Boat Show Headed To Be
Grand Finale of Newport’s Big Boating Summer
Newport, RI, June 2012…After the end of Tall Ships and the America’s Cup World Series – as well as other international boat and yachting events -- early indications point to the 42nd Annual Newport International Boat Show from September 13 – 16 being Newport’s big finale of the boating season.
More exhibitors have signed up for the Show than in the past few years. Exhibitors are adding more boats to their displays. New companies and new dealer networks -- and some names just new to Newport – are in evidence. Plus, more New Boat and Boating Product introductions are set to be announced! All are signs of a recovering marine market and a great year for the nation’s first in-water show of the 2012-13 boating season!
Newport for New Products, the Show’s iconic recognition of the best new boats and boating products, has entries from Dufour, JBoats and Bavaria in the sailboat category; Ferretti, Hunt, Hinckley and American Tugs by Traditional Yachts in the powerboat category; plus, electronics and equipment so far from Forespar, and Imtra. The Program, sponsored by Cruising World, Sailing World and Yachting magazines, will also, this year, include a People’s Choice Award with attendee voting during Opening Day on Thursday, September 13.
Opening Day will also host the Annual News Conference feature of the show – open to the Press, Exhibitors and Visitors alike – at which Thom Dammrich, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association will provide a report on the State of the Industry.
Also of national appeal, the Show’s Charitable Partner for 2012 will be the Coast Guard Foundation which provides education, support and relief for Coast Guard members and their families, as well as the Coast Guard Auxiliary. And, on Saturday, attendees and exhibitors are invited to the 2nd Annual “Cruisers Party” hosted this year by Cruising Outpost a new on-line, interactive destination and publication created by Bob and Jody Bitchin and Captain Woody Henderson formerly of Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine. The event is free to anyone inside the show gates on Saturday at 6:00PM.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend the Show during the magnificent September weather in New England…to talk with almost 750 exhibitors and view some 600 boats ranging in size from 15 to 85 feet, plus kayaks, inflatables, services, equipment, electronics and accessories of all types.
Information on show hours, advance discount tickets and convenient parking options is available online at newportboatshow.com or by calling 401-846-1115 or 800-582-7846. Also, join the conversation on Facebook - www.facebook.com/newportboatshow.