Newport Life Magazine has been a mainstay in the Newport community for more than 20 years. As such, it created The Best awards, which allows its readers to choose the top companies, services and organizations in Newport County. From September through May of the following year, the ballots are collected.
The winners are celebrated at the annual Best of Newport Soiree; the 2016 edition was held on May 19 at the Rosecliff in Newport. This year, Northrop & Johnson walked away with the Best Yacht Brokerage in Newport County Award, a great honor as Newport is an exceptionally important U.S. yachting hub. Northrop & Johnson Sales Brokers Hank Halsted and Jonathan Chapman and Office Manager Jill Watson attended the soiree, which benefitted the Newport Preservation Society.