NEWPORT BEACH—Springtime is in full bloom at Lido Marina Village, which means its time for Newport Beach’s postcard destination to again host annual Newport Boat Show, an in-water event presenting the largest collection of big yachts west of the Mississippi. The nautical event returns to Newport Beach, April 25-28.
The Newport Boat Show is the West Coast’s premier big boat and yacht show, showcasing more boats in the water than any other event in the region. This year’s attendees will be able to step aboard and compare the unique features of more than 200 pleasure boats, with no size limit on the bigger boats. Brand-new models and ocean-tested brokerage yachts pre-loaded with sought-after amenities, coastal and long-distance cruisers, dayboats, center consoles, sportfishers, catamarans, pilothouses and other styles will all be on display at the Newport Boat show, which returns to Lido Marina Village.
New and used boats will be on display during the four-day show, including the 2018 Maritimo S51, Beneteau GT50, Bertram 35-foot Sportfisher, Everglades, Fleming Pilothouse motoryachts, Infinity Solar Boats’ Solliner, Princess yachts, Tiara Yachts and Zodiac, among others. A brief preview of what you’ll find on the docks:
2018 Maritimo S51
Compass Point Yachts is offering the 2018 Maritimo S51, a yacht influenced by the Australian coastlines and lifestyle. Features include joystick docking, aft bi-fold doors, full-beam master and double bunks to starboard. Also onboard are a full-size refrigerator, spacious cockpit and upgraded Volvo D11 725 horsepower engine.
The Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 (GT50) will be making its Newport Beach debut, thanks to South Coast Yachts. Highlighting the GT 50 are a modern flybridge, three staterooms and IPS Volvo 600s (435 horsepower each). Also available at the South Coast Yachts display: the Antares 23 weekender.
Betram 35-foot Sportfisher
Featuring the 2018 Bertram 35-foot Sportfisher at the Newport Boat Show will be 117 Yachts. The sportfisher model was recently resurrected and is ideal for anyone who regularly drops a line or two (or more) in the water. 117 Yachts is Bertram’s West Coast dealer.
The Tide Yachts Sales team will be at the Newport Boat Show boasting Everglades and Monterey boats. Tide Yachts Sales is also a certified Yamaha and Volvo Penta repair facility.
Fleming Pilothouse motoryachts
The exclusive West Coast dealer for Fleming Pilothouse will be offering the motoryacht at four different lengths (55, 58, 65 and 78 feet) at the Newport Boat Show. Visit the Chuck Hovey Yachts display, where the 65-foot Ocean Alexander classico Technologent will be on hand. Other boats to be displayed are: 42-foot Sabre Skipjack, 48-foot Chris-Craft Egbar and 38-foot Rampage South Swell.
Infinity Solar Boats
Also on display at this year’s Newport Boat Show will be Solliner, presented by Infinity Solar Boats. The solar boat features an aerodynamic catamaran hull and four solar panels. The boat is also equipped with AGM 254Ah batteries, which allows Solliner to navigate up to 10 hours without charging on cloudy days.
Alexander Marine USA will be on hand to consult with attendees about Ocean Alexander, Azimut, Regal, Galeon, Pursuit and Aquila.
Crow’s Nest Yachts, meanwhile, will showcase the 2006 61-foot Mikelson Pilothouse sportfisher Reel Deal; she is offered at $1.25 million. Also on display by Crow’s Nest is the 58-foot Riviera King’s Ransom III, priced at $942,000.
OCC Sailing will feature Nordic Star, its classic Jack Hargrave motoryacht, at the show as well.
Be sure to also visit Custom Marine Carpeting, Denison, Hampton, MacDonald Yachts, Maurer Marine, Silver Seas and Sterling Associates to find out more about their respective boating services.
Show-goers can come aboard vessels of all models and sizes to see the latest and greatest features and amenities that today’s top boat builders have to offer. Guests will also find a whole host of exhibitors both shoreside and in the water showcasing innovative products and services that make owning and operating a big boat more enjoyable.
Boating services will also be showcased at the annual show, including marine financing and insurance. Three standup paddleboard exhibitors will be on site – on land and water – for guests to ask questions and observe the latest boards.
The Newport Boat Show is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Co., publisher of OC Weekly, Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher and producer of the Fred Hall Shows, the Los Angeles Boat Show, the San Diego International Boat Show and the Central Valley Boat & RV Sportsmen Show.
Show hours are noon-7 p.m. on April 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26-27 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 28. Admission is $15 (credit cards accepted) for adults and free for children 12 and younger. A $5 discount is available for those with military identification; the discount is only available at the ticket booth.
Free offsite parking and continuous shuttle service will be available. Call 949-757-5959 or visit newportbeachboatshow.com for more information.