Boat debuts and hotel opening highlight Newport Boat Show

Lido House, Horizon V68 and Carver 40 all set to make a splash at 45th boating showcase.

NEWPORT BEACH — The 45th Newport Boat Show has finally arrived, drawing boaters from all over Southern California for a weekend of walking the docks and deal making (potentially). Our Newport Boat Show preview (April 6-19 issue of The Log) provided a general overview of what to expect at the in-water boating exhibition. Here are a few more things to look out for as you’re navigating the docks, April 19-22.


Free parking will be available at Hoag Health Center, which is located at 500 Superior Avenue in Newport Beach, just north of Lido Marina Village. There will be shuttles going back and forth from the show to the parking area, with free trips leaving every 30 minutes.

A parking structure is available at Lido Marina Village. Parking there, however, will cost you at least $30 per day, should you choose to use the structure.

Additional free parking and shuttle service is also available at Vue Newport, 2240 Newport Boulevard. Anyone parking here must have his or her tickets validated.

Lido House

The Newport Boat Show returned to Lido Marina Village last year after a brief hiatus, and the opening of several waterfront restaurants and shops was one of the show’s non-boating highlights. This year’s boat show coincides with the nautical-themed Lido House hotel opening. The boutique hotel has been in the works since 2013 and features a Cape Cod design. It features 130 rooms and five private cottages, a social roof deck with views of the harbor and several other amenities. More information about the hotel is available at

Boat Debuts

Several boats, such as the Horizon V68, will be making some sort of debut at the Newport Boat Show.

Horizon’s new V68 model, which was nine years in the making, will make its U.S. debut at the Newport Boat Show. It measures 70 feet long and features an open salon, joined galley and country kitchen on the main deck. Also included onboard are three staterooms, bar with dinette and aft beach club area.

The center console Axopar 37 Sun-Top, presented by JK3 Yachts, will be making its West Coast debut at the Newport Boat Show.

Hampton Yacht Group’s five-boat display will include the debut of the 2018 Intrepid 410 Evolution.

Riviera will introduce the 4800 Sport Yacht from Emerald Pacific Yachts San Diego.      Also debuting at the Newport Boat Show is Canadian Electric Boat Co.’s Fantail 217. A portion of the pink-colored electric boat’s sale price will be donated to the Stand Up for a Cure Foundation.

Brokerages and Dealers

Several brokerages and boat dealerships will be on hand at the Newport Boat Show, looking to close deals on a wide range of vessels.

Allied Yacht & Ship Brokerage, for example will display its 64-foot Sunseeker (2011). The boat comes with a slip and is listed as being in great condition. Call the brokerage at 949-548-9999 or visit for more information. Allied Yacht & Ship brokerage buys and sells vessels ranging in size from 18 to 70 feet.

Silver Seas Yachts, meanwhile, will be on hand with a line of Cruisers Yachts on display.

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