Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced that it has secured a record number of exhibitors, and organized more activities and attractions for showgoers than ever before.
This year’s show includes a lineup of new boats and products making their U.S. debut, and for some, their world premiere. These vessels and products will be identified with Newport For New Products decals and balloons and located throughout the show sites. Sailboats on display for the first time in the United States include the Elan GT5, Hanse 588, Hartley 15, HH55 Catamaran, J/121 and the Lifestyle 26. New powerboat debuts include the Boston Whaler 380 Outrage, Grand Banks 60, Legacy 36, MJM 35z, Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht, Pursuit S-368, Sabre 45 Salon Express, Sealegs Interceptor 9000, Zeelander Z55, the Zodiac Cadet 270 RIB ALU and Zodiac Open 7. There will also be an assortment of new products for boat navigation and safety on exhibit. Visitors to the show on Thursday will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite new sailboat or powerboat in the NFNP People’s Choice Award program. One lucky voter will be picked randomly to receive a $250 American Express Gift card.
“We are proud to kick-off the boat show season and host the debut of the latest innovations from top companies in the industry with the Newport For New Products program,” said Nancy Piffard, show director of Newport Exhibition Group. “The products and boats showcased comprise the very finest examples of boatbuilding and product development. These high-quality introductions are ideal for our attendees that are discerning buyers with impeccable taste.”
In addition to the Newport For New Products program, the Newport International Boat Show is dedicated to offering courses that attract new boaters to the sport and recreational aspect of boating. The Confident Captain At The Helm program, held during the show, encourages families and…