2011 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show - Part I

Outboard boats we saw and more at this year's show

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We visited the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 27-31, 2011) and got a chance to check out some of the latest boat and power debuts. Good weather early in the show helped contribute to what was, by all accounts, a great turnout. Here's a bit of what we saw at this year's show...
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We were able to hop on a test-ride with the new Mercury 150-hp four-stroke, which made its debut at the show
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Pursuit OS 385
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Pursuit OS 385
Pursuit OS 385
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Pursuit OS 385
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Pursuit OS 385
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Pursuit OS 385
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Quite a wrap on this Contender 39!
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Intrepid 327 Cuddy
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Intrepid 327 Cuddy
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Intrepid 327 Cuddy
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Intrepid 327 Cuddy
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Intrepid 327 Cuddy
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Everglades 230 DC
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Everglades 230 DC
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Everglades 230 DC
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Everglades 230 DC
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Everglades 230 DC
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A beautiful launch at the show...
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The Safe 41' looks pretty indestructible
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While the party seemed to be down at the docks, we found a good number of new boats on display at the convention center as well...
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The Texas Highway Patrol brought one tough Yellowfin...
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Scout 275 XSF
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Scout 275 XSF
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Scout 275 XSF
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Scout 275 XSF
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Scout 275 XSF
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Scout 275 XSF
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Scout 225 XSF
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Scout 225 XSF
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Scout 225 XSF
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Scout 225 XSF
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Scout 225 XSF
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Beers 17 Custom
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Beers 17 Custom
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Glacier Bay 2770
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Glacier Bay 2770
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Glacier Bay 2770
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Glacier Bay 2770
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Contender 30 Stepped Hull
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Contender 30 Stepped Hull
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Contender 30 Stepped Hull
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Contender 30 Stepped Hull
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Contender 30 Stepped Hull
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Contender 30 Stepped Hull
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Everglades 295 Pilot
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Everglades 295 Pilot
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Everglades 295 Pilot
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Everglades 295 Pilot
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Everglades 295 Pilot
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Hell's Bay Biscayne
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Hell's Bay Biscayne
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Hell's Bay Biscayne
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The aftermath of SeaHunter's ultimate boat torture test. You can watch the video here.
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Fountain 34'
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Fountain 34'
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Fountain 34'
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Fountain 34'
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Fountain 34'
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Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
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Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
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Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
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Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
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Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
See some larger boat launches and more from the show in Part II of our coverage.