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Attending The Show

Directions, Parking & City Of Newport

Directions

Map It:

4 Commercial Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

175 Memorial Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840

Directions:

  • From New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Points South +

    Take Interstate 95 North to Route 138 East - Exit 3 around Hope Valley, RI. Continue on Route 138 to Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll). Take first exit off Newport Bridge (Scenic Newport) turn right off exit ramp and drive straight through 1st set of traffic lights. At 2nd set of lights turn right onto America's Cup Avenue. Follow America's Cup through 4 sets of traffic lights and the Newport Yachting Center will be on your right. * Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

  • From Cape Cod and Points East +

    Take 195 West to Fall River. Take exit for Newport/Route 24 South. Follow Route 24 South, which turns into Route 114. Follow Route 114 into Newport. Approximately one mile from city line, just past Newport City Hall, turn right onto Marlborough Street. Proceed to the traffic light on America's Cup Avenue and take a left. Follow through 2 traffic lights. After the second light, the Newport Yachting Center will be on your right. *Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

  • From Boston +

    Take Interstate 93 South out of Boston to Route 24 South. Take exit for Newport/Route 24 South. Follow Route 24 South, which turns into Route 114. Follow Route 114 into Newport. Approximately one mile from city line, just past Newport City Hall, turn right onto Marlborough Street. Proceed to the traffic light on America's Cup Avenue and take a left. Follow through 2 traffic lights. After the second light, the Newport Yachting Center will be on your right. *Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

  • From Points North and Northwest +

    Take Interstate 95 South. At the split of 95 South, about 10 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, get into the two left lanes toward Route 4 South (North Kingstown, East Greenwich) at exit 9. Route 4 South merges into Route 1 South after the second traffic light. From Route 1 South take the exit for the Jamestown/Newport Bridges which leads to Route 138 East. The Jamestown Bridge leads to the Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll). Take the first exit off the Newport Bridge (Scenic Newport) and take a right at the end of the exit ramp and drive straight through first set of traffic lights. At the second traffic light take a right onto America's Cup Avenue. Follow America's Cup through 4 sets of traffic lights and the Yachting Center will be on your right. *Continue past the Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Ave. (up slight hill), which turns into Memorial Blvd. Follow to Easton's Beach parking lot approximately 1 mile away. Parking is $20 (includes shuttle service to and from the Boat Show site. Shuttle runs 8 am to 8 pm.

Show Parking

  • The best place to park is at Easton’s Beach, located at 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport. Parking is $20 per vehicle and continuous shuttle service to and from the boat show site (approximately 1.6 miles) is available complimentary with the parking space. The parking lot and the shuttle service run 8am to 8pm daily.
  • You can purchase an Easton’s Beach parking pass in advance online by clicking TICKETS. Parking passes must be purchased online and no later than the day before you attend the show.
  • Handicapped parking and shuttle service is available at Easton’s Beach as well.

Beat the Traffic. Take the Ferry!

Avoid Newport traffic by parking in Jamestown, RI and take the Jamestown/Newport Ferry to the Newport International Boat Show! Click here for ferry schedule & tickets, and free parking options in Jamestown. There is also a free shuttle from the Jamestown parking lots to the ferry terminal. The ferry drops off and picks up at the South docks of the Newport Yachting Center. Be sure to purchase your boat show entry ticket at the ferry terminal or on the ferry itself.

City of Newport – Where to Stay and Things to do

The  City  of  Newport  is  full  of  fun  and  interesting  things  to  do,  wonderful  things  to  see,
and  comfortable  places  to  stay.  The  Newport  County  Convention  &  Visitors  Bureau (NCCVB)  has  done  a  fantastic  job  summing  it  all  up.  For  great  information  on  the  City  by  the  Sea,  visit  their  website  at  www.discovernewport.org

Show Highlights

2017 Highlights

Please check back as our 2017 highlights come aboard!

Boat Buying 101 & On-site Financing

Deciding  to  buy  a  boat,  whether  your  first,  second  or  third,  is  an  exciting  but  often overwhelming process. There are many questions to ask, many numbers to crunch, and no matter how experienced you are there are at least a few new things to learn. Our goal here is to quell the  wake  of boating  information, help  you  get organized, and  then  send  you  on  your way to your next great adventure. We encourage you to get started using the tools below, but remember that nothing beats the invaluable, hands-­‐on and face-­‐to-­‐face opportunities you’ll find along the 13 acres of the Newport International Boat Show.

