With its wedge shape and open stern, the Smartboat 23 turned some heads in its U.S. debut last fall a the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Built in Tunisia, the high-end lightweight center console can be used as a tender, fishing boat, family runabout or dive boat, says Sean Willis, U.S. sales representative of Eastern Yacht Sales in Hingham, Mass.
While covering the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show in December, I came across the Bonadeo 368 Walk-Around, a custom center console from Bonadeo Boatworks, of Stuart, Fla. With her yellow hull and matching triple 300-hp Mercury Verados, proud bow and broken sheer, the boat attracted a steady stream of show-goers.
Glacier Bay’s 26-foot Canyon Runner was its most popular boat, proving its offshore capabilities with such passages as a 728-mile run from Virginia Beach to Bermuda and a 1,328-mile voyage from Hawaii to Midway Island.
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