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Newport for New Products (NFNP)

Background

Being the first major show of the fall boat show season, foreign and domestic manufacturers embrace the Newport International Boat Show as the place to launch their new boats and boating products. Even better, NIBS is home to the popular Newport For New Products (NFNP) program which, in partnership with three national boating magazines; Cruising World, Sailing World, and Yachting.  Industry experts judge each entry on opening day and awards are given for Best New Powerboat, Best New Sailboat, Best New Product – Navigation (including marine electronics), Best New Product – Boat Operation, Maintenance & Safety and Best New Weather Gear (wearable). People’s Choice Award for Best Overall Boat Debut is chosen by attendees online in advance of the show. The NFNP program also includes additional awards for a “Green” and an “Accessibility’ category.

Be sure to plan your route at the Show to view all NFNP entries – marked with a decal or burgee!

The list below are last year’s 2023 line-up and winners in all categories!

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70 HP ELECTRIC MOTOR W/ HIGHFIELD SP460 | Flux Marine

The rigid aluminum hull delivers a comfortable ride despite chop or rough conditions. Enjoy instant torque with gas-equivalent horsepower ratings w/o the emissions. **GREEN: An alternative to gas motors. Jump to planing speed with instant torque. Avoid clunky transitions. No exhaust or fumes and less noise.

POWERBOATS

315CC EVERGLADES BOATS | Everglades Boats

Has an aft facing mezzanine seating, a chaise lounge w/ dedicated storage and a configurable bow piece. **Green: PET foam core materials made from recycled plastics are used in the structure. Hatches are made with a closed molded LRTM process. **Accessibility: Seakeeper technology allows easy handling for all ages and [...]

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CARBON LIGHTWEIGHT TILER EXTENSIONS | Barton US

Designed and hand built in the UK, these are the new must have for the dinghy sailor. Available in a range of lengths and colors. Light weight but incredibly strong. **ACCESSIBILITY: Fits smaller boats up to racing fleet sizes. Spiral grip is molded into the tiler giving a good grip [...]

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BATTLE BORN BATTERY W/ DRAGONFLY INTELLIGENCE | Battle Born

Delivers lithium battery communication designed to give users confidence in their power system by providing access to monitoring, notification, performance, and safety tools. Featuring reliable connectivity via a Wireless Mesh Network, power systems can be monitored via the Dragonfly Energy Mobile App. **GREEN: A leader in lithium-ion batteries and now [...]

2023 NFNP WINNERS - PRODUCTBEST NEW NAVIGATION PRODUCT (INCLUDING MARINE ELECTRONICS)PRODUCTS

B&G® HERCULES® | B&G

This sailing performance processor is the brains behind the ultimate sailing system, delivering advanced data in an instant, with enhanced settings, and maximized connectivity and compatibility. With ultra-fast quad-core processor and maximized integration options, Hercules delivers the most accurate sailing data sets and provides advanced, customizable data recording.

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NOMAD MINI BLU3 | BLU3 Inc

Compact and lightweight tankless dive system offers unparalleled portability and convenience for underwater exploration. Extended run time and easy-to-use design, allows divers to venture deeper. **GREEN: Battery-powered, tankless design. Eliminates the need for traditional scuba tanks, reducing the consumption of resources and minimizing carbon emissions. **ACCESSIBILITY: User-friendly design and approachability [...]

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BOATAL MOBILE APP | Boatal

An app that empowers boaters and marine enthusiasts by providing a comprehensive and boater-friendly platform that connects the user with marine service providers and keeps track of projects all in one place. Also, a place to share your story with the boating community. **Accessibility: Built by boaters, for boaters, the [...]

2023 NFNP WINNERS - PRODUCTHONORABLE MENTION BOATING OPERATION, MAINTENANCE OR SAFETY PRODUCTPRODUCTS

EMERGENCY VHF ANTENNA | Revolve Technology

High-performance AIS-compatible emergency solution. Technology revolutionizes capability, convenience, and reliability in the field of emergency communications. The antenna is ultra-light, compact, and has a high-viz cover with an integrated SOLAS approved LED strobe for location assistance. **GREEN: Maximizes locally sourced content to reduce transport related CO2 output.

