Well, it’s that time again. The Yachts Miami Beach boat show began this morning with frosty temps but plenty of enthusiasm. While tooling around the show, I encountered some pretty interesting stuff. Check it out:
Kadey Krogen celebrated its 600th yacht with a 44-footer owned by happy campers Sue and Bill Ewing (far right). Annapolis sales exec (far left) and vice president of sales Tucker West officiated.
It’s hard for me to believe that it’s Miami boat show time again (February 11-15). I realized this show is going to be my 21st annual pilgrimage to Miami where I get to deep-dive into all things boating. For me, it’s a wonderful time to learn about new boats, products, and equipment while catching up with old friends.
As power catamarans become increasingly popular in the charter and recreational market, a cutting-edge catamaran concept has crept onto the scene. Dubbed “Submerge” by designer Alex Marzo, this 150-foot cat boasts three modes. The first orients its hulls vertically so it runs like a typical yacht. The second, at the push of a button, makes the hulls fold out via massive hydraulic arms until horizontal with the water, creating an even more stable floating-home-type platform.