The Salt Water Sportsman staff was on-scene for the second day of the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where some of the best new boats were featured. See photos of the boats, plus new marine electronics, below.
Pursuit S 408
The new Pursuit S 408, a 42-foot center console, features a fishbox capacity of 61 gallons and a 44-gallon livewell. A trio of Yamaha outboards powers the boat.
Boston Whaler 230 Outrage
The Boston Whaler 230 Outrage features a portable head with pumpout and overboard discharge, plus a 16-gallon livewell and a 225 XXL L6 DTS Mercury Verado with hydraulic steering and a fuel/water separator.
Jupiter 41 SportBridge Express
The new Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge Express sleeps five people comfortable, has an 18-gallon holding tank and max horsepower of 1,200 via its Yamaha outboard.
Scout 420 LXF
The new Scout 420 LXF is a 42-footer with a 500-gallon fuel capacity, in addition to quad Yamaha outboards.
The new Regulator 31 is equipped with twin Yamaha 300 engines and a starboard side dive door, integrated forward backrests and a large tackle center and fishbox.
Simrad GO9 XSE
Simrad’s GO9 XSE features a larger screen than the previous GO5 and GO7 and can switch between flush against the dash or surface-mounted.
Garmin’s Vivoactive allows boaters to adjust the volume and settings on the Fusion StereoActive wirelessly through their watch.
The Fusion MS-RA55 is brand new to the market — being released this week — and is small enough to fit in your hand but powerful enough to provide full bluetooth capabilities and remain 360-degrees waterproof.
Furuno NaVNet TZTouch Z
The Furuno NaVNet TZTouch Z is for dome radar and rivals the punch of open-array antennas.
The Furuno GP1870F provides anglers a fishfinder-chartplotter combination on a 7-inch color LCD display screen.
Furuno FCV 628
The Furuno FCV 628 is a 5.7-inch color LCD fishfinder with improved separation for accurately targeting fish.
The 20-foot Robalo R200ES has a 70-gallon fuel capacity with an array of customizable options.
A view of the Robalo R200ES dashboard.