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100 HP ELECTRIC MOTOR | Flux Marine

Has a peak power of 150 HP. Range is dependent on hull design & operating conditions. When mounted on a 22-foot dual console hull delivers top speeds nearing 35 knots / range of more than 75 nm. **GREEN: An alternative to gas motors. Jump to planing speed with instant torque. [...]

2023 NFNP WINNERS - BOATACCESSIBLE PRODUCT AWARDPOWERBOATS

LAGUNA 330 | Further Customs

Inflatable catamaran kit that deflates and fits inside the included wheeled carrying bag. Has up to 15HP outboard, weighing only 130 pounds. **GREEN: Constructed with a high frequency weld, paddled w/ oars or propelled by electric motors. **ACCESSIBILITY: Do not need to own a slip or trailer to transport. Widened [...]

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LOW FRICTION – HIGH LOAD EYE STANCHION | Barton US

Smooth, hard anodized finish low friction rings mounted within a stainless-steel retaining rod covered in a Dyneema effect durable strap. The rod is bolted through a fully enclosed backing plate for a clean finish and low friction for slick running of lines. **ACCESSIBILITY: Lightweight, easy to fix in place and [...]

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NAVXP CHART PLOTTER | nke Marine Electronics

A simple and efficient user interface just letting you fully enjoy your navigation. This new chart plotter NavXP is intuitive, and updates are made automatically via a network connection so you can focus on what’s essential: the navigation. NavXP is compatible with Navionics+ and Navionics Platinum+ charts.

2023 NFNP WINNERS - BOATBEST NEW POWERBOAT 30' AND OVERPEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDPOWERBOATS

S-310 SC (SPORT COUPE) SOLARA | Fluid Motion Marine DBA Solara Boats

Fully loaded with features. Provides an unparalleled multipurpose boating experience. Whether you're fishing, cruising, overnighting, or entertaining this boat excels at it all. **GREEN: Uses latest technological in marine energy using the Lithium Ion house battery power. This eliminates the use of a generator to operate high drawing electronics.

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SAFFIER SE 24 LITE | Bluenose Yacht Sales

A fully autonomous daysailer that will turn heads. Elegantly integrated solar panels that power an electric Torqeedo motor with comfort and style without sacrificing looks and performance. **Green: This yacht can be outfitted as a fully electric sailboat with integrated solar panels and a 3.5kw Torqeedo pod motor.

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SAFFIER SE 33 LIFE | Bluenose Yacht Sales

Built with true daysailer bones in mind, the Saffier Se 33 Life combines comfort and ease of sailing with the latest high-tech construction and smart technology. The Saffier 33 is finished to super yacht standards and allows your guests to enjoy the day on one of the fastest daysailers around.

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ADJUSTABLE PILING CLAMPS | Seahorse Docking

Adjustable piling clamps allows for boaters to attach our Rough Riders slide system to their pilings w/o having to drill into the piles. Simply clamp our adjustable 316 L SS band around any piling ranging from 9-14 inches. **GREEN: We use 316 L Stainless Steel so it will never rust.

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SEASTEP | SeaLiftUSA

Allows for easier access in and out of the water for ALL ages with a simple push of a button! Powered by a self-contained 12V actuator and offered in a variety of sizes. **ACCESSIBILITY: The wide, staircase-like design grants fluid accessibility in and out of the vessel allowing safer boarding [...]

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SKYLOCK BLOCK | Barton US

Features 316 Stainless Steel side plates, glass reinforced nylon cover plates and internal self-locking aluminum cam to lift and lock loads securely. The clever design and construction of the locking cams means the control line will never allow loads to drop even when accidentally released. **ACCESSIBILITY: Allows for loads weighing [...]

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SUNSEEKER OCEAN 182 | OneWater Yacht Group

This yacht offers a vastly improved interior volume transforming it into something entirely new. The notable design change is the unique shape of the enclosed flybridge that offers an additional climate-controlled area ideal for a range of temperatures. Also, the main deck is a luxurious open plan fully dedicated to [...]

