Newport International Boat Show Logo 2021


The Newport International Boat Show encompasses thirteen acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Join us on September 16-19, 2021 to view 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 make it easy to pair your passion for boating with the beauty of fall in New England.

2020 NIBS Charitable Partner

The Newport International Boat Show is proud to have C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta as our 2020 non-profit charitable partner.  This organization is named after the late C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., a U.S. Navy, WW II veteran who loved to sail on 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.  Visit to learn more about this amazing organization.