Newport International Boat Show organizers provide activities update

Newport Exhibition Group has provided an activities update for the 48th Annual Newport International Boat Show, Sept. 13-16.

The largest boat show in New England and the ‘kick-off’ to the fall show season, the show provides visitors from around the world a venue to see the latest boats and product offerings from hundreds of manufacturers and dealers, including dozens debuting for the first time in the United States.

Set along historic Newport Harbor in the heart of downtown Newport, Rhode Island, the show also offers fun and educational activities for boating enthusiasts of all ages and experience.

The show’s 2018 charitable partner, United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club, will lend its expertise in marine education by offering free seminars on weather and boating technology.

The show’s annual Newport for New Products (NFNP) Awards Program will feature an innovative line-up of new boats and products making their U.S. or world premiere.

Products will feature the NFNP decal and burgees for easy identification. Thursday visitors to the Show will have the opportunity to cast their vote online for the NFNP People’s Choice Award.

Overall NFNP winners will be announced on Friday morning in the categories of: Best New Sailboat, Powerboat and Best New Products for Navigation and Safety. The Edson Star Award, also announced on Friday morning, will honor exhibitors with the best displays.

The Newport Brokerage Boat Show, held concurrently with the Newport International Boat Show, also provides a large collection of high-quality brokerage yachts.

For more information on the 2018 Newport International Boat Show, and to purchase tickets please visit

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