Newport International Boat Show Newsletter

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It’s Show Time!

Next Thursday, our gates will open to the 51st annual Newport International Boat Show. We hope your travels to Newport are smooth and you are as excited as we are for the kick-off to the fall boat show season!  Just in case you have a few loose ends, read on for last-minute information, hints and tips to help you make the most of your time at NIBS. We do want to apologize up front for the notification/portal glitch in our system these past few weeks, but we are back up and running. A friendly reminder to check that your exhibitor portal lights all green – you cannot stage-in if your portal lights are red…this includes payments and insurance.

If you have questions or need assistance, our sales, operations, and marketing team are ready to help. We encourage you to get acquainted with the show – visit our website for highlightssite mapsexhibitor listingsdigital show directory and more.

Our Show Office & Will-Call window are located at the Market Square entrance to the Show, and this will be your go-to spot for all your exhibitor needs, show decorator services, and guest ticket support.  This year, we have a more efficient system in place for any issues that may occur with electrical or Wi-Fi service. Instead of coming to the Show Office, please text 401-314-2224 and a dedicated staff member will assist.  Your success is our goal – and we want your experience to be stress-free.

See you soon!
The Show Team


Stick around Friday evening, September 16th from 6:15 to 8:00 pm for a fun time at The Bohlin. Enjoy complimentary beer & wine, passed hors d’ oeuvres, live music, mixed drinks for sale, good friends, networking and more! Please wear your show badge for entry. This is the show team’s favorite event because we get to say thank you for your support and participation in NIBS!


Limited parking passes available for Exhibitor Parking at Easton’s Beach. Includes shuttle bus service to and from the show entrance and runs
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Click below to order.
No overnight parking is allowed at Easton’s Beach. 


This year, we have a more efficient support process in place by using an on-site dispatcher. This is for any exhibitors who experience issues with electrical or Wi-Fi service. Instead of coming to the Show Office, please text or call number below and a dedicated staff member will assist.


Winners of the 2022 Newport For New Products Awards (including the People’s Choice) and the Edson Star Award for excellence in portraying company image will be announced on Friday, September 16th at the Exhibitor/Press Awards Breakfast in The Bohlin tent at 8:15 am.  So come cheer on your colleagues and check out the entries marked with an NFNP decal or burgee throughout the Show.


With exhibitors participating from over twenty countries, we have put together a spectacular ensemble of boats and products, some making their first-ever debut in the U.S. This year, a notable addition to our vibrant sponsor line-up includes BankNewport and its marine division, OceanPoint Marine Lending as the Show’s Presenting Sponsor. For those exhibiting at the Show for the first time or for those returning, click here for a few of our favorite links to get familiar of who’s who, and what’s what.


Take a break and enjoy a variety of food concessions within the show site. Offerings include Wally’s hot dogs, Castle Hill Inn lobster rolls, Newport Chowder Company clam chowder, Smoke House burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, Foodlove Market grab and go charcuterie plates and sandwiches. Whatever your choice – pair it with full bar options or a soft drink. See the show site map for locations!


Available Online

Exhibitor Guest Tickets are a great way to give your prospects and preferred customers the extra attention they deserve and give you an additional opportunity to close the deal. These tickets are offered to you at a reduced rate of $15 each and you are only billed for the tickets redeemed at the show. This year, we also offer electronic tickets to forward as invitations to your customers.  We also will have our in-person service to ‘stuff’ your envelope with tickets and attach to your guest list at the Show Office. To make this even smoother, click the button below to submit the electronic order form in advance and we will be in touch with next steps.




REGENT is pioneering the future of sustainable maritime mobility. Headquartered in Rhode Island, REGENT builds seagliders, a new category of electric vehicle that operates exclusively over the water to drastically reduce the time and cost of moving people and goods between coastal cities. Viceroy is REGENT’s flagship seaglider, a 12-passenger vehicle with a 160 nautical mile range with existing battery technology (upgradeable to over 400 nautical mile range with next generation battery technology) that uses existing dock infrastructure and is certified by maritime authorities.  Visit Tent A-3 to inquire in person and be sure to follow their launch at regentcraft.com.

Safe Harbor Marinas, who owns and operates the world’s largest boating network, is proud to partner with the Newport International Boat Show. When you become a Member of Safe Harbor, you become a Member of our entire portfolio and have access to premium locations, amenities, events and an unparalleled boating lifestyle. You are invited to stop by the Safe Harbor Deck to learn more about Membership and to find your next home port. For more information, visit shmarinas.com


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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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