Newport Charter Yacht Show
Date(s) - Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015
Newport Yachting Center Marina
When: June 22-25, 2015
Where: Newport, Rhode Island
The Newport Charter Yacht Show is the only one of its kind in the U.S., inviting industry professionals and discriminating consumers (attending with brokers) to dive into the world of luxury chartering. For four days, show attendees tour a collection of world-class yachts – ranging in size from 80 feet up to the superyacht length of 150 to 225+ feet – dockside at the Newport Yachting Center while enjoying a variety of events, including industry-focused educational seminars, lively crew competitions and a festive “Yacht Hop” social, where captains and crew entertain their special guests onboard the participating yachts.
On Monday, June 22, crewmembers will be tasked with creating unique and delicious hors d’oeuvres in the Sunset Canapé Challenge. Show attendees will judge the entries based on creativity and taste. The contest is open to crewmembers or chefs onboard yachts 99 feet and under.
On Tuesday, June 23, the Best Charter Yacht Chef Competition invites yacht chefs (on all participating yachts) to put their culinary prowess to the test. Using a mystery basket of ingredients provided by the organizers and abiding by a specific healthy-diet request, competitors will create an entrée. A panel of culinary professionals will determine the winner. To qualify for the contest, participants must be a yacht chef that is cooking onboard their respective yacht for charters during the 2015 summer season.
On Wednesday, June 24, the Tablescaping Challenge tasks crewmembers, working as a team or individually, with producing a beautiful and unique table display utilizing their respective yacht’s linen, china, tableware and decorative items. A panel of design professionals will judge each display. Later that day, show attendees will taste an array of juices and smoothies prepared by a yacht’s crewmember or chef in the Healthy Beverage contest. Each drink will be judged based on taste and nutritional value. Winners in both challenges are determined in two classes: Premier (for crew onboard yachts 99 feet and under) and Grande (for crew onboard yachts 100 feet and over).
The show will have an on-site farmer’s market, where crew can buy provisions such as fresh herbs, produce, seafood, meat and dairy from local purveyors and farms. The stand will be available for participants on Monday, June 22 from 1-5:30 p.m.
To involve even more crew members, the show will host additional activities, including the SeaHex Bullseye Challenge and a Pitch & Putt Golf Tournament.
Grand Prize: seaHEX (drone)
The competition will takes place on the Show Site – time and date to be determined.
To win, each captain will have the opportunity to fly the seaHEX fifty feet in the air* and try to land it in the center of a 14″ diameter bullseye. If you miss the red bullseye and land on one of the other rings – there will be other prizes too! If more than one captain hits the bullseye – each name will go into a hat and the winner will be selected. Prior to your competition flight, you will get a 30 second training run from the seaHEX team. All other show participants are invited to cheer you on!
*If the wind is above 12 knots, you will only have to fly 15′ high.
Newport Yachting Center Marina is located on four acres in the heart of scenic downtown Newport. The space is able to accommodate large yachts and is equipped with long, side tie berthing, high volume fueling, single and multi-phase power, WIFI, water, and access to a wide range of technical repair and support services along with easy access to adjacent downtown Newport.