First Glimpse at Latest Marine Tech & Trends, Newest Boats Can Be Seen at the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine.
More than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the globe will cruise into Miami over President’s Day weekend, February 13-17, 2020, to see and purchase the latest marine industry innovations at the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine. Join in the fun at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin for the five biggest days in boating and peruse hundreds of world debuts of yachts and boats, as well as the hottest new boating products for every lifestyle.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the biggest boating innovations cruising into the 2020 Miami Boat Show.
Must-See Boats at Miami Boat Show 2020:
Beneteau Launches Scarab 285 ID, Largest Recreation Jet Boat on the Market.
The Scarab 285 ID, the largest recreational jet boat on the market maintains an agile sporty feel. 54MPH at top speed and acceleration of 0-30MPH in 4.74 seconds, breaks the industry standard. Along with this, the award-winning iNR system and Medallion touch screen controls make the 285 ID a breeze to maneuver.
De Antonio Yachts Debuts D34 Open Cruiser.
The D34 yacht offers an exclusive deck, with large areas of solarium and seats both stern and bow, made to enjoy to the maximum with friends and family on board. Its two hidden outboard engines favor economical maintenance and improve acoustic comfort. In the interior, a fully equipped bathroom and a double stern cabin offer the desired comfort.
Lexus Premieres New Innovative and Luxury Yacht, the LY 650.
Lexus LY 650 is a new embodiment of Lexus’ challenge to go beyond the automobile to deliver innovative and amazing experiences. The 65-foot yacht boasts exceptional performance and quietness befitting a maritime flagship, an extraordinary user experience created by advanced technology, and high-quality craftsmanship and Toyota Production System built-in quality.
NauticStar Unveils the 191 Hybrid, Less than $30,000 MSRP, Including Trailer.
NauticStar will unveil the newest addition to its popular Hybrid Series at its press event on Thursday, February 13, at 10 AM at booth A135. NauticStar Hybrid boats combine high-end design with affordability, and hulls designed for handling rugged waters. Most enticing, however, is the new model’s extremely modest price point. The boat will be available with trailer included at under $30,000.
Regulator Announces New Regulator 24XO and New Yamaha XF425 Engine Option on the 26XO.
Fulfilling the XO promise of versatility and adventure, the 24XO features abundant deck space, forward and aft casting platforms, standard livewell, and in-deck fish box. Ideal for shallow-water maneuvering, easy for fishing or sandbar fun. Equipped with a standard Yamaha F250 or optional F300, factory-installed Garmin electronics, and signature Fiberglass T-Top with Integrated Wraparound Windshield, the 24XO is ready for all-day play.
Sea Ray Boats Present the SLX-R 400e Outboard, Coming Straight from CES 2020.
Explore the groundbreaking SLX-R 400e Outboard. This brand-new model turned heads as Brunswick’s centerpiece at CES 2020, featuring triple Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines and the all-new Fathom e-Power system. Explore the SLX-R 400e Outboard and the expansion of the SLX-R package into the new SLX-R 310 Outboard.
Cats & Sail Debuts at 2020 Miami Boat Show:
Sun Reef Yachts Debut the Sunreef 80 at the Miami Boat Show, Crowned Queen of the Show.
The Sunreef 80 is an all-around sailing leisure yacht ideal for exclusive getaways, charter and transoceanic adventures. This model boasts a combination of exterior and interior areas easily flowing into one another. Designed for a superior level of comfort.
Nautitech 47 Power Cat Makes World Debut at the Miami Boat Show.
The new 47 Power, making its world debut at the boat show, offers comfort, speed and autonomy. Racy and contemporary lines are combined with optimized hulls for real performance: 22 knots top speed with two Volvo 300hp engines and a range of 300 miles at 15 knots and 1000 miles at 8.5 knots. The XXL flybridge offers exceptional services with its large sundeck, its lounge area with wet bar and its helm station, making the 47 Power an elegant, luxurious and comfortable vessel.
X-Yachts of Denmark Announces the United States Debut of New X4°.
The all-new X4° is the smallest model in the pure X range; blending quality, performance and styling with cruising capability. Hot out of the X-Yachts Design Office comes the X4°, a forty-foot performance cruising yacht that is just as capable for some serious mileage as it is blasting around the cans at the weekend. The new baby X-Yacht joins the hugely successful and critically acclaimed pure X range.
Lagoon Sixty 7.
The Sixty 7 motor yacht is a smaller sister of the flagship motor yacht Seventy 8, and was designed by the catamaran experts Van Pethegem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) and Patrick Le Quement, with interior design by Nauta Design. Its subtle combination of luxury, comfort and style along with simplicity and efficiency, with the highest level of care for finishing, make up the spirit of the SIXTY 7.
Hylas Yachts Newest Design to Date, the Hylas 60, Makes World Debut at the Miami Boat Show.
