Register for the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport by May 22 to be included in our printed program

Three weeks left to save on hotel rooms at the Newport Marriott. Book by Tuesday, May 22 to take advantage of the Newport Charter Show Rate ($279/night) 

The Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport is coming together nicely with 19 boats and more than 50 charter brokers registered to date. If you would like to be listed in our printed program, please register for the show by May 22, 2018. Click 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 18-21, 2018. 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 to 200+ 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

MONDAY, JUNE 18: A Captain and Crew Briefing, sponsored by Seahawk Paints, and Alexseal Yacht Coatings, will be held on Monday, June 18 from 5:30-7:30pm. Beer and wine for this event will be sponsored by Bridge Liquors. All captains, crew, sponsors and exhibiting vendors are invited to attend.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY: A daily buffet breakfast from Belle's Cafe, sponsored by Bank RI, will be served Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday June 21 from 8:30am to 10:00am. Captains, crew, brokers and sponsors are welcome!

THURSDAY, JUNE 21: Our closing cocktail party and awards, sponsored by Ward's Marine Electric and KVH, will be held Thursday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30pm. Captains, crew, vendors, brokers and sponsors are all invited to attend!

Hotel Room Block
The Newport Charter Yacht Show has partnered with the Newport Marriott for rooming needs during the Charter Show. The Newport Marriott is within walking distance to Newport Shipyard and is offering a discounted rate of $279/night during the show. To take advantage of this discounted rate, reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Click here to book your room:

Culinary Competitions and Tablescaping Challenge
Chefs and interior crew aboard participating yachts will add zest to the show on Tuesday, June 19th, Wednesday, June 20th, and Thursday, June 22st when they contend head-to-head in culinary competitions and a tablescaping challenge sponsored by ISS GMT Global Marine Travel and Sentinel Limousine. 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. Interior crew will also compete in a Designer Water Contest, organized and sponsored by CYBA, which was started to help eliminate plastic water bottle waste on yachts. Yacht chefs and stewardesses will be encourage to create "yacht speciality water" infused with ingredients of their choice. More information can be found on the CYBA Web site.

AYCA Industry Focused Seminars
Changing it up this year, AYCA is organizing six roundtables for speakers to rotate from table to table for "speed info presentations" after the annual AYCA breakfast on Thursday, June 21 in the Main Show Tent. It will be an intimate setting where you will sit at a table of your peers and gather information as presenters bring pertinent industry information to you! 

photo: © Billy Black

photo: © Billy Black

Guest speakers, also hosted and organized by the AYCA, will be featured on June 19 and 20 for one hour during breakfast (8:45am-9:45am) on subjects important for charter professionals and captains. 

The AYCA committee is working on securing interesting topics this far this is the line up:

SOS YACHTING - Learn about the European VAT and chartering in countries abroad.
YACHTING MAGAZINE - Changing face of affluence and generational marketing US.
CUSTOMS - Hear how new regulations affect our charter yachts and clients. 

Round Table Topics: 

Travel Guard - Insure your client's vacation and protect your commission.
Money Corp USA - Working globally? Do it with intelligent international payment processes and personalized risk management strategies. 
New York - What you need to know about chartering out of Sag Harbor. 
Crew Change and Cancellations - How to handle and protect all parties - not impossible.
Give us your best SHOT - Photography guidance to the great outdoors. 
Food Safety - What you and your clients want to know so you can sell the dream vacation.

For more information, contact AYCA PR CHAIR: Carol Kent (

Exhibiting & Sponsoring - There are still exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities available for this year's Newport Charter Yacht Show. For information on exhibiting at the show or sponsoring the show, contact Veronica Brown, Show Manager, 401 846 6000,

Newport Shipyard Contacts:

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

Eli Dana, General Manager
401-846-6000 (o)

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


Helly Hansen Newport is the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Newport Charter Show. Helly Hansen, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, has been owned and operated by Jay Lasky since 1992. Known for Outfitting Active Lifestyles for Big Weather, Helly Hansen Newport strives to be the trusted solution for the best quality outdoor gear for active lifestyles and everyday needs. Helly Hansen Newport prides itself on delivering an exceptional customer experience and has been serving online customers since 1998. For more information, visit:

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About Newport Shipyard:

Newport Shipyard is the owner and producer of the Newport Charter Yacht Show. In 2018,  Newport Shipyard will also be the host site for the Newport Bermuda Race Crew Party on June 13; the Candy Store Cup from July 26-28; and the Newport Yacht Rendezvous benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County on August 10.

Newport Shipyard is a full-service marina and shipyard with over 3,500 linear feet of dock space that can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet LOA. Newport Shipyard owns and operates four Marine Travelifts, one of which (500 MT), is the largest yacht lift in New England. One of the most popular and recommended shipyards in the USA, Newport Shipyard offers many amenities to captains and crew including: a dockside café, ship store, fitness center, courtesy vehicles, crew housing and more. To capture the complete Newport Shipyard experience, visit: