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 Newport International Boat Show strives to keep information up to date and timely. However, boats and products displayed at the Show are determined by exhibitors and often do change. We do our best to keep the website up to date.