is applicable for any boating type – whether yachting, power cruising, sailing or fishing – in any size boat and in any waters. What’s more, it is insanely affordable – this is a must.
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BEST NEW BOATING SAFETY PRODUCT


Wireless LED Lights

Nightwatch Marine

The Nightwatch Marine Wireless LED Lights embodies the concept of new products and innovation. The company saw a real problem and solved it. Their lights provide so much flexibility and can be put anywhere for any purpose for interior and exterior applications.
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And finally, awarded for the only the second time, the 2014 NFNP People’s Choice Award goes to: Gunboat 55, voted by the attendees of this year’s Newport International Boat Show.

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Gunboat 55

Building upon the success of her earlier sisters, the 55 is the ultimate performance cat for those planning to circumnavigate as owner-operators. The series was designed on the principles of simplicity, reliability and ease of access, and is perfect for those who enjoy sailing and exploring without crew.
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exhibitor awards program

Edson International honored four companies whose displays exuded pride and professionalism. Exhibits were judged by an independent group and assessed on: cohesive branding throughout; eye-catching and inviting set-up; well-dressed, friendly, knowledgeable staff; brochures and businesscards readily available; neat, clean environment, etc.

 

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Awards!

Best In-Water Powerboat Display: The Hinckley Company / Hunt Yachts

Best In-Water Sailboat Display: Beneteau America / Jeanneau America

Best Land Display: Zim Sailing

Best Booth Display: Dubarry of Ireland

 

The 2014 Edson 5-Star Award, given to the Overall Best, was awarded to: The Hinckley Company / Hunt Yachts

 

EDSON AWARD WINNER



Congratulations to all of the 2014 winners, and thank you for everything you bring to our industry.

 

 

 

Newport For New Products Program - 2014 Entries

 

What is Newport for New Products? Cick Here to find out!

 

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

 

CATEGORY: SAILBOATS 30' AND OVER

 


Bavaria Cruiser 46

A collaboration of Bavaria & Farr Design, the new Cruiser 46 features an appealing, modern profile. On deck, the spacious cockpit includes a full-width lowering transom/swim platform. Below, a proportioned layout is complemented with numerous choices of woods, flooring and fabrics. Standard features include furling mast, electronics, plus comfort/convenience packages.
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Redline 41

With winning performance in its genes, the Redline 41 is a powerful racer and cruiser. Nearly every aspect of the boat is fully customizable. Competitive hardcore racers will be able to keep her light and fast while also enjoying comfortable accommodations.
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C&C 30 One Design

A high performance race boat that offers the thrill and technology of grand prix sailing in a size that is fun, easy to sail and affordable. C&C 30 One Design: the fun is just beginning.
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Flash e33LM

Features a solid glass bottom, topsides planked in western cedar with a 6 oz. fiberglass boat cloth set in clear coating for a bright finish. The interior includes select mahogany bulkheads and cabinets with custom trim and moldings. Additional new features include a redesigned sail plan with self-tacking jib and a 4ft. 9in. shoal draft.
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Gunboat 55

Building upon the success of her earlier sisters, the 55 is the ultimate performance cat for those planning to circumnavigate as owner-operators. The series was designed on the principles of simplicity, reliability and ease of access, and is perfect for those who enjoy sailing and exploring without crew.
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VAr 37

VAr represents a return to basics; a simple, fast, elegant and strongly built racer cruiser with quality gear like a Selden mast, Jefa roller bearings on the steering, and B&G electronics.
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Salona 33

This new design incorporates many features recommended by Salonas cruising and racing customers. The entire team came together and agreed on one simple goal - to design and build a globally competitive fast sailing yacht that can win any regatta, and at the same time provide uncompromised comfort and safety while cruising.
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CATEGORY: SAILBOATS UNDER 30'

 


Hartley 10

This durable, simple, stable dinghy is well-suited for training or recreational use. With a cockpit big enough for two, a simple sail plan, high boom, aluminum blades, tough roto-molded construction and an optional rowing package - the Hartley 10 is a long-lasting versatile boat. The ability to mount a small engine makes it a great option for a large boat tender.
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Hartley 12

Like the smaller version, this durable, simple, stable dinghy is perfect for recreational and learn-to-sail programs. Features include high freeboard, deep roomy cockpit with space for 3 or 4, high boom, open transom, tough roto-molded construction, kick-up rudder and centerboard. Only 137lbs, its easy to pull up to a beach, ramp, or dock. Simple sail plan and an easily reefed main can be rigged in just minutes.
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Wanderer