What Kind Of Boat Is Right For You?

For some, this is an easy question to answer, but for most, it’s pretty tough. Big boat? Little boat? Powerboat? Sailboat? Speedboat? Family boat? Saltwater? Fresh water? Out for a day? Out for a week? Water sports? Sport Fishing? The list goes on. Like purchasing a car, the choice of makes, models, options and activities is endless. But good news; there’s help. Click here for our favorite selection & search tool. It’s the first step to simplicity for folks who are just beginning the purchasing process and looking for an easy way to narrow their options.

Know Your Budget

As with many things, one of the toughest decisions in buying a boat is your budget-­‐how much to spend. Only you know that, but consider that often the most expensive parts of buying a boat are the upfront costs-­‐the boat itself, an adequate safety set up (as dictated by the US Coast Guard), perhaps a trailer or transport of the boat, etc. These are the numbers you should only need to spend once, and perhaps are easiest to include in your initial purchase price. To help you simplify this part of the process, click here for an easy-­‐to-­‐use loan calculator.

However, don’t forget to take into consideration lesser, but still additional expenses such as taxes, insurance, storage, and maintenance. Considering all of these items in your budget will help define your purchase price so you can stay grounded while browsing the Show. That’s not to say you shouldn’t check out every extravagant boat there is, but at least you’ll know how to walk away with the one that you love! The easiest way to really get to the nitty-­‐gritty of boat ownership cost is to visit our wide selection of exhibitors at the Show for finance and insurance seminars and clinics to help guide the way.

See It To Believe It

So, the big 7 are: boat, required safety equipment, transport/trailer, then taxes, insurance, storage, maintenance, plus in the case of powerboats, fuel. Remember, boating doesn’t have to include every fancy amenity, and it can be just as fun and financially comfortable as many other recreations. Click here for Welcome to the Water’s Cost Comparison Tool and see for yourself that boat ownership isn’t as expensive as you may think!

Bank Financing Program -­‐TBD

Educational Seminars

Complete Seminar/Training Schedule

Please check back soon for the 2017 seminar schedule.

New Boat & Product Launches (NFNP)

Newport For New Products (NFNP) is an exciting highlight of the Newport International Boat Show. The NFNP program will showcase new 2018 foreign and domestic boats and products that are making their U.S. debut at the show. “Best of” awards are given by expert judges on Friday of the show recognizing creativity, innovation and practicality in nautical solutions and design. New in 2017, the NFNP program will also include a “Green” category with awards given to one boat and one product, based on the green benefits and features of each entry. Look for the NFNP decals and balloons signifying each new debut, and be one of the first to view and explore these exciting new models while speaking first hand with the experts who know them best!

Congratulations To The Newport For New Products 2016 Winners

BEST POWERBOAT 35 FT. AND OVER
Hunt 72
A classic statement on the water! The 72 offers many opportunities for customization; from propulsion to arrangement plan, to interior design and outfitting. The experienced owner of this particular boat will make the best use of all three.
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BEST POWERBOAT UNDER 35 FT.

Back Cove 32
The 32 boasts comfort, efficiency and classic down east lines. Cleverly packaged with an updated layout, the latest technologies, and all the nautically-sensible details Back Cove Yachts is known for. Split WC & shower stall, new island berth, and a convertible dinette makes it ideal for the modern cruising couple.
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BEST POWERBOAT OVERALL

Hunt 72
A classic statement on the water! The 72 offers many opportunities for customization; from propulsion to arrangement plan, to interior design and outfitting. The experienced owner of this particular boat will make the best use of all three.
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BEST SAILBOAT

Maine Cat 38
Maine Cats latest refinement of its classic, open bridge deck designed with a forward or aft helm layout that offers 360-degree visibility. This high performance cruising catamaran is constructed with thermoformed Core-Cell foam coring with quadraxial E-glass infused with vinyl ester resin for all components. 10-year blister warranty.
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BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

