Gunboat 55One of the highlights of the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, RI is the presentation of the Newport For New Products™ awards. The program is presented by the Newport Exhibition Group in partnership with Cruising World, Sailing World and Yachting magazines, with entries open to all domestic and foreign boats and boating products launched in the U.S. after April 1, 2014 that made their boat show debut in Newport.

Gunboat 55 was awarded Best New Sailboat 30′ and over

Wanderer Zim Sailing“We were extremely impressed by the number and quality of entries this year,” said Show Director Nancy Piffard. “This is a new record for the Newport for New Products program, and we are pleased to have these boats and products represent all of the new and exciting introductions at the Newport International Boat Show.” Show attendees selected the People’s Choice Award winner, with all other category winners selected by a team of industry experts on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics. The 9th annual Newport For New Products™ award winners are:

Pictured left Best New Sailboat Under 30’: Wanderer presented by Zim Sailing

Best New Sailboat 30’ and Over     

Gunboat 55 presented by Gunboat

Best New Sailboat Under 30

Wanderer presented by Zim Sailing

Best New Powerboat 30’ and Over

True North 34 Outboard Express presented by US Watercraft

Best New Powerboat Under 30’     

Vanquish 26 Dual Console presented by Vanquish Boats

Best New Navigation Product       

ForwardScan presented by B&G

Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product

Wireless LED Lights presented by Nightwatch Marine

Peoples Choice Award

Gunboat 55 presented by Gunboat

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