New Boat & Product Launches (NFNP)

Newport For New Products Program – 2019 Entries

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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 a People’s Choice Award for Best Overall Boat Debut chosen by attendees. The NFNP program also includes a “Green” category and new this year, a Weather Gear (Wearable) category.

See below for the 2019 Newport For New Products entries – and be sure to plan your route at the Show to view all NFNP entries – marked with a decal or burgee!

The Newport International Boat Show strives to keep information up to date and timely. However, brands and products displayed at the Show are determined by exhibitors. Please contact the exhibitors to determine if a specific product will be on display. Thank You

BEST NEW SAILBOAT

Gunboat 68
GUNBOAT (GL YACHTING USA, INC.)
Designed for safe, fast, world-cruising, with no compromise on performance, luxury,
equipment and comfort. Integrating the DNA of Gunboat and over 17 years of developments within the fleet with top industry technology and expertise, the 68 is truly a step-change in the evolution of the brand.

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BEST NEW POWERBOAT

Solace 345
SOLACE BOATS, LLC
It’s patented FishThru® will give the fisherman and family more space and comfort. Listed as a 34’ the FishThru® adds 5’ of usable space for a LOA of 38’. A spacious cabin, second station, retracting hydraulic swim platform, and convertible elements complete the 345.

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BEST NEW PRODUCT

ugo Tablet
ugo wear

ugo Tablet & ugo Tablet XL the most RELIABLE dry bag on the planet! Our patented waterproof, airtight design uses a diver’s dry suit zipper that keeps your Tablet dry, cool, insulated & protected from salt and sea air! The Tablet is fully functional while inside & there is plenty of room to carry your papers, phones, cards, passports and medications. Best of all ugo FLOATS so lose your worries NOT your tablet!

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GREEN AWARD

Total Boat Elixir Enamel Topside Paint
JAMESTOWN DISTRIBUTORS
Eco-friendly, versatile marine-grade enamel for use above the waterline on exterior & interior surfaces. Ideal for topsides, coamings, bulkheads, cabin ceilings, lockers, etc. Washable finish resists fading. Low-odor, low VOC water-based formula dries fast w/ soap & water cleanup.

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Vicem 65 Classic
VICEM YACHTS
Jessica is a custom 65 Vicem classic. Her sleek exterior lines keep the classic downeast style while her interior is totally new with 3 staterooms, three heads plus crew quarters. Twin Volvo diesels give a top speed in the mid 20’s with the unmatched sea keeping qualities you only find with a cold molded composite hull.
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BEST NEW SAILBOAT 35 Ft. & Over

Gunboat 68
GUNBOAT (GL YACHTING USA, INC.)
Designed for safe, fast, world-cruising, with no compromise on performance, luxury,
equipment and comfort. Integrating the DNA of Gunboat and over 17 years of developments within the fleet with top industry technology and expertise, the 68 is truly a step-change in the evolution of the brand.

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BEST NEW SAILBOAT Under 35 Ft.

Cape Cod Day Sailer
ROSEWEST Design Yacht Project
An elegant and exceptional 29’ Day Sailer with a subtle combination of classic lines and modern materials for epicurean sailors. Semi-custom built in Bordeaux, France.
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BEST NEW POWERBOAT 35 Ft. & Over

53z
MJM YACHTS
Quad outboards give the MJM 53z the benefits of a small boat; fast, sporty fun, with easy handling and maintenance. Dual master suites below and room for a party of 10 on her flush deck. Advanced epoxy composite construction, side access doors, Seakeeper gyrostabilizer, fully-opening powered windshields. Enjoy all-weather cruising with a smooth ride offshore. Visit our Website

BEST NEW POWERBOAT Under 35 Ft.

Solace 345
SOLACE BOATS, LLC
It’s patented FishThru® will give the fisherman and family more space and comfort. Listed as a 34’ the FishThru® adds 5’ of usable space for a LOA of 38’. A spacious cabin, second station, retracting hydraulic swim platform, and convertible elements complete the 345.

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BEST NEW PRODUCT Navigational

GPSMAP 86sci
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL
Cast off confidentially with this premium, floating handheld that features a sunlight-readable 3” color display w/preloaded BlueChart g3 charts. Stay in touch with inReach satellite communication capabilities, 2-way text messaging and interactive SOS. Share your position using GPS -based location tracking and stream boat data from compatible
chartplotters / instruments wirelessly.

