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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world, so it's no surprise that manufacturers debut lots of new products at the annual show and 2022 is no different. Dozens of new models and products will be introduced over the next five days. Here are just some of the many new items spotted by Soundings:

Mag Bay 43 CC

Mag Bay Yachts revealed its new 43-foot center console at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Designed by Stephen Matthews of Ocean Yacht Design LLC, the 43 is built for high-speed offshore performance in rough waters. Using a non-entrapment hull design it can be equipped with quad 400-hp Mercury Verados, quad Mercury Racing 450-hp V8s, or carry triple Mercury 600 V-12 engines, which allow the 43 CC to reach up to 70 mph.

An angler's dream, the 43 has a 32-inch starboard side door, a 75-gallon aft circulating livewell, 2100 quarts of insulated fish boxes, 14 gunwale rod holders and electric teaser reels. The 43 has a lounge in front of the console, bow seating, a cabin with a galley, a bunk for two and a head.

Pursuit S248

Pursuit debuted the S248 this week, replacing the builder's C238 model. With 12 more inches of LOA than the C238, the S248 has more space and more stability than its predecessor.

The S248 features an enlarged swim platform, a larger hardtop with a full windscreen and more stowage, including in the gunwales forward and the sole at the bow lounge. 

For those who don't want to wet a line or get their hands dirty, there are cushion seats, a transom bench and a concealed helm toilet. Digital electronic throttle shift control is standard. With all show options and a single Yamaha outboard the price is $199,000.

Scout 281 XSS

In their bay boat line-up, Scout Boats released the 281 XSS, their third new model to be released this year. The 281 is an inshore/offshore crossover, and built using carbon epoxy construction. 

It boasts large fore and aft casting decks, lots of rod storage, port and starboard tackle stowage and dual stern bait/fish boxes. It also features fresh and raw water washdowns in the leaning post, a Porta Potti, Corian countertop and cutting boards and a 65-quart YETI slide-out cooler. With all show options, the 281 retails for around $200,000. 

Cruisers 50 GLS

Cruisers Yachts introduced the 50 GLS, the largest in its adventure-seeking sport luxury bowriders. It offers ample seating on the bow, dinette seating in the cabin a mid-ship galley, and a cockpit with dual beach doors, two aft-facing L-shaped seating areas, and a forward-facing bench seat.

The accommodations level features a forward queen size berth, a mid-berth sleeping area, and a head with a separate shower. The boat show model featured triple Mercury 600-hp V12 outboards.

Sailfish 312 CC

Sailfish unveiled the all-new 312 center console, which was designed for fishing or just enjoying a day out on the water. The 30-footer has 29 rod holders as standard equipment for those who want to throw out more than one hook.

Available power packages include twin Yamaha 300s, twin Mercury 300s or twin Mercury 350-hp outboards in one of two colors. The Sailfish is available with loads of options, including a bow shower, a removable bow table, Mercury JPO or Yamaha Joystick, underwater LED lights and various Garmin electronics packages

Simrad HALO 2000 and 3000

It's not just boats that made their debut at FLIBS. Simrad introduced the HALO 2000 and 3000 radars, which both offer high power pulse compression and heightened detection ranges. 

The 2000 boasts 50 watts of power, with visibility out to 72 nautical miles. The 3000 with 130 watts of power allows for visibility out to 96 nautical miles. Both radars feature a range of modes including Bird+ Mode, ZoneTrack and Dangerous Target Alerts to keep boaters safe. 

HMY Yacht Sales introduces a new brand called Eclipse

HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. (HMY), announced they will be the exclusive dealer for a new brand of outboard express cruisers. Called Eclipse, the new brand will start off with two models, the 505 and the 605, which will feature Michael Peters’ patented SVVT hull and automotive-influenced interiors. Both models will be offered with more exclusive features as the 505 Shadow and 605 Shadow.

The boats will be hand-built in South Africa by Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing. The 505 is a 50-footer with a two stateroom, two head layout, flush deck entertaining spaces and twin Mercury 600-hp outboards for propulsion. The 505 Shadow will feature triple 600-hp Mercurys, surround view cameras and Starlink connectivity. The 605 will be a 60-footer with a three stateroom, three head layout and triple 600s. The 605 Shadow will have all the upgrades of the 505 Shadow and a fourth 600-hp Mercury.

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