Welcome to the Miami Boat Show — from the latest electronics to the newest boats on the market.
Saltwater Sportsman Staff
February 14, 2014
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Everglades Boats puts a University of Miami spin on one of its center consoles. The 243 CCFisherman Favorite has a 36-gallon circulating livewell, 75-gallon in-floor fish box, 8 rod holders, and twin tackle lockers.
Everglades booth is filled with some center consoles that will knock your socks off. The 295 CC >one of the special features of this boat is the tempered glass, hydraulic sliding windshield. This exclusive design allows you to control ventilation and visibility at the push of a button, a welcome safety feature when running after dark.
Jupiter Boats 34 fills the gap between two current popular models (the classic 31 and the 38 flagship), the new 34 was specifically engineered to accommodate the new fuel efficient Yamaha 350HP V-8 four stroke outboard engines.
The new Regulator 23was unveiled by President Joan Maxwell. The Regulator 23 includes two 160-quart forward seat fish/dry boxes, 350-quart in-deck fishbox/locking rod storage, a 23-gallon transom livewell and a 120-quart transom fishbox.
The Regulator 23‘s high tech helm filled with Raymarine electronics.
Wellcraft Boats with their 210 Fisherman – enclosed head under console, cockpit design featuring removable aft seats for maximum space and all stainless steel deck hardware thru-bolted.
Sea Hunt’s BX22 – their bay boat has shallow drafts, dual casting platforms, dual aerated livewells and lockable rod storage. It also has more freeboard, a sharper bow entry and the Carolina Flair creates a softer, dryer ride.
Miami Beach Convention – the calm before the storm.
Century’s **3200 CC **wide open fishing deck is surrounded with storage, four fish boxes and a 62-gallon, 2-pump bait well system. It comprises six gunwale rod holders, enclosed electric head, standard entertainment table and Yamaha power.
Whitewater Boats** **25 CC has 24-degree deep V hull and 4 full length stringer system.
The Albury Brothers 27 is a beauty. The boat tops out at 53mph with a pair of 250s while still being able to hold a plane at 17mph.
Tidewater had a great full selection – from skiffs to center consoles.
The 24 Yellowfin bay boatbears a 350-horsepower outboard. A center console design, its hull features a composite foam transom. With a deadrise of 15 inches, the 24 bay will cut through chop and has a 75-gallon fuel tank.
This is a screen capture from the FLIROne, which debuted at the Miami Boat Show. It’s a heat-sensing attachment and app for the iPhone 5 that displays infrared images, overlaid with video for detail. Warm surfaces show yellow, while cool objects, like the cold beverage on the left, are darker.
SIMRAD‘s booth is filled with futuristic technologies, especially the NSS Touchscreen Navigation system.
Raymarine‘s multifunctional touchscreen displays are high tech at its finest.
OceanLED shows off some of their underwater LED lighting – incredible for that nightime light effect.
Deep Trekker – one of the coolest things at the show. Fully functioning, underwater camera – think an RC airplane, but under the sea. It can be used for anything from sports/recreation to aquaculture.
**Deep Trekker **- one of the coolest things at the show. Fully functioning, underwater camera – think an RC airplane, but under the sea. It can be used for anything from sports/recreation to aquaculture.
Evinrude‘s outboard motors out in full force. They have their High Output (H.O.) motors on display, anything from the 90 to the 225.
The custom Hydra-Sports 4200 in Lambo green. Seating for 15, 7 fish boxes, 3 drink coolers, 1 freezer, 48 rod holders, 16 drink holders, 2 showers, full head, 2 livewells and up to 800 gallons fuel. The only 42 rated for 4 V-8s for high speed offshore boating or fishing.
Contender Boats celebrates 30 years with most of their full fleet on display.
Some Miami artwork in front of the Bass Art Museum, steps away from the show.
Taxi! Oh, never mind.
Pursuit Boats had the C 260along the walkway, hard to pass up with all-molded, finished hatches throughout, a thru-hull optional windlass system in the bow, forward opening head access and a custom surfboard-styled, vacuum-infused hardtop.
Take a seat at the Pompanette booth – some of the prettiest fighting chairs at the show.
Scout Boats announces a combined effort with Garmin and Mastervolt with their Scout 350 – a new digital age is aboard this boat.
