Unique Boutique for Charter Yacht Shopping

Over the four days of June 17-20 Newport Shipyard buzzed with activity as it catered to charter yacht brokers, agents and other industry professionals attending the year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport. Owned and operated by the Shipyard, the show exclusively showcases private luxury yachts for charter and offers attendees a chance to interact directly with yacht captains and crews and catch up on marine industry progress, changes and innovations through informational gatherings, including the American Yacht Charter Association seminars, and access to on-site vendors that are marine manufacturers, suppliers and show sponsors.

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Crew Competitions Serve Up Sustainable Luxury and Plenty of Fun at Newport Charter Yacht Show

One of the special highlights of every year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport is the Chef’s Competition, which is held under the Show Tent where all attending brokers, managers and other charter industry professionals can enjoy a break from business and gain further insight into the personalities of those who normally spend their days lavishing attention on charter guests. This year’s show, which ran from Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 hosted 24 world-class yachts: nineteen motor yachts and five sailing vessels, half of which were more than 100 feet in length and all of which were docked within easy walking distance of each other at the mega yacht-friendly Newport Shipyard, which also owns and operates the event.

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Industry Gathering Showcases Luxury Yachts for Charter 
in New England

For charter yacht brokers, lots of homework goes into finding the perfect match for clients who wish to book a week’s vacation or extended trip on a luxury yacht. Working to their advantage is the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport, staged annually by Newport Shipyard in Newport, R.I.  Scheduled this year for June 17-20,  the show provides brokers with one-stop shopping for unique charter opportunities in New England, and it allows attendees, including agents (who represent the yacht rather than the charterer) and other industry professionals, to network and absorb as much knowledge as possible about their ever-evolving marketplace.

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HELLY HANSEN NEWPORT TO BE PRESENTING PARTNER OF 2019 NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW AT NEWPORT SHIPYARD

Newport Shipyard is proud to announce that Helly Hansen Newport, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, owned by Jay Lasky, has signed on for the fourth straight year as the presenting partner of the 2019 Newport Charter Yacht Show. Held each June at Newport Shipyard, the Newport Charter Yacht Show will feature an impressive lineup of power yachts and sailing vessels available for private charter. The 2019 show, slated to be held June 17-20, will offer yacht charter brokers and industry professionals from around the world the opportunity to preview participating charter yachts headed to New England for the season.

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NEWPORT SHIPYARD ‘PUMPKIN REGATTA’ TO BE HELD OCTOBER 12 TO RAISE MONEY FOR WARRIOR SAILING PROGRAM & WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER OF NEWPORT

Yacht captains and crew, Shipyard employees and tenants, and friends in the yachting community will come together Friday, Oct. 12, to raise funds for Warrior Sailing Program and Women’s Resource Center

On Friday, October 12, the yachting community will come together at Newport Shipyard to paddle in the Shipyard’s annual “Pumpkin Regatta” which raised over $8,200 for hurricane relief organizations and the Warrior Sailing Program in 2017. Different charities are chosen each year and this year, Shipyard employees chose to once again support Warrior Sailing Program which provides maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill, and injured service members. Newport Shipyard has also partnered with Monique Graham, a local hairstylist at Frank Antonio Hair and Makeup in Newport, who raises money with a group of friends and colleagues each month for a select charity, and this month they have chosen the Women’s Resource Center of Newport.

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Racing a Challenge but Sail for Hope Raises Over $30,000

A group of local sailors, businesses and Sail Newport organized this year’s Sail for Hope race around Jamestown Island on Saturday, September 29, for 55 sailboats. The event raised over $30,000 to benefit Warrior Sailing, The R.I. Red Cross Armed Services Fund and the Edward Oliver “Tad” Sanchez, III Youth Sailing Program. 

'Lest we Forget' 9/11Tradition Continues with 17th Annual Race Around Jamestown

The Sail for Hope has become an annual tradition for local sailors who want to continue to show their patriotism and raise funds for others in need. The first event was titled “Sail for Pride” which was organized in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. The name “Sail for Pride” was retired, and since 2001 Sail for Hope has raised over $1,000,000 for various non-profit organizations. 

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Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport: Where Business Meets Pleasure

From June 18-21, the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport provided a four-day window of opportunity for brokers, managers and other industry professionals to acquaint themselves with 24 luxury yachts available for summer charter in the New England area. As well, it gave attendees a chance to network, share information and socialize on the docks and at seminars and special events, mixing business with a good amount of pleasure.

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Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport

There was no shortage of crew enthusiasm at this year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport (Monday, June 18 through Thursday June 21), especially at the show’s five competitions designed specifically for showing off the talent, determination and creativity of chefs, captains, deck hands, stewards and stewardesses. In cheering on the crew contestants, brokers, managers and other charter industry professionals who attended the show enjoyed a break from business and gained further insight into the personalities of those who normally spend their days lavishing attention on charter guests.

