23 New Boats to See at the Miami International Boat Show

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Scout 355 LXF

Scout 355 LXF

Scout 355 LXF

LOA: 34 feet, 11 inches • BEAM: 10 feet, 9 inches • WEIGHT: 8,800 pounds (dry, no engines) • DRAFT: 2 feetHULL TYPE: deep-vee • POWER: triple Yamaha F300s • SPEED: 54 knots top, 31 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 310 gallons fuel, 23 gallons water, 9 gallons waste • PRICE: $394,882 • CONTACT: Scout Boats, scoutboats.com

Big boats, little boats, beamy boats, tall boats, fast boats, slow boats: If it floats, there’s a good chance you can get a look at it during the Miami International Boat Show. Under the tents and in the water will be more than 2,000 boats — all on sunny, warm Virginia Key, a great place to be in the dead of winter. The show runs Feb. 15-19.

Among the fresh entries are a couple of interesting power cats, a convertible sportfish, a French coupe and a handful of capable center consoles. And in case you missed them, many of the models introduced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be on display in Miami.

Viking 44 Convertible

Viking 44 Convertible

Viking 44 Convertible

Joining Viking’s 44 Open, which made her debut at the Fort Lauderdale boat show, is the 44 Convertible, which the New Gretna, New Jersey, builder will take the wraps off at the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue. “The 44 Convertible is a comfortable tournament contender with the largest flybridge in its class, equally capable of galloping hard to the canyons on gnarly-weather days or blasting over to the Bahamas in 90-degree heat,” says Chris Landry, director of communications for Viking Yachts.

The 44 Convertible has a two-stateroom, two-head layout. There’s one head with an enclosed shower for the master stateroom and one wet/day head. The master is situated longitudinally to port, while the guest stateroom is in the bow with crisscrossed berths — one double and a single, elevated bunk. Each sleeping area has shelf and cubby stowage, as well as hanging lockers.

The saloon has an L-shaped lounge aft with bar-style seating that is directly above the U-shaped galley. An elevated, J-shaped dinette is forward to port. Expanses of cabin-side glass give the area a light and airy feel, and rich wood finishes and buttery upholstery add to the sense of luxury.

Outside in the cockpit is a mezzanine with bench seating on one side and a drink cooler and tackle drawers on the other. The steps up to the two sides have concealed stowage beneath them. Twin fishboxes are oriented longitudinally to port and starboard, an in-deck stowage lazarette is mounted on centerline, and a fishbox is mounted inside the transom.

Tucked below are a pair of 800-hp MAN diesels with enough ponies to accelerate the 44 Convertible to 34.5 knots. She cruises comfortably at 30 knots, meaning only a few hours’ ride or less to the canyons, in most locales. “The 44C runs on the same proprietary surface as our 44 Open, giving her the high performance of a Viking express fishing boat and the stylish deckhouse, expansive saloon and luxurious accommodations of a Viking convertible,” Landry says.

LOA: 45 feet, 1 inch • BEAM: 16 feet, 4 inches • WEIGHT: 50,132 pounds (standard fuel load) • DRAFT: 4 feet HULL TYPE: modified-vee • POWER: twin 800-hp MAN diesels • SPEED: 34.5 knots top, 30 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 825 gallons fuel, 120 gallons water, 46 gallons waste • PRICE: $1.39 million • CONTACT: Viking Yacht Co., vikingyachts.com

Krogen 50 Open

Krogen 50 Open

Krogen 50 Open

Fresh off the ship from the Far East is the Krogen 50 Open, which will make its world premiere at the Miami International Boat Show. “For customers who have dreamed of a Kadey-Krogen with a walk-in engine room, Portuguese bridge and a main-deck layout that is continuous from saloon to pilothouse, their dream has come true,” says Larry Polster, vice president and partner with Kadey-Krogen Yachts.

The 50 Open’s two-stateroom layout with twin head/shower compartments is ideal for a couple, or a couple with guests. A three-stateroom layout is available, which includes a shared head/shower compartment to port while retaining an en-suite head/shower for the master stateroom. The spaces below are upholstered and trimmed in wood.

The main saloon feels big thanks to a virtually bulkhead-free, open-concept layout. A galley is forward of a lounge area to port and has a 30-inch Wolf range and ample counter space. A dual-drawer Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and wine cooler are adjacent to the galley to starboard. It’s a single step up to the bridge deck, which has a helm seat and an L-shaped lounge abaft a teak table.

For outdoor living, there’s a well-protected cockpit with a side-deck extension that wraps around the starboard side of the boat and leads up to the Portuguese bridge. Access to the bridge deck is via port and starboard doors, and openings in the Portuguese bridge allow foredeck and docking access. Above it all is a flybridge with a grill and fridge, hardtop-sheltered helm and dinghy stowage.

