Boat Shop New Boats

Read about the Newest Boats and Specifications on Soundings Online

Panga Marine's new 29 Horizon

Rob McDaniel, president of Panga Marine in Sarasota, Fla., began importing and selling Panga-style boats in 2001 from a Mexican manufacturer. Now he builds them in Sarasota, with features U.S. anglers want — live wells, fishboxes and rod holders, for instance.



Cherubini 255 Sport Cruiser

How could you not like the look of the latest powerboat from Cherubini Yachts? The 255 Sport Cruiser caught my eye at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March, with its straight sheer, lots of tumblehome aft and elliptical transom above a curved teak swim platform.



Four Winns confident in its cuddy

Within today’s many boat styles is the compact cuddy, a dual-console sportboat with all sorts of uses — family outings, maybe a little fishing, water sports. It’s a popular type in Europe and Four Winns has introduced its own version, the S215.



Ranger Tugs R-31

Smart boats get my attention. Take the new Ranger Tugs R-31, a single-diesel, semidisplacement trailerable trawler with a retractable flybridge.



Dazzling display

New-boat introductions have been scarce at the Miami International Boat Show in recent years, but that changed in a big way this year

Chris-Craft Corsair 36It was non-stop. One after another, boatbuilders introduced new models at this year’s Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Boat Show in Miami Beach — a stark contrast to the dearth of new-boat announcements in the last few years.



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