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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND The Newport International Boat Show is committed to producing an event that ensures the health and safety of its exhibitors, attendees and staff. Sign up for Show Updates SEPTEMBER 16 - 19, 2021

If you harbor a passion for boating,
there’s only one place to be…

The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spans over thirteen acres of historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island. Walk the docks and view a spectacular display of shiny new sailboats and powerboats, some making their first-ever debut in the United States. On the land side, you’ll find hundreds of marine products, services and accessories to enhance the boating lifestyle. Also on deck are educational seminars, in-water boating courses and daily giveaways.

The Boat Show’s September dates and stunning location are added benefits to your visit. Set amongst grand coastal scenery, national historic sites, 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.



September 16, 2021 10am-6pm
September 17, 2021
September 18, 2021 10am-6pm
September 19, 2021 10am-5pm


Newport Yachting Center Marina
20 Commercial Wharf
Newport, Rhode Island 02840


The Best Place To Park Is Easton’s Beach,
175 Memorial Blvd, Newport.
Shuttle service available.


Confident Captain’s At The Helm Program

Take the helm of a powerboat or sailboat with a professional USCG-licensed captain who will lead you through engaging lessons to improve your confidence and ability on the water. All experience levels welcome. Course Listing and Registration available at a later date....

Pam Wall – World renowned Cruising Lifestyle Expert

Pam Wall’s popular seminars are chock full of interesting tips and topics; from Hurricane Preparation In Port, Outfitting Your Sailboat for Blue Water Cruising to Navigating the Atlantic Circle From Florida to Europe, and more. The seminar schedule will be posted at a later date....

Thursday, Preview & Opening Day

A special day for serious boaters to board and compare the many makes and models of powerboats and sailboats – with less traffic on the docks and more personal time with dealer reps and manufactures....



The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is a non-profit organization named after the late C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., a U.S. Navy, WW II veteran who loved to sail on the Chesapeake Bay.  In his youth, Tom suffered temporary paralysis from a bout of meningitis; an experience that left him with a deep respect for the accomplishments of people with disabilities.  In 2003, to honor him, his daughter and granddaughter organized the first regatta which was sanctioned by US SAILING and the organizing authority Sail Newport. The Clagett Clinic and Regatta is a leader in developing competitive sailing opportunities for sailors with disabilities. All participants receive world-class coaching to help them develop their skills and reach personal goals.

Clagett competitors have seen medal success at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Paralympic Games and numerous World and National Championships.  Competitors often comment that The Clagett has improved their quality of life as they apply what is achieved on the water to everyday situations. Stop by the Clagett Regatta booth to learn more about this amazing organization or visit  


Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame

Celebrating 50 years at the Boat Show!

We are honored to name the Herreshoff Marine Museum as one of two charitable partners at this year’s show! Located in Bristol, RI, the Museum is a tribute to the world-renowned Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and its remarkable founders, brothers John and Nathanael Herreshoff. While at the show, stop by the Herreshoff display to learn more about the enduring contributions of the Herreshoff brand, the extraordinary sail, and power yacht collections, or take a virtual tour of the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Model Room, an exhibit of over 500 design models that demonstrate the brilliance of the “Wizard of Bristol, RI”. Visit for more info.

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