New boats and equipment spotted at FLIBS

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world, so it’s no surprise manufacturers are launching plenty of new products at the annual show and 2022 is no exception. Dozens of new models and products will be introduced over the next five days. Here are some of the many new features spotted by Surveys :

Mag Bay 43 CC

Mag Bay Yachts unveiled its new 43-foot center console at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Designed by Stephen Matthews of Ocean Yacht Design LLC, the 43 is built for high-speed offshore performance in rough waters. Using a non-trapping hull design, it can be fitted with four 400 hp Mercury Verados, four 450 hp Mercury Racing V8s or three Mercury 600 V-12 engines, which allow the 43 CC to reach up to 70 mph.

An angler’s dream, the 43 has a 32 inch starboard side door, 75 gallon stern flow livewell, 2100 quart insulated fish boxes, 14 gunwale rod holders and electric reels . The 43 has a salon in front of the console, front seats, a cabin with a galley, a berth for two and a head.

Pursuit S248

Pursuit launched the S248 this week, replacing the manufacturer’s C238 model. With 12 inches more LOA than the C238, the S248 has more room and more stability than its predecessor.

The S248 features an enlarged swim platform, larger hardtop with full windshield and more storage, including in the forward gunwales and forward saloon footing.

For those who don’t want to wet a line or get their hands dirty, there are cushions, a rear bench seat and a concealed helm toilet. Digital electronic shift control is standard. With all showroom options and a single Yamaha outboard, the price is $199,000.

Scout 281 XSS

In their range of bay boats, Scout Boats have released the 281 XSS, their third new model to be released this year. The 281 is an inshore/offshore crossover, and built using carbon epoxy construction.

It has large casting decks fore and aft, plenty of rod storage, port and starboard tackle storage and two bait/fish boxes aft. It also includes fresh and raw water washes in the leaning post, a Porta Potti, Corian countertop and cutting boards, and a 65-quart YETI slide-out cooler. With all display options, the 281 sells for around $200,000.

50 GLS Cruisers

Cruisers Yachts has introduced the 50 GLS, the largest of its adventure-seeking luxury sport bowriders. It offers ample seating forward, dinette seating in the cabin, a galley amidships and a cockpit with two beach doors, two aft-facing L-shaped seating areas and a bench seat facing forward. forward.

The accommodation level features a queen size forward berth, a mid-berth sleeping area, and a head with a separate shower. The boat show model featured three 600hp Mercury V12 outboards.

Sailboat 312 CC

Sailfish has unveiled the all-new 312 center console, designed for fishing or simply enjoying a day on the water. The 30ft has 29 rod holders as standard equipment for those who want to cast more than one hook.

Available power packages include two Yamaha 300s, two Mercury 300s, or two Mercury 350hp outboards in one of two colors. The Sailfish is available with many options, including a bow shower, removable bow table, Mercury JPO, Yamaha Joystick, underwater LED lights and various Garmin electronics packages.

Simrad HALO 2000 and 3000

It’s not just the boats that debuted at FLIBS. Simrad introduced the HALO 2000 and 3000 radars, both of which offer high power pulse compression and increased detection ranges.

The 2000 has 50 watts of power, with visibility up to 72 nautical miles. The 3000 with 130 watts of power allows visibility up to 96 nautical miles. Both radars offer a range of modes including Bird+ mode, ZoneTrack and Dangerous Target Alerts to keep boaters safe.

HMY Yacht Sales presents a new brand called Eclipse

HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. (HMY), has announced that it will be the exclusive dealer for a new brand of outboard express cruisers. Called Eclipse, the new marque will debut with two models, the 505 and 605, which will feature Michael Peters’ patented SVVT hull and automotive-influenced interiors. Both models will be offered with more exclusive features like the 505 Shadow and the 605 Shadow.

The boats will be handcrafted in South Africa by Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing. The 505 is a 50-footer with two cabins, a twin-head layout, flush deck entertainment areas and twin 600hp Mercury outboards for propulsion. The 505 Shadow will be equipped with three 600-hp Mercurys, surround-view cameras and Starlink connectivity. The 605 will be a 60 footer with three cabins, three cabins and three 600s. The 605 Shadow will have all the improvements of the 505 Shadow and a fourth 600 horsepower Mercury.

Earnest A. Martinez