2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Recap

According to organizers of the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, there were more than 100,000 attendees, more than 1,000 exhibiting brands, and more than 1,300 boats on display at seven locations over the five-day event, held October 26 – 30, 2022. Here are a few of the new debuts that made a splash at the show!

  • Absolute’s Navetta 75 and 48 Coupe had their U.S. premieres, and the company also had a sneak peek of the new 52 Fly, which will make its debut at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
  • Limestone Boat’s Aquasport 2100CC is an electric boat powered by Vision Marine’s 180-hp-equivalent E-Motion electric outboard system.
  • Aquila teased two new upcoming models: The Aquila 42 Yacht and the impressive Aquila 47 Molokai.
  • Avikus NeuBoat by Hyundai showed off its autonomous navigation and docking systems. Visitors were allowed to get onboard and experience autonomous cruising first-hand.
  • Boston Whaler had its new 280 Dauntless on display, making its boat show debut.
  • Cruisers Yachts debuted its 50 GLS, the largest in the adventure-seeking GLS series of sport luxury bowriders. (Read our Boat Test on p. 30)
  • Formula’s 387 Center Console Fish and Sport models debuted at the boat show. (Read our Boat Test on the CCF on p. 34)
  • The Four Winns H6 had its grand reveal, and there was also a scale model on display of the TH36, Four Winns’ first-ever catamaran.
  • Galeon Yachts’ new 375 GTO (North American debut) and the 800 FLY (world debut) were on display.
  • Highfield had two show premieres: The new Sport 900 and Sport 760 Offshore RIBS. The other new models for 2023 include the Sport 700, Sport 660 and Sport 600.
  • Jeanneau DB/43 OB, NC 1295 Fly and Leader 10.5 CC made their North American debuts.
  • Mag Bay’s 43 Center Console is powered by triple Mercury 600-hp outboards and features a new, innovative hull design.
  • Maritimo showed off the M55 equipped with Scania’s 900-hp DI 13 diesels, and revealed more details about its new S75 and M75.
  • The MJM 4, a brand-new crossover day yacht, made its FLIBS debut.
  • Phenom Yachts is a new luxury center console boat brand that launched at FLIBS, debuting its new Phenom 37 and Phenom 34 yachts.
  • Pursuit revealed two new boats: Its new S 248, a feature-filled center console, and the OS 445 Offshore, the largest boat ever built by Pursuit.
  • Riviera had three Americas premieres: The 78 Motor Yacht; 4600 SY Platinum; and 465 SUV.
  • Sailfish’s new 312CC is a center console featuring the company’s sixth-generation Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull.
  • Part of Scout Boats’ bay boat lineup, the all-new 281 XSS is an inshore/offshore crossover that marks the third model Scout introduced in 2022.
  • Sea Ray’s new SLX 260 Outboard (with Mercury Marine Mercruiser power) and SLX 260 Surf models (with Bravo Four S forward-facing drive) were both on display.
  • SŌLACE Boats showed off its new hybrid center console, the 30HCS.
  • Sunseeker’s luxury motoryachts, the 88 Yacht and Manhattan 68 Pacific, had their U.S. debuts.
  • The new Wellcraft 355 made its FLIBS debut, featuring triple Mercury or Yamaha engines, reaching speeds over 50 knots.

Source: https://lakelandboating.com/2022-fort-lauderdale-international-boat-show-recap/