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2012 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

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

October 30, 2012
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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 34 unknown
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The Regulator 34 unknown
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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 Vantage unknown
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Boston Whaler’s 230 and 270 Vantage
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Boston Whaler’s 170 Dauntless on display unknown
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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 24 unknown
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Scout’s new 195SF on display unknown
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Grady-White, then and now…. unknown
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New 40- and 60-hp four strokes from Mercury unknown
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Cutaway view of Mercury’s 150 unknown
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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 Belzona unknown
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The Cobia 220 Dual Console on display unknown
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The new 2013 Marquesa from Hell’s Bay unknown
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Sweet new tower on this Everglades center console unknown
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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 Edgewater unknown
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