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What’s Hot in Boating – Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, Offers First Glimpse into New Boats and Marine Trends for 2019

2/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

More than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the globe cruise to Miami over President’s Day weekend for the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, to enjoy the five biggest days in boating. From hundreds of world boat and yacht debuts, to the newest industry technologies – from green/fuel-efficient innovations, to automated docking and virtual anchoring – the Miami Boat Show is THE place to explore and purchase the newest and best in boating products. 

Here’s a first look at some of the newest boats, yachts, and marine technologies to appear at the 2019 Miami Boat Show (images provided in links):

MUST-SEE BOATING INNOVATIONS AND VESSELS IN 2019

Cigarette unveils two show-stoppers - celebrating 50 years with 1st-of-its-kind six-engine new model, plus latest concept boat with Mercedes AMG, Pier 2

  • In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, Cigarette – a Miami boating staple and local South FL manufacturer – will unveil an all-new model featuring SIX engines. In addition, check out their latest stunner and collaboration with Mercedes AMG. https://bit.ly/2GeklPV

1st PWC-fishing vessel hybrid: Sea-Doo launches the Fish Pro 155 – $15,000 PWC, Booth F145, Tent F

  • Sea-doo will showcase the first and only personal watercraft (PWC) built specifically from the factory for sport fishing. The Sea-Doo FISH PRO makes fishing more accessible, as it’s smaller than traditional boats making it easier to store, easier to tow, easier to launch and load, and easier to clean and maintain, and arguably easier to afford. Getting to the fish will be more fun as the Sea-Doo FISH PRO 155 has an open-air experience top speed of 55-mph. http://bit.ly/2RDYB0L  

Regulator launches first crossover center console boat, the 26XO, Pier 4

  • The Regulator 26XO new center console crossover is built for any boating adventure, giving boaters easy access to lakes, bays, skinny waters, and offshore fun, with the capability to enjoy a variety of water hobbies – from fishing to watersports to family cruising. Equipped with a Yamaha F300 with SeaStar Solutions hydraulic jackplate, the 26XO will feature more than 122 square feet of deck space, spacious seating for the whole family, and generous storage. http://bit.ly/2S7a0eK

Assisted Docking, Virtual Anchoring from Mercury Marine, Pier 2

  • The next step towards autonomous boating, making it easier to get out on the water for all ages – Mercury will have boats on the water to test drive with the latest in joystick docking technology, which makes docking as easy as playing a video game, as well as experience virtual anchoring with the push of a button (the new Skyhook technology). http://bit.ly/2MQDN5n

1st look at Raymarine DockSense – Prestige Yachts to Demonstrate New Automated Docking Technology, Pier 6

  • The Raymarine DockSense Solution system is designed to augment a captain's boat handling skills using the system’s Virtual Bumper™ zone technology around the vessel, and will be demonstrated aboard the Prestige 460 yacht. The docksense System uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics to integrate intelligence gathered from surrounding imagery with the vessel’s propulsion and steering system to assist boat owners in tight quarter docking maneuvering. http://bit.ly/2MQD58z
 
GOING GREEN IN 2019 – MORE MARINE MANUFACTURERS PUTTING CONSERVATION TOP OF MIND
 
Indmar, Ford team up to unveil first Eco-Technology Marine Engine, Propulsion system, Booth F300, Tent 
  • Witness a new revolution unfold as Indmar and Ford unveil an industry first eco-technology to the marine industry and all-new propulsion system. http://bit.ly/2HSsCdE

Torqeedo introduces new line of electromobility products, including new 100 kW Deep Blue inboard electric and hybrid, Booth F616, Tent F

  • Check out the latest in electric outboard motors, inboards, hybrid-systems, intelligent battery technology for sustainable boating, and emission-free solar boats from Torqeedo. Two Torqeedo-powered boats will be on display at this year’s show:
    • Volt 180 fully electric Deep Blue 50i system by Canadian Electric Boats
    • Electric tender with Cruise 10.0 and Power 48-5000 system for Aquila 44 by Nova Luxe Yachts http://bit.ly/2Da3cT8

VETUS Maxwell Showcases Energy Efficient BOW PRO Thrusters, Tent E

  • The innovative BOW PRO range, including the new BOW PRO Boosted, combines VETUS’s highly-regarded electric thruster technology with its extremely quiet RimDrive, to provide near silent operation and precision proportional control. BOW PRO thrusters are energy efficient, turning more energy into thrust compared to standard thrusters, which means the batteries require less charging. Its motors also do not use any carbon brushes. The BOW PRO Boosted series also has the capabilities to charge the thruster batteries when the thruster is not being used. http://bit.ly/2Tui2uT

Costa’s new line of recyclable sunglasses, the Untangled Collection – Captain Harry’s Fishing Supply (Booth D334  - Tent D and Booth: J1503 - Tent J), Crook & Crook (Booth D360  - Tent D) and Hopkins Carter Marine Hardware (Booth D208  - Tent D) 

  • Show attendees can see and shop Costa’s new Untangled Collection, a line of sunglass frames made entirely from recycled fishing nets – the most harmful form of ocean plastic. The new collection features four frame styles made from 100 percent recycled fishing nets, each featuring mineral glass polarized lenses, recycled aluminum Costa logos, PLUSfoam recyclable temple and nose pads, and a unique tumbled finish. http://bit.ly/2Gd5rcu
 
SEEING RED ON THE WATER – VALENTINE’S DAY-INSPIRED BOATING PRODUCTS
Celebrate the international day of love, with these fun boats finished in red…the color of romance!
 
Glasstream 36 Scarlet Fever, BoothA241, Tent A: Feeling hot?! Check out the exclusive new series of Glasstream Powerboats, along with the launch of the 36 Scarlet Fever. http://bit.ly/2S8uQdD
 
South Florida Performance Boats, Nor-Tech 45, Pier 5: The new red “Thunder-Struck”- speed, comfort, and an extensive custom equipment list make this undeniable “cruiser class” center console a must see for the south Florida boater. http://bit.ly/2GerShF
 
NOTABLE NEW LUXURY YACHTS AND OTHER BOATS WORTH SEEING
 
Largest & Most Expensive Boat
Queen of the Show – Marlow Explorer 80E, Pier 8
 
Largest Catamaran
Lagoon SEVENTY7, Pier TBD
 
Largest Monohull
Beneteau Oceanis 62, Pier 7
 
Largest Center Console
HCB Yachts 6500 Estrella, Pier 3
 
Largest Sportfisherman
Spencer 74, Pier 7
 
Boating Magazine’s 2018 Boat of the Year
Yamaha WaterCraft 210 FSH, Pier 2 
Contact: Sarah Salvatori 847.636.9790

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