At only 287 lbs., this 14 ft. sailing dinghy accommodates sailors of all skill levels. Its traditional design and sail plan make it stable in all weather conditions. Other features include a roomy cockpit, interior seats and high boom, a self-draining cockpit, optional additional seating and optional gear locker. The Wanderer can be used as a training boat or casual day sailor.
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CATEGORY: POWERBOATS 30' AND OVER

 


Riviera Yachts 515 SUV

Combines the cruising and fishing abilities of the classic flybridge and single-level features of the Sport Yacht Series. Central aft galley, full flybridge-scale cockpit, large saloon, elevated helm with the latest technology. Sleeps eight, fuel-efficient twin Volvo IPS 800 pod drives with joystick controls for easy docking.
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Carver C37 Coupe

The new Coupes swim platform, cockpit, salon, galley and helm station are integrated into a unified, single level floor plan. There are no steps between cockpit and interior of yacht; hinged salon doors swing open to provide wide access to salon from cockpit. Includes two private staterooms plus a roomy head compartment with spacious fiberglass stall shower with hinged door.
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Legacy 32

The Legacy returns! The Mark Ellis-designed, 32-foot, single-engine, downeast/express yacht is now built by Tartan Yachts. Her 380 hp Cummins provides 20 kt + cruise speeds while the new interior offers an island queen layout for comfort. See her for the first time in Newport!
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Prestige 420

Designed by Garroni, the latest addition to the Prestige range is perfectly proportioned, offers all the comfort of a large cruiser. Powered with a choice of twin Volvo Penta IPS 400 engines or 500 engines for outstanding maneuverability, exceptional fuel efficiency and speed. The flybridge adds a contemporary style to this 42'. The 420 also comes in a sport version.
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Princess 43 FY

Delivers performance and sea keeping with comfort and elegance. Ample seating on flybridge provides plenty of space to entertain guests. Steps from the aft deck lies the generously proportioned, contemporary, light-filled salon. Galley features all the amenities of a modern kitchen, while the well appointed, luxurious accommodations offer all the space you need.
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Greenline 48 Hybrid

The new 48 complements the current Greenline 33 and 40 while presenting new features such as a spacious flybridge, two guest cabins, hydraulic aft platform, utility compartment under the salon plus Next-Gen Hybrid system. Like other Greenlines, the 48 is diesel, electric, and solar powered - the only hybrid production boat in the world.
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Grand Banks 50 Eastbay Flybridge

With pod drive propulsion, joystick handling, inspired layout options and many other enhancements, the 50 Eastbay holds a long list of innovations and advancements beneath her new look, including an estimated top speed of 35 knots.
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33FE Center Console

Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the new 33 offers a reconfigured interior to accommodate offshore fishing and cruising. Includes fore & aft seating options, 6ft. stand-up head/shower, 6 ft. berth below for cruisers or storage area for day-trippers. Equipped with two 6 ft. in-deck fish or storage boxes; transom access, U-shaped dinette that converts into a sunpad, twin 300 HP Yamaha outboards or an option for twin 350 HP outboards for maximum performance.
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390 Express Coupe

This sporty, luxurious hybrid by Cruisers Yachts features the largest cockpit and helm area in its segment while offering a full beam master and large head with stall shower. Propulsion includes sterndrive or IPS.
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True North 34 Outboard Express

The TN34 Outboard Express is an exciting new departure from traditional down east propulsion systems, and comes complete with a variety of Adventure Packages (fishing, scuba, paddle/kayak etc.) engineered into the design. This model is perfect for the shallow bays and waterways of the Chesapeake, the west coast of Florida, and Long Islands skinny backwaters just to name a few.
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Andrea VI

The new Horizon RP110 features a streamlined superstructure with gracious lines from the bow to the transom, and her double chine hull design provides excellent sea keeping, with stability and enhanced hydrodynamics to minimize drag and improve overall performance. As hull one of the new RP110 model, Andrea VI exudes sophistication in design and style, and her custom interior decor by Marty Lowe Inc. reflects her owner's cool and calm Nantucket beach style.
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MJM 50z

The first yacht to offer leading edge anti-rolling technology as standard equipment. 50z fuel efficiency is 0.9 nm/pg at 25 knots. Its sleek profile and low center of gravity make it more safe, seaworthy and fun to drive. 360? visibility, joystick docking and single-level deck from wheel aft to cockpit side-opening doors onto floating dock. Offers entertaining space on a single-level deck plus 24/7 staterooms for live-aboard cruising comfort.
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CATEGORY: POWERBOATS UNDER 30'

 


Maritime 20 Defiant

New features include a molded liner finished with diamond non-skid, molded-in stern seats, bow casting platform and an easy-to-clean, fully molded storage box with overboard drain and standard molded-in cup holders.
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Barracuda 7

