Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today marine financing specialist, LH-Finance has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement as the Show’s premiere marine finance and lending source.

The Newport International Boat Show, one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spans thirteen acres of Newport, Rhode Island’s famed downtown waterfront. Adding LH-Finance to the list of sponsors is an exciting partnership for everyone involved; the Show, the attendees and LH-Finance.

“We are delighted to partner with the Newport International Boat Show, as their premiere lending source and sponsor of the LH-Finance VIP Lounge,” says Herve Bonnet, CEO of LH-Finance. “The Newport International Boat Show organizers are dedicated to enhancing the nautical lifestyle, just as we are equally as dedicated to our customers at LH-Finance. It is a win – win for both of us!”

With this multi-year agreement now in place, LH-Finance will host their VIP pre-qualified customers in what is now being labeled as the ‘LH-Finance VIP Lounge’ located in the Bohlin Tent. LH-Finance’s unique and innovative VIP program provides potential boat buyers with the opportunity to get pre-qualified for marine financing in advance of purchasing participating new boat brands, while also allowing them to experience the boat show in a very exclusive manner.

“We look forward to welcoming LH-Finance as a sponsor to the Newport International Boat Show,” commented Gail Alofsin, director of corporate partnerships, Newport Exhibition Group. “The pre-qualifying service that LH-Finance offers is of tremendous value to our attendees when they find the boat of their dreams at the show. Attendees can visit the Newport International Boat Show website to learn more about financing and how to become pre-qualified.”

The Newport International Boat Show will take place September 14-17, 2017 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water shows in the country and the kick-off to 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 2017 Newport International Boat Show, and to purchase tickets please visit

By Ocean Navigator