Over the four days of June 17-20 Newport Shipyard buzzed with activity as it catered to charter yacht brokers, agents and other industry professionals attending the year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport. Owned and operated by the Shipyard, the show exclusively showcases private luxury yachts for charter and offers attendees a chance to interact directly with yacht captains and crews and catch up on marine industry progress, changes and innovations through informational gatherings, including the American Yacht Charter Association seminars, and access to on-site vendors that are marine manufacturers, suppliers and show sponsors.
One of the special highlights of every year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport is the Chef’s Competition, which is held under the Show Tent where all attending brokers, managers and other charter industry professionals can enjoy a break from business and gain further insight into the personalities of those who normally spend their days lavishing attention on charter guests. This year’s show, which ran from Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 hosted 24 world-class yachts: nineteen motor yachts and five sailing vessels, half of which were more than 100 feet in length and all of which were docked within easy walking distance of each other at the mega yacht-friendly Newport Shipyard, which also owns and operates the event.
For charter yacht brokers, lots of homework goes into finding the perfect match for clients who wish to book a week’s vacation or extended trip on a luxury yacht. Working to their advantage is the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport, staged annually by Newport Shipyard in Newport, R.I. Scheduled this year for June 17-20, the show provides brokers with one-stop shopping for unique charter opportunities in New England, and it allows attendees, including agents (who represent the yacht rather than the charterer) and other industry professionals, to network and absorb as much knowledge as possible about their ever-evolving marketplace.