41st Annual Newport International Boat Show

When: Thursday – Sunday, September 15 – September 18, 2011
  VIP DAY: Thursday, September 15

Where:     Newport Waterfront, Newport, Rhode Island
     Along America’s Cup Avenue

Details: Hopes are high as we approach this year’s Newport International Boat Show, one of the four largest in-water boat shows in the country.   Each year it is filled with both power and sail boats displayed over 13 acres along America’s Cup Avenue.  This year is no exception, expecting some 750 exhibitors with over 600 boats ranging in size from 16 to 100 feet, plus, kayaks, inflatables, services, equipment and accessories of all types.   

The producers of the Newport International Boat Show will once again present “Newport for New Products£ ” — the official venue for U.S. debuts of all new boats and boating products.  This is an industry-wide promotion that recognizes the best that’s being introduced for the 2012 model year at the Newport International Boat Show.  Look for the red and blue balloons signifying a new product/boat throughout the show.

 SAIL FOR PRIDE will be this year’s charitable partner for NIBS.  A group of sailors, lead by Scott Murray, Mick Harvey and Brad Read started this regatta days after the 9/11 attack.  Their prime purpose was to raise money to support the victims and their families. And indeed they succeeded in raising over $110,000.   Over the past nine years they have continued to raise money under the name “Sail for Hope” to reflect the RI state motto.  From 2002 on, the funds were directed to support local Rhode Island charities.  This year, being the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the name “Sail For Pride” will be brought back.  NIBS is very proud to help this wonderful organization.  For more information on how you can get involved, go to our web sitewww.newportboatshow.com

Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Tickets: Advance discount tickets available on line.  Tickets purchased at the show on Thursday, VIP Day, are $27.00 ($24 on-line plus processing fee).  On Friday, Saturday or Sunday the tickets are $18.00 ($15 on-line plus processing fee).  Friday only is Military and Newport County Residents’ Day – all tickets half price with ID.  Thursday thru Sunday children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.  

Parking:   FREE Shuttle Bus Service will run continually from Easton’s Beach parking lot all four days.   
Contact: Tel. 401-846-1115 / 800-582-7846 or visit our web site www.newportboatshow.com

By Ocean Navigator