2012 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

A sampling of new boats and gear introduced at this year's show

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While persistent rain bands and winds from passing Hurricane Sandy slowed us down a bit at this year's Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, we still wanted to bring back a bit of what we saw from the convention center and Bahia Mar docks. As always, there were numerous new boat launches and exciting gear on display...unknown
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A row of available sportfishers on display at the show.unknown
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Joan Maxwell, of Regulator, introduces the company's new 34 at a breezy press conference Thursday afternoon.unknown
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More shots of the Regulator 34 ...unknown
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The Regulator 34unknown
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The Regulator 34unknown
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The Regulator 34unknown
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The Regulator 34unknown
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A cutaway view of the new Volvo Penta V8-380 inboards unveiled at the show.unknown
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Pictured are KEP Marine's sunlight-readable marinized widescreen displays.unknown
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Insight Genesis allows anglers to create custom coastal lake maps on Lowrance displays.unknown
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Rigid Boats' X-Fish SUP is a one-man fishing machine.unknown
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In-water demo of the Optimus 360 joystick control by Teleflex.
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Opposed outboards can move the boat sideways with the controls, even in heavy wind/current.
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Tim Schiek of Boston Whaler introduces the new Vantage dual-console models at a press conference Thursday afternoon.unknown
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Boston Whaler's 230 and 270 Vantageunknown
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Boston Whaler's 230 and 270 Vantage
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Boston Whaler's 170 Dauntless on displayunknown
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Conditions deteriorated a bit on Thursday night, but it was high and dry in the convention center.
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John Brownlee's flagship Sport Fishing Television Yellowfin 24unknown
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Scout's new 195SF on displayunknown
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Grady-White, then and now....unknown
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New 40- and 60-hp four strokes from Mercuryunknown
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Cutaway view of Mercury's 150unknown
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Industrial coating manufacturer Belzona has moved into boat building and brought this unique offering to the show.unknown
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Wide sliding doors open on both the port and starboard side of the Belzonaunknown
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The Cobia 220 Dual Console on displayunknown
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The new 2013 Marquesa from Hell's Bayunknown
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Sweet new tower on this Everglades center consoleunknown
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Check out the custom installation on this Bahamas boat for, ahem, "adult calisthenics"unknown
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The new 280CX from Edgewaterunknown
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