Awards program for new products

Published on May 4th, 2021

The 2021 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards Program is now accepting applications. Held during the Newport International Boat Show on September 16-19, the program is open to domestic and foreign products that launched after April 1, 2021 and will make their official boat show debut in Newport, Rhode Island. Foreign boats and products that have been shown and sold outside the U.S. are still eligible.

Newport For New Product entries are judged by a team of marine industry experts on the basis of design, innovation, and value to the consumer. Winners will be selected in the following categories: best new powerboat, sailboat or multihull; best new navigation product; best new product for boat operation, maintenance, and safety; and best new weather gear (wearable).

Boats and products accepted into the NFNP program will also be eligible for the “Green” award. One winner will be chosen for “Best Green Boat” and one for “Best Green Product” based on the environmental benefits and features of the entry.

Winners will be announced on September 17 at the Exhibitor Awards/Press Breakfast. In addition, boating enthusiasts and the general public can vote online prior to the show opening for their favorite new boat entry in the ‘People’s Choice Award’. One voter will be selected randomly to receive a $250 American Express Gift Card.

All submissions for NFNP must be received by June 15, 2021. Full instructions and applications are available on the Exhibitor Portal, or by emailing: npiffard@newportexhibition.com.

Celebrating 50 years, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 14 acres of Newport’s waterfront and hosts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 15 to 90-feet, along with a selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories for boaters.

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