Opening the gates to the world’s largest Boat Show

It’s that time of year again for the world’s largest international boat show to raise its gates, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, lives up to its nickname as “Yachting Capital of the World”, hosting the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 28-November 1, 2010. With more than 3 million square feet of space over five locations, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system. Here is a sneak preview to some of the new boats and yachts that will be launched at the this year’s show.

51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Cranchi will be introducing two new models. The Sixty 6 Flybridge and Fifty 6 Soft Top.

Cranchi 64

Evolution Yachts will have information about their first four vessels in the production series of yachts in the 40ft-120ft size range set to launch in 2012.

Crystal Lady

MarineMax will be debuting the new 541 by Meridian Yachts.

Meridian 541

Denison Yacht Sales is representing the new 42 Selene Ocean Trawler.

42 Selene Ocean Trawler

Chris Craft is offering the Catalina 29 Sun Tender with an expandable sports top.

Catalina 29 Sun Tender

Horizon Yachts will debut the AC80 and the E88 Catamarans and offer the P136 and the V74 for the first time on the East Coast.

AC80 Catamaran

Fairline Boats will unveil the new Targa 58 Gran Turismo express cruiser and their latest generation Squadron models, the Squadron 65 and Squadron 55 flybridge motor yachts.

fairline targa 58 gran turismo

Novurania of America adds to their Chase Series of ultra-high-end luxury tenders with their new 18, 23 and 27 models.

Novurania Chase 23

Ferretti Group will offer the Bertram 540 Sport Fish Edition; the Bertram 800; the Pershing 80; the Riva Duchessa 92; and the Ferretti 470 and 570.

Ferretti 570

Mochi Craft will introduce a 23 meter, the long-range yacht with a hybrid propulsion system.

Mochi Craft 23m

San Lorenzo of the Americas will premier their new 72 in America at the Show.

San Lorenzo 72

Moonen Shipyards will introduce it’s first 124’. Northlander.


Boston Whaler will be debuting their new 170 SuperSport and 345 Conquest Open. The 3200 Outrage Cuddy will also be on display with new additions including a powder-coated hardtop frame and deluxe helm prep station.

Boston Whaler 345 Open

Marquis Yachts introduces new hull profiles, portlight configurations, paint schemes and interiors.

Marquis 720

Carver Yachts will present its new 44’ Sojourn.

Carver 44

Mecum Auctions will auction the John Hay “Jock” Whitney’s specially commissioned Elegante motor yacht. Built-in 1964 by Whiticar of Florida, the 63-foot, sport-fish-inspired hull design is a one-of-a-kind vessel.

Whiticar 63

Hydra-Sports Boats will debut its 42’ sportfish centre console including new custom options and powered by four V8 engines.

Hydra Sports Boats

Albury Brothers Boats will premier its new 23’ Classic Runabout.

Albury Brothers 23

Feadship will debut two new boats, the 147’ (44.65m) Sirius and 128’ (39m) Go.

Feadship Sirius 2

Northcoast Yachts will offer a new 125’ Motoryacht

Northcoast 125

For those attending Fort Lauderdale, you can share your photos and videos at ILBC, our 2010 Boat Show Photo competition will be on till the end of November, so the WSB team look forward to all your entries and your views from the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Watch the action of past shows

2 Comments on “Opening the gates to the world’s largest Boat Show

  1. Looking forward to seeing all these great boats in your review and many more there, fort Lauderdale is a superb show and a day well spent 🙂


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