47th Annual Newport International Boat Show @ Newport Yachting Center
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm


The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor allowing you to enjoy everything the City-by-the-Sea has to offer while experiencing a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international companies – many making their official debut in Newport! Visitors will also find an extensive array of marine equipment, services and accessories to round out the boat show experience.

So whether you’re in the market for a center console – perfect for a harbor cruise and a fun-filled day of fishing, or a yacht with all the luxuries you can imagine for an extended voyage, the Newport International Boat Show has it all! Come see, feel and test the merchandise and talk to the experts who can answer all your important questions. With over 600 exhibitors, you many need more than one day to see everything!

Special events and opportunities for the whole family include our At- The- Helm Training program where experienced boaters and novices alike can learn boat handling or brush up on known skills with a certified captain at the helm of either a powerboat or sailboat, and the Newport For New Products – People’s Choice Award where you can cast your vote for the best new boat in the show. Educational seminars presented by the very best in their field are offered all four days of the event. (Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on our website).

When the sun goes down, stroll the city’s cobblestone streets, shop in specialty boutiques and dine at some of the finest restaurants in New England. The Newport Boat Show is a ‘must see’ this September!

47th Annual Newport International Boat Show

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport RI, 02840

Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf; Newport RI 02840

Tickets will be available online in July, 2017.

Due to Health & Safety Regulations, no pets – except service animals – are allowed on the Boat Show Sites (this includes small pets that fit in a carry bag). Baby strollers are prohibited on the docks. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

We encourage you to contact exhibitors in advance and let them know you are coming to the show and are interested in their boat or product. Our exhibitor list includes email and website info. The Show Directory, handed out at the show, will also contain phone numbers and websites.

Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm


Vision Statement
IBEX: Where better boats begin.

Mission Statement
IBEX is a highly focused marine technology trade show dedicated to advancing the business of boating.
Dates & Location
September 19 – 21, 2017
Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Show Hours

Tuesday, Sept 19

1st & 2nd Floors: 9 am – 6 pm
3rd Floor: 10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday, Sept 20

1st & 2nd Floors: 9 am – 6 pm
3rd Floor: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday, Sept 21

1st & 2nd Floors: 9 am – 3 pm
3rd Floor: 10 am – 3 pm

Admission Policy
IBEX is for the TRADE ONLY, and is not open to the general public. No one under 18 years of age—including infants—will be admitted. IBEX reserves the right to request picture identification to verify age. There are no exceptions to our age policy.

Exhibit Hall Badges—FREE To Qualified Marine Industry Professionals
IBEX is a trade-only event. It is not open to the general public. All qualified marine industry professionals are welcome to attend IBEX. There is no charge to walk the exhibit halls, but registration is required. If you are a Non-Exhibiting OEM Supplier/Accessory Manufacturer, please be aware of the IBEX suitcasing policy and badge fee. click here for the “Non-Exhibiting” Suitcasing/Solicitation Policy. View/Download PDF file

Photography & A/V Recording Policy
Camera and video equipment are not permitted in the exhibit halls. The taking of photographs in the exhibition hall is strictly prohibited. You must have a press badge, or have prior written approval to use a camera on the show floor. If you use a camera without permission, you will be escorted off the show floor and your badge will be confiscated. Audio- or videotaping of IBEX sessions is strictly prohibited.

United States Sailboat Show @ City Dock
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

United States Sailboat Show – 2017

In October sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show. This is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and oldest in-water sailboat show in the world. Tickets are available online or at authorized ticketing booths only.

There is something for everyone!

United States Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Thursday, October 5, 2017 (VIP Day)
10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, October 6, 2017
10:00am – 6:30pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00am – 6:30pm

Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:00am – 6:30pm

Monday, October 9, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm

VIP Preview Day – $35
VIP Preview Day Additional Day – $48
Adult One Day – $18
Adult Two Day Combo – $31
Children – $5 (6 & under FREE)

Boat Show tickets available online or at authorized ticketing booths only.

METSTRADE ~ Marine Equipment Trade Show 2017 @ METSTRADE RAI Amsterdam Europaplein
Nov 14 @ 2:00 am – Nov 16 @ 11:00 am

The METSTRADE Show is the premier event for bringing together professionals from the worldwide leisure marine equipment industry in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands.

During 3 days, the METSTRADE Show provides unrivalled networking opportunities and showcases an extraordinary range of innovations relevant to the whole sector. This largest and most complete marine equipment trade show in the world is an unmissable event for every professional in the leisure marine industry.

Industry Awards

The DAME Design Award is the most prestigious international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. Over the past 25 years, independently appointed judges examined thousands of products in specific marine categories. The DAME Design Award has come to set the pace for new concepts and designs in the worldwide leisure marine industry. Participation in DAME Awards is exclusively reserved to METSTRADE exhibitors.

The Boat Builder Awards, organised jointly by IBI magazine and METSTRADE Show, are designed to recognise individual and team success within boat building companies globally across the eight categories of business achievement.