Book rooms at Newport Marriott by May 30 to receive discounted rate of $259/night;
Other accommodations in Newport available but booking fast!

Newport, Rhode Island, USA (May 2, 2016) - The 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen is approaching quickly and we encourage yacht charter brokers and agents to register and book accommodations while they're still available. There are 17 yachts registered to date ranging in size from 52-feet to 161-feet with an average length overall (LOA) of 99-feet. Twelve sponsors have committed to date including the show's presenting sponsor and official apparel partner Helly Hansen of Newport, RI.

Bandido is a 62-foot sailboat available for charter through Oyster Charter.

Bandido is a 62-foot sailboat available for charter through Oyster Charter.

The 2016 Charter Show, open to yacht brokers and industry professionals from June 21-24, 2016, is now organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and is expected to draw more than 20 world-class power and sailing yachts available for charter. 

Suggested Hotels for June 20-24, 2016:

Newport Marriott - - $259/night
Bannister's Wharf Newport - - starting at $295/night
Ramada Inn - - $92/night
Jaihouse Inn - - $199/night
Howard Johnson - - $105/night

The American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) will once again be hosting an educational and informative seminar on Thursday, June 23 from 9:00am-Noon (registration and breakfast starts at 8:15am). More details to follow - contact Jennifer Saia, AYCA PR Chairperson, at or call 401-619-1210 for more information or if your company would like to sponsor this year's seminar.

Culinary Competitions and Tablescaping Challenge. 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:

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.

Helly Hansen Newport is the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Newport Charter Show. Helly Hansen, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, has been owned and operated by Jay Lasky since 1992. Known for Outfitting Active Lifestyles for Big Weather, Helly Hansen Newport strives to be the trusted solution for the best quality outdoor gear for active lifestyles and everyday needs. Helly Hansen Newport prides itself on delivering an exceptional customer experience and has been serving online customers since 1998. For more information, visit:

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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)