About the 2020 Newport Charter Yacht Show



The Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals—agents, owners, brokers and captains—in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is produced by Newport Shipyard.


As a yachting destination, Newport is hard to beat. The beautiful harbor, lively regatta circuit, charming town life and central location ensure that "America's sailing capital" lives up to its billing every summer. At the center of the action is Newport Shipyard. With the biggest liftscleanest facilities, and the most dock space in town - as well as a full-service yard, ship storerestaurant and fitness center all right on the harbor front - Newport Shipyard has become New England's yachting hub, attracting some of the world's most spectacular yachts.

This union of a full service shipyard & marina with a high level of hospitality and service ultimately enriches the experience for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, and places Newport Shipyard in the perfect position to host a wide range of yacht- and yachting-related functions.


Newport is famously referred to as “America’s First Resort” and “The Yachting Capital of the World.” With a large, sheltered harbor within Narragansett Bay, Newport offers easy access to the Cape and Islands and is one of the primary destinations for cruising, racing and chartering during the summer months. Situated directly between New York City and Boston, Newport draws visitors from one of the wealthiest population corridors in the world.


Newport Shipyard is trusted within the marine industry to provide premier services with personal attention and responsiveness to visiting yachts and their crew. We have a team of qualified technicians, carpenters and dock staff on hand to offer the very best and most dedicated services available in the industry. The marina can accommodate yachts up to 350’, with a maximum draft 22ft, equipped with 3-phase power up to 400 amps and 480v. Numerous Captains rate Newport Shipyard as a “Five Star World-Class” facility with a great reputation.

The Shipyard sits on 14 acres and features a paint shed and work shops fitted out with the latest technology and machinery. Local onsite craftsmen offer talent and experience in carpentrypaint refinishingwelding / fabricationmechanical and electrical works. Onsite amenities include: fitness centerBelle’s Caféship store, courtesy golf carts, crew housing, ample parking for marina guests and free Shipyard-wide Wi-Fi.


The core focus of this event pivots around a world-class display of luxury yachts (70’ – 200’+) available for Charter as well as the services and amenities available to support yachts and their crew. While vessels on display represent primarily the Charter Yacht industry, we also believe that the mix of on-land exhibitors offers value for the captains and crew, and enhances the experience for the potential Charter guest. Only exhibitors who fit within the positioning of the event and whose products and services complement the Charter Yacht lifestyle are invited to exhibit.

Potential categories on display at the show’s upland area may include:

  • Superyacht Industry
    Builders, Shipyards, Brokerage, Engines, Electronics, Communications & Accessories

  • Products
    Cars, Private Aircraft, Jewelry, Wine, Watches, Art, Clothing

  • Destinations
    Private Clubs, Resorts, Real Estate

  • Services
    Interior Design, Yacht Management, Wealth Management


Superyacht captains are influential in determining all aspects of yacht operations, destination cruising and vessel management. Therefore, a Captain & Crew component of the event will include educational seminars and competitions geared specifically towards the workforce of these large vessels.


Industry experts will address topics specific to the Charter Yacht industry, including new products and technologies, changes in maritime law, charter-friendly resorts and enchanting destinations.

2019 charter show photos


Beyond the core focus of the Charter Yachts, participants will have access to local amenities such as fine dining, lodging, entertainment and a host of support services all within walking distance of the Newport Shipyard.


Newport Charter Yacht Show
c/o Newport Shipyard
1 Washington Street
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Tel: 401-846-6000

Email: veronica@newportshipyard.com