Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2022: List of boats not to be missed
Courtesy of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, known as FLIBS to many, opens October 26e and lasts until October 20e. Hundreds of boats will be on display, each with their own merits. For you, the boat buyer, figuring out which boats to look at can be daunting. That’s why the editors of BOATING have created this list of “must see” boats. Included here are boats that we believe are important or innovative or increasingly popular with buyers (hence the inclusion of so many Hybrid bay boats in this list).
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Use this list to help you plan your visit to the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. And don’t miss our essential electronics and lists of must-have engines too!
Courtesy of Avikus
It is an autonomous boat, yes, “self-driving!” It is a project of Avikus, which is a start-up of the industrial giant Hyundai. You can read more about this boat on our sister brand, Best marine electronics and technology. See him at Bahia Mar Navy Area 627.
Courtesy Limestone Boats
Electric Aquasport by Limestone
Limestone Boats Aquasport 2100CC powered by an electric propulsion package will be on display at FLIBS. It is equipped with the 180 horsepower E-Motion electric outboard system from Vision Marine Technologies. It is said to peak at 40mph and run for two hours at 22mph. On view at Broward County Convention Center Booth 2017A (Vision Marine Technologies)
Courtesy of Sea Ray
Sea Ray SLX 260 outboard (plus new surf model display!)
Sea Ray Boats The SLX 260 outboard represents luxury and performance with the thrilling power of Mercury Marine Mercruiser. Also check out the new SLX 260 surf boat with Bravo Four S forward-facing drive, delivering SLX DNA with wakesport action. What to see at Bahia Mar Red Zone Dock SRDU15
Monterey Courtesy Boats
Performance defines the 385SS but not at the expense of luxury and comfort. Above deck you will find a wide open layout with a large cockpit and forward seating area as well as a masterfully appointed steering position. Below deck you will find a luxuriously appointed cabin, which makes the night entertaining and relaxing more than doable. On view at booth 2077 at the Broward County Convention Center
Courtesy of Wellcraft
The Wellcraft The 355 offers design, comfort and, above all, speed and seaworthiness. Destined to push the boundaries – beyond the horizon where the water is deep and the adventure begins – Wellcraft’s rich heritage of offshore experience pushes into this new market with American flair and unabashed enthusiasm. On view at booth 2046 at the Broward County Convention Center
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SOLACE 30 hybrid
The COMFORT 30HCS offers a platform that will provide access to shallower inshore waters or large offshore wreck fishing spots. With twin motors at just 19″ and 28″, you still get the efficiency and speed of the two-stage hull. See it at Bahia Mar Green Zone Dock C.
Courtesy of Boston Whaler
Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
See this latest multifunctional bay boat center console by Boston whaler. Designed in great shape and equipped for a variety of water activities, this new unsinkable boat, along with the equally new and unsinkable 360 Outrage center console, can be seen at Bahia Mar Green Zone C-Dock 300-314.
Courtesy of Jeanneau
Offering the best a dayboat has to offer, combined with the cruising capability of a full cabin with two cabins, this distinctively styled new boat is a must have! Don’t miss the twin sundecks that unfold from the cockpit. Available with inboard or outboard power. What to see at Bahia Mar Red Zone H-Dock
Courtesy Scout Boats
Scout 281 XSS
Scout boats The new 281 XSS demonstrates all the qualities angling boat buyers are looking for in a hybrid bay boat. Its combination of draft, power and features provides an excellent fishing opportunity, designed with the care and precision for which Scout Boats are renowned. View at Bahia Mar Green Zone C/D 45
Courtesy Blackfin Boats
Blackfin 302 CC
This boat features a Michael Peters two-stage hull design that improves performance and creates a smooth, dry ride. Blackfin’s The 302DC also comes standard with everything you need for serious fishing, while upgrading to an amazing crossover design, making it the perfect vessel to enjoy your time on the water with friends and family. On view at Broward County Convention Center 2075
Courtesy Tiara Yachts
Tiara Yachts 43 LE
The Tiara Yachts 43 LE emphasizes sporty styling and luxurious amenities along with dedicated social areas and thrilling performance. While the bow offers relaxation via a lounge chair, the aft social area features a rotating lounge with multiple locking positions and an integrated footrest. A folding sundeck enlarges the cockpit and improves your access to the water. View at Bahia Mar Green Zone TIDU15
Courtesy Phenom Yachts
Making the first-ever public presentation, Phenom Yachts, led by renowned boat builders, will debut two new models at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. We can’t tell you what they are, but we can say these new boats should be on every true premium boat enthusiast’s must-have list. Be among the first to see them at booth 2065 at the Broward County Convention Center
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Chaparral 23 SSI BO
The 23’6″ Chaparral 23 SSI OB offers a combination of style and toughness that’s hard to beat. Stainless steel hardware and a cockpit drainage system combine with clean lines and a sleek interior with flexible, functional seating. Also available with sterndrive motorization. On view at booth 2072 at the Broward County Convention Center