2016 NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW – ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Charter Brokers, Agents and Marine Industry Professionals are invited to
participate in the only trade- focused show in the United States, June 21-24, 2016

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 16, 2016) – Online registration for the 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show, which will be held at its new location at Newport Shipyard in downtown Newport, R.I., is now open: www.NewportCharterShow.com. 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 21-24, 2016. The Newport Charter Show is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and will feature an exquisite collection of world-class yachts for charter.

 photo: © Billy Black

photo: © Billy Black

“People in the Northeast live for the warm summer months so it isn’t surprising when boat owners and charter guests who experience a New England summer for the first time want to return season after season,” said Sandy Carney (Newport, R.I.), a Charter Yacht Agent for Sanderson Yachting. “Newport is the sailing capital of the U.S., and with this summer overflowing with events and regattas, including the 50th anniversary of the Newport to Bermuda Race; the Candy Store Cup, a superyacht regatta based at Newport Shipyard from July 29-31, 2016; and many more, thousands of yacht enthusiasts – both motor and sail – are heading to Newport.”

Participating yachts – ranging in size from 80 feet up to 225+ feet – will be available for tours dockside at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street. Show attendees will enjoy a variety of shore side exhibits and activities including festive social gatherings and a themed “yacht hop” where captains and crew on participating vessels serve guests signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

“The experience of chartering a yacht for vacation is really second to none," said Jennifer Saia of B&B Yacht Charters, who has been a Charter Specialist and business owner for over 26 years. “Being on the water on a private yacht with family and friends really allows you to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy coveted time away from work, school, and busy everyday life,” Saia said. “The charter industry continues to grow in North America and with a trade-only event like the Newport Charter Show, brokers and agents have the opportunity to do our research and meet captains and crew who will make our guest’s charter experience exemplary. I am excited about the Newport Charter Show’s new location at Newport Shipyard, it should add a fun new atmosphere and be very appealing for brokers, agents, sponsors, and vendors,” Saia concluded.

 photo: © Billy Black

photo: © Billy Black

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 or contact Veronica Brown, Show Manager, Newport Shipyard, +1 401 846 6000, veronica@newportshipyard.com.  

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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

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