Helly Hansen Newport to have retail shop open onsite at Newport Shipyard
throughout the 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 15, 2016) – The organizers of the Newport Charter Yacht Show are pleased to announce that Helly Hansen Newport has signed on as the Presenting Partner for the 2016 Charter Show, open to yacht brokers and industry professionals, from June 21-24, 2016. “We believe partnering with Helly Hansen will be a great benefit to show participants and ideal exposure for Helly Hansen, a respected and sought-after apparel brand in the marine industry,” said Eli Dana, general manager of Newport Shipyard.

Newport Shipyard, located at 1 Washington Street in downtown Newport, RI, is the new location for the 2016 Newport Charter Show, which is the only show of its kind in the U.S., featuring an exquisite collection of world-class sailing and power yachts available for charter.

“Helly Hansen is proud to partner with the Newport Charter Yacht Show because we can offer participants, guests, and marine industry professionals attending the show a variety of products suitable for their on-the-water lifestyle,” said Jay Lasky, owner of Helly Hansen Newport. “Helly Hansen gear ranges from base layers and fleece garments to heavy-duty workwear and technical foul weather gear, which can meet the needs of boating enthusiasts whether they are enjoying an afternoon onboard their daysailer or racing around the world,” Lasky continued.

“We are also the official gear supplier of the Newport Bermuda Race and will have an onsite presence at Newport Shipyard leading up to and on the race start, Friday, June 17, 2016,” Lasky said. “Sailors can find us at our retail location at 154 Thames Street in Newport and at Newport Shipyard for two weeks in June to buy official Newport Bermuda Race race apparel and other Helly Hansen products and apparel. You might also notice how sharp the Newport Shipyard team looks this year, outfitted in Helly Hansen gear. We are proud to be their official clothing partner,” Lasky concluded.

“The Newport Charter Show is only three months away and plans are coming together nicely here at the Shipyard,” Dana continued. “We have a great lineup of new sponsors, some fun crew competitions planned, and we have several yachts already registered for the show. We are excited to be the show’s new home and believe our partnership with Helly Hansen is a win-win for everyone involved.”

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. Organized by Winnie DeCoster of Captains’ Concierge, details regarding this year’s culinary theme can be found online: http://goo.gl/qwcMOg

Industry Focused Seminars
On Thursday, June 23rd, the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) will host its Annual “Signature” Educational and Informative Seminar from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The AYCA PR Committee is actively working on the topics, speakers, and sponsors. Interested parties should contact PR Chairperson, Jennifer M. Saia, jennifer@bnbyachtcharters.com, 401-619-1210.

Registration - Discounts are in place for yachts, brokers and agents who register prior to April 1st. Register online at: http://goo.gl/SxPUVI

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 http://goo.gl/Q1V593, 1-800-228-9290 (toll free), 401-849-1000 (local). When making the reservation by phone, reference the Newport Charter Yacht Show.

Exhibiting & Sponsoring - For information on exhibiting, contact Veronica Brown, Show Manager, Newport Shipyard, +1 401 846 6000, veronica@newportshipyard.com.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.newportchartershow.com/newport-charter-yacht-sponsors/sponsors.htm or contact Veronica Brown, Show Manager, Newport Shipyard, +1 401 846 6000, veronica@newportshipyard.com.  

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Helly Hansen Newport is the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, 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: www.bigweathergear.com

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: www.NewportShipyard.com