Newport International Boat Show Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Newport International Boat Show Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year, the Newport International Boat Show celebrates its 40th Anniversary from September 16-19, 2010. The show will take place along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, featuring new sailboats and motor yachts for sale, thousands of products and services from domestic and international exhibitors.

A highlight of the show this year is the reunion of The America’s Cup 12 Metre Legends. A panel of some of the most famous names in the race’s history, with the likes of Ted Turner, Buddy Melges, Bruno Bich, Halsey Herreshoff and Ted Hood will speak in an open forum.

Another highly anticipated event is the Newport for New Products program, which will give the year’s first showing of boats and boat products. Awards will be given out for “Best New Power Boat”, “Best New Sail Boat” and “Best New Boating Product” based on innovation, value and aesthetics. Winners will be announced Friday, September 17, 2010. For more information and a full list of past nominees, see the Newport International Boat Show website.  

The Newport International Boat Show is the largest in-water show in the Northeast, exhibiting over 750 manufacturers and 600 boats in the water – drawing in an affluent crowd of boat enthusiasts. In a survey of the attendees, 45% report they plan to buy a boat in the next 12 months.

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