Friendship Yacht Company wins ‘Best New Sailboat’

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Newport Exhibition Group recently named the Surfari 50, presented by the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, as the 2018 Newport International Boat Show award winner for Best New Sailboat Over 35 Feet.

The awards are a highlight of the industry and are open to domestic and foreign products launched in the U.S. after April 1, 2018, that made their boat show debut at Newport.

Judged on the opening day of the show, the Surfari 50 was selected by a team of industry experts on the basis of innovation, value to the consumer, safety, and aesthetics.

The Newport International Boat Show opened on Sept. 13 and continued through Sept. 16 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 hosts 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.

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