Garmin GPSMAP 7600 J1939 Chartplotter Series
Garmin has redesigned its popular GPSMAP 7600 chartplotter series to add a J1939 connection. This connection provides a dedicated CAN port for receiving engine data, a great option for the retrofit market (and new diesel and inboard customers), providing a level of integration that was previously unavailable.
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BEST PRODUCT

Forespar PureWater+
The new PureWater+ by Forespar combines space-saving sensibility with ease-of-use filter changes through a patented quick-connect design all performed above the countertop. The PureWater+ does not require under-counter filter access or a reservoir apparatus similar to other plumbed-in water purifiers, all with the full protection of carbon-block filtration.
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People’s Choice Award:

Nordic Tug 40
The combination of comfort, luxury and performance featuring direct access to flybridge from pilot house, starboard side-boarding door in cockpit, large pilot house seating for six, a spacious salon layout and a mid-stateroom boasting two large bunks with a lower double.
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Newport For New Products Program – 2016 Entries


Fareast 23R
Designed to meet the needs for an attractive and fast club racing boat. With the pedigree and lines of her bigger sister, the Fareast 28R, the 23R is just a bit smaller and therefore easier to tow around and launch from a ramp.
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Dehler 34
The new Dehler 34 blends speediness with excellent sailing properties in order to find a perfect balance between comfort and performance. Her elegant and dynamic exterior lines also show she is a perfect performance cruiser.
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1190 Sport
The newest boat in the Seawind line has dagger boards, dagger board rudders and a high performance rig that will provide outstanding performance. The interior is modern, comfortable, and airy with carbon details.
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Maine Cat 38
Maine Cats latest refinement of its classic, open bridge deck designed with a forward or aft helm layout that offers 360-degree visibility. This high performance cruising catamaran is constructed with thermoformed Core-Cell foam coring with quadraxial E-glass infused with vinyl ester resin for all components. 10-year blister warranty.
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Bali 4.0 Lounge
Drawing on the innovative 4.3 Loft - oversized and entirely open living spaces with forward cockpit and sunbathing area, uniquely self-sufficient in power and meticulously built, the Bali 4.0 Lounge completes the Bali Catamarans range, making them more accessible than ever.
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Salona 380
The new Salona 380, designed by Mauricio Cosuti, is the most advance Salona model to date, and continues the pedigree of the award wining Salona 38. It is a true performance-cruiser, that is fast and seaworthy, but also comfortable inside, with the right cockpit heights and spacious interiors. The Salona 380 wide cockpit deck features comfortable benches and easy access to the mainsail winches from the helmsman position. The Salona 380 maintains Salona's hallmark stainless steel grid feature, that, combined with the vacuum infused hull creates a very stiff boat with an excellent upwind performance. The underwater profile features a long aluminum rudder stock that guarantees stability and control, as well as an advanced keel design. The Salona 380 will have it's world premier at the Newport Boat Show!
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Italia Yachts 9.98 Fuoriserie
Italia 9.98 fuoriserie was designed by Mateo Poli for fast sailing particularly to handicap racing (ORC and IRC) maintaining the cruising amenities for short sails. Its a fast boat that at the same time is easy to sail and easy to get to maximum performance, with the correct balance between cruising and racing features. Standard equipment features a high-end deck layout and rigging systems including a magic wheel for fast backstay adjustments. The IY 9.98 was nominated for 2016 European Boat of the Year.
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Morris M36X
Starting with the award-winning quality, distinctive good looks, and innovative engineering that goes into every M-Series we build, then we partnered with Sparkman & Stephens to push the design envelope to ensure maximum sailing performance in all conditions; go-fast features like a tall carbon fiber rig from Hall Spars and high-performance 3Di sails from North Sails, a deep high aspect ratio fin keel to provide rock-solid stability and enhanced sail carrying ability, a carbon fiber wheel to deliver finger-tip control and each slippery fast hull faired to ultra-precise tolerances and covered with drag reducing bottom paint.
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Southport 33 LX
Now the celebrated soft, dry ride of the Southport 33 is available with the comfort and style of a plush wraparound forward seating area designed for cruising and entertaining.
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Palm Beach Motor Yacht 65
The largest Palm Beach to be offered worldwide has an overall length of 70 ft. Its massive interior layout can be customized to each owner preference. Composite and carbon construction, semi-displacement hull and is unmatched in stability, efficiency, and quietness. Also features a unique Sea Torque propulsion.
