Newport Boat Show returns for its 44th year, April 27-30

NEWPORT BEACHThe 44th annual Newport Boat Show — the event presenting the largest collection of big yachts west of the Mississippi — will return to Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, April 27-30.

The Newport Boat Show is California’s premier big boat and yacht show, presenting more boats in the water than any other event in the West. Attendees at the 2017 show will be able to step aboard and compare the unique features of more than 200 pleasure boats — including brand-new models as well as ocean-tested brokerage yachts that come pre-loaded with sought-after amenities. Coastal and long-distance cruisers, dayboats, center consoles, sportfishers, catamarans, pilothouses and other styles will also be on display.

This year’s show returns to Lido Marina Village after a two-year makeover of the waterfront dining and shopping destination. Lido Marina Village features a wide range of boutiques, eateries and lifestyle shops.

A boater’s lounge will be available to show-goers throughout the show. Visit the Dock Lounge, located on B Dock, anytime during the show for drinks or food. Lighthouse Bayview Café is the restaurant for the lounge.

The show itself is a four-day boater’s paradise. All types of new and used boats will be on display, including trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats, catamarans and motoryachts. Shoreside booths will present show-goers with the latest in accessories and gadgets.

With no limits on vessel size, this is one show serious boat buyers won’t want to miss.

The 2017 Newport Boat Show – taking place at 3432 Via Lido in Newport Beach – will feature the newest vessels to reach the Western U.S.

Duffield 58

The new Duffield 58, built by Newport Beach’s Duffield Yachts is expected to be unveiled at this year’s Newport Boat Show. Highlighting the Duffield 58 is a single-engine, Seatorque Control bass enclosed shaft system, Seakeeper gyro-stabilization system and Humpree Interceptors Active ride control.

Carver C37

Making its way to the Newport Boat Show for introduction to Southern California boaters is the Carver C37. Denison Yachts presents this powerboat equipped with large staterooms and outdoor living space. Its 13-foot-wide beam helps provide for a smooth ride while the 6-feet-5-inches of headroom in the two staterooms allows for plenty of space to stretch.

Marlow-Hunter 37

Seacoast-Heritage will be presenting the brand new Marlow-Hunter 37 at this year’s show. The Marlow-Hunter 38 comes with spacious interior, updated window line and other design improvements.

Maritimo M50 2014 Motoryacht

Compass Point Yachts bring a 50-footer to the West Coast for the first time. The Maritimo M50 features rich teak timber, a Bose sound system, custom blinds, twin Stidd Helm Chairs, leather covered helm, Garmin Electronics, cockpit camera, walk-around decks and plenty more. Its internal staircase connects to an air-conditioned flybridge. Her twin Volvo D11’s provides 675 horsepower each.

Bali 4.0 Catamaran

Newport Boat Show attendees can check out the Bali 4.0 Catamaran at the Cruising Yachts’ exhibit space. The catamaran comes equipped with a single cockpit/saloon area and several design perks. Also being displayed by Cruising Yachts: Jeanneau’s NC11 and Velasco 43 F.

Hampton 650 Pilothouse

Another welcomed addition to the show is the 650 Pilothouse from Hampton Yachts. The re-designed 650 Pilothouse comes with a 17-foot, 8-inch beam, custom interior, tri-fold salon doors, Bose sound system, granite countertops, three staterooms, wet-bar and a BBQ space.

            Chuck Hovey Yachts will feature the 55 Fleming Pilothouse at its display; the motorboat features twin Caterpillar 3208 engines, Naiad stabilizers, bow thruster and more. Crow’s Nest Yachts confirmed it will present 61- and 65-foot Vikings, 56-foot Cruisers, 54-foot Bertram, 44-foot Navigator, 41-foot Tiara, 39-foot Bertram, 38-foot Sea Ray Sundancer, 35-foot Cabo and a 35-foot Regal.

The Azimut 66 Flybridge, Galeon 420 Fly, and Aquila 44 Power Catamaran will be featured at the MarineMax display, while Maurer Marine is on hand to chat Yamaha, Mercury or Suzuki outboards, Avon Inflatables, Zodiac Boats, Novurania Inflatables and Walker Bay boat lines.

Silver Seas Yachts announced it will introduce a Certified Pre-Owned program for 2017. The brokerage will have 20 yachts on hand at its Newport Boat Show display. Meanwhile attendees can check out the new 2017 Beneteau Sense 50 at the South Coast Yachts display. Locally built Mag Bay 33 will be on-hand as well at the Stan Miller Yachts’ display.

Also at the show are Custom Marine Carpeting, Mariners Insurance, Northrop & Johnson, Offshore West, SoCal Marine Enclosures, Sterling Acceptance and Yacht Bedding.

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 — both on land and on the water — for guests to ask questions and observe the latest boards.

Also don’t miss the cooking demonstration scheduled to take place at the on-the-water-Eggs Plus Pan exhibit.

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. Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 (credit cards accepted) for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Free offsite parking and continuous shuttle service will be available. Call 949-757-5959 or visit newportbeachboatshow.com for more information.

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