Must-See Engines at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show

This year’s show has many amazing marine power options on display.

February 11, 2020

The Miami Boat Show offers one of the best opportunities to get up close and personal with all the latest and greatest choices in propulsion. If you’re engine shopping, talk to the available experts in the F Tent and get an up-close look at all the boats in the water at the show. Here are some of the best power options on display at the show this year.

Suzuki DF300b outboard
Suzuki DF300b Courtesy Suzuki

Suzuki is displaying 14 boats in the water paired with Suzuki outboards. Be sure to check out the new DF300b, Suzuki’s latest offering with twin contra-rotating propellers that provide more bite, plus better efficiency and handling. Check out the new DF300b on a Sea Pro 239.

Where: F Tent and Pier 1, slips 145-160

Yanmar 6LF and 6LT on display
Yanmar 6LF and 6LT Courtesy Yanmar

The newest engines from Yanmar, the 6LF and the 6LT, produce 485 mph and 640 mhp respectively. Yanmar says they’re ideally for leisure boats as well as light duty commercial applications. Inboard enthusiasts will want to check out the latest in lightweight diesel power.

Where: F200, F Tent

Mercury 400 Verado outboard
Mercury 400 Verado

Mercuy will showcase its new V6 400 Verado at the show, but much of its product will be on display either in the F tent or on the water, where you’ll be able to look at Mercuries aboard 16 different boats.


Where: F Tent, Inwater 207-224

Yamaha XTO Offshore Outboard
Yamaha XTO Offshore Outboard Courtesy Yamaha

Yamaha will have 18 boats in the water at this year’s Miami Boat Show, ranging from bass boats to RIBS to bluewater center consoles. Be sure to check out the 425-hp XTO Offshore, a powerhouse of an outboard designed to be installed with multiple engines to propel the ever-larger fleet of boats designed for outboard power.

Where: F Tent and Pier 2

Volvo Penta Forward Drive
Volvo Penta Forward Drive Courtesy Volvo Penta

Volvo will have a number of engines on display both in the water and in the F Tent at the show. Take a look at boats with Volvo Penta’s Forward drive, which allows builders to convert any traditional stern drive boat into a surf boat. Also be sure to check out the 7 Marine display of the world’s most powerful outboards, which range from 527 to 627 hp, and have adapted Volvo Penta’s duoprop technology to offer outboards with twin contra-rotating propellers.

Seven Marine outboard
Seven Marine Courtesy Seven Marine

Where: F Tent F272 and In-water 125-130

Evinrude Outboard Lineup
Evinrude Outboard Lineup Courtesy Evinrude

Evinrude is teasing a big boat show promotional deal on its array of outboards ranging from 3.5 hp to 300 hp. Be sure to check out Evinrudes 300-hp E-TEC G2, and compare its two-stroke technology with the four-stroke technology found in much of its competition.


Where: F Tent and In-Water

Indmar Marine Raptor
Indmar Marine Courtesy Indmar Marine

Stop by the tent and check out Indmar’s Raptor series of engines found in countless surf and sport boats. )Look for Indmar Raptor coverage in our March 2020 issue, where we tow a Raptor-powered Tige into the wild.)

Where: F Tent F300

Honda Marine outboards
Honda Marine Courtesy Honda Marine

Honda is showcasing its outboard lineup from 2.3 hp to 250 hp. Look for Honda’s on display at the tent and in the water. Be sure to check out the new San Juan SJ32 Center Console powered by twin Honda BF250s.

Where: F Tent and Pier 3, slips 367-387.


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