The Scout 350‘s digital helm is something out of science fiction.
Interlux paints a pretty picture in their booth. Their Micron CF is a multiseasonal, antifouling technology all in a paint can.
The Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer‘s fishing features include a 14-inch draft, two insulated fish boxes (a 74-qt and 51-qt.), 6 vertical rod holders and a bow rail with a low profile 316 grade stainless steel.
GOST and FLIR team up to put out some great infrared technology.
GOST and FLIR team up to put out some great infrared technology.
Wait…is that legal? – Miami Skyline from Biscayne Bay
Miami Skyline lights up
SIMRAD in action aboard the FLIR event.
SeaVee Z 390 boat has a stepped hull that reimagines the industry standard for performance, efficiency and handling. Born from offshore racing technology, the SeaVee Z stepped hull has been perfected over several years through intensive computer aided design work and real-world testing.
Boston Whaler’s 240 Dauntless has a foldout aft bench with reclined backrest and an optional bow cushion offer added relaxation. Cutting-edge features abound, including group-friendly bow seating with foldup backrests. It has a standard livewell and aft casting deck, as well as a slew of options, such as a reversible pilot seat with livewell, pedestal fishing seats and trolling motor pan.
Everglades Boats showing the innards — don’t worry, if you buy it, they put it back together. This model is the **255 CC **features a deep-V, Dougherty-designed hull – the 255cc is as solid offshore as inshore.
**Hewes Redfish 18 **is great for the backcountry, features a CAD designed hull, lighter weight and increased strength for more range and speed with mid-range power options up to a 150 hp.
Mako takes a big bite with these sizable fishing boats.
Cobia‘s brand-new 344 CC won the NMMA Best in Show award. It debuted at the show and is equipped with SIMRAD NSO Evo2 gear.
Invincible 42′ WA has a high-performance “Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel” (SVVT) hull that creates exceptionally low drag coefficient of any mono hull in the world. The 600 Gallon fuel capacity will get you to the far off fishing grounds.
Contender 30 ST carries one 130 gal. fully lined and insulated forward fish box, one 70 gal. fully lined and insulated forward fish box, two 55 gal. fully lined and insulated aft fish boxes – port and starboard, two forward under deck rod lockers – port and starboard and twin 40 gal. transom livewells, aft above deck**. **
Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boat Company and co-chair of A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries, makes the first presentation to introduce the landmark vision.
Larry McKinney, director of Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, presents to the crowd concerning the recommendations for A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries.
Mike Nussman, president of the American Sportfishing Association, at the meeting about the Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries. Nussman compares the annual commercial catch, which are represented in gumballs on the left, and the annual recreational catch with two gumballs on the right.
Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops Founder and co-chair of the Vision of Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fishing, discusses the importance of saltwater recreational fishing to America.
Jeff Angers, president of Center for Coastal Conservation, discusses the vision for managing America’s saltwater recreational fisheries.
Sea Hunter– whether a weekend warrior or professional caption, these boats work both ways.
The 557 by Seven Marine sits between a comparably powerful inboard set-up and multiple outboard rigging. Seven Marine also debuted the 557CR and 557GT. The new 557CR is the first of its kind – a yacht-caliber outboard. Designed for boats ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 lb., the 557CR offers smooth operation with more efficient cruise and thrust capabilities.
Hobie‘s sailboats, peddling mannequin not included.
Don’t worry, it’s not alive. Pegalic’s photo op with a tuna.
The Cobia 344 is a brand new model in their fleet. It has a new stepped hull, the first in the Cobia lineup. It also has premium helm seating, console with electric head, tuna door and twin 41-gallon livewells.
The **Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer **has a 100% hand laid hull and deck, removable 72-quart cooler under lean bar, three fish boxes: 51-quart aft insulated fish box w/ob drain, 74-quart forward port insulated fish box w/ob drain and a 74-quart forward starboard insulated fish box w/ob drain and four rod holders.
Stamas Center Console 390 Tarpon has a cabin vast adequate for a weekend outing to a islands.
Stamas Center Console 390 Tarpon has a cabin adequate for weekend outings.
Navionics CEO Giuseppe Carnevali spoke on the future of cartography and his own products.
Wait a minute, not for a race car?
Hobiehad a full set of kayaks that make your mouth water.