Newport, RI – The Newport International Boat Show announced 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 15, 2023, the winners are:
Best New Navigation Product (Including Marine Electronics) – B&G Hercules
Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product – Ronstan Orbit Winch with QuickTrimTM
Honorable Mention Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product – Revolve Technology Emergency VHF Antenna
Best New Sailboat – Yyachts Y70
Best New Powerboat 30 Feet and Over – SOLARA S-310 SC
Best New Powerboat Under 30 Feet – HYFOIL 28, Hyfoil Marine
Best Overall New Powerboat – HYFOIL 28, Hyfoil Marine
Honorable Mention: Powerboat – Wolfeboro Boats Classic 15
Accessible Product Award – Laguna 330, Further Customs
Green Boat Award – HYFOIL 28, Hyfoil Marine
People’s Choice Award – SOLARA S-310 SC
An annual industry highlight, NFNP entries were open to domestic and foreign products that were nationally launched after April 1, 2023 and made their boat show debut at Newport. Show attendees selected the People’s Choice Award winner, while all other category winners were selected by a team of industry experts based on innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics.
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.
About Newport Exhibition Group
Based in Newport, Rhode Island, Newport Exhibition Group has produced the highest quality consumer/trade shows for more than 35 years. A subsidiary of Newport Restaurant Group, the organization owns and produces the annual Newport International Boat Show. In 2022 the Show brought in $26.1 million in economic infusion for the local economy and continues to be a quintessential Newport experience as well as a true leader and partner for the State, community and marine industry driving economic goals for all. It encompasses over 14 acres of Newport’s 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.