Event of the Week: 2019 Newport International Boat Show

The 49th annual NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW kicks off Thursday, September 12, and runs through Sunday, September 15. As always, the show will feature loads of new power- and sailboats, as well as hundreds of marine products and services. Special events, seminars, and in-water boating courses for the whole family are offered on all show days. Not to be missed is the Newport For New Products program showcasing boats and boating products making their first-ever debut in the United States.

America’s Boating Club, known for its courses that enhance a boater’s knowledge and skills while emphasizing having fun on the water, will offer hour-long seminars several times each day. Seminars on topics like AIS and Propane Systems will be located at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, adjacent to Bowen’s Wharf. Additionally, Confident Captain’s At The Helm program will provide hands-on training courses for new boaters or those who want to improve their skills and confidence level. Several courses are available for power and sail boaters throughout the four-day show.

The Bitter End Yacht Club will host a special event on Saturday, September 14th in The Bohlin Tent at 1:00 p.m. Crew from New York Yacht Club ‘American Magic’ will talk candidly about their challenge for the 36th America’s Cup taking place March 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand.

As part of the education program, world-renowned cruising-lifestyle expert, Pam Wall will offer a number of seminars in the library at Seamen’s Church Institute on the Bowen’s Wharf/Market Square show site. Wall is well-known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective sailing routes, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle.

Dates & Times

September 12, 2019 10am-6pm
September 13, 2019 10am-6pm
September 14, 2019 10am-6pm
September 15, 2019 10am-5pm

→ Access the ferry schedule.

→ For more information on the 2017 Newport International Boat Show, and to purchase tickets, visit www.newportboatshow.com.

→ View Exhibitor Listing.

Multiple waterfront facilities along America’s Cup Avenue host the show, including Newport Yachting CenterOldport MarineBannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf. All sites are accessible by land or by water-taxi service.


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