A single 230-hp John Deere diesel pushes the 50 Open to a top speed of 9.4 knots. She cruises efficiently at 8 knots. Range can be expanded by dropping down to 6 knots, giving owners 5,000 nautical miles with 1,240 gallons of fuel on board.

“The Krogen 50 Open is revolutionary for our brand and not a replacement for the legendary Krogen 48s or popular Krogen 52,” Polster says. “She’s a model all her own for those seeking an oceangoing yacht that is as social and open for a large group of people as an express-style cruiser or traditional sedan-style might be.”

LOA: 52 feet, 9 inches • BEAM: 17 feet, 5 inches • WEIGHT: 68,000 pounds • DRAFT: 5 feet, 4 inches • HULL TYPE: displacement • POWER: single 230-hp John Deere 6068AFM85 diesel • SPEED: 9.4 knots top, 8 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 1,240 gallons fuel, 400 gallons water, 140 gallons waste • PRICE: $1.55 million • CONTACT: Kadey-Krogen Yachts, kadeykrogen.com

Tideline 360 Offshore

Tideline 360 Offshore

Tideline 360 Offshore

Tideline has been crafting smart-looking power cats out of its Edenton, North Carolina, factory since 2012, when it introduced the Tideline 19. The builder’s 235 Hybrid came next in 2015. The Tideline 360 Offshore — the builder’s biggest center console cat to date — will be displayed for the first time at the Miami International Boat Show.

“The Tideline 360 Offshore offers the future of offshore sportfishing combined with classic style and appeal,” says Tideline co-owner George Stronach. “Our newest catamaran combines the performance, comfort and fishability of the newest high-end offshore fishing cats with the classic lines and aesthetics of a traditional, custom-built sportfishing boat.”

Angling-minded features include two 45-gallon and two 88-gallon live wells; more than 2,300 quarts of fishbox capacity in two 815-quart deck lockers and a 688-quart foredeck coffin-style cooler; and rod stowage on the hardtop and under an inset into the gunwales.

Layouts were not finalized at press time, but renderings show a swim platform with transom cut-through access to the cockpit. An aft-facing bench is shown, along with three bucket seats abaft the center console. A forward-facing lounge with cooler stowage underneath is forward of the helm. The builder says this model will be semicustom, with requests welcome.

Buyers can choose among Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Mercury outboards, from twin 300-hp and 350-hp configurations to quad Mercury Verado 400Rs. Projected top end at wide-open throttle and a pair of Yamaha F350s is 52 knots, with a cruising speed of 35 knots. Part of that speed comes from reduced weight; Tideline’s hulls are composite, and the 360 Offshore’s projected weight is only 9,200 pounds.

LOA: 36 feet, 5 inches • BEAM: 11 feet • WEIGHT: 9,200 pounds (estimated) • DRAFT: 1 foot, 8 inches • HULL TYPE: catamaran • POWER: twin 300- or 350-hp 4-strokes, quad 400-hp 4-strokes • TANKAGE: 492 gallons fuel • PRICE: $275,000 • CONTACT: Tideline Boats, tidelineboats.com

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Apple made a pretty bold move in 2005 when it replaced its popular iPod Mini with the iPod Nano. Critics scolded Apple for the change, but the Nano became an even better seller than the Mini. Beneteau is making a similar move: It’s replacing its popular Gran Turismo 49 with a new 50-footer. The sleek, Mediterranean-inspired coupe will make its North American debut at the Miami International Boat Show.

The Gran Turismo 50 focuses on luxury and performance. Fitted with twin 435-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels and IPS600 pod drives, the boat has a top speed of 29 knots and cruises in the mid-20-knot range. Joystick steering enhances close-quarters maneuvering.

The debut model has a two-stateroom layout, and a three- stateroom model also will be available. The two-stateroom scheme features a midcabin master stateroom with an island berth and a private head with an enclosed shower. A guest stateroom in the bow has a scissoring island berth that can be pushed together for a couple or separated into individual berths. With the other layout, a third stateroom with a pair of twin berths replaces the starboard L-shaped lounge in the saloon.

Up a level is the main living space, which has a starboard-side helm, a port-side J-shaped lounge with a flip-out table and an adjacent seating area. Sliding doors aft, a power sunroof and cabin-side glass create an open and airy feeling and a connection with the scenery outside.

The cockpit is the center of the exterior layout. It has an L-shaped lounge that dominates much of the space, set around a table. The teak swim platform raises and lowers hydraulically, and the transom has a dinghy garage with a standard Williams jet tender.

