Covid Safety Precautions


The Newport International Boat Show is committed to producing an event that ensures the health and safety of its exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, staff and the community.

We will follow and comply with all recommended safety protocols and guidelines put forth by state and local health officials.


Precautions we are taking at the Show:

  • The Newport Boat Show is an open-air event spanning 13 acres
  • Extensive restroom cleanings have been scheduled daily
  • Touch-less Hand Sanitizer dispensers located throughout the site in addition to Newport Hospital volunteer staff offering complimentary Wet Ones sanitizer wipes to every attendee and exhibitor at all gate entrances.
  • Though mask-wearing outdoors has not been mandated in the State of RI at this time, we recommend that they be worn inside tents and inside the Seminar Classrooms. We will update everyone should CDC Guidelines change.
  • Tents sides are open for increased air circulation
  • On-site contactless ticket purchase encouraged using our QR Code /or purchase a ticket online in advance (we want to limit cash exchanged for ticket purchases)
  • Wristbands will be handed to each attendee to place on their own wrist at the gates.
  • Appointments may be necessary to board boats – per dealers’ discretion. If there is a particular boat that you want to board, call ahead to make an appointment.
  • Signage throughout the show will recommend safe distancing
  • For those traveling to Rhode Island outside of the U.S. – Click here for Covid-19 State Guidelines.

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P.O. Box 698, Newport, RI 02840

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