FLIBS 2012 VIDEO: Bombarded with new boats

Publish date:
Social count:

New boats are back in town. Builders came to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which began Thursday, armed with more truly new models than we’ve seen in several years.

During the recession boatbuilders modified existing designs — redesigning deck and cabin layouts or adding flybridges — and presented them as “new” boats. Show goers are seeing and will see more truly new boats this season.

Click play to see highlights of the new offerings.

Boatbuilders and dealers are standing proudly on the docks, ushering you to products that have never been seen before.

On the first day of the show I took in press conferences for more than a half dozen new models from builders such as Boston Whaler, Tiara, Benetti, Riviera, Sealine, Regulator and Scout.

— Chris Landry


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.