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Palm Beach Motor Yacht 42
The all new 42 includes the popular features of the larger models; customizable layout, semi-displacement hull for a smooth and efficient ride, power windows, lush full teak interior, interior and exterior galley/entertainment, and one or two staterooms.
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Regulator 31
The new 31 comes equipped with twin 300 Yamaha engines, a massive cockpit, oversized tackle center and fish box, plus every feature needed for a day of serious sport fishing. To maximize comfort offshore, other amenities include a starboard dive door and integrated forward seat backrests.
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Back Cove 32
The 32 boasts comfort, efficiency and classic down east lines. Cleverly packaged with an updated layout, the latest technologies, and all the nautically-sensible details Back Cove Yachts is known for. Split WC & shower stall, new island berth, and a convertible dinette makes it ideal for the modern cruising couple.
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Nordic Tug 40
Combines advanced design and technology with legendary performance and master craftsmanship. Features include a cockpit boarding door, double-size cockpit of the old 39?, a molded staircase to deck, and a large master stateroom. Hard chines on hull were eliminated for no hull skip.
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Nordic Tug 44
The combination of comfort, luxury and performance featuring direct access to flybridge from pilot house, starboard side-boarding door in cockpit, large pilot house seating for six, a spacious salon layout and a mid-stateroom boasting two large bunks with a lower double.
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Bertram 35 (Moppie)
The family-friendly 35 exudes the original 31?s spirit with a beamier, longer hull design allowing for a spacious and comfortable interior. Projected to reach 40+ knots with twin 460-hp diesels. Engine access is through 2 engine boxes in the cockpit, doubling as mezzanine seating. Customizable to be fully fish-rigged.
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Surfhunter 32
Hunts new Surfhunter 32 with outboards is all decked out for good times on the water. Plentiful seating, entertaining amenities, plus a sporty performance and ride make this boat perfect for weekends. Spend the night below with all the comforts of a waterfront cottage at the lake.
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Hunt 72
A classic statement on the water! The 72 offers many opportunities for customization; from propulsion to arrangement plan, to interior design and outfitting. The experienced owner of this particular boat will make the best use of all three.
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Azimut Verve 40
Azimuts answer to the growing center console market in the U.S., the Verve 40 features triple 4-stroke Mercury Verado 350s w/ top speed projected at 45 knots. Runs quietly, has minimal draft, and lots of places to relax. A full, windswept windshield morphs into a hardtop, providing a sporty look and protection in wind, rain, and spray. A fold-down gunwale door to port makes it easy to swim off the back of the boat.
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Commander 42
World Premier of the Commander 42 marks Chris-Craft?s first step into the cabin cruiser market. With its modern spin on a historical lobster boat, the new 42 features a distinctive hull design and is powered by twin Volvo IPS 600 D6 435HP. Two cockpit areas for entertaining, a large sunbed on bow, a cockpit galley, and sleeping below for five people. Classic Chris-Craft design details throughout.
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Cuddy 21 - Bristol Harbor Series
Features a super-durable vinyl-ester epoxy resin hull that is foam filled and resin sealed to make it unsinkable! A precisely balanced, variable dead rise hull keeps it stable at rest and dry in chop. Its special variable dead rise hull design provides greater performance using less horsepower. Seats 8, has modest sleeping accommodations, and a head in the cabin.
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North Rip 21
Its innovative bow flare and classic tumblehome turns heads and slices through rough water like no other center console of its size. Agile and tough with a single-minded focus on fishing, the North Rip 21 is also the perfect size for your fishing style. Hitch it on a trailer, back it in the water, and you're underway in no time.
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Garmin GPSMAP 7600 J1939 Chartplotter Series
Garmin has redesigned its popular GPSMAP 7600 chartplotter series to add a J1939 connection. This connection provides a dedicated CAN port for receiving engine data, a great option for the retrofit market (and new diesel and inboard customers), providing a level of integration that was previously unavailable.
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gWind Wireless 2 Wind Transducer
A new, easy-to-install wind solution for masts up to 50 feet that wirelessly sends essential wind data to GNX Wind instruments or a compatible Garmin GPSMAP chartplotter, eliminating the need to run wires through the mast.
