This year’s Miami International Boat Show showcased some amazing new vessels and some larger boats with cutting-edge technology in the design and in the features.
We definitely saw a continuation of several trends such as dual consoles and catamarans. All builders, whether creating small 18-footers or giant, quad- and quint-powered luxury fish boats, also have kept an eye on family comforts while remembering the hardcore anglers. We rarely see a center console these days without forward seating, even loungers, and a fold-out transom bench.
We noticed too that many boats in the 30-foot-and-up range displayed a trend toward minimalism at the helm. Glass-bridge displays, once only characteristic on big sport-fishers, are now common as electronics network with all onboard systems, eliminating the need for multiple switches and controls.
All of this makes for great boat shopping whether in-person or online. Enjoy!