Must-See Boats at the Miami Boat Show 2020

Every type of boater can find a new boat at the 2020 Miami Boat Show.

February 5, 2020
2020 Miami International Boat Show displays
The 2020 Progressive Miami International Boat Show runs February 13-17, 2020. Courtesy NMMA

There are hundreds of boats on display at the 2020 Progressive Miami International Boat Show. Whether you seek a dinghy or an ocean runner, chances are there is a craft for you on display. And, because the Miami Boat Show always serves as a showcase where boat builders debut new models, we always create a list of great boats that we think you, “must see,” in order to stay abreast of the developments in recreational boating style, design, innovation and construction. Check out this must-see boats list!

Aviara Boats logo
Aviara AV40 Courtesy Aviara

Aviara will be debuting the all-new AV40. We’ll have more details soon: check out our Facebook Live, streamed from the show on 02-13-2020 at 1PM. Location: Or, see it for yourself at slips 828-830.

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Bennington 30 QXFBWAX2 Courtesy Bennington

This 30-foot, luxury pontoon boat is powered by twin 425-hp Yamaha 425 XTO outboards. Want to learn about the state of the art in pontoons? Check this boat. Location: Pier 2 Yamaha Docks.

Bayliner Trophy Series running shot
Bayliner Trophy Series Courtesy Bayliner

Bayliner will be unveiling is new line of Trophy Series boats at the Miami Boat Show. Don’t miss these new Bayliner boats. Location: See them in Tent A, A235.

Boston Whaler 280 Vantage beached
Boston Whaler 280 Vantage Courtesy Boston Whaler

This new dual console from Boston Whaler delivers performance, a multi-purpose layout, and unsinkable durability and quality. Location: See Boston Whaler in the water at docks 225-229;608-618A or in Tent A, A115.

Chaparral 280 OSX running shot
Chaparral 280 OSX Courtesy Chaparral

Equipped standard with an EFX electric arch and color-coordinated canvas, the 280 OSX looks as good as its performance potential promises. Yacht certified, choose twin Yamaha outboards to 500-hp. Location: A141. Also-don’t miss the exclusive “Infinity Power Step” aboard Chaparral’s 257SSX and 277SSX models. It may change the way boaters use a swim platform.

Cobalt A29 running shot
Cobalt A29 Courtesy Cobalt

The A29 boasts a patent-pending Splash & Stow inflatables management system that enables boaters to deploy retrieve, and store yacht-style recreation inflatables without using deck space or cumbersome storing locations. Powered with 430-hp Volvo Penta DuoProp sterndrive. Location: In-Water Docks 561-570.

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Cobia 330 DC Courtesy Cobia

Cobia is known for seaworthy boats that run soft and sure and perform well. This new 330 DC inherits that legacy. Location: See it in booth A105.

Cutwater C-24 Center Walkaround running shot
Cutwater C-24 Center Walkaround Courtesy Cutwater Boats

This is a new direction for Cutwater: an open boat with bow access to port and cabin in the console. Said to be economically-priced, it’s available with Yamaha outboard power: Location: In-water 558.

Everglades 340 DC lifestyle shot
Everglades 340 DC Courtesy Everglades

With a wider beam, a top build and great attention to detail, this new dual console should impress. Luxury, fishability and twin Yamaha 425 XTO outboards with Helm Master. Location: See it at Pier 3, 310-328.

Fountain 39 NX at anchor
Fountain 39 NX Courtesy Fountain

Few boatbuilders rival Fountain Powerboats legacy. The new 39 NX combines performance with luxury, comfort and fishability. Triple Mercury outboard power. Location: In-water 550-556B; 639B.

Grady-White Canyon 326 running shot
Grady-White Canyon 326 Courtesy Grady-White

A modern center console with sleek style, Grady-White’s ALL-NEW Canyon 326 delivers enhanced fishability with innovative design and ultimate comfort. Location: See Grady-White at In water slips 410-425 and on land at A101.

Greenline 45 FLY running shot
Greenline 45 FLY Courtesy Greenline

Available in diesel hybrid or full electric, the 45 Fly is the newest in Greenline’s unique fleet. See them at the Miami Boat Show. Location: In-Water, docks 739-743.

Nautique Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon on the lake
Nautique Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon Courtesy Nautique

This top-flight watersports boat is a must see, thanks to being laden with technology, and because of the luxury and precision incorporated into its design and build. Location: B Tent; B101.

Ranger Tugs R-25 running shot
Ranger Tugs R-25 Courtesy Ranger Tugs

The R-25 combines traditional looks and 60 years of boatbuilding experience with thoroughly modern construction and features. The single outboard provides planing or displacement performance and a bow thruster eases docking stress. Location: In-water 558.

Regulator 24XO running shot
Regulator 24XO Courtesy Regulator

This crossover model joins Regulator’s 26XO—the boat on he cover of Boating for Jan-Feb 2020!. See all the features for your self. Location: In-water, docks 428-440.

Robalo R230 running shot
Robalo R230 Courtesy Robalo

Robalo is well known for its good build and smooth ride and this ne cener console looks to carry on that tradition. Available in a variety of hull colors, power this boat with either a 200- or 250-hp Yamaha outboard. Location: Booth B211 & B111.

Sea Ray SLX-R 400E helm
Sea Ray SLX-R 400E Courtesy Sea Ray

This boat, a version of which was named Boating’s Boat of the Year several years back. Now, its loaded with innovation that indicates the direction of recreational powerboating. See the new Brunswick FATHOM system, and other innovations. Location: In-Water 700-718.

Solace 345 transom
Solace 345 Courtesy Solace Boats

The Solace Boats 345 is our current Boat of the Year and a well-deserved honor it is. See this boat’s unique deck plan, as well as its construction and design highlights for yourself. Location: In-Water, 781.

Tiara Sport 38 LX running shot
Tiara Sport 38 LX Courtesy Tiara Sport

See the Tiara Sport 38 LX at the Miami Boat Show. Powered by triple outboards and designed for pleasure and confident comfort and entertaining, its powered by triple Yamaha outboards. Location: In-water 521-535A.

Wellcraft 402 Fisherman running shot
Wellcraft 402 Fisherman Courtesy Wellcraft

This big multi-engine center console is said to come in at a very competitive price. See what it is all about. Powered by quadruple Yamaha 425 XTO outboards. Wellcraft is a boatbuilder with a long and storied history. Location: Tent A, A225.


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