Highlights at the Newport International Boat Show
Enjoy one of the last weekends of summer at The Newport International Boat Show. There will be 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront filled with powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 100 ft. With plenty of exciting activities and sights to see, here are a few of this year’s show highlights:
See Americas Newest Tall Ship- One of only 75 Tall Ships in the world will be docked outside the Perry Mill Wharf (across from the Red Parrot Restaurant.) The 200-foot SSVV Oliver Hazard Perry is this country’s newest Tall Ship and will be open for tours to boat show ticket holders only.
Sapphire Necklace Treasure Hunt- In honor of the 45th Anniversary of the Newport International Boat Show, there will be a Treasure Hunt. Lucky guests will be able to compete for an exquisite sapphire pendent (valued at $850). There is an app called “Scavify” that will be used during the treasure hunt to follow onscreen instructions and complete tasks. The lucky winner will be announced Sunday at 4:00pm and presented the beautiful necklace donated by Maggie Lee Designs.
Meet US Sailing Team Members- Olympic medal contenders Annie Heger and Briana Provancha will be taking pictures and signing autographs from 3:00-5:00pm on Friday September 18th. They will be locaed in the US Sailing and US Powerboating booths. They just won Gold at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro Test Event in the Women’s 470 class. Come and meet these amazing women!
Exhibitors- There will be several exhibitors at the show this year and more are added every day. View the list here. There will be a variety of different marine products and services offered to enhance the boating lifestyle.
Excited to attend the Newport International Boat Show? Buy your tickets in advanced to save time and avoid lines.
If you are in need of transportation to and from the event, contact Arrow Prestige Newport. We provide transportation in and around Newport, Rhode Island and would be glad to assist you. Visit our website or call us today at 401-367-4568.