Power & Motoryacht's "must-see" choices for the 2018 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

THERE’S GOING TO BE A TON TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE AT THIS YEAR’S Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, so we put together this cheat sheet to make sure you know what not to miss.

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Princess 35R: The newcomer from Princess looks sexy, huh? Well, it’s what you don’t see that’s most impressive: Underwater foils give the boat a lift in speed and efficiency. Is it the boat of the future? Perhaps. Show Space: Purple Zone Face Dock 4

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Ocean Alexander 90R

Ocean Alexander 90R: We’ll give you one guess on what’s innovative here. The answer should be clear: The aft salon with unimpeded views of the water might just be the best seat in the house. Read more here. Show Space: Red Zone F Dock 610-622

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Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht: The interior shares a resemblance to the builder’s motoryachts while a racy exterior and propulsion package pays homage to its Predator line. The 74 looks like the best of both worlds. See more here. Show Space: Purple Zone Face Dock 2

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Viking 58 C: With a 165-square-foot cockpit, mezzanine seating, tons of fishy features and engine options up to 1,900-hp apeice, she’s a go-fast, go-anywhere tournament-ready battlewagon. Show Space: D Dock South Lime Zone AB201-220, 239-248

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Sirena 58: Italian-designed and built in Turkey, her axe bow and yachty profile are matched to a gorgeous, contemporary interior. An optional flybridge hardtop has a huge sunroof. Show Space: Red Zone F/G Dock 9-11

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 47: We’re once again impressed with this semidisplacement series’ ideal mélange of safety—wide, protected side decks and high freeboard—and impeccable styling. Show Space: Red Zone F/G Dock 39-48

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Okean 55: Relative newcomer to the U.S. market, the 55 Sport follows on the heels of the Brazilian builder’s 50-footer. Much like on its predecessor, the fold-down gunwales offer a great use of space. Show Space: D Dock South Lime Zone AB201-220, 239-248

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Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht: Like many Rivieras these days, this baby offers both cruising and fishing potential. Two straight-shaft power options come from the folks at MAN diesel. Show Space: Lime Zone C Dock 323-333

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Sea Vee 322Z: Originally slated as a 31-footer, the 32 foot 9 inch LOA of this stepped-hull design—with 22 degrees of deadrise at the transom—boasts insulated fish boxes forward, and an option for one aft. Show Space: Red Zone H/I Dock 33-36; Conv.Ctr. 2023

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Tiara 49 Coupe: With Volvo Penta joystick control, Garmin Glass Bridge and optional Seakeeper, this newbie from Tiara is a showstopper. Berths in the master and VIP are identically sized. Show Space: Lime Zone C/D Dock 50-60

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Filippetti 55: From the builder of stunning super­yachts and the leadership that launched Pershing, Filippetti is jumping into the express cruiser market with both feet Read more here. Show Space: Not available

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Prestige 590: A massive flybridge is one of three sizable alfresco social spaces aboard. Standard Zeus pod drives and Skyhook Dynamic Positioning System round out her advanced tech features. Show Space: Lime Zone E Dock 504

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Cruisers Cantius 46: Launched in 2011 with a swept-back 48-footer, the Cantius Series offers modern, residential-type styling with artsy detailing. Swoopy, albeit angular, hull windows hallmark the 46’s profile. Show Space: Red Zone H Dock 801-811

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Palm Beach GT 50: Sports car influenced, the GT line of Palm Beach Yachts is a stark departure from its teak-covered brethren. It’s pretty dockside, but underway this model should really shine. Read more here. Show Space: Lime Zone B Dock 200-204

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Marlow 70E Mk2: The Command Bridge version of the 70 debuting at the show includes a “Captain’s Cabin,” the first in Marlow’s history. The cabin will sport a luxurious head with an ample shower. Show Space: Lime Zone B/C Dock 1-2, 20-21

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Jeanneau NC 37: The one-two punch of a sleek, raked profile and single-level cockpit and salon will impress. But that large rear foldaway door and window, plus a hardtop sunroof, will knock you out. Show Space: Red Zone H Dock 813-821A

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Pursuit S 288: With a slew of features for anglers in a compact design, the S 288 includes generous seating, in-floor fishboxes and a port-side dive door. Two outboards will give it a max of 600-hp. Read more here. Show Space: Lime Zone C Dock 301-309

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Hinckley Picnic Boat 40: The oh-so-handsome, jet-powered and JetStick-steered vessel is also the most advanced in the Maine builder’s iconic series. Note the carbon fiber in the construction. Read more here. Show Space: Lime Zone B Dock 224-226

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Bertram 61: Phase two of the iconic brand’s comeback kicked off in Newport with the launch of the 61. Her cockpit is a sportfishing arena ready for battle and the interior is, well, you get the picture. Read more here. Show Space: Lime Zone C/D Dock 1-2A

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Scout 530 LXF: Secrecy surrounds the launch of this super console. What we know: Hull No. 1 is powered by five Yamaha 425-hp XTO outboards and her interior is inspired by private jets. Read more here. Show Space: Lime Zone C Dock 319-321

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Grand Banks 60 Skylounge: Just as fuel-efficient as the open-bridge version, the Skylounge burns just 29 gph at 20 knots and squeezes a range of 2,500 nautical miles out of 10 knots. Read more here. Show Space: Lime Zone B Dock 201-205

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Riva 66 RibelleWhile this firebrand hues closely to Riva’s ever-so-Italian look, she rebels in terms of detailing. The interior is a feast for the eyes hallmarked by mahogany and stainless. Show Space: Purple Zone Face Dock 5

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Back Cove 34O: Yes, the ‘O’ stands for outboards. With a top-end of 40 knots, the 34 is a blend of traditional styling that the builder is known for and sporty performance. Count us intrigued. See more here. Show Space: Lime Zone B Dock 208-210

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Azimut S6: Carbon fiber. That’s what makes the S6 unique. From the hull to decorative touches in the interior, the smaller sibling to the S7 that debuted last year is that rare combination of sporty and stylish. Show Space: Purple Zone Face Dock 3

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Absolute 48 Navetta: Incredible sightlines, strong performance and its trawler-meets-motoryacht dichotomy, the newcomer to the Navetta line should appeal to a lot of serious boaters. Show Space: Purple Zone Face Dock 1

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Formula 400 SSC: The 400 Super Sport Crossover is the newest addition to the Formula fleet. What’s underneath: a convertible dinette/sleeping berth plus a comfortable aft stateroom. Show Space: Red Zone H Dock 5

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HCB 65 Estrella: The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show is abuzz with excitement surrounding the launch of the 65-foot HCB Estrella, the world’s largest super console. Read more here. Show Space: Red Zone G Dock 701-707

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