Atlantic Yacht and Ship is gearing up for the 42nd Annual Newport International Boat Show in gorgeous Rhode Island. This show is traditionally the first show of the season at which manufacturers launch their new sail and power boats, as well as new boating products. The spectacular yachting event takes place September 13 through 16, 2012. Multiple waterfront facilities along America’s Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf. All Show sites are accessible by land or by water taxi service.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend the Show during the magnificent September weather in New England…visiting over 750 exhibitors and view some 600 boats ranging in size from 15 to 90 feet, plus kayaks, inflatables, services, equipment, electronics and accessories of all types, as well as a State of the Industry News Conference, networking events, educational seminars and parties for exhibitors and attendees alike.
Opening day is Thursday, September 13th from 10am – 6pm. This international show continues on Friday and Saturday – the doors will open at 10am -6pm and the event wraps up on Sunday from 10am-5pm. Discount tickets are available on line featuring VIP passes, day tickets and two day packages.
On Saturday, Sept. 15th, join others with your same passion for boating, along with the exhibitors and industry folks, for a great evening of refreshments and fun at the Cruisers Party, hosted this year by Cruising Outpost – a new quarterly magazine and online interactive destination website created by Bob & Jody Bitchin and Crew formerly of Latitudes & Attitudes magazine. The Cruisers Party is a favorite event at major boat shows around the country! To attend, you must be inside the show gates on Saturday by 6:00 PM – no additional ticket needed. Eric Stone will be live in concert and we’ll feature a prize drawing to benefit the refit of the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Sea Port. Pizza, beer and soft drinks are free while they last, so come, kick back, and enjoy!
In addition to the wide selection of watercraft, marine accessories, refreshments and live musical entertainment, the show offers special events and fun and educational activities for boaters of all ages. In 2012 NIBS is proud to present 2 separate lines of learning programs – our Educational Seminars in a Classroom setting and new for this year, the In-water Training Series by Welcome To The Water, offering a true hands on approach to learning! Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary Educational Seminars, a selection of one-hour talks hosted by known experts in the boating industry. The topic range is wide and diverse so there is sure to be something for everyone! Seminars last approximately one hour and are located this year in A-Lot.
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year, the Newport International Boat Show is featuring the popular In-Water Hands On Training Series by Welcome To The Water. This selection of on water learning events offers 1/1.5-hour clinics or more extensive 3-hour seminars in both powerboating and sailing. These hands on, underway events are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors from the Recreational Powerboating Association (RPBA) and the American Sailing Association (ASA). Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned skipper, add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience…and take your boating skills up a notch!
Atlantic Yacht and Ship will be displaying a variety of vessels at the show this year. Whether you are a boat or yacht owner looking to sell or trade, or are seeking a boat for sale or yacht for sale, Atlantic Yacht & Ship has the knowledge, experience and connections to help you realize your goals. Browse our extensive listings of new or used boats and yachts for sale, or call us directly at 1-888-230-0439 and we will help you locate your ideal vessel.