Newport International Boat Show
The 41st Annual Newport International Boat Show: September 15-18
We are expecting 750 exhibitors with over 600 boats ranging in size from 16 to 85 feet, plus kayaks, inflatables, services, equipment and accessories of all types.
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The 41st Annual Newport International Boat Show: September 15 – 18, 2011
If You Harbor a Passion for Boating, There’s Only One Place to Be! Hopes are high as we approach this year’s Newport International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country. It is a showcase of the latest boats – both power and sail – as well as boating products, presented in the luxurious setting of Newport, RI. We are expecting some 750 exhibitors with over 600 boats ranging in size from 16 to 85 feet, plus kayaks, inflatables, services, equipment and accessories of all types. To purchase advance tickets, visit our website at


Plan Your Day in Advance!

A listing of 2011 Exhibitors to date, plus Boats by Brand and Products and Services are online at Or pick up the Official Show Directory located at all gates when you arrive. To help our attendees navigate all 13 acres with ease, large-format “You Are Here” Site Maps will be strategically placed throughout the Show to help you find what you are looking for. Site maps are sponsored by Blue Sneaker, located on Dock M-20 at Bannister’s Wharf. You can also hop on a Water Taxi Shuttle that will take you to and from the Newport Brokerage Show at Newport Shipyard. Water Taxis run continuously all four days of the Show, with pick-up and drop-off at Dock S-10 at the Newport Yachting Center or at Bannister’s Wharf Fuel Dock. $2.00 charge.


Show Promotions and
Giveaways Abound

As part of their exclusive Pre-Show Charter Special to fans of the Newport International Boat Show, Sunsail is offering an EXTRA 5% Boat Show savings! This can be combined with any of their current special offers and 5% for repeat Sunsailors – that’s up to 35% OFF! To take advantage of this offer, just reserve your yacht between August 1st - September 18, 2011 and mention code: NEWS! Call 800-797-5907 or click here for details. While at the Show, stop by Leopard Catamaran on Dock N-20 to see the owner version of the new Sunsail 444 Cat (pictured)!

If you’ve been itching for a sailing certification, now is the perfect time! Sunsail will award one lucky winner with a 7-day ASA 103/104 Basic Coastal Cruising to Bareboat Chartering Course in the beautiful British Virgin Islands! Get the details and enter to win at


See It First In Newport!

Over 30 Boats and Boating Products will make their U.S. debut at NIBS. Congratulations to those companies who have been accepted into the Newport for New Products Program! Click here to check out the current list of acceptances on our website. While at the Show, look for the red and blue balloons signifying all NFNP entries!

Help Us Raise Money for a Great Cause!

This year’s Boat Show charitable partner is Sail for Pride’s Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross. Partial proceeds from ticket sales on Sunday will be donated to the organization. Learn how you can get involved by visiting their booth in Tent A, Booth #48.


Free Party in Newport!

Attend the Lats & Atts Cruisers Party with the music of the Eric Stone Band. Buy your ticket and stay inside the gates of the Show at 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 17th and you can enjoy free pizza, beer and soft drinks! Get into the spirit of Newport on beautiful Newport Harbor! Party will take place on-site at North Commercial Wharf, near The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar.


For Edge-of-Your-Seat Entertainment

View continuous video of Extreme Sailing on a 70” monitor in Tent A # 4 – (located in front of The Mooring Restaurant). In addition, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup will take place during the Boat Show. NYYC’s Harbour Court will host 22 yacht club teams – representing 16 nations from six different continents – with racing on NYYC Swan 42s on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay from September 10-17, 2011.


Our Exhibitors In The News:

MarineMax Opens New Sales Office
MarineMax opened a new sales office on Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of Newport, RI. The office represents Azimut-Benetti and will serve as the home port of Azimut’s new Magellano line of long-distance cruising yachts. The new Magellano will be making its debut at the Boat Show. Look for the Newport For New Products red and blue balloons! Azimut Yachts is located on NYC Fuel Dock Basin.

Herreshoff Yacht Sales
Herreshoff Yacht Sales opened an office in Bristol, RI, on the campus that from 1878-1945 housed the historic Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., which built America’s Cup winners such as Columbia and Reliance. Herreshoff will be exhibiting at the Show on Dock M-10.

Local Team on Puma’s Mar Mostro wins Transatlantic Race
Puma’s Mar Mostro, skippered by Newport’s Ken Read, was second to cross the finish line of the Transatlantic Race 2011 and is the current leader based on corrected time. Mar Mostro completed the 2,975-nautical mile course from Newport to Lizard Point, South Cornwall, England, in 7 days, 11 hours and 40 minutes. The Puma Mar Mostro team is headquartered in Newport. The boat and crew will now head to its summer training camp in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. The boat was built in Portsmouth, RI at New England Boatworks, Inc. NEB will be participating in NIBS. Booth is located in Tent G #33.

Newport Non-Profit Partners with America’s Cup
The America’s Cup Event Authority has chosen Newport-based Sailors for the Sea as its first partner in a new international program intended to better preserve and protect the oceans of the world. If you have an affinity for the world's oceans, come learn more about Sailors for the Sea at their seminar on Friday, September 16th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in Tent J.



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