LOA: 51 feet, 9 inches • BEAM: 14 feet, 4 inches • WEIGHT: 30,063 pounds • DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches • HULL TYPE: modified-vee • POWER: twin Volvo Penta D6 diesels, IPS600 drives • SPEED: 29 knots top, 25 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 344 gallons fuel, 106 gallons water • PRICE: $1.1 million • CONTACT: Beneteau Group, beneteau.com

Tiara Sport 38 LS

Tiara Sport 38 LS

Tiara Sport 38 LS

LOA: 35 feet, 6 inches
BEAM: 12 feet, 6 inches
WEIGHT: 18,600 pounds
DRAFT: 2 feet, 4 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: triple Yamaha F350s
SPEED: 48 knots top, 30 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 359 gallons fuel, 50 gallons water, 27 gallons waste
PRICE: $499,900
CONTACT: Tiara Yachts, tiarasport.com

Boston Whaler 350 Realm

Boston Whaler 350 Realm

Boston Whaler 350 Realm

LOA: 35 feet, 6 inches
BEAM: 10 feet, 10 inches
WEIGHT: 13,600 pounds (dry, no engines)
DRAFT: 2 feet, ½ inch
HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: triple 350-hp Mercury Verado 4-strokes
SPEED: 45.8 knots top, 25.6 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 385 gallons fuel, 45 gallons water, 10 gallons waste
PRICE: $467,164
CONTACT: Boston Whaler, bostonwhaler.com

Prestige 460 S Coupe 

Prestige 460 S Coupe 

Prestige 460 S Coupe

LOA: 46 feet, 10 inches
BEAM: 13 feet, 11 inches
WEIGHT: 27,366 pounds
DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: twin 370-hp Volvo Penta D5 diesels, IPS500 drives
SPEED: 30 knots top, 25 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 328 gallons fuel, 106 gallons water, 32 gallons waste
PRICE: $643,000
CONTACT: Prestige Yachts, prestige-yachts.com                 

Intrepid 407 Panacea

Intrepid 407 Panacea

Intrepid 407 Panacea

LOA: 40 feet
BEAM: 11 feet, 1 inch
WEIGHT: 19,500 pounds
DRAFT: 2 feet, 6 inches
HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: triple 300-hp to quad 400-hp 4-strokes
SPEED: 60 knots top, 40 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 483 gallons fuel,60 gallons water
PRICE: $575,000 (w/base engines)
CONTACT: Intrepid Powerboats, intrepidpowerboats.com

Hatteras GT45X Fly

Hatteras GT45X Fly

Hatteras GT45X Fly

LOA: 44 feet, 7 inches
BEAM: 16 feet, 6 inches
WEIGHT: 49,700 pounds
DRAFT: 4 feet
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: twin 835-hp Caterpillar C12.9 diesels
SPEED: 42 knots top, 32 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 800 gallons fuel, 100 gallons water, 43 gallons waste
PRICE: $1.495 million
CONTACT: Hatteras Yachts, hatterasyachts.com

Sea Ray SLX 400 Outboard 

Sea Ray SLX 400 Outboard 

Sea Ray SLX 400 Outboard 

LOA: 39 feet, 6 inches
BEAM: 12 feet, 1 inch
WEIGHT: 18,537 pounds
DRAFT: 2 feet, 8 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: triple 350-hpMercury Verado 4-strokes
SPEED: 46 knots top
TANKAGE: 375 gallons fuel, 50 gallons water, 28 gallons waste
PRICE: unavailable at press time
CONTACT: Sea Ray Boats, searay.com

Carver C34 Coupe

Carver C34 Coupe

Carver C34 Coupe

LOA: 34 feet
BEAM: 11 feet, 6 inches
WEIGHT: 17,300 pounds (dry)
DRAFT: 3 feet, 1 inch
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: twin 250-hp MerCruiser gasoline sterndrives
SPEED: 35 knots top, 24 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 210 gallons fuel, 78 gallons water, 30 gallons waste
PRICE: $335,715
CONTACT: Carver Yachts, carveryachts.com

Robalo 242

Robalo 242

Robalo 242

LOA: 24 feet
BEAM: 8 feet, 9 inches
WEIGHT: 4,800 pounds
DRAFT: 1 foot, 8 inches
HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: single Yamaha F300
SPEED: 40 knots top, 28 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 150 gallons fuel, 13 gallons water, 8 gallons waste
PRICE: $66,595
CONTACT: Robalo Boats, robalo.com

Grady-White Freedom 325 

Grady-White Freedom 325 

Grady-White Freedom 325 

LOA: 31 feet, 2 inches
BEAM: 10 feet, 9 inches
WEIGHT: 9,300 pounds (without engines)
DRAFT: 2 feet
HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: twin Yamaha F300s
SPEED: 42 knots top, 25 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 288 gallons fuel, 30 gallons water, 10 gallons waste
PRICE: $333,815
CONTACT: Grady-White Boats, gradywhite.com