The second boat in the Barracuda line features a planing hull designed specifically for this model, tulip-shaped bow, stylish and spacious wheelhouse, and a deck plan full of intelligence. This new single-engine 150 to 200 HP outboard flies along at a top speed of 35 knots. Separate head compartment is a plus.
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Vanquish 26 Dual Console

All new model for 2014 designed by Doug Zurn. Featuring an all new deck with enclosed head, open bow and outboard power.
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CATEGORY: BOATING PRODUCTS

 


Gas Shok/Desl Shok/Fuel Polishing Service

Non-alcohol, non-acid-based fuel treatment products are true water absorbers, fuel stabilizers, increase lubricity and boost the Octane and Cetane. Both products encapsulate water in the fuel and other contaminates to be filtered out through a unique filtration process. Service is fully mobile.
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Plastimo Trans-Ocean ISO Life Rafts

Available in Valise or Canister style, 4-, 6- or 8-man. The canister version is approved to ISAF standard. All rafts feature the Plastimo exclusive tube within a tube construction to ensure the raft does not deflate if one tube is damaged. Includes greater than 24 hr. safety packs and double insulated floor. 12-year warranty (3 service inspections included.)
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Inflatable Dan Buoy ISAF Compliant

Inflatable Dan Buoy with adjustable webbing sling seat for man-over-board to rest on with an easy-to-grab handle. 150 N of buoyancy. Automatically activated light with 8-hour duration. A rigid ballast with V-shaped batten structure, acting like a keel for optimum stability. Includes a drogue anchor and yellow ABS canister.
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Olympic 115 Compass

All new SOLAS approved Olympic 115 compass universally balanced to operate anywhere in the world. Comes in white or black with flat or conical cards. Separate binnacles are available. Features LED lighting for night use. For yachts 19-40 feet.
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Merlin II

Automatically regulates the speed of your refrigerator or freezer Danfoss BD35 or BD50 compressor working with input from the thermostat. This allows the compressor to run only as fast or as slow as it needs, to maintain the set temperature of your box. Save energy, save wear and tear, go green!
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Power M Flexible Solar Panels

Light weight solar panels made with high-grade SunPower solar cells that can be flush mounted to a deck or cabin top. These semi-flexible panels have a tough non-skid surface designed to be walked on. Available in 110 watt and 115 watt which provides up to 38 amp hours per day in free energy.
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Seaview Rail Pods

Seaview by PYI, Inc. has adapted the new sail pod boxes to fit a single stainless steel clamp (1in, 1 1/8in, and 1 ?in diameter rails) when space is limited. The Seaview Rail Pod gives you the flexibility to mount a single instrument, up to 12in displays on top of the pedestal rail. UV stable ABS and fastened with security screws.
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Forespar Quik Davit

Forespar Quik Davit System: Provides a solution to securing your rubber inflatable boat (RlB) to the swim step of your vessel. Loading and unloading people and gear is now easy and safe. With the Quik Davit system your RIB is pulled up and out of the water and stowed on the swim step when the vessel is underway. No more towing! Made of Marelon and 316 stainless steel.
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Do-Little Fender Adjuster

The DL Fender Adjuster simplifies the way you attach and adjust a fender onto any boat with a rod holder. It's as easy as dropping the DL Fender into a rod holder, running the line through the device and pulling it down to your desired length. The DLFA will secure the line itself. Simple and easy with no cleats to deal with.
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Magic Ezy Chip Fix

MagicEzy has three products: Chip Fix, Hairline Fix and Mega Fusion. It is a revolutionary, one-part nano-filler that fixes and colors chips, cracks and deep scratches in one application. It is a structural grade coating technology. No sanding, no mixing, no odor. Available in 11 colors.
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Mantus Dinghy & Kayak Anchor

Designed to be used as a dinghy or kayak anchor, the 2.5 lb. Mantus Dinghy Anchor has superb setting ability in a variety of bottom soil conditions. Recommended for boats 14-16feet.
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CONNECT!

Boat Commands CONNECT! lets you monitor, control, and track your vessel remotely using your smartphone or web browser. Monitor voltage, bilge pump activity, entry alerts, etc. Remotely control lights, air conditioning, and refrigerators. CONNECT! also allows you to share locations, data, pictures, and find friends on the water. Only $8.99/month.
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CleanAHull Ultarsonic Antifouling System

CleanAHull Advanced Ultrasonic Antifouling Systems are leaders in the revolutionary technology now available to the private boat owner. CleanAHull prolongs anti-fouling paint life, saves fuel costs, reduces diver cleaning fees, and extends haul out intervals. Features include exceptionally low power consumptions, in-water installation, low acquisition cost, and fast payback.
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Arid Bilge System Series 4 extended

