Newport International Boat Show Announces 2019 Show Partners and Sponsors

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Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today its line-up of sponsors for this year’s show. A number of premier companies have committed and will play instrumental roles in providing attendees with the most enjoyable boat show experience yet – from product samples to on-site financing.

“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 to grow into one of the most successful shows in the industry.”

Sponsors to date include: AAA, AOT Global, AT&T, Berkshire Hathaway New England Prime Properties, Bitter End Yacht Club, Blue Chair Bay Rum, BMW, Boston Yacht Sales, Centreville Bank, Chubb, Colony, Dockwa, Fishers Island Lemonade, Fore Points Marina, Harbor Town Wine, Helly Hansen Newport, KIND, Leaf Filter, LH Finance, Malfy Gin, Maple Mama, Monkey 47, Newport Marriott, Oris Watches USA, Inc., Pepsi, Polar Beverages, Ram Trucks, Samuel Adams, Siren Marine, Sobieski Vodka, Truly, Vanessa Piche and Whalers Brewing Company.

“Bitter End Yacht Club is thrilled to return for the second consecutive year as a sponsor of the Newport International Boat Show,” said Kerri Quinn Jaffe, chief marketing officer, Bitter End Yacht Club. “Having participated as an exhibitor for over thirty years, we elevated our involvement in the show in 2018 as we launched Bitter End Provisions, our new line of seaworthy goods and gear designed for watersports enthusiasts. The Show provides us a platform to introduce new products to market and to connect with our community as we rebuild the resort following Hurricane Irma. The Bitter End crew looks forward to connecting with our industry partners and guests from near and far and to bringing back Bitter End better than ever before.”

“We are also thrilled to welcome back Chubb,” continued Alofsin. “They will be working with their agents to offer insurance solutions to attendees on the spot, streamlining purchases at the Show.”

The Newport International Boat Show also acknowledges its media partners: AIM Marine Group; Soundings; and Newport For New Products program sponsors Cruising World, Sailing World and Yachting magazines.

The Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12-15, 2019 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water shows in the country that kicks-off the boat show season, the event will host exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. 

For more information on the 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show and to purchase advance tickets, please visit

By Ocean Navigator