Sea Ray Sundancer 320 OB

Sea Ray Sundancer 320 OB

Sea Ray Sundancer 320 OB 

LOA: 32 feet, 10 inches
BEAM: 10 feet, 8 inches
WEIGHT: 13,681 pounds
DRAFT: 3 feet, 7 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: triple 250-hp Mercury Verado 4-strokes
SPEED: 47 knots top
TANKAGE: 220 gallons fuel, 32 gallons water, 28 gallons waste
PRICE: unavailable at press time
CONTACT: Sea Ray Boats, searay.com

Formula 430 All Sport Crossover  

Formula 430 All Sport Crossover  

Formula 430 All Sport Crossover

LOA: 43 feet
BEAM: 12 feet
WEIGHT: 26,600 pounds
DRAFT: 3 feet, 7 inches
HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: quadruple Mercury Verado 400R 4-strokes
SPEED: 55 knots top, 32 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 500 gallons gas, 35 gallons diesel, 56 gallons water, 43 gallons waste
PRICE: $1.16 million (Verado 400Rs)
CONTACT: Formula Boats, formulaboats.com

Jeanneau NC33

Jeanneau NC33

Jeanneau NC33

LOA: 34 feet, 5 inches
BEAM: 10 feet, 10 inches
WEIGHT: 11,830 pounds
DRAFT: 3 feet, 2 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: twin 220-hp Volvo Penta D3 diesels
SPEED: 30.4 knots top, 26.6 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 137 gallons fuel, 46 gallons water
PRICE: $400,000
CONTACT: Jeanneau America, jeanneauamerica.com

Pursuit DC 365

Pursuit DC 365

Pursuit DC 365

LOA: 37 feet, 11 inches
BEAM: 12 feetWEIGHT: 17,000 pounds
DRAFT: 2 feet, 2 inches
HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: triple Yamaha F300s
SPEED: 44 knots top, 30 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 325 gallons fuel, 42 gallons water, 22 gallons waste
PRICE: $472,000
CONTACT: Pursuit Boats, pursuitboats.com

Cruisers Cantius 42

Cruisers Cantius 42

Cruisers Cantius 42

LOA: 43 feet, 2 inches
BEAM: 13 feet, 8 inches
WEIGHT: 28,469 pounds
DRAFT: 3 feet, 4 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: twin 370-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels, IPS500 drives
SPEED: 31 knots top, 27 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 300 gallons fuel, 80 gallons water, 50 gallons waste
PRICE: $880,480
CONTACT: Cruisers Yachts, cruisersyachts.com

Fountaine Pajot MY44

Fountaine Pajot MY44

Fountaine Pajot MY44

LOA: 44 feet
BEAM: 21 feet, 8 inches
WEIGHT: 30,865 pounds
DRAFT: 4 feet, 4 inches
HULL TYPE: catamaran
POWER: twin 400-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels, IPS600 drives
SPEED: 24 knots top, 20 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 528 gallons fuel, 185 gallons water, 92 gallons wastePRICE: $1.1 million
CONTACT: Fountaine Pajot, fountaine-pajot.com

ea Pro 259 Deep V CC

ea Pro 259 Deep V CC

Sea Pro 259 Deep V CC

LOA: 25 feet, 9 inches • BEAM: 9 feet, 4 inches • WEIGHT: 4,850 pounds (dry) • DRAFT: 1 foot, 7 inches • HULL TYPE: deep-vee • POWER: twin 175-hp Suzuki 4-stroke • SPEED: 50 knots top, 30 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 147 gallons fuel, 20 gallons water • PRICE: unavailable at press time • CONTACT: Sea Pro Boats, seapromfg.com

Everglades 335cc

Everglades 335cc 

Everglades 335cc 

LOA: 32 feet, 4 inches
BEAM: 10 feet, 8 inches
WEIGHT: 9,500 pounds
DRAFT: 2 feet HULL TYPE: deep-vee
POWER: twin Yamaha F350s
SPEED: 44 knots top, 25 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 306 gallons fuel, 31 gallons water, 14 gallons waste
PRICE: $378,188
CONTACT: Everglades Boats, evergladesboats.com

Robalo 246 Cayman Sky Deck

Robalo 246 Cayman Sky Deck

Robalo 246 Cayman Sky Deck

LOA: 24 feet, 6 inches
BEAM: 9 feet
WEIGHT: 5,000 pounds
DRAFT: 1 foot
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: single Yamaha F300
SPEED: 43 knots top, 29 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 75 gallons fuel, 13 gallons water
PRICE: $75,995
CONTACT: Robalo Boats, robalo.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2018 issue.