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Organizers tout increase in boats at Palm Beach show

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The number of new boats in the water is up 12 percent from last year at the 2014 Palm Beach International Boat Show, Show Management CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III told about 75 members of the media today on the first day of the show.

Social networking on your plotter

A new mapping technology from Navico serves as another example of the industry’s growing effort to make the boating experience mobile, with data that can be taken to and from the boat and disseminated through social networking.

VIDEO: Gyro stabilizers gain popularity

Gyroscope stabilization has emerged as one of the fast-growing technologies on today’s recreational boats. Designers and boatbuilders are now creating spaces for the gyro installation during the planning stages of boat design. “With every boat we draw now, we have to have a planned space for [a gyro stabilizer],” said designer Michael Peters, owner of…more

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MIAMI 2014 VIDEO: Sea Ray rolls out new luxury motoryacht

MIAMI — Sea Ray launched a fleet of luxury motoryachts Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show with the introduction of the L650 Fly, a two-bridge vessel powered with twin Caterpillar diesels mated to a joystick system by Glendinning.

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MIAMI 2014 VIDEO: Whirlwind tour of five boat introductions

MIAMI — Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.

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MIAMI 2014 VIDEO: A sneak peek at new products

MIAMI — Today is opening day of the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, but on Wednesday I had a chance to check out new products from Yamaha, Raymarine and Bayliner.

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