51st Annual Boat Show to Be Held September 15-18, 2022
The Newport International Boat Show announced today its schedule of showgoer activities to engage and excite the whole family. This year’s Show will take place September 15-18, 2022, at the Newport Yachting Center Marina in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.
“Every year, the Newport International Boat Show attracts exhibitors offering the world’s most innovative new boats, boating products and services,” said Jocelyn Emory, Marketing Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “This year, we have added several new, exciting events, educational opportunities, and giveaways to enhance the boat show experience. We are confident that this robust Show is one not to miss!”
The Newport International Boat Show is one of the largest in-water events in the country and the premier show in New England. It encompasses over 14 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront and hosts hundreds of exhibitors, dealers and manufacturers, showcasing new powerboats and sailboats, as well as marine equipment, services and accessories. This year, Newport International Boat Show aligned with Better Bay Alliance as its 2022 Charitable Partner with a common mission: to educate and enhance the boating experience by promoting safety for those on the water. Presenting sponsors for this year’s Show are BankNewport and its marine division, OceanPoint Marine Lending.
One of the Show’s popular attractions is the Newport for New Products (NFNP) Awards Program, which showcases new boats and boating products making their United States debut. Industry experts judge each entry on opening day and awards are given in several categories.
In collaboration with the Freedom Boat Club and the Narragansett Sailing School, in-water training sessions for powerboaters and sailors will cover everything from the basics to docking and intermediate skill builders and will even include courses for women-only.
Just a short walk away from the Newport Boat Show entrance lies Show partner The Sailing Museum. This state-of-the-art experience explores the ins-and-outs of sailing with exhibits celebrating the members of the National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
New for this year, join Voice of the Oceans to support their global initiative committed to ridding the oceans of plastic pollution. Making a stopover in Newport is their must-see vessel, Kat, which will be docked on the south-side of the Show.
Come and see the iconic boat Maiden and meet her inspiring crew located at Bannister’s Wharf all four-days of the Show. Maiden is now a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education. Together they are on another mission to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education on a three-year world tour, covering 90,000 nautical miles and sailing to 60 destinations in 40 countries, reaching and inspiring millions of girls and changing the narrative of what they can achieve, creating better futures for all.
Another new feature of the Newport Boat Show for this year is a collaboration of YouTube stars, who will be at the first-ever YouTube Influencer booth on North Commercial Wharf, right outside The Bohlin tent. In attendance this year will be the team from Acorn to Arabella, Colin MacRae from Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Andy Miller of Boatworks Today, Louis Sauzedde from Tips from a Shipwright, Captain Q Yacht Hunter, David Shih Sailing, Out Chasing Stars, Building MV Dauntless, Sailing Dark Angel and more. This exciting experience is sponsored by Bacon Sails, Edson Marine, Precision Sails, and TotalBoat.
The Bohlin Tent, located at the end of Commercial Wharf, is a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the show and a great place to relax while enjoying acoustic music, delicious food and a cool beverage from Sobieski Vodka, Fishers Island Lemonade, Boston Beer Company, Narragansett Brewing and Whalers Brewing. New this year, the Show welcomes Delicato Wines, Mount Gay Rum, Rey Azul Tequila and Soda and Tequila Ocho. Not to be missed is the Silent Auction and Raffle in the Bohlin Tent sponsored by the Newport Marriott to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. Prizes include hotel stays and other gifts from Show sponsors. In addition, visitors can meet Tokyo 2020 Olympian Stephanie Roble and US Sailing Team athlete Mac Agnese at The Bohlin Tent from 1 – 3 p.m. on Friday for all boat show attendees. For all friends and families, join Newport Hospital celebrating 150 years for a children’s activity on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m in The Bohlin Tent.
Visit Tent A-3 to learn about REGENT and their quest to pioneer the future of sustainable maritime mobility. Headquartered in Rhode Island, REGENT builds seagliders, a new category of electric vehicle that operates exclusively over the water to drastically reduce the time and cost of moving people and goods between coastal cities. Viceroy is REGENT’s flagship seaglider, a 12-passenger vehicle with a 160-nautical mile range with existing battery technology that uses existing dock infrastructure and is certified by maritime authorities.
To round out the Show experience, the 12 Metre Yacht Club, the North American fleet of 12 Metre yachts, along with Ida Lewis Yacht Club, will be hosting the 12 Metre North American Championships September 16-18. On the final day of racing, Sunday, September 18, the fleet of 12 Metres will proudly parade through Newport Harbor at approximately 10 a.m. All attendees are welcome at the Newport Yachting Center Marina docks for this must-see moment.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.newportboatshow.com