Newport for New Products 2020

This year has been tough for boat shows, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new boats and products to see! Check out the new sailboats and gear that would have made their debuts at the Newport International Boat Show.

October 28, 2020

Every year, new boats and products make their debut at the Newport International Boat Show. While the show had to unfortunately be cancelled this year due to COVID-19 caution, there is still an impressive lineup of new sailboats and cool products that would have been presented. Take a look! (and see you at the show next year!)

New Boats

Hylas H60 Courtesy of the manufacturer

Hylas H60

Built for comfort, designed for performance. Hylas build quality with natural light in abundance. There is a walk-in engine space and a galley with appliance space that would suit any lifestyle. All this with a level of personal service that will satisfy the most discerning of cruisers.

Oceanis 40.1 Courtesy of the manufacturer

Oceanis 40.1

Comfortable in all latitudes, the new Oceanis 40.1 offers unrivalled deck volume and interior space, with zero concessions to performance. Available in various layouts, drafts and rig options, she adapts to the most demanding sailor’s cruising requirements.

Yacht 54
Oceanis Yacht 54 Courtesy of the manufacturer

Oceanis Yacht 54

The Oceanis Yacht 54 is a step towards easy sailing. Her redesigned, innovative center cockpit offers maximum safety and noticeable comfort on blue water. Her many user-friendly navigational aids make cruising easier and more accessible for everyone to enjoy.

HH50 Catamaran Courtesy of the manufacturer

HH50 Catamaran

A bluewater capable, performance cruiser with intelligent, yet simple-to-use systems, lightweight, carbon construction, spacious interiors and luxurious finish. Offering the best of all worlds in a compact, easy-to-manage package; robustly built and fully equipped to take you around the world, in comfort and style.

Salona S380Z Courtesy of the manufacturer

Salona S380Z (Electric)

S380Z is one of the fastest and most luxurious electric sailboats available under 40 feet. Built upon 2,000 years of Roman shipbuilding tradition, Salona produces high performance sailboats, and uses steel support systems to create the rigidity to slice through waves upwind without the flex or reverberation of reinforced fiberglass.

Racing Catboat
14′ Arey’s Pond Racing Catboat Courtesy of the manufacturer

14′ Arey’s Pond Racing Catboat

The 14′ AP Racing Catboat features a complete hull redesign. A modern racing rig, fully battened sail, two-part carbon mast, and reengineered blades, make this catboat one of the fastest in her class. This design is cold molded and includes touches of wood finish to keep with tradition.

New Products

Navigation Displays
Raymarine Axiom+ Multifunction Navigation Displays Courtesy of the manufacturer

Raymarine Axiom+ Multifunction Navigation Displays

The new Axiom+ are smarter, brighter, faster, and tougher than ever. Each model features fast quad-core performance, an upgraded LightHouse 3 OS, and 25% brighter displays. A new HydroTough™ nano-coating, which provides impact resistance, repels water and oils and enables accurate touch control in all weather conditions.

boat fender
Fendertex Fenders Courtesy of the manufacturer

Fendertex Fenders

Fendertex Fenders are the first and only textile fender in the world. They are lighter, stronger, and more stowable than any fender on the market today. The fenders can be deflated for minimal storage footprint, are machine washable, and are available in a multitude of colors and with customizable options.

McMurdo Smartfind G8 AIS Courtesy of the manufacturer

McMurdo Smartfind G8 AIS

The McMurdo G8 AIS is the first EPIRB to have 406MHz, 121MHz & GPS AND include AIS. This combination uses AIS as a search and rescue tool, with accelerated alert detection. The G8 EPIRB can be purchased as a Category 2 or Category 1 configuration. The G8 is MEOSAR compatible.

Cover Fabric
WeatherMAX Cover Fabric Courtesy of the manufactur

WeatherMAX Cover Fabric

For the marine canvas industry WeatherMAX® is designed to be water tight and breathable. The exclusive HydroMax™ finish delivers unsurpassed water repellency and mildew resistance while maintaining the fabric’s natural breathability. Engineered for long-term color and strength retention, WeatherMAX® outperforms and outlasts many other marine fabrics.


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