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NEWPORT SHIPYARD SUPPORTS ANTIGUA BARBUDA SEARCH & RESCUE AT WOBBLY REGATTA IN FEBRUARY

Newport Shipyard, along with other sponsors Catamaran Club, Cambusa Italian Restaurant, and Chester Yacht Services, raised over EC $7,800 (US $3,000) to support Antigua Barbuda Search & Rescue (ABSAR) at the annual Wobbly Race in Antigua in February. Newport Shipyard has been sponsoring the race for six years and sends a team of volunteers down every February to help run the event.

Seven teams comprised of yacht captains and crew gathered at the Catamaran Club on Friday, February 9 to compete in the Wobbly Race which featured a new twist on an old tradition. Instead of using the Build Your Own Boat (BYOB) format, race organizers decided to save wood and other materials in lieu of hurricane damage to Barbuda and other Caribbean islands. “We organized a ‘superhero challenge’ format instead this year,” said Jay Mulrooney, project manager at Newport Shipyard who is one of the race’s biggest champions.

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REGISTRATION DISCOUNT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2018 FOR NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW PRESENTED BY HELLY HANSEN

The discount deadline for yachts participating in the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen has been extended! Captains and charter brokers now have until April 1, 2018 to save 20% on registration fee and dockage. Click 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 18-21, 2018. 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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CHARTER YACHTS SAVE 20% BEFORE MARCH 15 ON REGISTRATION FEES & DOCKAGE FOR THE 2018 NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW

Charter yachts who plan to participate in the 2018 Newport Charter Yacht Show in Newport, RI have two weeks left to save 20% on dockage and registrations fees. The charter show, which features luxury sailing and motor vessels available for charter in New England, is open to charter yacht brokers, agents and industry professionals. The show will be held at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island June 18-21, 2018 and will once again be presented by Helly Hansen.  

"We anticipate another successful charter yacht show and encourage yachts to register early to take advantage of our spring discount," said Eli Dana, general manager of Newport Shipyard. "2018 looks to be another successful year here in Newport with many great events happening including the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May, the Newport Bermuda Race and Charter Show in June and the Candy Store Cup in July, just to name a few.

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COUNTING DOWN TO THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE NEWPORT STOPOVER, MAY 8 - 20, 2018

NEWPORT, RI (Jan. 29, 2018) – In 100 days the Volvo Ocean Race will return to Newport, RI, for the only North American Stopover of the 2017-18 round-the-world sailing race.

The Volvo Ocean Race began in Alicante, Spain on October of 2017 and when complete, the 2017-2018 edition will have taken the seven teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 Host Cities. Upon the arrival in Rhode Island, the teams will be over half way through the race which is expected to finish in June of 2018 in The Hague.

The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, scheduled May 8 - 20, is hosted by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, the State of Rhode Island, the R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and Commerce RI.

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2018 NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Dates are set for the Newport Charter Yacht Show and registration is now open online: www.newportchartershow.com. 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 18-21, 2018 and will once again be presented by Helly Hansen

“The 2017 Charter Show was a huge success with 25 yachts participating in the show and over 80 charter brokers attending from around the US,” said Eli Dana, Newport Shipyard’s general manager. “One of the highlights of the show was the final party and awards where nearly every yacht crew attended to cheer each other on and graciously accept their crew competition awards,” Dana continued. 

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Newport Shipyard Team Wins Pell Bridge Run!

Thirty-five runners, comprised of captains and crew who are currently docked or out of the water at Newport Shipyard, along with eight Shipyard employees, formed a team for the 2017 Pell Bridge Run on October 22 and won first place for the fastest team! There were 49 teams entered in this year's race and the team score is based on the aggregate times of the top three runners, one of which must be male and one must be female.

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Newport Shipyard Pumpkin Regatta Raises Over $8,200 for Warrior Sailing Program, ABSAR and Sea Mercy

More than 200 members of the yachting community rallied on Friday, September 29 at Newport Shipyard to paddle in the Shipyard’s annual “Pumpkin Regatta” which raised over $8,200 for three non-profit organizations: Warrior Sailing Program which provides maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill, and injured service members; and Antigua & Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) and Sea Mercy, both of which are aiding in hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean.

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RUWEIDA V WINS PANERAI NEWPORT CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS concluded in Newport today with R-Class Ruweida V, restored by IYRS students, as the overall winner. In addition, the winners of the North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge went to S&S Sonny in the Vintage Division and 12-Meter Valiant in the Grand Prix Division. The Challenge is comprised of five regattas throughout August with the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta as the final event.

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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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