2023 NFNP WINNERS - BOATBEST NEW SAILBOATSAILBOATS

YYACHTS Y70 | YYachts

This 70 ft boat was designed by Tripp Design to look good with a high-quality living space, to sail fast in all winds and to keep it simple to make sailing fun. This yacht has no backstays and has a self-tacking jib. **Green: Well balanced, carbon fiber hull and lightweight [...]

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UGO MESSENGER BAG | ugo wear

The new ugo Messenger Bag is an unprecedented innovation, delivering 100% waterproof, fully submersible, and floatable storage. With a 10L capacity and robust padding it safely houses up to a 17" laptop, electronics, and important documents, making it the ultimate protector in any environment.

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biowrap

With a steadfast commitment to transforming the world of single-use plastics, bioaqualife introduces a new era of sustainability by offering biodegradable and recycled alternatives. All bioaqualife products, including the revolutionary boat and construction wrap, are proudly made in the USA, incorporating their proprietary additive to make plastic fully biodegradable. **Green: [...]

POWERBOATS

Trigger Fish Model

Sturdy classic lapstrake design, 100% composite construction. Value for all boaters who want to fit their boat in a one car garage. High gunnel and a foam filled floor makes for a safe and comfortable ride. Simple and sleek. Customizable to add your color choice, center console, etc. ** Accessibility: [...]

2023 NFNP WINNERS - PRODUCTBEST NEW BOATING OPERATION, MAINTENANCE OR SAFETY PRODUCTPRODUCTS

Ronstan Orbit Winches

Lightweight alloy winches featuring race-ready performance, impressive line grip, disassembly without tools, and the unique, patented QuickTrim selftailer* allowing sailors to easily and safely ease line tension to make sail trim adjustments without having to remove the winch handle or take the line out of the selftailer

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AQUAMARINE SHOCK – BIOFILM ELIMINATOR

Shock Biofilm Eliminator is a patented, NSF 60 certified drinking water additive that breaks down and removes unhealthy, odor causing bacteria and biofilm from your entire freshwater system. Unlike other products, it is not hazardous or corrosive and can be used on all surfaces. It doesn't just freshen, it destroys.

2023 NFNP WINNERS - BOATBEST NEW POWERBOAT UNDER 30'BEST OVERALL NEW POWERBOATGREEN BOAT AWARDPOWERBOATS

HYFOIL 28 | Hyfoil Marine

HYFOIL's Hydrofoil assisted catamaran boats offer three tailored interchangeable hydrofoil systems: High-speed for thrilling performance, touring for smooth long-range cruising, and electric battery propulsion for eco-conscious voyages. This versatility sets HYFOIL apart, catering to a wide range of preferences and environmental concerns. **Green: The HYFOIL 28 innovative hydrofoil technology and [...]

2023 NFNP WINNERS - BOATHONORABLE MENTION: POWERBOATPOWERBOATS

Classic 15 | Wolfeboro Boats

A classic hull design with a completely refreshed take on a center console interior with high end finishings such as hydraulic steering, integrated fuel tank, JL audio/fusion stereo, lumitec interior lighting and a sun deck. ** Accessibility: Our boat features integrated seating, a swingback captains’ seat, a platform up front [...]

POWERBOATS

Waterlodge Modern 11 by LaMare

Waterlodge by Lamar is a Premium houseboat imported from Poland. Ranging in size from 8 to 15 m, his houseboat not on our only offers luxury living standards, but is also able to navigate coastal waters and live off the grid for weeks end. **Green: Waterlodge houseboats are powered by [...]

POWERBOATS

HOOD 26E | C.W. Hood Yachts

The New England inspired fully electric propulsion center console is environmentally friendly, super quiet easily operated and monitored from the helm touch screen or smart phone. The carbon fiber hull and deck are rock solid yet light as a feather.**Green: Lithium-Ion batteries are easily charged overnight using standard marina shore [...]

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Show Information

Date & Times: September 12th-15th
September 12th-14th: 10am-6pm
September 15th: 10am-5pm

Location: Newport Yachting Center Marina
4 Commercial Wharf
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Parking: Purchase Parking Here
175 Memorial Blvd,
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840

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