2021 Palm Beach International Boat Show

Premiere boatbuilders show their latest and greatest on the Palm Beach waterfront.

March 31, 2021

After the COVID-related cancellation of the 2021 Miami International Boat Show, regularly scheduled in February, this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show — already a top event of its kind — took on even greater importance. Exhibitors displayed an unprecedented number of vessels, including numerous exciting fishing machines, allowing prospective buyers to get a close look at several of the choices on their boat-buying wish lists. Here are some of the hottest models on display!

Pursuit S 428

Pursuit S 428 at the docks in Palm Beach
The S 428 offers a roomy cockpit and several seating options, fore and aft. SWS file

Powered by quad Yamaha 425 XTOs, Pursuit’s new flagship seamlessly blends a wealth of comforts and fishing features, which include lighted transom livewells (36 gallons each) with clear lids to port and starboard, a pair of in-floor fish boxes—with a combined capacity of 66 gallons—augmented by a 68-gallon refrigerator/freezer box in the transom, a tackle center with a storage drawer and four Plano tackle trays on each side, and backing plates and wiring on both gunwales facilitate downrigger installation.


  • Length: 43′9″
  • Beam: 13′
  • Draft: 34″
  • Deadrise: 22 degrees
  • Fuel: 547 gal.
  • Water: 70 gal
  • Weight: 23,600 lb.
  • Max HP: 1,700

Pursuit S 428 helm
The console holds all necessities and its black finish minimizes glare. SWS file
Pursuit S 428 rod storage
Rod storage on the Pursuit is easily augmented with optional rocket launchers. SWS file
Pursuit S 428 transom cooler
A sizable cooler/fish box is strategically located in the middle of the transom. SWS file
Pursuit S 428 with quad outboards
The integrated outboard bracket/swim platform is designed for up to four motors. SWS file

World Cat 400CC-X

World Cat 400CC-X casting deck
The bow of the 400CC-X offers an elevated casting deck, plus ample seating and storage. SWS file

The center-console sister to the 400DC-X, World Cat’s flagship -dual-console model, the 400CC-X boasts a wealth of luxurious appointments and conveniences, ample storage and lots of fishing-related amenities, including lockable rod storage, undergunwale rod racks, nine flush-mounted rod holders on the gunwales, fold-down rigging table and rocket launcher, fore and aft in-deck fish boxes, side tuna door, raw- and freshwater washdowns and more.


  • Length: 39′8″
  • Beam: 12′8″
  • Draft: 21″
  • Fuel: 604 gal.
  • Weight: 14,500 lb.
  • Max HP: 1,200

Forward loungers with backrests
Removable backrests allow lounging up front, with additional rod and gear storage. SWS file
World Cat 400CC-X helm
The huge dash accommodates three large MFDs and puts switches and other instruments at arm’s length. SWS file
World Cat 400CC-X head
The head compartment includes a marine toilet, sink with freshwater faucet and more. SWS file
World Cat 400CC-X cockpit seating
The aft-facing bench behind the helm seats incorporates 5 flush-mount rod holders and a large insulated cooler. SWS file
World Cat 400CC-X transom livewell
The transom features a center pass-through door and an aquarium-style livewell to port. SWS file
World Cat 400CC-X swim platform
The integrated swim platform extends aft between the motors for safer re-boarding. SWS file

Contender 44CB

Contender 44CB forward loungers
Forward-console dual seat/lounger with flip-down armrests and storage. SWS file

Contender’s latest 44-foot model, the 44 CB is a perfect marriage of fishability and comfort that incorporates a console berth and other key conveniences for overnighting, and a plethora of fishing-specific features in a semicustom build designed to fish in whatever conditions King Neptune throws at you. Key options range from 55-gallon livewells to 10-foot rod lockers, insulated fish boxes and plenty more.



  • Length: 43′10″
  • Beam: 12′
  • Draft: 27″
  • Fuel: 600 gal.
  • Weight: 19,600 lb.
  • Max HP: 2,000

Contender 44CB hardtop with radar
Hardtop with LED lighting, radar, outriggers, second helm station and more. SWS file
Contender 44CB helm
Dash with electronics shade, and space for large dual MFDs and plenty more. SWS file
Contender 44CB helm seating
Seat options include triple adjustable helm chairs and second-row seating. SWS file
Contender 44CB berth
Conveniences below include a berth, head, storage and vertical rod racks. SWS file
Contender 44CB prep station
Tackle storage/prep station and pull-out cooler sit behind second-row seating. SWS file
Contender 44CB with quad outboards
Quad-outboard configuration provides the speed for long trips and tourneys. SWS file

Invincible 46 Catamaran

The lines of the Invincible 46 Cat hull hint at its high-performance capabilities.

The Invincible 46 Catamaran’s design provides sportfisher-level fishability and specifications while allowing you to carry everyone and everything anywhere, in any conditions. Designed by Morelli and Melvin, engineers of some of the most competitive racing cats in the industry, the 46 Cat has a hybrid semi-asymmetric design and double-stepped sponson. It’s stable in turns, straddles seas at rest — keeping anglers comfortable — and softens the blows in rough weather.



  • Length: 45′11″
  • Beam: 12′
  • Draft: 24″
  • Fuel: 1,000 gal.
  • Weight: 20,000 lb.
  • Max HP: 1,800

Yellowfin 17 Flats CE

Yellowfin 17 Flats CE on a trailer in Palm Beach
The 17 CE promises even better performance than the original 17 Flats skiff. SWS file

Built with the proprietary fabric used in Yellowfin’s 24 CE (Carbon Elite) model, the new carbon-fiber version of the builder’s 17-foot flats skiff incorporates various performance enhancements such as increased deadrise, integrated spray rails and a hull step. The boat on display at the Palm Beach Boat Show was rigged for an endurance race, but anglers can order the boat with a poling platform, hydraulic jack plate, Power-pole shallow-water anchor, console rod racks, reel protector pads, and a long list of other standards and options.


  • Length: 17′4″
  • Beam: 6′8″
  • Draft: TBA
  • Fuel: 22 gal.
  • Weight: TBA
  • Max HP: TBA

Yellowfin 17 Flats CE helm
The smart center-console design affords additional deck and sitting space. SWS file
Yellowfin 17 Flats CE trim tabs
The rear view shows the integrated spray rails, transom step and recessed trim tabs. SWS file


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