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 show’s opening day and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 13th, 2019. The fourteenth-annual NFNP winners are:

Best New Electronics Product            Garmin GPSMAP 86SCI

Best New Boating Operation,
Maintenance or Safety Product          UGO Tablet

Best New Wearable Weather Gear    Helly Hansen HP Racing Mid-layer Jacket

Best New Sailboat 35’ and Over        Gunboat 68

Best New Sailboat Under 35’             Rosewest Boatyard Cape Cod Day Sailer

Best New Powerboat 35’ and Over    MJM 53Z

Best New Powerboat Under 35’         Solace 345

People’s Choice Award                      Vicem 65

Green Award – Products                    Elixir Enamel Topside Paint by Jamestown Distributors

A highlight of the industry, NFNP entries were open to domestic and foreign products launched in the U.S. after April 1, 2019 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.

The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, September 12th and continues through Sunday, September 15th on the Newport waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the event will host nearly 600 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 90 feet, and a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. For more information on the 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show and the 14th annual Newport For New Products awards, please visit

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