Yachts will save 25% on the registration fee and 10% on dockage when they register for the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented byHelly Hansen by April 1, 2017Click here to register. Dates for the four-day event, which welcomes registered and credentialed industry professionals who represent clients interested in chartering a luxury yacht in New England, are June 19-23, 2017. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and will feature an exquisite collection of world-class yachts for charter.

Participating yachts - ranging in size from 60 feet up to 225+ feet - will be open for tours to registered participants dockside at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street. Show attendees will enjoy a variety of shore side exhibits and activities including festive social gatherings and a themed "yacht hop" where captains and crew on participating vessels serve guests signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

photo: © Billy Black

photo: © Billy Black

Culinary Competitions and Tablescaping Challenge
Chefs and interior crew aboard participating yachts will add zest to the show on Tuesday, June 20th, Wednesday, June 21st, and Thursday, June 22nd when they contend head-to-head in culinary competitions and a tablescaping challenge. Organized by Winnie DeCoster of Captains' Concierge, details regarding this year's culinary theme will be posted on the Newport Charter Yacht Show web site soon.

Industry Focused Seminars
On Thursday, June 22nd, the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) will host its Annual "Signature" Educational and Informative Seminar from 9 a.m. to Noon. The AYCA PR Committee is actively working on the topics, speakers, and sponsors. Interested parties should contact PR Chairperson, Carol Kent,, 781-631-1800. 

Registration - Discounts are in place for yachts and brokers and agents who register prior toApril 1, 2017. Register online at:

Hotel Block - A specially discounted room block is available to show attendees at Gurney's(walking distance to the show site), which offers a rate of $259/night (plus $30/night resort fee). The number of rooms is limited, so book early by calling 1-401-851-3332. When making the reservation by phone, reference the Newport Charter Yacht Show.

Exhibiting & Sponsoring - For information on exhibiting at the show or sponsoring the show, contact Veronica Brown, Show Manager, +1 401 846 6000,

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Newport Shipyard Contacts:

Veronica Brown, Show Manager
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6000 (o) 
401-855-0945 (m)

Eli Dana, General Manager
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6000 (o)
401-662-1081 (m)

Mindy Campbell, Dockmaster
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6002 (o)