Newport Charter Yacht Show Presented by Helly Hansen Crew Competitions Sponsored by ISS GMT and Port Supply

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Luxury Chartering

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 14, 2016) – No luxury charter yacht is complete without a five-star professional crew by its side, and the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen will play to this point with its Crew Competitions at Newport Shipyard next week. Throughout the four-day event (June 21-24) show attendees are invited to watch as crewmembers onboard participating yachts put their culinary and hospitality skills to the test in a series of contests.

Crewmembers onboard participating yachts at the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show are judged for best charter chef. (Photo Credit Newport Charter Yacht Show/Billy Black).  

Crewmembers onboard participating yachts at the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show are judged for best charter chef. (Photo Credit Newport Charter Yacht Show/Billy Black).  

On Tuesday, June 21st, yacht chefs will compete whisk-to-whisk for the title of Best Charter Yacht Chef. Participants will be given a mystery basket of ingredients and charged with the task of creating four servings of an entrée that fit a specific diet request. A panel of culinary professionals will determine the winner. The competition is open to chefs onboard all participating yachts.

On Wednesday, June 22nd, crewmembers can compete either solo or with a team in the Tablescaping and Healthy Beverage Challenges. For the Tablescaping Challenge, the interior crew will put their design skills to the test by decorating their respective yacht’s dining table (interior or exterior) using the linen, china, tableware and other decorative items already onboard. A panel of design professionals will judge the final product. Meanwhile, a battle for the Healthy Beverage Challenge will call for participants to create a juice or smoothie that will be rated based on its taste and nutritional value. 

The sunset canapé competition will take place onboard yachts 99 feet and under on Wednesday, June 23rd. (Photo Credit Newport Charter Yacht Show/Billy Black).  

The sunset canapé competition will take place onboard yachts 99 feet and under on Wednesday, June 23rd. (Photo Credit Newport Charter Yacht Show/Billy Black).  

On Wednesday, June 23rd, the Sunset Canapé Challenge invites chefs to put their own spin on the delicate canapé hors d’oeuvre, which will be judged on creativity and taste.  The competition is open to chefs aboard participating yachts 99 feet and under.

For more information or to register for any of the competitions please visit http://www.newportchartershow.com/newport-charter-yacht-show/newport-charter-yacht-culinary-signup.php or contact Winnie DeCoster, the Captain’s Concierge, info@captainsconcierge.com, +1 401-862-5109.

The Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen is managed and hosted by Newport Shipyard and the only one of its kind in the U.S. Yacht charter brokers, industry professionals and discriminating consumers (attending with brokers) are invited to explore the many avenues of luxury chartering. Its sophisticated selection of motor and sailing yachts – ranging in size from 53 feet up to the superyacht length of 161 feet – can be toured dockside at Newport Shipyard located in downtown Newport, RI.

For more information on exhibiting, sponsoring or attending the show, contact Veronica Brown, show director, 1-401-846-6000 or send an email to: veronica@newportshipyard.com. 

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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: 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 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

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