The Newport International Boat Show always has something exciting in store. (I'm still swooning over the electric Hinckley and open-floorplan Morris from last year.) Multihull enthusiasts won't want to miss the Fontaine Pajot that Atlantic Yacht Sales will be showing off on Dock N-10, nor the Gunboat over on Dock N-E 4.
As for powerboats, I'll be checking out the Back Cove on Bannister's South Docks, the Hinckley over by Bowen's, the Grady-White and Kady-Krogen on Dock S-10, and of course the Sabre (I've always had a crush on all things Sabre) on the facedock. I'm also curious to see what power Jeanneau has in store for us on Dock S-10; I hopped aboard a 40'-ish sedan at Trawlerfest and remember the layout being really well thought out.
For sailing, I'm psyched to check out our Newport neighbor Bluenose Yacht's new Open 30 on Dock N-E 1, the Alerion (notoriously well set-up for single- and double-handing), Catalina, Dufour, Elan, allll the J/boats, the Melges, the Tartan, the X-Yachts – I'll stop before I literally name every sailboat in the NIBS2018 fleet.
Last but far from least: the trawlers – be still my heart. American, Ranger, Nordic and Nordhavn: I'll be hopping on all of those for sure. I'm less familiar with Outer Reef so can't wait to learn more about them. And of course a stop by the Kady-Krogens to complete the set in true future-trawler-owner style.