If you want to see the newest boats on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Sport Fishing‘s editors have you covered with this gallery of the brand-new fishing boats on display at this year’s event.
Some other boats might have made their debut at a previous show, but they remain hot commodities within the fishing and boating community.
This 26-foot boat features an 89-gallon fuel tank, dual battery switch, deluxe aluminum lean post, 12-gallon forward livewell and two 27-gallon stern livewells, port and starboard rod lockers, insulated 260-quart forward fish box and insulated 180-quart rear fish box, 96-quart front-step cooler, four flush gunwale rod holders and two rear deck rod holders, and more.
Pulling inspiration from the iconic Bertram 31, the boat has been popular since its unveiling in 2016. There is cockpit seating aboard the two engine boxes where the Caterpillar C7.1 engines are located. The boat is expected to top 40 knots and the galley has a modern look and offers cook tops as well as refrigerated storage, perfect for a weekend getaway.
Hydraulic steering, a power-grip steering wheel, a console livewell with LED lighting, a 200hp Suzuki outboard, bow table and more are some of the may features of the Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra Elite.
Sport Fishing reviewed Contender’s new 39 Fisharound earlier this year and it’s proven extremely popular. The 460-gallon fuel tank, 1,600 maximum horsepower, a top speed of 68.2 mph and more make this 39-footer a serious offshore machine. There are a pair of 40-gallon livewells in the transom and the cabin includes a full galley, stand-up shower and air conditioning.
The 5300 Sueños has been around for a little while but what’s new, HydraSports’ Alex Leva tells SF is the increasing popularity of its tender model. That’s right: More and more superyacht owners are using this largest production center console boat as a tender for their yachts.
Another boat that is still hot a year after its release, Sport Fishing reviewed the Regulator 31 center console earlier this year. The 300-gallon fuel tank, twin Yamaha F300 outboards and top speed of 53 mph are some of the features of the boat.
Still a much-talked-about model, the 280CC-X from World Cat includes twin 89-gallon fish boxes with rod storage and a 30-gallon livewell. The catamaran is 27 and a half feet long, carries 220 gallons of fuel and is available with up to 400 horsepower. plus can reach a top speed of nearly 50 mph.