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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2016: Live Updates

An on-scene photo gallery showing the highlights from this year's event

November 2, 2016
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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show pictures
Opening scenes from the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Gates opened Thursday at 10 a.m. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

Join Sport Fishing magazine editors as we walk through the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and docks at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center for real-time updates from the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Fort Lauderdale, heralded as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” hosts the annual boat show this year from Nov. 3 through Nov. 7.

Show exhibits range from yacht builders to a wide variety of fishing boats such as sportfishers, center consoles, runabouts, flats boats, and plenty of others. Most boats on display are brand new offerings for the 2016 or 2017 year. All together, the show is spread across eight different locations including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Marina, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina, The Sails Marina and Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.

If you can’t make it to the show in-person, check back to this gallery for updates Thursday and Friday.

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Albemarle Sportfishing Boats 29 Express

Albemarle Sportfishing Boats 29 Express fishing boat
Albemarle Sportfishing Boats new 29 Express. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

North Carolina-based Albemarle Sportfishing Boats‘ new 29 Express features a 10-foot, 6-inch beam, 24 degrees of deadrise, 310 gallons of fuel capacity and a 30-gallon transom livewell. The Express is powered by twin Yamaha F350 outboards.

Mercury Marine Verado 350 Outboard Engines

Mercury Marine Verado 350 horsepower quad outboard engines fishing boat
Looking for more outboard power? Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing Magazine

Check out the quad Mercury Marine 350-horsepower Verados.

Barker Boatworks 26 Calibogue Bay

Barker Boatworks 26 Calibogue Bay fishing boat
Kevin Barker (in red shirt, left) of Barker Boatworks​ answers question from a prospective buyer. Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine

Look at this gorgeous 26 Calibogue Bay from Barker Boatworks​.

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Regulator Marine 31

Regulator Marine new 31 center console fishing boat
Regulator Marine’s 31 debuted at this year’s show. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

Regulator Marine just introduced its new 31-foot center console. The 31 measures 36 feet, 5 inches with Armstrong bracket and engines. The Lou Codega-designed hull features 24 degrees of deadrise and 10 feet, 4 inches of beam. Regulator also announced an exclusive electronics agreement with Garmin Marine.

Grady-White Boats​ Canyon 306

Grady-White Boats​ Canyon 306 sport fishing boat
Shelley Tubaugh with Grady-White Boats​ demonstrates the comfortable bow seating with new foldaway back rest on the Canyon 306. Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine

Scout Boats 420 LXF

Scout Boats 420 LXF express fishing boat
Scout Boats’ new 420 LXF. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

Scout Boats’ new 42-footer, the 420 LXF, features a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer and 500-gallon fuel capacity. The boat is powered by quad Yamaha outboard engines.

Jupiter Marine 41 Sport Bridge Express

Jupiter Marine 41 Sport Bridge Express fishing boat
The new 41 Sport Bridge Express from Jupiter Marine. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

Jupiter Marine’s new 41 Sport Bridge Express features an 18-gallon holding tank, triple Yamaha outboards, and enough room in the cabin to sleep five people comfortably.

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Everglades Boats​ 435cc

Everglades Boats​ 435cc center console fishing boat
The Everglades Boats​ 435cc boasts a majestic tower. Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine

Sporting one of the more impressive towers on an outboard center console at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show​, this Everglades Boats​ 435cc — 42.5 feet — with (very cool) flat-black Yamaha 350 outboard engines can be yours for a show price of $868,161.

Tohatsu Propane Auxiliary Outboard

Tohatsu propane outboard auxillary motor fishing boat
A back-up outboard is handy for many boating anglers. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing Magazine

Maybe you need an auxiliary motor like this new propane outboard model from Tohatsu.

Garmin Marine​ 9-inch GPSMAP 942xs

Garmin Marine​ 9-inch GPSMAP 942xs
Garmin Marine​’s new 9-inch, networkable GPSMAP 942xs. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

The new 9-inch, networkable GPSMAP 942xs from Garmin Marine is compatible with the company’s new Fantom 18 and 24 radomes with Doppler MotionScope technology (shown on screen). The 942xs has built-in chirp sonar, ClearVu (down-looking) and traditional sonar.

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Jupiter Marine Bay Boat

Jupiter Marine fishing bay boat
Jupiter Marine​’s new bay boat on display at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing Magazine
Jupiter Marine fishing bay boat
The livewell and helm stations of Jupiter Marine’s new bay boat. Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing Magazine

Boston Whaler 230 Outrage

Boston Whaler 230 Outrage center console fishing boat
Boston Whaler’s 230 Outrage is new at 2016’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

The new 230 Outrage from Boston Whaler features a 110-gallon fuel tank. The 23-footer also offers LED navigation lights and in-deck fish boxes with overboard drains (port and starboard).

Pursuit Boats S 408 Sport

Pursuit S 408 Sport deep sea center console fishing boat
The new Pursuit S 408 Sport. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

Pursuit’s 42-foot S 408 Sport center console features 471-gallon fuel capacity, 41-gallon livewell capacity, a 22-gallon holding tank and triple Yamaha outboard engines​.

Raymarine gS Series Glass-Bridge Displays

Raymarine gS series glass-bridge 16-inch displays on Boston Whaler fishing boat
Boston Whaler’s 350 Outrage nicely displays the capabilities of Raymarine’s gS series glass-bridge displays. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

Raymarine’s gS series glass-bridge 16-inch displays, aboard a Boston Whaler 350 Outrage. We’ve got FLIR Systems cameras, chirp sonar, HD radar, nav charts and Mercury Vessel View — all the information and electronics you could ever want!

Fusion Electronics StereoActive

Fusion Electronics StereoActive underwater demonstration
Fusion Electronics StereoActive underwater demo. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

The new Fusion Electronics StereoActive can float in saltwater settings and is waterproof for 1 meter (3 feet, 3 inches) up to 30 minutes — great for kayak-fishing enthusiasts. It is available in three colors.

HydraSports Custom Boats 3800 Speciale

HydraSports Custom Boats 38 Speciale center console outboard powered deep sea fishing boat
HydraSports Custom Boats 38 Speciale is the very definition of “sleek.” Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine

This brand new HydraSports Custom Boats 3800 Speciale with quad Yamaha 300s is built with the same techniques as the famed 53 Sueños and is loaded with an amazing array of standard features. It will turn a lot of heads — and set you back a cool half-mil-plus.

Simrad Yachting and NaviOP Glass-Bridge Integration

Simrad Yachting and NaviOP glass fishing boat bridge
A glass bridge featuring Simard integration. Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

Simrad Yachting and Italy’s NaviOP have joined forces to offer glass-bridge integration and monitoring of all ship’s systems and electronics.

HydraSports Custom Boats 53 Sueños Extreme

HydraSports Custom Boats 53 Sueños Extreme center console fishing boat
HydraSports’ 53 Sueños is one of the largest outboard-powered center consoles in the world. Devin Golden / Sport Fishing Magazine

The HydraSports Custom Boats 53 Sueños Extreme had its debut a year ago in Miami, but it still creates quite a buzz with its custom design, which includes JL Audio marine speakers, a removable rubberized floor, quad Seven Marine outboards, and an impressive electronics setup with three 19-inch Garmin Marine displays.

World Cat 280CC-X

World Cat 280CC-X center console catamaran fishing boat
World Cat 280CC-X Chris Woodward / Sport Fishing Magazine

World Cat is showing off a new aesthetic design with its 280CC-X center console catamaran. The new model is a three-piece boat with a graceful tumblehome aft.

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