Yachts save 10%; brokers & agents save 40% on registration fees when registering online by April 15, 2016

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 1, 2016) – Organizers of the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen have extended the early registration deadline from today, Friday, April 1 to Friday, April 15, 2016. Charter yacht brokers, exhibiting vendors and yachts will have two extra weeks to save up to 40% on registration fees for this year's show.

"We realize many charter brokers, captains and yacht managers have had a very busy winter and early spring attending boat shows in Florida and the Caribbean," said Eli Dana, General Manager of Newport Shipyard," so we have decided to extend the early registration deadline for two weeks to give them more time to save on registration fees." This year's show, which will be held at its new location at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street, Newport, RI, will be held June 21-24 and will feature luxury power yachts and sailing vessels available for charter in New England this season.

Twelve luxury charter yachts have registered for the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen as of April 1, 2016. photo: © Billy Black

Twelve luxury charter yachts have registered for the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen as of April 1, 2016. photo: © Billy Black

"I have been participating in the Newport Charter Yacht Show for 25+ years and there is great camaraderie between the yachts, agents, vendors and sponsors at this show which makes it really fun to attend and a great way to show off charter yachts to an experienced and seasoned group of brokers," said Jennifer M. Saia, President and Charter Specialist of B&B Yacht Charters. "Newport as a charter destination hub for New England is very charming and yachts who participate in this show are likely to get several last minute summer charters from brokers who have a chance to see the yachts that attend and meet the captains and crew," continued Saia, who is also PR Committee Chairperson for the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA). "The AYCA also has a great Seminar planned during the show along with our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 21st, which is important for all members of AYCA to attend," she concluded.

Culinary Competitions and Tablescaping Challenge sponsored by ISS GMT Global Marine Travel. Chefs and interior crew aboard participating yachts will add zest to the show on Tuesday, June 21st, Wednesday, June 22nd, and Thursday, June 23rd when they contend head-to-head in three culinary competitions and a tablescaping challenge sponsored by ISS GMT Global Marine Travel. Organized by Winnie DeCoster of Captain's Concierge, details regarding this year's culinary theme can be found online:

Industry Focused Seminars - On Thursday, June 23rd, the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) will host its Annual "Signature" Educational and Informative Seminar from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The AYCA PR Committee is actively working on the topics, speakers, and sponsors. Interested parties should contact PR Chairperson, Jennifer M  Saia,, 401-619-1210.

Hotel Block - A specially discounted room block is available to show attendees at the Newport Marriott (walking distance to the show site), which offers a rate of $259/night (double occupancy). The number of rooms is limited, so book early at, 1-800-228-9290 (toll free), 401-849-1000 (local). When making the reservation by phone, reference the Newport Charter Yacht Show.

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Newport Shipyard Contacts:

Veronica Brown, Show Manager
Newport Shipyard
401-855-0945 (m)

Eli Dana, General Manager
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6000 (o)
401-662-1081 (m)

Mindy Campbell, Dockmaster
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6002 (o)

Newport Shipyard, owner and producer of the 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show, is also host to many other prestigious yachting events including the biennial Newport to Bermuda Race Crew Party and the Candy Store Cup (formerly the Newport Bucket), an annual superyacht regatta to be held July 29-31, 2016. Newport Shipyard is a full-service marina and shipyard with over 3,500 linear feet of dock space that can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet LOA. Newport Shipyard owns and operates three Marine Travelifts, one of the which (500 MT) is the largest lift in New England. One of the most popular and recommended shipyards in the USA, Newport Shipyard offers many amenities to captains and crew including: dockside café, ship store, fitness center, courtesy vehicles, crew housing and more. To capture the complete Newport Shipyard experience, visit: