49th Annual Newport International Boat Show
September 12 – 15 in Newport, Rhode Island
The fall boat show season in the Northeast kicks off with the Newport International Boat Show. Spanning 13 waterfront acres in downtown Newport, this is one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country. Hundreds of sailboats and powerboats will be on display, along with a wide variety of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle. Educational seminars and hands-on training courses for the whole family are offered throughout the show.
Show hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Advance discount tickets are available online. Thursday, September 12 is Preview Day, and attendees will receive special attention from exhibitors. Two-day ticket packages (Standard and VIP) are also available. Children under 12 are free every day when accompanied by an adult, and a free shuttle bus runs between the show and Easton’s Beach (a limited number of Easton’s Beach parking passes are available via the show website. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit NewportBoatShow.com.
24th Annual Newport Brokerage Boat Show
September 12 – 15 at Newport Shipyard, Newport, Rhode Island
Running concurrently with the Newport International Boat Show and presented by AIM Marine Group, publisher of the largest group of marine-related magazines in the world, the Newport Brokerage Boat Show showcases the biggest collection of high quality brokerage yachts on display north of South Florida. With over 100 sail and power yachts from 40 to 140 feet shown by over 30 brokerage firms, you are sure to ﬁnd something of interest. Admission to the Newport Brokerage Boat Show is complimentary, and continuous water shuttle service provides a stunning prospective of the yachts on display. For more information including a list of yachts on display, log onto BrokerageBoatShow.com.
43rd Annual Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show
September 19 – 22 at Norwalk Cove Marina, Norwalk, Connecticut
There’s something for boaters of all kinds at the Northeast’s premier boat show, including educational seminars, boat handling workshops, on-the water demos, entertainment, special attractions, kids’ activities, and more. Show hours are 10 am to 7 pm daily. Advance purchase adult tickets are $13, and ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. For more information including seminar and special event schedules, and to purchase discounted tickets in advance, visit BoatShowNorwalk.com.
48th Annual United States Powerboat Show
October 3 – 6 at City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland
More than 650 boats from luxurious motor yachts and trawlers to high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines will be on display at the world’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat show, including the largest power catamaran section in the world. Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm Thursday (Preview Day), 10 am to 6:30 pm Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. All tickets are $35 on Thursday, and adult tickets are $18 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Children’s tickets are $5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and kids 6 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit AnnapolisBoatShows.com.
49th Annual United States Sailboat Show
October 10 – 14 at City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland
In October, sailors from around the globe will gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show, an internationally acclaimed event recognized as the world’s largest, oldest and most prestigious sailboat show. Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm Thursday (Preview Day), 10 am to 6:30 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 10 am – 5 pm Monday. All tickets are $35 on Thursday, and adult tickets are $18 on Friday through Monday. Tickets for children ages 7 – 12 are $5, and kids 6 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit AnnapolisBoatShows.com. ■