Thursday, September 15, 2011

Newport Boat Show and More This Weekend

Pictures from Newport and a round-up of the entire roster of boat shows all over the world this weekend...

Clouds didn't scare away the crowds on the first day of Newport Thursday. Photo © Nautical Sites

Every week we write about all the weekend's boat shows so that if you can't get out on the water, at least you can still be around boats. The fall boat show season is in full swing, and one of the biggest boat shows of the year is going on right now, in Newport, Rhode Island... and we are there. As always, we've got pictures to prove it - a couple in this article and more posted on facebook.

If you are in New England, you must go to the Newport International Boat Show. But if you're not, don't worry, there are a few other shows around the world this weekend. Let's check them all out...

This Weekend's Boat Shows

In the USA

In addition to Newport, there's the North American In-Water Boat Show at Cedar Point Marina in Sandusky, Ohio. There's also the Boats Afloat show on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. All three of these events are good size shows and worth a trip if you are in the area.

Abroad
Boat shows outside the US this weekend are no slouches either. In fact, they are some of the biggest in their respective countries. They include the following:
the Auckland International Boat Show in New Zealand,
the Bank of Valletta Boat Show in Malta,
the Southampton Boat Show in the UK,
and INTERBOOT in Germany.
Being in Newport
We are writing this from the "ocean state" where we are on-site for the Newport International Boat Show, - our friends from Boat Name Gear are exhibiting there in NYC Tent C. If you are going to the show, please RSVP here and be sure to stop by the Boat Name Gear booth and say hello! As promised, here's another pic from the show. There are a few more on facebook, here, and we'll try to add more over the weekend.

Another shot of Newport on Thursday. Check out the yacht in the back of the photo. Photo © Nautical Sites

Event Details, Directions, and More
As always, there are more details about these and other boating events this weekend - including links to the official websites - on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email - boatshows@firstboat.com - or post it on the Daily Boater Facebook page.

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