“Sea and be scene” is part of the tagline for the Miami Boat Show. The event is held once a year, and the 2019 event was the first year at the new downtown location. The 2019 Miami Boat Show was from February 14th through the 18th. The in-water display includes both new and pre-owned vessels. The event showcases extraordinary and unique yachts from the world’s best custom boat builders. Here is a look at the latest in luxury boating as seen at the Miami Boat Show.
2019 Boating Innovations
Cigarette is celebrating 50 years of business with two show stoppers at the Miami Boat Show. One exciting innovation is the introduction of their new model which has a whopping six engines. The other is the unveiling of their concept boat built in collaboration with Mercedes AMG.
The first PWC-fishing hybrid vessel debuted in Miami. Sea-Doo refines what is possible on a watercraft with the first and only production watercraft specifically built for fishing. The 2019 Sea-Doo FISH PRO is a combination of versatility and clever design.
Regulator introduced the first crossover center console boat. The Regulator 26XO is made for any boating adventure. This vessel gives boaters access to a variety of sites, including easy access to lakes, bays, and skinny waters. It is also equipped for a variety of water hobbies.
Assisted docking and automated docking technology have arrived. The luxury boating world is one step closer to autonomous boating thanks to two new innovations seen at the Miami Boat Show. Mercury Marine introduces an assisted docking system that is as easy as playing a video game. The Raymarine Dock Sense Solution System augments a captain’s boat handling skills using the system’s Virtual Bumper zone technology around the vessel.
Going Green in the Boating World
At the Miami Boat Show, Indmar and Ford team up and present the first Eco-Technology Marine Engine. This all-new propulsion system is one way the boating world is going green.
Torqueedo has a new line of electromobility products. The brand is proud to present the latest in electric outboard motors, hybrid systems, and intelligent battery technology. Emission-free solar panel systems are also new. These innovations promote sustainable luxury boating. The two Torqueedo powered boats on display in Miami were the Volt 180 fully electric Deep Blue 50i system by Canadian Electric Boats and an Electric tender with Cruise 10.0 and Power 48-5000 system for Aquila 44 by Nova Luxe Yachts.
Efficient and quiet are the best ways to describe VETUS Maxwell’s Energy Efficient BOW PRO Thrusters. This technology provides near silent operation and precision control while being eco-friendly. BOW PRO thrusters are energy efficient. Their ability to efficiently turn energy into thrust means the battery requires less charging.
Notable New Yachts and Boats
There were hundreds of custom yachts and boats to enjoy at the show, but there will always be the showstoppers. The event has the following as some of the most notable vessels on display for 2019. These are all sure to make a splash in luxury boating this year.
The Largest & Most Expensive Boat: Queen of the Show–Marlow Explorer 80E
Largest Catamaran at the Miami Boat Show: Lagoon SEVENTY7
The Largest Monohull: Beneteau Oceanis 62
Vessel with the Largest Center Console: HCB Yachts 6500 Estrella
Largest Sportfisherman on display: Spencer 74
Boating Magazine’s 2018 Boat of the Year: Yamaha WaterCraft 210 FSH
The Miami Boat Show is an annual event not to be missed. Be sure to put it on your calendar now so you can plan your visit to Miami, Florida, in 2020 for the next event. To learn more about the latest and greatest in the luxury boating world, see our story on the best boat shows this year.