Gunboat grabs awards at Newport International Boat Show

By on September 15, 2014


The Gunboat 55.

The Gunboat 55, presented by Gunboat of Wanchese, was named the 2014 Newport International Boat Show Newport For New Products award winner last week for Best New Sailboat 30 feet and over.

The NFNP Awards are a highlight of the industry and are open to domestic and foreign products launched in the U.S. after April 1, 2014 that made their boat show debut at Newport.

Judged on during the opening day of the Show, the Gunboat 55 was selected by a team of industry experts on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety and aesthetics.

The Gunboat 55 was also selected the Peoples Choice Award winner by individuals who attended and cast ballots on the opening day of the show.

The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, Sept. 11 and continued through Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 along the Newport Waterfront on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, R.I.

One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, this year’s event had over 750 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 110 feet, and a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters.

Newport Exhibition Group are owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show.

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