With thousands of boats on display, representing over 170 distinct boat brands, and not to mention acres of marine electronics and accessories, the Progessive Miami International Boat Show is a great event for die-hard boaters. This is a short list of boats that represents some of the newest and most innovative at the show. Start your boat show adventure here!
Crownline’s E23 XS blurs the lines between the traditional sport- and deck-boat platforms. See this outboard-powered bowrider with it's striking details. $56,995; booth B151; contact Crownline at crownline.com.
World Cat 280 DC-X
This new World Cat 28-footer is a departure for World Cat as they enter the luxury dayboat category with their fine-riding catamaran hull form. See it at booth B229; worldcat.com.
Monterey 385 SE
Luxury, 60-mph speed and triple 400-hp outboard performance mark this new boats from Monterey. This 385 is a sure bet to make those seeking a posh dayboat with a luxe cabin as well. See it in the water at slips 500-508; montereyboats.com.
Aquila 36 Fishing and Diving Version
The Aquila 36 is a sport catamaran powered by twin Mercury Verado outboards. While still offering the conveniences of a large yacht including two comfortable cabins with private en-suite heads, she integrates key fishing and diving features. See it in the water on pier 9; marinemax.com.
Blackfin 212 CC
With a sharp entry, variable deadrise and tall freeboard the 212 CC possesses the comfort and safety in mind for you and your family. This entry level Blackfin has standards and amenities that deliver confidence on the water! See it at booth B141.
Fountain Performance 32 Cat
Making its debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show is the Fountain Performance 32 Cat. See Fountain boats in the water at slips 546, 547, 548, 549 & 551.
The 400 combines classic body lines with innovations and features, like a patented Easy Open sliding gunnel doors, moisture-wicking forward-facing windshield, and sprawling modular seating with customizable upholstery and stitching. See Belzona boats in the water at slips 360, 362; belzonamarine.com.
Sea Vee 290B
This trailerable Sea Vee offers a similar level of offshore performance that its larger siblings are well known for; but in a smaller, practical size. See, and sea trial, Sea Vee boats at slips 670-682; seaveeboats.com.
This offshore-ready boat with family features boasts new features for 2018, including a lighted, stainless-steel pushbutton switch panel and a standard Infinity PRV350 Stereo with Satellite Radio Capability. Ride this boat at the Yamaha Docks and see NauticStar at booth A238; nauticstarboats.com.
A new boat from Regal that is designed for a variety of activities. See it in water at slips 711-737; regalboats.com.
Rinker Boats new Q7 is part of a new series of great looking, fine-riding boats by this storied builder. You can sea trial this boat on the Mercury Marine Docks; rinkerboats.com.
Regal 33 SAV
Sea Ray SLX 400
Boating's 2017 Boat of the Year! The Sea Ray SLX 400-and its companion, the outboard-powered SLX 400 OB- can be seen in the water at slips 710-733E.
There's no picture, because there's no boat. But this new, "technology platform," as Brunswick calls it is said to be quite the advance in so-called smart boats. Check it out at C-813.
Boston Whaler 190 Montauk
Yes, the venerable Montauk is now available as a brand-new 19-footer. Check out all the unsinkable goodness at slips 225, 227, 229 and also slips 608-618A. Whaler is also displaying in A Tent A115; bostonwhaler.com.
Carolina Skiff Sea Chaser 27 HFC
This all-new boat offers features for families and anglers. It's a smooth blend of comfort and wide-beam luxury. Sea trial it on the Suzuki Marine dock (pier 1); carolinaskiff.com.
Sea-Doo Various Models
Various models of these PWC boast broad aft platforms for hanging out. Couple these with the new LINQ system of modular accessories like coolers, tow pylons and extra fuel tanks and these are must-see machines. See them at the Miami Boat Show! seadoo.com
Chris-Craft Launch 28 GT
This new Chris-Craft makes it's world debut at the 2018 Miami Boat Show. See it for yourself in the water at pier 4 slips 400-409; chriscraft.com.
Grady White Canyon 456
Making its debut is the largest Grady-White ever, the Canyon 456. So magnificent you'll have to go to the show to see it--there aren't any pictures yet!! See it in the water at slip 425.