Your guide to the Newport Boat Show 2021

The Newport Boat Show 2021 is set to take place shortly, offering the ideal setting for yachting enthusiasts to view a spectacular selection of elegant sailboats, powerboats, and exquisite motor yachts.

Set to take place from September 16-19 at Newport’s historic downtown in Rhode Island, US, the four-day boating extravaganza is a not-to-be-missed event.

If you’re considering attending the Newport Boat Show 2021 then keep on reading. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, as well as some of the best things to do and see in Newport beyond the show.

The Newport Boat Show 2021

The Event

Celebrating 50 years, the Newport International Boat Show is regarded as one of the largest and most prestigious in-water yachting events in the US. The event follows on from popular boat shows such as the Palm Beach Boat Show, offering a further opportunity for yachting enthusiasts to meet with yacht experts or find their ideal yacht for sale.

Spanning some 14 acres, guests will be able to view a fantastic selection of boats, many of which will be making their first debut in the US. The Newport Boat Show 2021 will also feature hundreds of exhibitors, including luxury yacht brokers, yacht service providers, yacht builders, yacht accessories, tenders and toys. 

Further enhancing this year’s Newport Boat Show 2021 will be in-water boating courses, educational seminars hosted by cruising expert Pam Wall, as well as daily giveaways, all set against the beautiful backdrop of Newport’s historic dockyard.


There can be no question that the yachts at the Newport Boat Show take center stage, with a stunning selection of charter yachts and boats for sale available for guests to view. 

One of the highlights at this year’s show is the exquisite M/Y BROADWATER. This exquisite charter yacht offers the epitome of luxury cruising, offering comfort, state-of-the-art technology, and the latest tender and toys. 

Built by pedigree yacht builder Feadship in 1994, she was recreated in 2020 by Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, and is now ready and waiting to welcome guests on charters in the Caribbean and the east coast of the US. Amongst her many features are an elegant beach club,  Jacuzzi, a floating pool, and fitness area. Don’t miss this fantastic 55.5-metre yacht at the Newport Boat Show 2021. 

The Destination  

Newport offers the ideal destination, offering beautiful coastal scenery, world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and stunning national historic sites, ensuring plenty of things to see and do while at the Newport Boat Show 2021. Many attendees opt to enjoy an extended stay to soak up Newport’s wonderful sites and attractions.

After a busy day at the Newport Boat Show 2021 why not enjoy some delicious New England cuisine, such as a classic lobster roll, chowder, or just-shucked oysters at the highly regarded Midtown Oyster Bar? Alternatively, head to one of Newport’s award-winning fine-dining restaurants, such as the Bouchard Inn & Restaurant, renowned for its exceptional French cuisine.

Alternatively, make time to visit one of Newport’s historic landmarks and learn more about this destination’s rich history, such as at The Breakers, one of Newport’s most famed summer “cottages.” Tour this spectacular house or enjoy a moment of respite amidst the grand gardens.

Finally, make sure you take time to visit a leading Newport yacht brokerage. As one of the world’s most esteemed yachting destinations and home to the America’s Cup, Newport is the ideal destination in which to connect with a yacht broker and find your dream yacht, be it a charter yacht or your own vessel on which to cruise the world on.  

With so many things to see and do, both at the show and within Newport, the Newport Boat Show 2021 is not to be missed.