Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the results of this year’s Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards. Judged on Thursday during the opening day of the Newport International Boat Show and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, the tenth-annual NFNP winners are:
Best New Navigation Product Dockwa Marine Reservation App
Best New Boating Operation,
Maintenance or Safety Product IMTRA Largo Tri-Color LED Dome Light
Best New Sailboat 30’ and Over Arabesque 50
Best New Sailboat Under 30’ Fareast 28R
Best New Powerboat 30’ and Over Hunt 32 Center Console
Best New Powerboat Under 30’ Seaway 24 Sport
People’s Choice Award Hinckley Bermuda 50
A highlight of the industry, NFNP entries were open to domestic and foreign products launched in the U.S. after April 1, 2015, that made their boat show debut at Newport. Show attendees selected the People’s Choice Award winner; all other category winners were selected by a team of industry experts on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics.
“We were extremely impressed by the number and quality of entries this year,” said Nancy Piffard, show director of Newport Exhibition Group. “We are thrilled to have these boats and products represent all of the new and exciting introductions at the Newport International Boat Show.”
The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, Sept. 17 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, along the Newport Waterfront on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, R.I. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, this year’s event has over 750 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 110 feet, and a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the 45th Annual Newport International Boat Show and the 10th annual Newport For New Products awards, visit www.newportboatshow.com. Event updates are being posted as they become available and communicated on the show’s Twitter and Facebook accounts: @NewportBoatShow and www.facebook.com/newportboatshow, respectively.