50th Newport International Boat Show Offers Showgoers Fun for the Whole Family

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today a wealth of pre-show promotions and entertaining events in celebration of the Show’s 50th Anniversary, which kicks-off September 16 – 19, 2021, in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport International Boat Show is committed to producing an event that ensures the safety and well-being of its exhibitors, attendees, staff, and the entire community. The Show will follow and comply with all recommended safety protocols and guidelines put forth by state and local health officials. Though mask wearing outdoors has not been mandated in Rhode Island at this time,…
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From the NMEA press release: The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released an extensively updated and expanded version of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard. This standard is the basis for the popular day-long NMEA Marine Electronics Installer training certification courses that are taught virtually and in person. “Version 5.0, Edition 2021 is a major revision to the world’s most extensive Installation Standard for marine electronics,” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director. “The new 336-page document includes 30 sections, 13 appendices, 117 figures and 52 tables. The unique design of the Installation Standard allows it to either stand…
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Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today a host of educational activities for boating enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. The 50th Newport International Boat Show will be held in Newport, Rhode Island, September 16 through 19, 2021. All education programs are sponsored by The Sailing Museum, an educational non-profit organization. Seminars will take place in the newly renovated museum space, located at 365 Thames Street, within easy walking distance from the Show site. The museum will feature National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame exhibits when it officially…
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Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that registration is now open for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021, in the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. More than 570 exhibitors have already confirmed for this year’s IBEX, including 48 new exhibiting companies with more signing up each week. Limited exhibit space is still available and expected to sell out in the coming weeks. The IBEX docks are…
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Newport, R.I. – The Sailing Museum (TSM) announced today a unique opportunity for the sailing community to create a film exhibit to be featured in the museum. Scheduled to open in May of 2022, TSM will offer an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring new generations of sailors and innovators. TSM will feature themed areas, beginning with Wind & Water where visitors will be introduced to some of the basic principles of sailing. One of the exhibits in this area will be focused on the importance of caring for the places we sail. “As sailors, we have…
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Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today its distinguished line-up of sponsors for this year’s show. Offering visitors everything from product samples to on-site financing for boat purchases, the list of companies that have committed is one of the most extensive and diverse to date, providing attendees with a completely unique boat show experience. “The Newport International Boat Show offers a unique venue for corporate brands and industry leaders to showcase their products and services,” said Gail Alofsin, director of corporate partnerships. “We are grateful for the support of our partners, allowing us…
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NMEA is happy to offer to the marine electronics world our installer certification classes this July 13-15.  These are 6-8 hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask questions to the instructor. An online, proctored certification exam using Microsoft Teams concludes each day of training. Start Time 1100 New York Time (11:00AM EDT) (UTC-4) Tuesday, July 13 - Basic Marine Electronics Installer (BMEI) Wednesday, July 14 - Basic NMEA2000® Network Installer (BN2K) Thursday, July 15…
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Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the results of its investment in spouse education grants for 2021. This year, 177 Coast Guard spouses received grants and are enrolled in degree-seeking and professional certification programs with the support of the Coast Guard Foundation and its generous donors. The opportunity to earn a college degree and professional certification is critical for those Coast Guard spouses who want to contribute to their household income. With a degree and technical training, they can increase…
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Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 50th Newport International Boat Show. The event will take place September 16-19, 2021 at the Newport Yachting Center Marina in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. “Our entire team is working fervently to make sure our Golden Anniversary Show is an event not to be missed,” said Nancy Piffard, show director at Newport Exhibition Group. “In addition to being the kick-off to the Fall boat show season and the place for manufacturers from around the world to debut their new models of boats and boating products,…
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After a hiatus in 2020, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is happy to once again offer in-person training events for beginner to advanced marine electronics installers. Three in-person training events will be held this year in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Annapolis. Four classes are offered in the following order during each training event: Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), Basic NMEA 2000® Installer, Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI), and Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer Training. A fourth in-person training class, the Basic Marine Electronics Installer, will be taught at the IBEX Show in Tampa, FL. “For those installers who have been…
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