Lionheart are the Toast of Newport

On the same Newport, Rhode Island waters where the legendary Ranger cleaned up 4-0 in 1937, the last time ever that the mighty J Class raced for the America's Cup, the first J Class World Champions are Lionheart, the owner driven Dutch-flagged modern day Ranger descendent.

Displaying solid consistency across all seven races sailed by the six boat inaugural world championship fleet, Lionheart won the world title by three clear points when they crossed the finish line second today, behind nearest rivals Hanuman.

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DESERVING VICTORY FOR BEQUIA IN 2017 CANDY STORE CUP

Sailors couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience at the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. The event showcased some of the world’s most spectacular and technologically sophisticated luxury sailing yachts racing off Newport, R.I. on Thursday through Saturday (July 27-29) and provided three days of wildly varied conditions, courtesy of Mother Nature, as well as a full slate of colorful social events, courtesy of co-hosts Bannister’s Wharf and Newport Shipyard, the latter of which was headquarters for the event and home to most of the fleet while not racing. 

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STUNNING SUPERYACHTS TO RACE FROM NEWPORT SHIPYARD DURING 2017 CANDY STORE CUP

For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket and Candy Store Cup regattas.

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New England Boatworks Building 94’ Powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner Charlie Dana

New England Boatworks Inc. has begun construction on their largest boat building project to date. NEB, approaching its 30th year of operation, is building a 94-foot aluminum powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner, Charlie Dana. 

The Dana Family’s current sailing yacht, a 70-foot Hood designed aluminum ketch named Saint Roque, was one of the first boats ever built at NEB. Selecting NEB once again as the builder of their new powerboat, Contraband, demonstrates the Dana Family’s commitment to the local marine industry and brings their relationship with New England Boatworks “full-circle”. 

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Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen: Lasting Impressions

The annual Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen brought out the best in all who participated, including 100+ brokers and agents from 43 different charter yacht companies, 23 sponsors, 15 exhibiting vendors, 40 non-exhibiting vendors and captains and crews of 25 luxury yachts, ranging in size from the 60’ (18.3m) sailing vessel Beau Geste, presented by Bristol Marine, to the 198’ (60.4m) motor yacht Blue Moon, presented by Northrop and Johnson. The show, owned and managed by Newport Shipyard, took place on the company’s 10-acre waterfront facility for its second consecutive year over June 19-23 and was conclusively “bigger and better.”

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“Best Chefs” and Others Show Off Culinary/Crew Skills at Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen

It’s often said that the captain and crew make the charter, and to drive that point home crew competitions and activities throughout the five-day Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen (Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23) highlighted not only the skills but also the personalities of the professionals in charge of client pleasure on the show’s 25 participating yachts.

On Tuesday, in a contest organized by Winnie DeCoster of The Captain’s Concierge and sponsored by ISS GMT Global Marine Travel and Denison Yacht Sales, chefs from eight yachts competed whisk-to-whisk for the coveted title of “Best Charter Yacht Chef.” The participants were given a basket of ingredients that included 10 oz. strips of Wagyu steak; various micros, flowers, greens, vegetables, and herbs; and Rhubarb.

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2017 CREW COMPETITIONS PRESENTED BY ISS GMT & DENISON YACHT SALES

There will be five crew competitions sponsored by ISS GMT Global Marine Travel and Denison Yacht Sales at the 2017 Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen. Captains and crew members can sign up on our Web site: www.NewportCharterShow.com/crew-competitions

Chef Competition :: Tuesday, June 20th, 1:00pm
Open to all registered yachts in the Charter Yacht Show, this competition is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th. This year's Chef Competition theme is 'The Five Star Dining Experience' and the competition will follow a traditional mystery basket format. The mystery basket will be filled with New England specialities and the chefs will be given the list of ingredients to be provided and what they can and cannot use from their pantry.

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CANDY STORE CUP ORAGANIZERS ANNOUNCE CORINTHIAN SPIRIT CLASS

The Candy Store Cup organizers have added a Corinthian Spirit class to this year’s superyacht regatta, slated to be held July 27-29, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island. The Candy Store Cup, in its second year owned and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, is an invitational superyacht regatta hosting yachts 90-feet and above for three days of racing and shoreside social soirees. The regatta’s Notice of Race (NOR), including more information about the Corinthian Spirit class, can be read on the regatta Web site: www.candystorecup.com/nor

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NEWPORT SHIPYARD DOCK EXPANSION APPROVED

Newport Shipyard received final approval from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) on Tuesday, March 28, to expand its dock space by 560 additional feet. This added dock space, which will allow Newport Shipyard to handle more large yachts simultaneously, will add on to its current 2,833 feet of dock space, which will generate an estimated $500,000 in revenue annually.

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REGISTRATION DISCOUNT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2017 FOR NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW PRESENTED BY HELLY HANSEN

Yachts will save 25% on the registration fee and 10% on dockage when they register for the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen by April 1, 2017Click here to register. Dates for the four-day event, which welcomes registered and credentialed industry professionals who represent clients interested in chartering a luxury yacht in New England, are June 19-23, 2017. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and will feature an exquisite collection of world-class yachts for charter.

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Newport Shipyard Prepares for Busy 2017 Season, Announces Major Events

Newport Shipyard will once again prove its prowess as New England’s “yachting hub” when a rush of superyachts head north to the famous “City by the Sea” after the America’s Cup in Bermuda this June. “Reservations for many of these yachts were made with us as early as last spring,” said Newport Shipyard General Manager Eli Dana. Newport Shipyard can accommodate 30+ superyachts, defined by Dana as yachts over 100 feet in length, at one time.

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NEWPORT SHIPYARD HELPS RACE EC $17,000 FOR ANTIGUA BARBUDA SEARCH AND RESCUE (ABSAR) AT WOBBLY RACE IN ANTIGUA

Newport Shipyard is proud to announce that nearly EC $17,000 (US $6,300) was raised for Antigua Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) at the annual Wobbly Race fund-raiser in Antigua, West Indies on February 3, 2017. Newport Shipyard has been sponsoring the Wobbly Race for five years and sends a team down every winter to help organize and host the popular event among super yacht captains and crew.

Ten teams entered this year's annual Wobbly Race, which features a 'Build Your Own Boat (BYOB)' format, where yacht captains and crew build a 'boat' using two sheets of plywood and other supplies. Along with Newport Shipyard employees, volunteers from ABSAR and staff members from Catamaran Club Marina and Cambusa Italian Restaurant were on hand all day selling t-shirts, raffle tickets, food, beverages and supporting the teams.

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YACHTS SAVE WHEN REGISTERING FOR NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW PRESENTED BY HELLY HANSEN BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Online registration for the 2017 Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen, which will be held for the second consecutive year at Newport Shipyard in downtown Newport, is open: www.NewportCharterShow.comYachts will save 25% on the registration fee and 10%on dockage when they register before February 1, 2017. Dates for the four-day event, which welcomes registered and credentialed industry professionals who represent clients interested in chartering a luxury yacht in New England, are June 19-23, 2017. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and will feature an exquisite collection of world-class yachts for charter.

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DATES ARE SET FOR 2017 NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW PRESENTED BY HELLY HANSEN

Charter Show to be held at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island, June 19-23, 2017

Dates have been set for the 36th Newport Charter Yacht Show and registration is now open online. The charter show, which features luxury sailing and motor vessels available for charter in New England, is open to yacht brokers, agents and industry professionals. The show will be held at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island June 19-23, 2017 and will once again be presented by Helly Hansen. 

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