2018 Miami Boat Show Boats On Display

More than 1300 boats filled the docks and buildings and grounds at the 2018 Progressive International Miami Boat Show, known simply as the Miami Boat Show, or," MIBS." Outboard or sterndrive; inboard or jet; and whether gas, diesel or electric, the opportunity to see such a wide variety of boats in a setting where many can actually be taken out for demo rides is unique indeed. Here is a sample of just some of the boats that caught our eye at this year's Miami Boat Show.

Belzona 40 CC

Belzona 40 CC
We tested this very Belzona 40 CC immediately following the show.Garrett Cortese
Belzona 40 CC Kicking tunes
Kicking tunes aboard the Belzona 40 CCGarrett Cortese
Belzona 40 CC
Lounge seating aboard the Belzona 40 CCGarrett Cortese
Belzona 40 CC Triple Mercury Verado
Triple Mercury Verado outboard power aboard the Belzona 40 CCGarrett Cortese
Belzona 40 CC Cabin shot
Cabin shot: Belzona 40 CCGarrett Cortese
Belzona 40 CC helm
Can you picture yourself at the helm of the Belzona 40 CC?Garrett Cortese
Belzona 40 CC
Crew comforts abound aboard the Belzona 40 CCGarrett Cortese

Chris-Craft 28 GT

Chris-Craft 28 GT
Chris-Craft showed up with the newly debuted 28 GTGarrett Cortese
Chris-Craft 28 GT
Looking forward along the starboard side of the 2018 Chris-Craft 28 GT.Garrett Cortese
Chris-Craft 28 GT
Looking aft in the cockpit of the Chris-Craft 28 GTGarrett Cortese
Chris-Craft 28 GT
Grab the helm of the Chris-Craft 28 GTGarrett Cortese
Chris-Craft 28 GT
Check out the plush, sculpted seating aboard the Chris-Craft 28 GTGarrett Cortese
Chris-Craft 28 GT
Looking forward in the cockpit of the Chris-Craft 28 GT at the 2018 Miami Boat Show.Garrett Cortese

Mares 47 Outboard Express

We tested this Mares 47 Outboard Express powered by QUAD Suzuki DF 350A outboards. Look for our published test in an upcoming month.

QUAD Suzuki DF 350A outboards
QUAD Suzuki DF 350A outboardsGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express
Bow and ground tackle aboard the Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express bow
Looking aft from the bow of the Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express salon
Salon aboard Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express steering wheel
This boat was so new that they hadn't yet removed the packaging from the steering wheel!Garrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express
Aboard the Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express
Heading back towards Miami after sea-trialing the Mares 47 Outboard Express.Garrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express rasied helm
Raised helm aboard the Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express
Head: Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese
Mares 47 Outboard Express stateroom
Stateroom Mares 47 Outboard ExpressGarrett Cortese

Regal 33 SAV

Regal Boats introduced the 33 SAV at the 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat Show. It fishes, cruises and plays and ....more. We will be testing this soon.

Regal 33 SAV
Profile view of Regal 33 SAVGarrett Cortese
Regal 33 SAV cabin entry
View showing cabin entry aboard Regal 33 SAV.Garrett Cortese
Regal 33 SAV Big-screen electronics
Big-screen electronics aboard the Regal 33 SAVGarrett Cortese
Regal 33 SAV Outboard power
Outboard power: Regal 33 SAVGarrett Cortese
Regal 33 SAV companionway
View of companionway from inside the cabin aboard the new Regal 33 SAV seen at the 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat Show.Garrett Cortese

Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC

Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC at the 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat Show

Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC
Starcraft 231 MDX OB CCGarrett Cortese
Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC
Yamaha power for the Starcraft.Garrett Cortese
Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC
Bow aboard the StarcraftGarrett Cortese
Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC
There's a stern seat or...Garrett Cortese
Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC
...casting platform.Garrett Cortese
Starcraft 231 MDX OB CC
Helm of new Starcraft on display at the Miami Boat Show.Garrett Cortese

Yamaha Boats 242X

Yamaha Boats showed up at the 2018 Miami Boat Show with a big display, including this 242X.

Yamaha Boats 242X
Yamaha Boats 242XGarrett Cortese
Yamaha Boats 242X
Bow seating showing faux-teak decking and stereo speakers.Garrett Cortese
Yamaha Boats 242X
Cockpit of the Yamaha Boats 242XGarrett Cortese
Yamaha Boats 242X
Here's the handy head aboard the Yamaha 242X we saw the 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat ShowGarrett Cortese
Yamaha Boats 242X
Have a seat at the helm of the waterjet-powered Yamaha 242X.Garrett Cortese