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Seaview Cable Gland
Provides waterproof cable routing. Each style has options for 17mm to 31mm connectors. Provided rubber seal has molded location to drill and cut. Cable connectors don't need to be removed during installation. Base gasket & tapered rubber seal forms watertight installation. The inner rubber seal is flush with the top of the cable gland so that water does can't collect. Custom finishes and various colors available.
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Antal Double V Grip Jammer
Superior quality in a small and extremely powerful line holding jammer. The mechanism is based on Antals successful V-Grip system and takes it one step further. The DVJ relies on two opposing V shaped wedges that interlock, grasping the line and evenly distributing the load on 4 sides, resulting in a jammer that offers increased surface area grip as opposed to the traditional 2 flat-jawed jammers.
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SeaWeather Onboard
Weather routing now offers a new way to access detailed, up-to -date weather charts and route planning information for your next trip. Forecast data can be downloaded in port, then utilized while underway, an excellent option for low bandwidth users. No additional hardware installation is required.
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SlipShare app
SlipShare is a free app for same day, instant booking of a slip or mooring. Using your boat's specifications, SlipShare provides a marina's availability and price. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
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FreedomLift - Carbon Fiber Lift Arms
A key feature of the FreedomLift Tender Lift System is the removable lift arms. At only 12 lbs. each, these new Carbon Lift Arms are stronger and over 50% lighter than our standard Aluminum Lift Arms. The FreedomLift Carbon Fiber Lift Arms use all of the benefits of carbon fiber technology; weight, structural strength, corrosion resistance and visual appeal.
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Balmar Smart Ready Retrofit Kit for Yanmar Engines
Now Yanmar owners can add Balmar Smart Regulation without disposing of the Valeo 120A Alternator present on recent production Yanmar engines. A simple retrofit of the Valeo Alternator converts the Valeo to accept Balmars famous multi-stage external regulators at half the price of a full Balmar conversion.
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The Ultimate Leak Detector
An innovative system comprised of three main components working together; The Arid Bilge (dry bilge) vacuum system, the eco-friendly Oily Water Separator, and the oil-in-bilge water probe connected to an alarm, allowing for rapid, real-time discovery of hydrocarbon based leaks as well as low volume water leaks.
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B&G Triton 2 Autopilot
The Triton 2 is a full color control head for B&G autopilot systems. The clear and intuitive display can function as a standalone instrument display and autopilot controller aboard smaller vessels. Exclusive SailSteer? view including wind, heading, laylines, tide, depth, engine data, autopilot status and more all at a glance.
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PureWater+
The new PureWater+ by Forespar combines space-saving sensibility with ease-of-use filter changes through a patented quick-connect design all performed above the countertop. The PureWater+ does not require under-counter filter access or a reservoir apparatus similar to other plumbed-in water purifiers, all with the full protection of carbon-block filtration.
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Raymarine i70s Multifunction Instrument
The i70s is easy-to-customize to suit a users personal boating requirements, from traditional analog dials to extra-large digital and graphical displays, providing the flexibility to display instrument and navigation data that is most important to the user. Allows for simple integration into any existing Raymarine instrument system or users can create a network of i70s displays and sensors. Features a sleek, low-profile design with a large, ultra-bright 4.1 LCD screen that is optically bonded for enhanced contrast and wide viewing angles. Powered by Raymarines exclusive LightHouse instrument software.
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Green Boating Guide
This free new Green Boating Guide from Sailors for the Sea provides the top ten ways to be more environmentally friendly with product suggestions and tips. Backed by extensive research, this wallet size miracle folds up and fits in a pocket. Be eco-smart and protect the waters you love.
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3Di RACE Composite, Molded Sail
3Di RACE is engineered specifically as an everyday race solution for boats under 40 feet. RACE will substantially outlast any string sail and give racers more hours with optimized performance. The dedicated RACE tape layout makes this sail user-friendly, lighter, low-stretch and more forgiving tune. Proven performance, durability, and value packed into a single sail.
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Show Site Map

Below is the 2016 Site Map. Click on each image below to view a zoomable map of the show. To view last year’s show directory, click here. The 2017 map will be posted in August.