Newport, RI - Newport Shipyard is proud to announce that Helly Hansen Newport, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, owned by Jay Lasky, has signed on for the fourth straight year as the presenting partner of the 2019 Newport Charter Yacht Show. Held each June at Newport Shipyard, the Newport Charter Yacht Show will feature an impressive lineup of power yachts and sailing vessels available for private charter. The 2019 show, slated to be held June 17-20, will offer yacht charter brokers and industry professionals from around the world the opportunity to preview participating charter yachts headed to New England for the season.
“Helly Hansen has been a great partner to us for the past three years and we think it’s a natural fit to match a premium marine lifestyle clothing brand with the Newport Charter Yacht Show participants and industry attendees,” said Eli Dana, Newport Shipyard’s general manager. “We choose to outfit our entire team here at the Shipyard with Helly Hansen gear and apparel because the technical & durable properties in their workwear line are ideal for our employees who work outside year-round; and the more lifestyle pieces keep our office and dock staff looking professional, warm, and dry,” said Dana. “We see more and more yacht owners also investing in Helly Hansen gear for their crewmembers which is why partnering with them for the Charter Show is a win-win for everyone,” Dana said.
The Newport Charter Yacht Show, which has been held in Newport for more than 35 years, is owned and managed by Newport Shipyard. It is a four-day industry trade show that brings some of the most beautiful yachts in the world to Newport. Over 100 yacht charter brokers, 50 non-exhibiting vendors, and 15 exhibiting vendors traditionally attend the show in addition to 15-20 sponsors and partners and 300+ captains and crew members. “It’s a great way for everyone to kick-off the yachting season in New England,” Dana said. “We truly enjoy organizing and hosting the show and sincerely appreciate our sponsors and partners, especially Helly Hansen Newport, for helping us make it happen.”
“It’s no secret the weather in New England isn’t always perfect which is why Helly Hansen gear is ideal for power boaters, sailors and anyone working on and around boats,” said Jay Lasky who has owned Helly Hansen Newport since 1992. “Sponsoring events like the Newport Charter Yacht Show creates great synergy for us in the yachting community locally. The Helly Hansen brand and reputation have become well known within the yachting crowd and we hope to continue building our brand and reaching new customers through the Charter Show and Newport Shipyard’s reach,” Lasky said.
Newport Shipyard is proud to announce that in addition to Helly Hansen Newport, returning sponsors (to date) also include: Sea Hawk Paints, Alexseal Yacht Coatings, KVH Industries, Bank RI, Bridge Liquors, KEEL Vodka, and our hotel partner, the Newport Marriott.