Newport Shipyard General Manager Eli Dana announced today that Newport Shipyard has acquired the Newport Charter Yacht Show from Newport Exhibition Group.
“We are very pleased to announce that the 2016 Newport Charter Show will be managed and hosted by our team at Newport Shipyard. We will work closely with the Newport Exhibition Group for a smooth transition and look forward to executing a well-run event for many years to come,” Dana said.
The 2016 Newport Charter Show, which will be held June 21-24, 2016, has been managed by Newport Exhibition Group for four years and showcases luxury charter yachts alongside a display of related goods and services for the charter industry. “We felt Newport Shipyard was the natural fit for the long term growth of the show,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “The amount of dock space, services, and amenities that Newport Shipyard offers lends itself to the larger yacht industry,” Piffard said. “Transfer of the Charter Show will also provide us the opportunity to focus on the Newport International Boat Show, which takes place annually in September. We are confident that the Newport Charter Show will thrive in its new home,” she concluded.
“We have been a proud supporter and sponsor of the Newport Charter Show for the last four years and we are excited to take ownership of an event that Nancy and her team at Newport Exhibition Group have grown and perfected since 2012,” Dana said. “We plan to carry on many show features that the Newport Exhibition Group started including chef competitions and tablescape contests, which brings the attendees together in a casual and fun environment,” Dana said. “We plan to have vendors on site throughout the show and we will work closely with sponsors, captains, crew, vendors and charter brokers to be sure this perennial show continues to thrive here in Newport,” he concluded.