First things first: Find your future boat
Whether you're upgrading or a first-time buyer, the Newport International Boat Show is the perfect place to step aboard the boats you've been drooling over, sizing up, and pricing out this summer.
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 new Gunboat 68 Condor that GL Yachting USA will be showing off on Dock N-6 E.
As for powerboats, I'll definitely be checking out the Hinckley Sport Boat in Tent A 6/G 23, the Grady White Canyon 326 on Dock S-0, the Zeelander 72 on the facedock, and the Prestige 420 on Dock S-10.
For sailing, I'm psyched to check out the 29' Cape Cod Day Sailor — we've heard the combination of classic lines and modern equipment will have us drooling at Dock N-10. Next on my list is the new X 4.6 by X-Yacht on Oldport Dock M-5, the Tartan 245 on Dock N-4 W, allll the J/boats, the Melges, — I'll stop before I literally name every sailboat in the NIBS2019 fleet.
Last but far from least: the trawlers — be still my heart. Nordic, Ranger Tug, Outer Reef, and of course a stop by Kadey-Krogens to complete the set in true future-trawler-owner style.
Trick your boat out
Half the fun of getting a boat is customizing it so that you always feel like King of Your Domain when you're aboard.
Sound systems, autopilot, decor, burgees, deck chairs, charts — they'll all soon be a part of your boat-buying experience.