2019 Newport Charter Show Recap

The 2019 Newport Charter Yacht Show was recently held at the Newport Shipyard and was was host to 24 world-class yachts and sponsors and featured industry seminars and vendors displaying a wide range of ancillary goods and services. The four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals from around the globe—agents, owners, brokers and captains—in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island.

This year’s show theme was “Sustainable Luxury”, with many yachts and crew showcasing how they are consciously aware of the ocean’s climate and how they are taking positive steps to reduce waste and pollution. The Forums and Seminars presented Industry experts addressing topics specific to the Charter Yacht Industry, including new products and technologies, changes in maritime law, charter-friendly resorts and enchanting destinations.


Always a highlight of any Charter Yacht Show is the Chef’s Competition. For this year’s competition, the chefs were given “mystery baskets” of varying ingredients to use in preparation of a gourmet dish. Using the provided ingredients and some ingredients from their own pantries, the chefs prepared their dishes in their respective yacht galleys and then plated them before the judges at set time intervals on Tuesday during the show. The competition is always very close as chefs from around the world show what they are made of. This year’s winners at the Newport Charter Yacht Show were, in first place, Abby Pawlick from the M/Y Enterprise; in second, Rio Alexander of the M/Y Endeavor; and in third, Mike Smith from the M/Y time For Us. Congratulations to the winners and all the chefs who competed in the Chef’s Competition!

The Newport Charter Show in “America’s First Resort” and Sailing Capital of the World is always an interesting, educational, and extremely fun show for all Charter Professionals to attend. And if you are chartering a private yacht from this historically important and picturesque town of Newport, RI, stay for a day or two and enjoy the many incredible sights and attractions before heading out to the wonderful cruising grounds of New England!

Maggie Vale is a Senior Charter Broker at Churchill Yacht Partners


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