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BEST NEW PRODUCT Operational/Maintenance/Safety

ugo Tablet
ugo wear

ugo Tablet & ugo Tablet XL the most RELIABLE dry bag on the planet! Our patented waterproof, airtight design uses a diver’s dry suit zipper that keeps your Tablet dry, cool, insulated & protected from salt and sea air! The Tablet is fully functional while inside & there is plenty of room to carry your papers, phones, cards, passports and medications. Best of all ugo FLOATS so lose your worries NOT your tablet!

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BEST NEW PRODUCT Personal Weather Gear (Wearable)

HP Racing Midlayer Jacket
HELLY HANSEN NEWPORT
Completely waterproof and seam sealed, made with LIFALOFT™ insulating technology. Jacket has full stretch construction, a warming fleece collar & hand warmer pockets. Highly technical and versatile, a favorite everyday jacket with an authentic marine style.

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X 4.6 by X-Yachts
RODGERS YACHT SALES, LLC
A versatile, fast, family sailing yacht with advanced hull construction, a powerful sail plan and a well-proportioned cock-pit. Scandinavian style and craftsmanship, the X4.6 exhibits quality and attention to detail, both inside and out. This is Pure X.
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Bavaria C50
PERFORMANCE YACHT SALES
Features of the C50 include an advanced Vessel Management System that controls all 12-volt boat systems from the chart-plotter or a remote iPad, large bathing platform& dingy garage, plus a 360-degree view from window. It’s innovative cockpit and 2-level deck design separates working vs. social areas. Interior layout options up to 6 cabins.
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AMEL 50
CHANTIERS AMEL S.A
Built on nearly six decades of experience in producing a yacht that is engineered for a couple to sail safely and comfortably. With the new 50, AMEL returns to a sloop rig, with a 3-cabin layout that is ideal for cruising with family and friends – whether for a day, a week or a year.
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Gunboat 68
GUNBOAT (GL YACHTING USA, INC.)
Designed for safe, fast, world-cruising, with no compromise on performance, luxury, equipment and comfort. Integrating the DNA of Gunboat and over 17 years of developments within the fleet with top industry technology and expertise, the 68 is truly a step-change in the evolution of the brand.
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Oceanis 30.1
BENETEAU AMERICA
Easy to sail, but lively to helm. With the look of a small yacht, the Oceanis 30.1 boasts two double cabins, a small galley, and/or shower room, while still being trailerable. Her slender bow, optimized weight, square top mainsail, and swing keel option allow her to perform well in all points of sail.
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Sun Fast 3300
JEANNEAU AMERICA
Offshore capable race boat, able to race fully crewed or short handed. Innovative new hull shape concept provides success under a variety of rating rules. Generous sail plan, large spinnaker, and twin rudders guarantee high performance while providing excellent control.
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Cape Cod Day Sailer
ROSEWEST Design Yacht Project
An elegant and exceptional 29’ Day Sailer with a subtle combination of classic lines and modern materials for epicurean sailors. Semi-custom built in Bordeaux, France.
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Hinckley Sport Boat 40x
THE HINCKLEY COMPANY
Designed from the outset for outboard propulsion and purpose- built for offshore performance. Expect a visceral experience that will give you goosebumps & a smile from ear to ear. Built of epoxy-infused carbon fiber and Kevlar™, w/a climate-controlled pilothouse & 2 double berths. A new era of refined performance is here!
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53z
MJM YACHTS
Quad outboards give the MJM 53z the benefits of a small boat; fast, sporty fun, with easy handling and maintenance. Dual master suites below and room for a party of 10 on her flush deck. Advanced epoxy composite construction, side access doors, Seakeeper gyrostabilizer, fully-opening powered windshields. Enjoy all-weather cruising with a smooth ride offshore. Visit our Website

Zeelander 72
ZEELANDER USA, INC.
A unique beauty from the outside, offering 360Æ visibility from the inside. Ultra low mega yacht level sound. An amazing social area, with bridge dining, galley, lounge, and 172 sq. ft. beach platform all on one level. 3 staterooms, 3 bathrooms, crew cabin, 3000hp and 42 knots. Visit our Website