Hylas Yachts has collaborated with German Frers for over 40 years and built a reputation for yachts that combine ocean sailing capability, classic lines and exquisitely finished interiors. The H60 is a performance cruiser with all the seaworthy attributes Hylas is known for but boldly embraces the clean sweeping lines of a yacht for owners that want Hylas quality and dependability but favor a more modern look.
Latest “Green” Boats and Nautical “Green” Products
Serenity Yachts Celebrates U.S. Unveiling of the Serenity 64 luxury solar-powered yacht, designed by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing.
The interior of the Serenity 64 – that will be in-water at the show, was inspired by the mind of Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing. The boat was recently featured in the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.
Sunglasses made from recycled fishing nets – Costa Del Mar’s Untangled Collection.
Show attendees can shop Costa’s Untangled Collection, a line of sunglass frames made entirely from recycled fishing nets –the most harmful form of ocean plastic. The collection features four frame styles made from 100 percent recycled fishing nets, each featuring mineral glass polarized lenses, recycled aluminum Costa logos, PLUS foam recyclable temple and nose pads.
JetSurf Debuts First-ever Fully Electric Board.
The first-ever Jetsurf fully electric board combines Jetsurf’s top-notch maneuverability with environmental benefits. The Electric model doesn’t lose anything from the DNA of the Jetsurf family. To keep perfect maneuverability and speed in the corners, the JETSURF Electric model is available with full carbon fiber JetsurfF Race hull shape.
Costa ‘Kick Plastic’ Initiative Returns, and Pepsi Introduces 12oz Aluminum Cans for Aquafina Gatorade.
As part of an effort to continue to reduce the use of plastic and help raise awareness for the plastic pollution issue, the boat show is partnering with Costa to offer reusable water containers for sale at the show’s refillable water stations (24 oz. aluminum water bottles for $10). In addition, Pepsi launched its 12oz aluminum cans for Aquafina earlier this month at the big football game; and the Miami Boat Show is second in line to debut these eco-friendly cans to reduce single-use plastic at a large-scale event.
Oris Watch Clean Ocean Limited Edition, Oris Airstream.
The Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition ($2,300) is based on the Oris Aquis diver’s watch and features a medallion made of recycled PET plastic set into the case back.
Best in New Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
West Marine Inc. Showcases Newest Boating Tech and Safety Products.
Miami Boat Show presenting Sponsor, West Marine, the premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear will be on-site demoing the following accessories for the everyday boater: ACR Electronics ResQLink 400 Personal Locator Beacon, MOB+Basepack, wireless engine cutoff switch, FUJINON Techno-Stabi 1440 stabilizing binoculars, SPOT – Trace Theft Alert Tracking Device, ICOM – M37 Floating 6 Watt Handheld VHF Radio, and the Taylor Made – AquaFi Mobile Hotspot Kit.
OneUP, the Most Innovative Life-preserver, Debuts at Miami Boat Show.
OneUP device, the most innovative life-preserver in the market, creating the first aquatic rescue network, can help reduce the risk of drownings worldwide. The Portable inner tube that inflates on contact with water in the shape of a life preserver.
Hobie Introduces Groundbreaking 360-Degree Rotating Pedal Drive and Kick-Up Fins on 2020 Hobie Mirage Pro
Angler 360 Series, MSRP of $4,649.
The remarkable new Hobie MirageDrive 360 propulsion system is a 360-degree rotating pedal drive that allows anglers to easily maneuver their 2020 Mirage Pro Angler 360 12and 14 fishing kayak in every direction—backward, forwards, sideways, diagonally—or even effortlessly spin on its own access. Upping the ante with all-new Kick-Up Fins, which automatically retract upon impact, the new MirageDrive 360 delivers precision boat control and close-quarter maneuverability that’s unrivaled by any other human-powered watercraft. With the MirageDrive 360, anglers go where they want and fish how they want with total control and complete confidence.
Tower Presents New Inflatable Platform Swim Step, to Help Ease Docking and Undocking. $799.
The Swim Step is a 5′ x 10′ x 6” inflatable platform that can be used as a dock and boat extension. It is also a great substitute for swim ladders The Swim Step has three handles to help you carry it when inflated, four D-Rings that can be used to tow or to dock it to boats and floating docks. It also comes with two storage straps and a hand pump.
OTHER NOTABLE BOATS WORTH SEEING
- Largest & Most Expensive Yacht at 2020 Miami Boat Show- Sunreef 80;
- Largest Catamaran – Sunreef 80;
- Largest Monohull – 64 Jeanneau;
- Largest Center Console – Scout 53;
- Largest Sportfisherman – Bertram 6;
- A Boat for Every Budget – NauticStar 191 Hybrid, $30,000 MSRP;
- Boating Magazine’s 2019 Boat of the Year – Solace 345.