Newport International Boat Show reports attendance gains

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Tuesday that attendance increased by 10 percent for its 2016 show.

“Every year we try to raise the bar in terms of the attendee experience and value for the exhibitors and sponsors, and this year was no exception,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition Group. “The 2016 Newport International Boat Show was one of our most successful shows to date. The sun was shining every day, the dock space we added to accommodate in-water demand was sold out, and we had a 10% year over year growth in attendance.”

Showgoers were able to view an assortment of power and sail boats as well as an across-the-board range of boating equipment, services and boating lifestyle accessories. The show also offered informative seminars, hands-on training courses and its popular Newport For New Products awards program, which included the U.S. debut of dozens of new boats and boating products for 2017.

The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, September 15, and continued through Sunday, September 18, 2016, 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 brought over 600 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 90 feet, and a wide variety ofaccessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the Newport International Boat Show, visit



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