Newport International Boat Show : NFNP Awards
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today they are accepting applications for the 2015 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards.
Judged by a team of marine-industry experts, NFNP winners for best new powerboat and sailboat, best new navigation product, and best new product for boat operation, maintenance, and safety will be announced on Friday morning, September 18th. In addition, attendees present on opening day will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite new boat as part of the ‘People’s Choice Award’.
In its tenth season, and in partnership with leading national marine publications, NFNP is a highlight of the industry, helping to publicize what’s new and exciting for boaters. NFNP is open to domestic and foreign products launched after April 1, 2015 that will make their official boat show debut at Newport. Foreign boats and products that have been shown and sold outside the U.S. are still eligible. Industry experts judge the entries on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics. Individuals who attend the show on Thursday, September 17th will receive a voting card upon entry and cards returned that evening will be tallied. The People’s Choice Award will be announced along with the other winners on Friday morning, September 18. One “People’s Choice” voter will be selected randomly and receive a $150 Newport Restaurant Group gift card.
“We received over 60 Newport For New Products entries in 2014 and this year we expect to see even more,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “Newport attracts over 40,000 visitors who want to view a diverse selection of powerboats, sailboats and marine products on display. Manufacturers from around the world recognize the Newport Show as the ideal destination that is perfectly timed to reach a truly discerning audience.”
All submissions for NFNP must be received by June 15, 2015. Full instructions and applications are available at www.newportboatshow.com/nfnp/newport-for-new-products-exhibitors.htm.
The Newport International Boat Show will take place September 17-20, 2015 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water shows in the country and the kick-off to the boat show season, the event will host exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the 45th Annual Newport International Boat Show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.newportboatshow.com.