2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show: Must-See Boats

Don't miss these exciting boat debuts at the Fort Lauderdale Boat show!

October 21, 2014
Boston Whaler 420 Outrage
The biggest Boston Whaler is a powerful offshore performer and also ideal for entertaining, with its seating design including a helm companion area with room for six, convertible bow seating and a large, sunlit cabin. Quad Mercury Verado 300 outboards controlled by Joystick Piloting and three integrated Raymarine screens, the 420 Outrage offers an unparalleled command experience.
Bayliner Element XL
The brand-new Element XL will revolutionize your family’s on-water potential. Like never before, the power to cruise comfortably, fish at any time or enjoy a wide range of watersports is here. Available at just $16,999.
Belzona 277 Walkaround
The third model from this innovative boat company is sure to shake the docks. The walk in cabin of the 277 offers a plush upholstered berth, warm cherry wood cabinets, a walk in head, full length sun lounges, and Belzona Marine’s customary 360-degree views from the helm seat.
Chaparral 223 Vortex
Chaparral roars into the 2015 Fort Lauderdale show with this new jet-powered runabout. Comes with a trailer and twin Rotac 4-Tec 150 ECT base engines for as low as $47,679.
Chris-Craft Catalina 34
This super-sleek center console is powered by twin or triple Mercury outboard engines and makes its debut at “FLIBS 2014.” Her 11-foot wide beam and 300-plus gallon fuel supply promise room and range.
Hatteras 45 EX
The Hatteras Express Series offers significant standard features and luxury, including a resin infused solid fiberglass hull bottom, integrated hardtop, a large single pane forward windshield, and Hatteras custom-engineered sound deadening materials and systems to reduce overall noise and vibration.
Intrepid 327 Hybrid
Intrepid is long-known for innovation. At this year’s 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show they are debuting a 327 powered by outboards fueled by natural gas.
Malibu Wakesetter 22 VLX
The wake on the 22 VLX is easily fine-tuned, from beginners to our Malibu Pro Team. Malibu’s artisanal craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of this thoroughbred. Check the G3.2 Tower with easy latching, a three-mode Livorsi throttle, new hull graphics, transom seating, a drop-in Igloo cooler, and three new metallic gel colors to choose from.
Marker One Platform Series
A totally new, totally luxurious new boat series from the makers of Cobalt Boats. Excellence is in the details, fit and finish – excellence will be evident in the customer experience, day in and day out. Marker One is an example of engineered innovation, and leadership by design.
Mastercraft X23
The boat has been engineered from the fins up to create perfectly shaped, customizable waves thanks to its award-winning Gen 2 Surf System and surf-specific hull. Unlike the competition, MasterCraft custom fits its deployable surf devices to complement the hull shape of each individual boat, even going so far as to individually machine the left and right sides to compensate for the rotational forces of the prop.
Regulator 34
With its white-painted triple Yamaha outboard engines, a Raymarine electronics package and a Flexiteek bracket mat the 2015 Regulator 34 is ready to rumble offshore. It also sports new gelcoat colors including Ice Blue and Pastel Green. It’s a must see boat at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Robalo R242
A hot, new super-fishable center console, Robalo’s R242 packs value and offshore capability into a stylish and exciting package. Wood-free construction is just one highlight.
Sea Ray 19 SPX
Sea Ray will debut five brand new 2015 boat models, including this 19 SPX at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The SPX family of sportboats are said to be customizable and highly affordable.
Sportjet 460
This RIB’s features include a sports platform area, rear-facing lounge seats, folding helm with windshield, a large storage locker forward..A windscreen, ski pole, navigation lights and bathing ladder are fitted as standard with options extras including LED lights, Bimini, Garmin chart plotter and a Fusion music system.
Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge
The largest resin infused sport fishing convertible hull in the world, this MTU powered vessel features an elegant walnut interior with six staterooms, a full-beam master suite, a formal dining area, twin mezzanines, and a 238 square-foot teak cockpit.

The 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will see many new models debut. This list comprises a small swath of what we consider to be key new boat models in major boat categories. See them at FLIBS 2014.


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