2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The convention center floor was buzzing this year and many show regulars reported the biggest crowds in recent memory. Officially, attendance was up 14 percent from last year.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

One of the biggest hits of the show was Seven Marine's new 557 hp outboard.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Intro at the Intrepid booth
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The V-8 engines are GM-built and the new outboards weigh around 1000 pounds overall.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

This setup also featured the world's first outboard joystick control, using a ZF Marine JMS.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

They were hanging off an Intrepid 370.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Getting ready for the West Marine press conference
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

West Marine's Chuck Hawley shows off new products, including the SPOT Connect messaging system and the Elite 5 DSI Gold fishfinder/chartplotter from Lowrance.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

A demonstration of the Green Product of the Year award winner - the Black Tip Catch and Release Recompression Tool
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Developer of the tool Ace Callaway receives his prize.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The intro of the new Contender LS Series
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The press climbs aboard for a first look. See more photos of the Contender LS Series >> GALLERY
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The Pursuit new model introductions - which included the ST 310 and the C 200. See more photos of the ST 310 here >> GALLERY See more photos of the C 200 here >> GALLERY
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

See more photos of the Pursuit ST 310 here >> GALLERY
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

400-hp inflatable center console from Airship
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Charlie Johnson introduces three new models at a press conference, the Pathfinder 2300 HPS (shown), the Pathfinder 2200 TRS and the Cobia 21 Bay.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

See more photos of the Pathfinder 2300 HPS here >> GALLERY See more photos of the Pathfinder 2200 TRS here >> GALLERY See more photos of the Cobia 21 Bay here >> GALLERY
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Steve Potts demonstrates the new Scout 251 XS
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

See more photos of the Scout 251 XS here >> GALLERY
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Garmin's new GSD 26 digital sonar unit offers target separation at up to 10,000 feet
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

A demonstration of the Simrad BSM-2
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

A swordfish shows up crystal clear at 1700 feet
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The KVH TracPhone V3 will offer affordable SATCOM at sea
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Chris Wahler shows off the diminutive ResQLink personal locator beacon.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The PLB will be available late spring pending FCC approval
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Intellian's s6HD allows boaters to watch three satellite HDTV
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Volvo Penta and Yamaha announce a technology-sharing partnership.
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The SeaLife Mini II underwater camera is virtually indestructible
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

The press awaits a big announcement from Suzuki
2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

2011 Miami Boat Show - Part I

Suzuki's Larry Vandiver reveals two new outboard innovations - plug-and-play reversible motor rotation that eliminates the need to buy separate engines, and a new push-button trolling mode. [Continue to Part II