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In its element

Bayliner focuses on smaller boats with a new line of dual consoles, including the entry-level Element

Bayliner has introduced four dual-console dayboats under 21 feet. The smallest is the Element.

With this 16-footer, Bayliner wants to lure newcomers to boating or bring back former boat owners, says Matt Guilford, vice president of marketing.



Rybovich No. 2

Illustration by Jim Ewing

Everyone had plans when World War II ended. Pop Rybovich’s boys were itching to build the “perfect” sportfishing boat at their dad’s West Palm Beach, Fla., yard. Sportsman and auto dealer Charles Johnson was ready to go fishing for giant bluefin tuna off Florida’s east coast. They all got together and made history.



Seacraft 20

Illustration by Jim Ewing

You’re looking at a pioneer, the SeaCraft 20. The early days of fiberglass design and boatbuilding were marked by experimentation and innovation, and South Florida was a hot spot.



Concordia Yawl

With proper dignity the editors of Nautical Quarterly, in the Summer 1983 issue, called the Concordia yawl “as much a classic as any sailing yacht in the world for its beauty, its superb construction” and its racing success. One owner described the boat more succinctly: “She is breathtaking and sails like an angel’s wing.”

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The Big Top

 Overload your senses with $3 billion worth of boats, gear and accessories at six venues

The numbers for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are staggering: $3 billion worth of boats and products on display for five days at a show that encompasses 3 million square feet of space at six venues.



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