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Plans for 2021 Newport Boat Show

Published on March 3rd, 2021

After cancelling in 2020 due to COVID-19, the 2021 Newport International Boat Show is planning for its 50th edition to be held September 16 through 19 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, RI.

“We are excited to kick off the boat show season in-person this year,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “The rollout of a safe and effective vaccine is great news on every level. We are confident that by mid-September, the majority of our population will be vaccinated, and we will be able to offer a safe and healthy environment for all.”

Celebrating its 50th year, 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, with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 15 to 90 feet, plus an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters.

Additionally, there will be a host of programs to educate and entertain visitors, as well as special highlights to celebrate this Golden Anniversary. The ever-popular Confident Captain At The Helm in-water instruction and seminars hosted by cruising expert Pam Wall are scheduled for this year, as well as the highly anticipated Newport For New Products (NFNP) program.

The NFNP awards are given for best new powerboat; sailboat; product – navigation; product – boating operation, maintenance and safety; wearable weather gear; and a People’s Choice Award. The program also includes a “Green” category for best “Green” boat and product based on the ecological benefits and features of the entry. Awards will be presented on September 17, 2021.

Show Dates & Hours:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 16th, 17th, and 18th: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 19th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the health and safety of all, tickets will be sold at a limited capacity per day. Tickets will go on sale in mid-June.

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