New England Boatworks, a Portsmouth-based yacht manufacturer and marina, has donated $12,000 to become a Corporate Level Partner of Sail Newport’s Fleet 2004 Capital Campaign.
In October the nonprofit organization launched a fund-raising campaign to purchase 12 new J/22 sailboats. As of February Sail Newport had pledges exceeding $200,000 toward the campaign’s $300,000 goal.
New England Boatworks joins J/Boats, Hood Sailmakers, US Watercraft, Harken and Hall Spars as Rhode Island corporations that have donated in-kind products or funds to help Sail Newport. The new fleet is scheduled to be delivered this May to the public sailing center located at Fort Adams State Park.