IF YOU HARBOR A PASSION FOR BOATING, THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE TO BE….

The Newport International Boat Show encompasses thirteen acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Exhibitors from near and far offer a full range of new powerboats and sailboats, plus a medley of marine products, services and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. Special events, seminars, and in-water boating courses for the whole family are offered on all show days. Not to be missed is the exciting Newport For New Products program – showcasing boats and boating products making their first-ever debut in the United States.

Newport’s coastal scenery, national historic sites and world-class restaurants makes it easy to pair your passion for boating with the beauty of fall in New England.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, September 13, 2018 10am-6pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 10am-6pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018 10am-6pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 10am-5pm

Show Address (best for GPS use):

Newport Yachting Center
4 Commercial Wharf
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
USA

Purchase Tickets

Tickets for the 2018 Newport International Boat show go on sale July 1st.

For details and pricing, click here.

Show News & Highlights

VOLVO OCEAN RACE - NEWPORT STOPOVER
MAY 8 – 20, 2018

The Volvo Ocean race will return to Newport, RI. May 8-20 For the only North American Stopover of the 2017-18 round-the-world sailing race. Click here for the details and a full list of activities.

To stay in the know, download the app, access the race tracker, read blogs, and see dramatic videos through-out the entire race, and all the latest to-do’s in the Newport Race Village, click here.

Newport For New Products

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 NEWPORT FOR NEW PRODUCTS WINNERS for Best New Sailboat, Powerboat & Product, and to the Edson Star Award winners for Excellence in Portraying Company Image, & more. Click here to view all of last years winners and entries.

And for this year’s show, check back in August to view the full line-up of NFNP entries and be sure to look for the Newport For New Product decals and balloons on the docks and in the tents identifying what’s new and innovative in the marine industry as well as the winners of the 2018 program.

Confident Captain – AT THE HELM HANDS-ON TRAINING COURSES

Take the helm of a powerboat or sailboat with a professional USCG-licensed captain who will lead you through engaging lessons and strategies to help improve your confidence and ability on the water. All experience levels welcome. Open to all show attendees. Check back soon for schedule and to register.

Anchor Award

RIMTA Awards the Newport Exhibition Group, Producers of the Newport International Boat Show, with the distinguished 'Anchor Award' for shining an international light on Rhode Island’s marine industry and for utilizing and promoting the boat show as a platform for connecting companies throughout the world.