The Newport International Boat Show encompasses thirteen acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Join us on September 17-20, 2020 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.
SEAS THE MOMENT
This year we are proud to launch our official Newport International Boat Show Video Episode Series: Seas the Moment. Each issue we will bring to you a featured sponsor which takes you behind the scenes of a ‘day in the life’ of a selected company. Check out Episode 3 featuring Helly Hanson.
Join us in Supporting our 2019 NIBS Official Charitable Partner Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s - Leukemia Cup Regatta
Stop by the LLS booth located in Tent A #33 and learn how you can help with their important mission to cure blood cancers. You can also sign-up to sail in the 2020 Leukemia Cup Regatta and help raise money for this important cause.
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 give you strategies to help improve your confidence and ability on the water. All experience levels welcome. Open to all show attendees. Click below for the course details and to register today!
Preview Day /Opening Day Thursday, September 12th - Sponsored by Fore Points Marina
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. Also take part in the unveiling of the new boats and products, never before seen in the United States, until now!
PAM WALL - WORLD-RENOWNED CRUISING-LIFESTYLE EXPERT
Join Pam Wall, a world-renowned cruising-lifestyle expert in discussing various topics from Hurricane Preparation In Port, Outfitting your Sailboat For Blue Water Cruising to tips on navigating the Atlantic Circle From Florida to Europe. The seminars are free with a boat-show admission ticket.
Come listen to crew members talk candidly about their challenge for the 36th America’s Cup taking place March 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand and also view footage of competitive sailing at its finest!
Saturday, September 14th
1:00 – 2:00 pm in The Bohlin Tent
(located on the boat show site)
Test your Boating Skills with USPS’s Virtual Trainer
While at the show, stop by the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Booth #29 and #30 in Tent A and test your boating skills and knowledge by driving a virtual boat! It’s a lot of fun and you won’t even get wet!