The winners of this year’s Newport For New Products™ (NFNP) awards were announced last month at the Newport International Boat Show presented by BankNewport.
Best New Navigation Product (Including Marine Electronics): B&G Hercules
Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product: Ronstan Orbit Winch with QuickTrim™
Honorable Mention Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product: Revolve Technology Emergency VHF Antenna
Best New Sailboat: Y Yachts Y7
Best New Powerboat 30 Feet and Over: Solara S-310 SC
Best New Powerboat Under 30 Feet: Hyfoil 28, Hyfoil Marine
Best Overall New Powerboat: Hyfoil 28
Honorable Mention Powerboat: Wolfeboro Boats Classic 15
Accessible Product Award: Laguna 330, Further Customs
Green Boat Award: Hyfoil 28
People’s Choice Award: Solara S-310 SC
An annual industry highlight, NFNP entries were open to domestic and foreign products that were nationally launched after April 1, 2023 and made their boat show debut at Newport. Show attendees selected the People’s Choice Award winner, while all other category winners were selected by a team of industry experts based on innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics.
Celebrating its 52nd year, the Newport International Boat Show is one of the largest in-water events in the country and the premier show in New England. It encompasses over 15 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront and hosts hundreds of exhibitors, dealers and manufacturers, with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 15 to 90 feet, plus an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters. For more information, visit newportboatshow.com. ■
Andrew Golden at Rushton Gregory Communications contributed to this report.