Newport International Boat Show
Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
If you harbor a passion for boating, there's only one place to be.
Newport, RI.The Newport International Boat Show is 40 years old! It is one
of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, with the biggest
selection of boats and boating products in the Northeast. It is a showcase
of the latest boats -- both power and sail - as well as boating products,
presented in the luxurious setting of Newport, RI. The show, traditionally
the first show of the season and now in its' fortieth year, has, as always,
new things to see and do!
One of the five largest in-water boat shows in the country, the Newport
International Boat Show covers over 13 acres along America's Cup Avenue.
More than 750 exhibitors with over 600 boats ranging in size from 16 to 85
feet are expected to be on display, including express cruising yachts,
racing sailboats, ocean-going trawlers at PassageMaker magazine's
TrawlerPort, a Multihull Lagoon, plus DownEast styles, sport fishing boats,
runabouts, kayaks, canoes and inflatables. In addition, there are engines,
sails, equipment, safety products, electronics plus thousands of accessories
and marine services, as well as seminars, demonstrations and workshops.
NEWPORT FOR NEW PRODUCTST -- the official venue for U.S. debuts of new boats
and boating products and an industry-wide initiative that recognizes the
best of the boats and boating products being introduced for the 2011 model
year at the NIBS show -- will once again be presented by the producers of
the Newport International Boat Show. Look for the red and blue balloons
signifying a new product/boat throughout the show.
VIP DAY is Thursday, September 16th with much of the boating press and the
trade visiting the Show and buyers being treated to special attention by the
AMERICA'S CUP 12 METRE LEGENDS REUNION will also be held at the show on
Thursday, September 16th at 5PM. Entrance to this forum is Free. A panel
of some of the most famous names in the America's Cup race's history will be
speaking at the forum. Gary Jobson, ESPN's Yachting Commentator and
co-chair of the reunion, will moderate.
SAIL AMERICA'S DISCOVER SAILING is a chance for visitors to take a free
sailing lesson or just a quiet sail around Newport Harbor courtesy Sail
America. Crews and sailboats will be on-hand Thursday through Sunday to
demonstrate how easy it is to sail, for anyone who might be thinking about
the sport. "Learning to sail can be easy and fun for all ages" says Nancy
Piffard, Show Director "and we are very excited to have Discover Sailing at
the show. There will also be dedicated children's activities on Saturday
and Sunday, so it's a real family affair.
BUICK/GMC MODEL INTRODUCTIONS will be highlighted in displays by Buick, "The
New Class of World Class" and GMC, "We Are Professional Grade", the Official
Vehicles of the Newport International Boat Show. Featured will be the new
sport-injected Buick Regal and the strongest, smartest, most powerful GMC
Sierra Pickup ever, the Sierra Denali HD.on display along with the Buick
LaCrosse and Enclave and GMC Terrain, Acadia and Yukon Denali Hybrid.
DETAILS: Show hours are Thursday to Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM
to 5 PM. Advance tickets are available on line. Tickets purchased at the
show on Thursday, VIP Day, are $27.00 ($24 on-line plus processing fee). On
Friday, Saturday or Sunday the tickets are $18.00 ($15 on-line plus
processing fee). Friday only is Military and Newport County Residents' Day
with tickets half price with proper ID. Children under 12 are free every
day when accompanied by an adult. There will be free shuttle bus service
running from Easton's Beach parking lot all four days. For more
information, call 401-846-1115 or 800-582-7846 or visit our web site at