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Newport For New Products Program - 2015 Entries


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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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W-Class W22

The W-Class W22 was designed originally by Joel White in 1990-92. The design was modified by his son, Steve White of Brooklin Boatyard, Brooklin, Maine in 2014. The boat is a slope-rigged, cold-molded, strip planked one design.
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Corsair Pulse 600

Featuring lightweight carbon reinforced construction, this boat will get your pulse racing in even the lightest of winds. Designed for conveniently easy rigging and set up so you can quickly launch, unfold the floats and get out on the water. Other features include: waterproof storage, weatherproof lock-up cabin, composite rudder, dagger-boards and boat cradle.
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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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Chris Craft 36 Launch Outboard

Featuring triple outboards power, retractable sunroof, cockpit galley, full forward tanning bed, and 6.5ft headroom in cabin.
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Pursuit 355 Offshore

Featuring a new style of integrated windshield, all new cockpit for entertaining or fishing, twin spansions at transom with port to starboard walkway, larger interior with queen bed plus hull windows.
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Q44 Luxury Adventure Yacht

Elegant cruising for a couple with the added abilities to be a fishing boat, family day-yacht, entertaining, diving and lounging. Built on the 44 Coupe hull with full walk around capabilities. The bridge and lounge seats are accessed through port and starboard entries while the entertaining is focused around the outdoor galley. Features a full-beam swim platform with a water level deck to enter and exit. The bow serves as a second entertainment area with forward seating and lounging. Optional Mediterranean sun shades fore and aft.
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Reliant Commuter 40

Modified deep-V hulls have been designed to cut through heavy seas with confidence and comfort, with substantial chines to provide enhanced stability in a seaway. When cruising the hull trim is noticeably more level than other performance boats where vision over the bow is impaired at speed. The Commuter also features meticulous craftsmanship and finishing, high quality mechanical and electrical specification and our ability to customize each vessel to suit each owner.rn
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Express 32

Offering the ultimate in performance and comfort, the all new RIBCRAFT Express 32 combines the amenities of a cabin vessel with the durability and rough water capabilities of a RIBCRAFT RIB. The Express 32 features a highly functional interior/exterior pilothouse layout ideal for commuting, cruising, or all weather exploring.
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320 Vantage

An all-new model that adds to the 230 and 270 Vantage fleet. The ultimate family day-boat for cruising and fishing. this is a bigger, better bow rider from Boston Whaler, The Unsinkable Legend.
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330 Outrage

The all-new 330 Outrage center-console from Boston Whaler replaces the popular 320 Outrage. This boat has a refined running surface for an even smoother ridge.
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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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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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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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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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Rail Clamp and Light

Simply snap clamps to your rails, easily mount and dismount items to/from your rails. Ideal for mounting Solar panels, lights, speakers, cup holders, electronics, and much more. Nylon glass fiber reinforced. Available for seven-eighth, 1 inch and 1 and a quarter inch SS tubing.
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Snap On Light

Rechargeable LED lamp that snaps onto rail via rail clamp; warm LED for a cozy cockpit; red LED to aid navigation; SOS flashing mode; charging station for mobile devices and water resistant.
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What is Newport for New Products? Cick Here to find out!



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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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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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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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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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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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.



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



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











Newport For new products program Overview


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 marine products are recognized before, during and after the Newport Show!


The NFNP program is open to all domestic boats and marine products being launched in the U.S. Recreational Boating Market between April 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015, and will be officially introduced at the Newport International Boat Show. It is also open to all foreign boats and products making their official U.S. debut at the Newport International Boat Show (they may have been shown and sold outside the United States prior to Newport).


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 18, 2015.


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 2015 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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