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Star award winners announced for the 52nd Newport International Boat Show

by Newport International Boat Show 18 Sep 2023 17:11 PDT
Best Overall Display Winners: Seahorse Docking Systems © Newport International Boat Show

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year's Newport International Boat Show Star Awards for Excellence in Portraying Company Image.

Presented this year by Show Director Lisa Knowles, the Star Awards are given to companies whose displays and employees exemplify pride and professionalism. The winners each received a $1,000 credit toward their 2024 Show contract costs from Show producers.

This year's winners were:

  • Best Tent Display: Seahorse Docking Systems
  • Best Freestanding Display: Bitter End Yacht Club
  • Best In-Water Powerboat Display: Nimbus Yachts
  • Best In-Water Sail Display: Tartan Yachts
  • Best Overall Display: Seahorse Docking Systems
Honorable Mentions for Sustainability: Ocean Plastics and Clean Ocean Access

"Our judges found that these companies were properly focused on visitor experience," said Knowles. "The displays selected for this year's Awards were inviting, appealing and coherent, with professional and welcoming staff. Congratulations to our winners."

Celebrating its 52nd year, the Newport International Boat Show is one of the largest in-water events in the country and the premier show in New England. It encompasses over 15 acres of Newport's famed waterfront and hosts hundreds of exhibitors, dealers and manufacturers, with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 15- to 90-feet, plus an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters. A variety of high-profile sponsors are already committed to adding to the experience with special events and offerings throughout the Show. Presenting sponsors for this year's Show are BankNewport and its marine division, OceanPoint Marine Lending.

For more information, visit www.newportboatshow.com.

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