The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spans thirteen acres of Newport, Rhode Island’s famed downtown waterfront. Hundreds of domestic and international companies participate and offer a full range of powerboats and sailboats, plus an extensive array of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle. Special events, educational seminars and hands-on training courses for the whole family are offered throughout the show days, including the world-renowned Newport For New Products (NFNP) program which showcases new boat and boating products making their official United States debut.
The Newport International Boat Show’s September dates and stunning location are added benefits to your visit. Set amongst grand coastal scenery, national historic sites, distinctive inns, trendy boutiques and world-class restaurants, it’s easy to pair your passion for boating with the experience of Newport and the beauty of fall in New England.