Innovation in dry bilge vacuum technology to effortlessly and automatically eliminate residual bilge water. New features include drying 7 different zones at once with our smaller box originally designed for 4 zones., plus integrated 7-hour meters for leak detection transform this Arid Bilge System into a sleek guardian that keeps the bilges 100% dry 24-7.
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DSPA-5

Amazing new Next Generation Fire Suppression Tool; dry sprinkler powder aerosol is a rapid intervention tool that releases a cloud of potassium compounds, suppressing flames, dispersing fire and lowering temperatures within seconds. Effective against Class A, B, C & K Fires, is non toxic to humans, harmless to combustible engines and machinery, non-corrosive/ electronics. It has a 15 year shelf life, is maintenance free for 5 years and has a full warranty.
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Hawk Epoxy

HAWK EPOXY is a 100% clear, low-viscosity, low-blush epoxy system designed for ease of use in the widest variety of construction and repair projects. It is very versatile with it's wide selection of various catalysts and fillers making it the easy choice for any epoxy resin project.
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Captain Jack's VARNISH

Captain Jacks VARNISH has been designed for the highest quality work, with outstanding results and durability. A combination of high quality pure phenolic modified tung oil provides excellent weathering performance and will enhance the richness and beauty of the wood with classic bright work appearance.
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Aluma Hawk

Aluma Hawk is a quick-dry, high-solids, corrosion-inhibiting coating designed for use on aluminum with no need of primer. Aluma Hawk is chromate-free and may be used above or below the waterline, but contains no antifouling characteristics. It comes in three colors; Jon Boat Green, Aluminum Grey and Black.
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GNX 20/21

The Garmin GNX 20 and GNX 21 are easy-to-use marine instruments that boast low power consumption (25mA) and a glass-bonded backlit LCD screen for fog prevention. With fully customizable profiles and multiple display configurations, the GNX 20 and 21 display over 50 pivotal marine and sailing parameters including wind, speed and depth. Available in black digits on a white/color background (GNX 20) or white/color digits on a black background (GNX 21).
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gWind Wireless

The Garmin gWind Wireless transducer is an easy-to-install solution that eliminates the need to run cables down a mast. With renowned twin-fin technology and three-bladed propeller, the gWind Wireless provides the boater more accurate True Wind Speed and Angle. Included is a WSI connection box for dedicated radio signals and the GND 10, a black box that bridges critical communication data via NMEA 2000 between a Nexus Network and compatible Garmin chartplotters.
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Garmin Helm for Android

Garmin Helm is an app for Android devices that allows boaters to view and control their multi-function chartplotters from the convenience of their mobile device. Enhancing visibility and situational awareness, Garmin Helm allows for easy switching between compatible chartplotters while providing full functionality when away from the helm.
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B&G ForwardScan

ForwardScan, is a forward-looking sonar device that combines with SonarHub and the B&G Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Bridge systems to provide a 2D representation of the water and bottom structure ahead, perfect for finding anchoring spots and highlighting rocks and obstructions below the waters surface.
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Neptune 5 Antifouling Bottom Paint

The all-new Neptune 5 hybrid antifouling paint from Pettit uses cutting edge technology to deliver a durable, smooth finish that resists build up. An effective yet economical solution, Neptune 5 is low in VOCs, compatible with all existing bottom paints and is easy to clean up with soap and water.
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NightWatch Marine Wireless LED Lights

Never before possible: Install high quality LED lights that are a permanent part of your electrical system without the need for holes through fiberglass, gel coat, or wood. Allows light installation without damage. You have an option, dont drill a hole. Patent Pending.
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EZ Turnbuckle Grips

Sailboats with closed-body turnbuckles can now be tuned effortlessly while stepping the mast or even while underway. The grips are installed to remain in place, the turnbuckles can be loosened or tightened quickly with the twist of the wrist. UV stabilized polycarbonate and all stainless hardware. Enjoy this useful gear!
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The Automated AnchorBuoy

The Automated AnchorBuoy self-deploys, retrieves and remains above the anchor in wind and tides. When not in use, it remains installed on the anchor, ready for next deployment. Elegantly removing the guesswork for yourself and others. Lights up at night and includes emergency retrieval system should an anchor foul. COOL!
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Newport For new products program Overview

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, 2014 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, 2014 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 12, 2014.

 

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 mats to help make them easy to find. After choosing your favorite, drop your voting card at the Show Office by 6pm on Thursday night. Votes will be tallied that night and the winner of the 2014 NFNP People’s Choice Award will be announced Friday morning at the Awards Breakfast Ceremony in the Sunset Lounge near the Newport Yachting Center Marina. And to make it even more exciting, one lucky People's Choice voter will win an iPad with a $50 credit to the online Apple Store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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