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Newport Charter Yacht Show closes doors on successful 2024 edition

By Katie Scott   2 July 2024

Closing down after a successful run at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard, the Newport Charter Yacht Show showcased an enticing collection of USA yacht charters, with brokers and industry professionals having abundant opportunities to experience some of the most indulgent yacht rentals on the market. 

Displaying an eclectic range of both motor and sailing yacht charters, the trade-only event is a platform to introduce industry professionals to the current fleet of North America charter yachts, allowing brokers to learn about the mix of luxurious onboard amenities and highlights of the surrounding region too.

Armed with a wealth of knowledge about the attending boat charters, brokers are then able to relay information to prospective clients and help them choose a luxury charter yacht for their next vacation.

Attending superyacht charters

Annually presenting an outstanding collection of superyacht charters, the 2024 edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show didn't disappoint with an inclusive selection of charter yacht styles, including both monohulls and catamaran yacht charters, plus a good selection of smaller yachts and exhibitors dotted around the pontoons.

Superyacht charter ACTA underway, surrounded by sea
Feadship charter yacht ACTA
Charter yacht CHASSEUR underway, surrounded by sea at sunset
Charter yacht CHASSEUR and her selection of water toys

Presenting an enticing display of luxury charter yachts in the 70 – 200ft+ (21.3 - 60.96m) sector, highlights from the 2024 edition included 168ft (51.21m) yacht rental ACTA from the fleet of Feadship charter yachts; with her impressive outdoor living offering with a deck Jacuzzi, exterior bar, spacious swim platform, and multiple alfresco lounge and dining options. 

The award-winning 164ft (49.99m) yacht charter CHASSEUR also made an impact around the docks, showcasing beautiful interiors featuring sycamore, Santos rosewood, and silk rugs. Refitted in 2022, the Christensen yacht rental is an ideal choice for corporate or family yacht charters.

Charter yacht FIFI underway, surrounded by sea
Charter yacht HOYA SAXA underway, surrounded by sea with cosmopolitan skyline in background

Also making an appearance at the show, 108ft (32.92m) private charter yacht FIFI showed off her captivating Italian craftsmanship, demonstrating the opulence of the Custom Line charter fleet; alongside 87ft (26.52m) Ferretti yacht rental HOYA SAXA and 87ft (26.52m) luxury yacht charter IMPULSE from the Broward yacht rental fleet.

2024 crew competitions

Pairing up an eye-catching display of Northeast America charter yachts with fierce but friendly crew competitions, this year's Newport Charter Yacht Show witnessed some incredible entries for both the chef's competition and tablescaping. 

Newport Charter Yacht Show competition winners holding their awards

With 10 attending crewed yacht charters taking part in the tablescaping competition, visitors to the show were treated to unique visions around the docks with entries being judged by a professional independent judging panel led by Cheryl DiGennaro of Newport Yacht and Home Interiors.

In addition to an award being presented on behalf of the professional panel, a second award was handed out at the show; known as the fan favorite award. Walking away with coveted awards and bragging rights, this year's winners were yacht charter VIVACE and CHASSEUR.

A tablescape entry for the Newport Charter Yacht Show competition
A US themed tablescape entered into a competition

The 2024 chef competition featured some outstanding dishes and was won by Chef Kendra from luxury yacht charter FREEDOM, followed by Chef Monja on VIVACE and Chef Fernando on HOYA SAXA.

Other awards presented at the show included the Herman Pundt Best Yacht Hop award, which was presented to the crew of M/Y FREEDOM for their red, white, and blue theme, the signature cocktail winner for classic yacht NADAN, and the first-ever mocktail award for charter yacht FIFI.

Newport Charter Yacht Show 2025 dates announced

Already looking ahead to the next edition, organizers of the show have announced that the 2025 Newport Charter Yacht Show is scheduled to run from 22 - 25 June. 

To find out more about chartering the region, take a look at our guide to USA yacht charters and some sample USA yacht charter itineraries.

As a trade-only event, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is not open to members of the general public, however, if you'd like to arrange for an industry professional to attend the show on your behalf, contact your preferred yacht charter broker for more details.


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