X50
MARITIMO
A symphonic blend of functionality dressed in powerful form designed to reimagine the traditional, conventional sport yacht concept. Its innovative new design allows for a customizable aft cabin that can be utilized as a beach club, twin single stateroom, or 3.2-meter tender garage.
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Cabo 41
CAPE YACHTS
The CABO line is back & rejuvenated with Hatteras Yacht-like construction, finishes and design with the introduction of the CABO 41. Features include a spacious cockpit with mezzanine seating and open helm deck. Ample space below with a full cabin, luxurious galley and seating area. Perfect boat for day cruising or hardcore fishing.
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Prestige 420
STATEN ISLAND MARINA
New from Garroni Design, the new 420 offers distinctive, practical and luxurious layouts. The use of space, light and materials along with ease of movement creates an atmosphere of well-being. The aft master stateroom offers a cozy atmosphere and added features; a large double bed, large windows and a private head.
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Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover
FORMULA POWERBOATS/THUNDERBIRD PRODUCTS
A new player in the arena, the 380 SSC incorporates FAS3Tech multi-step technology and a molded structural grid to deliver the sure-footed performance that is a Formula hallmark. The new 38’ has a full width cockpit and true overnight accommodations for four. Everything you want in performance and adventure awaits you in the 380 SSC.
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Vicem 65 Classic
VICEM YACHTS
Jessica is a custom 65 Vicem classic. Her sleek exterior lines keep the classic downeast style while her interior is totally new with 3 staterooms, three heads plus crew quarters. Twin Volvo diesels give a top speed in the mid 20’s with the unmatched sea keeping qualities you only find with a cold molded composite hull.
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Grady White Canyon 326
CATAUMET BOATS
Innovation, high-functionality and luxurious comfort define the fishing and cruising features in the Canyon 326. Exceptional engineering details, T-top covering, 3 helm-seats, built-in boarding platforms, large livewell, 24-rod storage, cavernous head, and insulated fishboxes. Exclusive SeaVÇ Hull® provides performance and the ultimate ride.
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Walker Bay - Venture 14
MARITIME SOLUTIONS
Packed with features and options for exploring, fishing, diving, and entertaining that can’t be found on any other 14’ tender. The new venture series boasts high-end design and finishes for people who want to explore further and do more activities with their tender.
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Solace 345
SOLACE BOATS, LLC
It’s patented FishThru® will give the fisherman and family more space and comfort. Listed as a 34’ the FishThru® adds 5’ of usable space for a LOA of 38’. A spacious cabin, second station, retracting hydraulic swim platform, and convertible elements complete the 345. Visit our Website

