Newport International Boat Show announces Edson Awards for Excellence in Portraying Company Image

Newport Exhibition Group
September 17, 2013
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Companies Honored for Best Displays at Leading New England Boat Show

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year’s Edson Awards for Excellence in Portraying Company Image. Presented by Will Keene, president of Edson International, and given to companies whose display and employees exemplify pride and professionalism, the awards were presented to four category winners who each received a $1,000 credit toward their 2014 show contract costs from the show producers. Edson also awarded a Star of the Show plaque to an overall winner. The 2013 awardees are:

Best In-Water Powerboat Display: Beneteau presented by Cape Yachts

Best In-Water Sailboat Display: Tartan/C&C Yachts

Best Land Display: Catwalk by Helly Hansen Newport

Best Booth Display: Conanicut Marina/ Latitude Yacht Sales

Best Overall Display and Edson Star of the Show award: Beneteau presented by Cape Yachts

“Overall, the exhibitors at the 43rd annual Newport International Boat Show delivered a high level of professionalism – it was very difficult to chose the best displays,” said Will Keane. “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 business cards readily available; a neat and clean environment; and no smart phone use in their booths.”

The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, September 12th and continued through Sunday, September 15th, 2013 along the Newport Waterfront on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, this year’s event had over 750 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 85 feet, and a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show, please visit


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