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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show: Day One

A recap of the highlights from this year's opening day

November 4, 2016
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Follow Salt Water Sportsman editors throughout the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for daily updates of the hottest new boats, most-talked-about electronics and more from the annual event.

Albemarle 29 Express

Albemarle 29 Express
Albemarle 29 Express Glenn Law

The Albemarle 29 Express features 64 square feet of cockpit, a total of 56 gallons in the two fish boxes and 310 gallons of fuel capacity.

Albermarle 29 Express

Albermarle 29 Express
Albermarle 29 Express Glenn Law

The Albermarle 29 Express dash is shown at the show. In the back, the new boat features twin 350 Yamahas outboard engines.

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Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage
Boston Whaler 280 Outrage Glenn Law

A boat show attendee views the dashboard on the new Boston Whaler 280 Outrage during the first day.

ACR GlobalFix V4

ACR GlobalFix V4
ACR GlobalFix V4 Devin Golden

The ACR GlobalFix V4 offers an internal GPS and 10-year battery, separating it from most EPIRBs on the market.

Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot

Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot
Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot Devin Golden

The Simrad AP44 Auto Pilot features automated turn patterns and an optically bonded 4.1-inch color display.

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Raymarine ES Series Display

Raymarine ES Series Display
Raymarine ES Series Display Devin Golden

The Raymarine ES Series Display is part of the Quantum Wireless Radar and features a Lighthouse 2 V17 with 24 miles of range performance.

Everglades 273cc

Everglades 273cc
Everglades 273cc Glenn Law

A look at the new Everglades 273cc.

ICOM Handheld VHF

ICOM Handheld VHF
ICOM Handheld VHF Devin Golden

The ICOM Handheld VHF is waterproof and floats, plus offers anglers 10 hours of battery life on top of a GPS-connected DSC distress signal.

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Below is the Salt Water Sportsman video overview of the new electronics on display at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Hell’s Bay Estero

Hell's Bay Estero
Hell’s Bay Estero Glenn Law

Salt Water Sportsman editor in chief Glenn Law checks out the Hell’s Bay Estero.

Hell’s Bay Estero

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Hell's Bay Estero
Hell’s Bay Estero Glenn Law

A view of the entire Hell’s Bay Estero.

Raymarine gs Series 16 and Series 12

Raymarine gs Series 16
Raymarine gs Series 16 Devin Golden

The Raymarine gs Series 16 is a great option for inshore or offshore specialists because it provides an array of chart options from your choice of manufactuer: Navionics, C-Map, Standard Mapping and more. You can switch on the fly, with some charts even free to download. It comes in two sizes, the 16-inch for the Series 16 or the 12-inch Series 12.

Garmin GPSMap 942xs

Garmin GPSMap 942xs
Garmin GPSMap 942xs Devin Golden

The new Garmin GPSMap 942xs has built-in Wi-fi in addition to autopilot and pre-loaded maps with inland and coastal charts for versatile anglers.

Fusion StereoActive

Fusion StereoActive
Fusion StereoActive Devin Golden

The new Fusion StereoActive is waterproof for 1 meter up to 30 minutes. It is available in three colors and can float, with high-quality audio performance in a saltwater setting.

Fusion ActiveSafe

Fusion ActiveSafe
Fusion ActiveSafe Devin Golden

The new Fusion ActiveSafe provides anglers — notably those on kayaks — a storage container for cell phones, keys, wallets and other valuables during a day on the water.

Fusion Active Puck

Fusion Active Puck
Fusion Active Puck Devin Golden

The new Fusion Active Puck provides a place to securely fit either the Fusion StereoActive or Fusion ActiveSafe while out on the water.

Furuno FCV-1900

Furuno FCV-1900
Furuno FCV-1900 Devin Golden

The new Furuno FCV-1900 upgrades the FCV-1200 with three models — the basic version, the CHIRP-option 1900B and the CHIRP-and-convenient-combination 1900G.

Invincible 39 Open Fisherman

Invincible 39
Invincible 39 Glenn Law

The Invincible 39 has a maximum HP of 1400 and fuel capacity of 550 gallons.

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