FORT LAUDERDALE — At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, I finally got a chance to test the Seven Marine 557s — the heavily hyped, highest-horsepower outboards on the market. A pair of these 1,000-pound V8s were mounted on one of the coolest-looking cats I’ve seen, the new Insetta 45 from American Marine Design in…more
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held annually in the fall, is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It covers six locations and more than 3 million square feet of space. The boats and other vessels on display include runabouts, sportfishers, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin and express cruisers, sailing yachts, motoryachts, catamarans, trawlers and extraordinary superyachts.
The International Superyacht Society announced the winners of the 2013 Design and Leadership Awards. The awards were presented last week at the 23rd anniversary of ISSs Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale. Design awards were: Best Sail 24-40 meter: Pumula by Royal Huisman Best Sail 40-plus meter: Better Place by Wally Best Refit:…more
Sea Ray, in an extravagant indoor display, showcased its new 510 Flybridge motoryacht and 350 SLX bowrider sport boat. Music, strobe lights and fireworks filled the air.
FORT LAUDERDALE The Tiara Yachts 50 Coupe made its first public appearance Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Its the first in a new generation of Tiara sport yachts from 31 to 58 feet. We have been able to preserve a lot of the great DNA that my family has historically provided…more
FORT LAUDERDALE — SeaVee Boats announced a trio of center consoles Thursday with twin-stepped hulls — its Z Series — for better efficiency and overall performance. The 390 Z is on display at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The 320 and 340 will be introduced at the Miami International Boat Show in February.…more
FORT LAUDERDALE Industry veteran Rob Parmentier was introduced as president and CEO of the Larson Boat Group on Thursday, promising to breathe new life into the 100-year-old builder. Its good to be back in the industry, Parmentier, former president of the Sea Ray Boat Group at Brunswick Corp., said at a press event at…more
This is the biggest Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the event’s 54-year history, Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and CEO of Show Management, said Thursday morning at the opening media breakfast.
FORT LAUDERDALE German engineering. Thats what Bavaria Yachts CEO Constantin von Buelow thinks will draw Americans to his companys motoryachts. Bavaria, Europes No. 2 boatbuilder, is bringing its yachts into the United States for the first time, where theyre debuting at the Fort Lauderdale show. The German company is entering the market with its…more
Joysticks at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will be all around the show grounds.
FORT LAUDERDALE The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show doesnt open until Thursday, but a number of companies that want to get an early start are holding events today. Its a trend we started seeing seven or eight years ago, said Steve Sheer, marketing director for Show Management, which produces FLIBS. Companies make a major…more