New Flats and Bay Boats at the Miami Boat Show

A firsthand look at the newest flats and bay boats from this year's show.

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From the marinas to the floor of the Miami Beach convention center, we checked out the latest flats and bay boats at the 2014 Miami Boat Show. Just about all the boat models in this gallery are new for 2014. Many of the boats photographed have multiple images in this gallery, though the caption will always be with the first image. If you find a boat you must know more about, it's best to visit the manufacturer's website.unknown
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Carolina Skiff 198 DLX

Carolina Skiff claims its new 198 DLX, part of the new Tunnel Hull Series, drafts and planes in just 3 inches of water. Do you think it is possible?unknown
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Carolina Skiff 198 DLX

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Sea Chaser 210 LX Bay Runner

Sea Chaser's Bay Runner series are offered in six different models, from 16 feet, 6 inches to 24 feet, 6 inches, loaded with plenty of standard features yet able to accommodate extras like this T-top. The 210 LX measures 20 feet, 6 inches.unknown
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Sea Chaser 210 LX Bay Runner

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Sea Chaser 210 LX Bay Runner

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Sea Skiff 19

Carolina Skiff's Sea Skiff 19 features flush jump seats and a center baitwell in the rear. Farther up, there are combing boards to handle your rods. The full center console console handles multi-function displays up to 10 inches. Currently, the Sea Skiff is available in 19 and 21 models. Check 'em out!unknown
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Sea Skiff 19

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Sea Skiff 19

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Lowrance Ready System for Hobie Kayaks

Once only available on certain vessels like the Pro Angler, the Ready system for Lowrance is now optional on all fishing kayaks made by Hobie. Wiring for your bottom machine just got much easier — no more drilling holes! See the tutorial here.unknown
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Lowrance Ready System for Hobie Kayaks

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Lowrance Ready System for Hobie Kayaks

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Ranger Boats Z520c IntraCoastal

Ranger Boats Z520c IntraCoastal is newest member of its IntraCoastal series. This line of boats is made specifically for the freshwater bass and saltwater angler, with its saltwater-tough hardware and bass-boat layout. Thankfully, there's no carpet. See a diagram of the boat here.unknown
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Ranger Boats Z520c IntraCoastal

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Ranger Boats Z520c IntraCoastal

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Ranger Boats Z520c IntraCoastal

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Pathfinder 2600 HPS

The Pathfinder 2600 HPS features a high performance, twin- stepped hull and huge casting decks with walk-around gunwale. See the vid here.unknown
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Pathfinder 2600 HPS

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Hewes Redfisher 18

The Hewes Redfisher 18 features a new-tech livewell system, forward gas tank for better balance and accessibility, and a new console to handle up-to-date switch panel and flush-mount electronics.unknown
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Hewes Redfisher 18

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Maverick Mirage 17 HPX-S

The Maverick 17 HPX-S hull combines the knowledge of the most experienced skiff designing team in the business, the latest in CAD designed naval architecture, and advanced aeronautic technologies, says Maverick Boats. The result is a skiff that will float in 5.5 inches of water, turn hard into corners without sliding, and pole and track true.unknown
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Maverick Mirage 17 HPX-S

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Maverick Mirage 17 HPX-S

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Robalo 226

The Robalo 226 is one of the few bay boats that features a fully-enclosed walk down compartment inside the console. The area serves as a privacy head with the addition of an optional porta-pottie.unknown
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Robalo 226

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Robalo 226

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Robalo 206 Cayman

The Robalo 206 Cayman features a 15-degree Extended V-Plane bottom design and an aggressive hullside flare. Upfront, the forward casting platform with its twin fish lockers and lockable rod storage isa plus. One of three livewells is tucked under the front seat.unknown
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Robalo 206 Cayman

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Robalo 206 Cayman

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Everglades 243 Center Console

The Everglades 243 CC has plenty of fishing features including a 36-gallon circulating livewell, 75-gallon in-floor fish box, 8 rod holders and twin tackle lockers.unknown
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Everglades 243 Center Console

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Everglades 243 Center Console

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Bluewater 210

The Bluewater 210 is the latest edition to Bluewater's series of inshore, flats boats. The 210 features two large dry lockers and livewell aft, a full-size release well under the bench seat, and forward dry storage and livewell. There's a good chance this 21-footer has more storage than most other boats in the same size range.unknown
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Bluewater 210

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Bluewater 210

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Bluewater 210

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Bluewater 210

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Inshore Power Boats 14

The 5-inch draft of the Inshore 14 should be a favorite for skinny water anglers. The 14-footer offers the stability of a much larger boat in a pint-sized microskiff platform, says the manufacturer.unknown
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Inshore Power Boats 14

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Inshore Power Boats 14

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Inshore Power Boats 14

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Hell's Bay Boatworks booth at the Show

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Hell's Bay Biscayne

Tarpon and permit anglers can attest to the Hell's Bay Biscayne's comfortable ride during rough water crossings, silent poling on the flats, and surprising performance in ocean swells when sight casting, says the manufacturer.unknown
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Beavertail Skiffs BT Elite

The Beavertail Skiffs BT Elite is the latest performance skiff from Aeon Marine. Measuring 17 feet, 8 inches and drafting about 6 inches, every skinny water angler should take a look at this boat. Top features on the BT Elite include two auto bilge pumps, Lenco trim tabs, 25-gallon livewell, forward storage and a 20-gallon fuel tank.unknown
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Beavertail Skiffs BT Elite

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Beavertail Skiffs BT Elite

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Beavertail Skiffs BT Elite

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Beavertail Skiffs BT Elite

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Mako 234 CC

Mako Boats went with a new powder coat on its 234 CC. Key features still include a 300-horsepower rating, 140-gallon fuel tank and aggressive Deep V hull design.unknown
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Mako 234 CC

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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

This 25-foot boat bay from Grady-White marks a creative turn for the traditional offshore boat manufacturer. The 251 Coastal Explorer features a bow casting area that transforms to lounge seating, plus aft fold-up seating too. A bow access ladder allows boaters to easily hop out onto a beach. Fishing features include a 14-inch draft, two insulated fish boxes, full console and plenty of vertical rod holders.unknown
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

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