2019 Miami Boat & Yacht Show Recap


The sun was hot, the crowd was buzzing and the docks were jam-packed at yet another successful pair of Miami boat shows. This hub for product reveals did not disappoint, with plenty of new boats, engines and accessories being showcased at both the Miami International Boat Show and the concurrent Miami Yacht Show. Here are a few of the debuts. 


> Making its U.S. debut, the Absolute 62 Fly offers three wide cabins, Volvo Penta IPS-950 D11 engines and a spacious galley.

> Aquila introduced the new Aquila 30, as well as its new Hydro-Glide Foil System as an option on the Aquila 36.

> Aviara Boats, a newcomer to the industry, launched its new AV32 luxury bowrider in both outboard and sterndrive configurations.

> The CABO brand was reintroduced at the Miami Yacht Show, showcasing its new CABO 41 model — a convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yacht.

> Chaparral had its new 300 OSX on display — part of its outboard sport luxury (OSX) class of boat.

> Chris-Craft revealed its new Catalina 27 Pilot House — a center console with superior wind protection and mahogany accents.

> Cobalt unveiled its new 2020 model, the A29, which showed off some fun options, like the patent-pending Splash & Stow inflatables management system.

> EdgeWater debuted its new 230 CX, a crossover model that features dual consoles and Yamaha FourStroke power up to 300-hp.

> GM displayed a prototype of its electric pontoon boat, Forward Marine First. This boat will not need fuel, is quiet and produces zero emissions. 

> Jeanneau’s new NC 37 was on display, offering a one-level layout, a side door at the helm station and a three-cabin configuration. 

> Pursuit Boats had its new DC 266 dual console on display, boasting a fiberglass hardtop and twin Yamaha outboards. 

> Regal Boats’ new outboard-powered 38 XO is equipped with triple Yamaha 300s, offering top speeds of almost 50 mph. 

> Regulator Marine announced its 26XO, a new center console crossover equipped with a Yamaha F300. 

> Scout’s new flagship 530 LXF caught the attention of many passersby thanks to its optional six outboard configuration. The 53-foot model also features port and starboard hydraulic beach platforms. Scout had its new 235 Dorado on display as well.

> Sea-Doo debuted its first PWC built for fishing, the Fish Pro 155. This watercraft also features Garmin GPS, a trolling mode and a sonar fish finder. 

> Sea Ray unveiled the first model in its new R Series, the 350 SLX-R. The 35-foot dayboat features twin Mercury 400R outboards, joystick piloting, LED underwater lights and 12-inch touchscreen displays.

> Tiara Sport unveiled its 38 LS with a new outboard package from Volvo Penta and Seven Marine.

> World Cat’s new 400DC-X dual console catamaran made its show debut, featuring twin 425-hp Yamaha XTO Offshore outboards.

> Yamaha showed off its new 275 Series, including the base model 275E, deluxe 275SE and flagship 275SD. These new models feature jet drive power, and the 275SD model features Yamaha’s new DRiVE system with paddle controls.


> Dockmate unveiled its upgraded wireless Dockmate docking system, which allows boaters to easily operate electronically controlled engines, bow and stern thrusters, and more.

> Fusion’s new peel-and-stick ARX70 ANT Remote makes operating a Fusion marine entertainment system accessible from anywhere on the boat. 

> JL Audio released its new M6 marine loudspeakers, featuring a patent-pending Transflective RGB LED illumination and evenly dispersed sound. 

> Sunbrella Marine’s new non-woven Horizon marine fabric is designed to resist bacterial staining and fading.


> Indmar announced its first-ever Ecoboost marine engine. While available in Ford automobiles since 2011, this innovative technology is now available for boats.

> Mercury Marine launched its 400 Verado, the company’s highest hp Verado outboard. 

> Torqeedo showed off its two new Deep Blue 100 i, 100 kW inboard motors. 

> Yamaha had its new T25 outboard engine on display. This engine delivers lightweight, electronic fuel injected performance in a small, high-thrust configuration.

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