Zar 59 SL Limited
ZAR NEW ENGLAND
A hybrid, the Zar 59 SL Limited blends the sophistication of the SL 85 with the elegant lines, sportness, comfort & safety of the Sports Luxury Series. U-shaped bow seating, bolstered console seats, superior navigation & engineering plus convertible spaces deliver excellent performance & remarkable experiences.
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Zodiac Open 6.5
BREWER STREET BOATWORKS
Adventurer style w/sleek lines, ergonomic cockpit, and a reinforced deep-V hull that offers control and stability thru rough seas. Compartments for storing gear can be converted into seats for a day out w/family, or an empty space for fishing trips. The Open 6.5 (21.5 ft.) is the SUV of the seas.
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NorthCoast 255 HT
NORTHCOAST BOATS
Whether for fishing and/or cruising, the new 255 HT features classic lines, a private head, optional galley, and sleeps 2 with ample headroom. It’s 22-degree deadrise makes it able to run across the wave tops with a wide-open throttle of 50 + mph. Available w/ twin 200hp or twin 250hp.
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Oxxean 350 ALX
S&S MARINE, LLC
The latest from Oxxean’s new line of aluminum tenders is made to the highest manufacturing standards utilizing the best PVC fabric material on the market today. The 350 ALX is 11’6”, with a strong and reliable aluminum bottom. Sporty, yet rugged, 172 lbs.
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17’ Carolina Skiff LS
WOOD BOAT AND MOTOR
Luxurious yet rugged, the new Carolina Skiff’s liner hull offers a smoother, more comfortable ride. Self-bailing, and an ideal boat for families or anglers. Both models come with premium diamond pleated upholstered seating that amplifies it’s overall fit and finish.
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19’ Carolina Skiff LS
WOOD BOAT AND MOTOR
Luxurious yet rugged, the new Carolina Skiff’s liner hull offers a smoother, more comfortable ride. Self-bailing, and an ideal boat for families or anglers. Both models come with premium diamond pleated upholstered seating that amplifies it’s overall fit and finish.
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Karver 0.9 Furler
BAINBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL
Dedicated to the smallest sailboats and sailors. Weighing in at just 348g with a working load of 900kg, this furler has been designed as a small but mighty solution for code 0 or beginner boats under 30ft. in length.
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Karver KW Winches
BAINBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL
Zipwake Dynamic Trim-Control System uses interceptors to eliminate dangerous boat pitch and roll. New Chine interceptors maximize motion control by using the furthest outboard surfaces of the hull for lift generation. When space between multiple outboards is tight, the new, rounded Intermediate style interceptors offer control not possible w/a straight interceptor.
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ugo Tablet
ugo wear
ugo Tablet & ugo Tablet XL the most RELIABLE dry bag on the planet! Our patented waterproof, airtight design uses a diver’s dry suit zipper that keeps your Tablet dry, cool, insulated & protected from salt and sea air! The Tablet is fully functional while inside & there is plenty of room to carry your papers, phones, cards, passports and medications. Best of all ugo FLOATS so lose your worries NOT your tablet!
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Spirit 1.0R ePropulsion
MACK BORING & PARTS CO.
The popular spirit 1.OR is now available with remote control operation. The product couldn’t be simpler, hang the motor from the transom, then sit up to 70 feet away and wirelessly control the speed with the solar powered remote throttle! No cords, easy set-up. Green friendly alternative to combustion plus power & convenience.
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Lofrans Lion 1000 Horiz
IMTRA
A compact windlass that delivers a powerful and durable solution to smaller boats. Designed for 20-30-ft vessels, the Lion 1000 offers excellent rope/chain management, a heavy-duty IP66 electric motor & optional automatic free-fall, enclosed in a composite body w/a brilliant white finish.
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Total Boat Elixir Enamel Topside Paint
JAMESTOWN DISTRIBUTORS
Eco-friendly, versatile marine-grade enamel for use above the waterline on exterior & interior surfaces. Ideal for topsides, coamings, bulkheads, cabin ceilings, lockers, etc. Washable finish resists fading. Low-odor, low VOC water-based formula dries fast w/ soap & water cleanup.
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>> * Veratron AcquaLink Mast Unit Display and Bracket
COMMAR SALES, LLC
The new Unit features three 7” high-res sun-readable TFT displays installed on a lightweight carbon bracket which ensures maximum robustness. Controlled either via touch-screen or NMEA 2000 wired remote control, displays are IPX9K protected & NMEA 2000 compatible making them ideal for interfacing w/other manufacturers systems.
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Sta-Plug Mini
FORESPAR PRODUCTS CORP.
Soft, cone-shape design allows it to effectively fill irregular contours of hull impact breaches, or easily stop round-hole leaks from a hose or thru-hull. Edge-gripping riblets conform to the shape of the hole, sealing the leak near the edge where a tight fit is crucial & holds the plug securely in place.
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HP Racing Midlayer Jacket
HELLY HANSEN NEWPORT
Completely waterproof and seam sealed, made with LIFALOFT™ insulating technology. Jacket has full stretch construction, a warming fleece collar & hand warmer pockets. Highly technical and versatile, a favorite everyday jacket with an authentic marine style.
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GPSMAP 86sci
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL
Cast off confidentially with this premium, floating handheld that features a sunlight-readable 3” color display w/preloaded BlueChart g3 charts. Stay in touch with inReach satellite communication capabilities, 2-way text messaging and interactive SOS. Share your position using GPS -based location tracking and stream boat data from compatible chartplotters / instruments wirelessly.
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Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody
TEAM ONE NEWPORT
This sun protection hoody for men and women offers full upper body coverage and is made of a quick drying, double knit polyester fabric that is made from recycled products (60%). It even has thumb holes to keep the sleeves down and cover hands. Other features include a full hood that is easily worn over a cap and a durable plastic zipper that prevents corrosion from the saltwater.
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Musto Soft Shell Crew Jacket
TEAM ONE NEWPORT
Musto’s new soft shell crew jacket for men and women protects against weather on most days and is a warm and comfortable layering piece under foul weather gear. The articulated sleeves ease the bulkiness when worn under foul weather gear. Other features include 3 zippered pockets and a zipper garage (fabric cover at the top of the zipper that prevents chaffing on your neck).
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