PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Hinckley Yachts has been named an award winner for Best New Powerboat, 35 feet and under, at the 2017 Newport International Boat Show Newport.
The award was announced by the Newport Exhibition Group, producers of the Newport International Boat Show.
The Hinckley Dasher, produced by Hinkley Yachts, was also selected for the Green Boat Award.
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, 2017 that made their boat show debut at Newport.
Judged on Thursday during the opening day of the show, the Dasher was selected by a team of industry experts on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety, and aesthetics.
On selecting the Dasher, judges said, “A totally innovative new look for Hinckley. All the hardware is 3D printed in titanium in beautiful shapes, the wood is artisanal teak – a hand painted composite to look like wood that saves weight. It is a fully electric boat with good range and is truly a beautiful boat.”
The Newport International Boat Show opened on Thursday, Sept. 14, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 on the Newport waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.
One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the event will host nearly 600 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 90 feet, and a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters.
For more information on the 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show and the 12th annual Newport For New Products awards, please visit www.newportboatshow.com.