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.
Albemarle Sportfishing Boats 29 Express
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
Check out the quad Mercury Marine 350-horsepower Verados.
Barker Boatworks 26 Calibogue Bay
Look at this gorgeous 26 Calibogue Bay from Barker Boatworks.
Regulator Marine 31
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
Scout Boats 420 LXF
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’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.
Everglades Boats 435cc
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
Maybe you need an auxiliary motor like this new propane outboard model from Tohatsu.
Garmin Marine 9-inch GPSMAP 942xs
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.
Jupiter Marine Bay Boat
Boston Whaler 230 Outrage
Pursuit Boats S 408 Sport
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’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
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
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 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
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 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.