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New England Boatworks sponsors Sail Newport

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.