Newport International Boat Show announces show partners and sponsors

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Friday its sponsorship program for this year’s show. A number of premier companies have already committed and will play an instrumental role in providing attendees with the most enjoyable boat show experience yet.

“Our attendees come from all over the globe and represent a sophisticated demographic with varying life and boating styles,” said Nancy Piffard, show director of Newport Exhibition Group. “We make every effort to improve their experience by partnering with companies that share our goals. This year’s sponsors are exceptional and we are really looking forward to September.”

Current sponsors include Celebrity Cruises, Centreville Bank, Dockwa, Harbor Town Wine, Harpoon Beer, Helly Hanson, Hendricks Gin, Karma Wellness Water, Lipton Pure Leaf Collection, Polar Beverage, Sea Bags, Sebago and Sobieski Vodka.

“We are excited to continue our support of the Newport International Boat Show as the official footwear supplier,” said Kerry Lawton, global marketing manager, Sebago. “Every year, this show offers more and more excitement for showgoers, from the amazing boats to the special events. We have always found that the Show gives us an incredible opportunity to connect with our customers, and we are positive this year will be the best yet.”

Set for Sep. 15-18, 2016 on Newport Harbor, the Newport International Boat Show is the kick-off to the boat show season and one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country – hosting exhibitors from around the world with an assortment of sailboats, powerboats, marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters. Expanding on past offerings, the Newport International Boat Show will host on-water courses, seminars and demonstrations.

For more information on the Newport International Boat Show and its current sponsors, please visit To learn about sponsorship opportunities still available please contact the Boat Show’s Corporate Partnership Department at 401-619-1371 or email Gail Alofsin at

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