From June 18-21, the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newportprovided a four-day window of opportunity for brokers, managers and other industry professionals to acquaint themselves with 24 luxury yachts available for summer charter in the New England area. As well, it gave attendees a chance to network, share information and socialize on the docks and at seminars and special events, mixing business with a good amount of pleasure.
“Everyone is ‘on’ and friendly here, like they’ve known you forever,” said Maggie Vale, a local broker with Churchill Yacht Partners who attended the show. “It’s the New England way, and with the sunny weather we’ve had, you can’t say anything bad about Newport.”
There was no shortage of crew enthusiasm at this year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport (Monday, June 18 through Thursday June 21), especially at the show’s five competitions designed specifically for showing off the talent, determination and creativity of chefs, captains, deck hands, stewards and stewardesses. In cheering on the crew contestants, brokers, managers and other charter industry professionals who attended the show enjoyed a break from business and gained further insight into the personalities of those who normally spend their days lavishing attention on charter guests.
Of the 24 charter yachts registered for the show, 18 were new to the event and 13 measured in at 100 feet and longer. Over 45 crew from 15 boats participated in the competitions. The Newport Charter Yacht Show was staged at the mega-yacht friendly Newport Shipyard, which also owns and operates the event.
With its illustrious maritime history, picturesque coastlines and quaint islands and towns, New England is a summer hot spot for luxury charter vacations, and from June 18-21, the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport will showcase the impressive lineup of world-class yachts available for charter in the region this season. Staged at the mega-yacht friendly Newport Shipyard in Newport, R.I., the annual event is the only one of its kind in the U.S., allowing brokers and industry professionals to tour each yacht’s accommodations and get to know the captain and crew. Of the 24 charter yachts currently registered for the show, 18 are new to the event and 13 are measuring in at 100 feet and longer.