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Insider’s Guide to the Boat Shows in Miami - 2013

By Jason Y. Wood

Where else but Miami would one go to see the latest in sportfishing designs? The best part: Convertibles aren’t just for anglers anymore, as their pretty lines and pulse-quickening performance meet the needs of yachtsmen as well.

Volvo IPS power means the flying bridge of the Riviera 53 will be the place to be for slick maneuvering, and the design can be tweaked to cater to yachtsmen or anglers.

Hatteras GT 63

Hatteras brings three examples from its GT line of convertibles: The GT 63, GT 60, and GT 54 have got you covered in performance and lines conceived in North Carolina.

The Bertram 64 leads the charge for this storied nameplate, but she’s backed up by the company’s 70- and 80-footers.

Hot on the heels of its 55 Convertible,Viking brings out two new models that are not to be missed. Be sure to check out the 62 Convertible and the 62 Enclosed Bridge Convertible.

Cabo Yachts is introducing an updated version of its 40 Express, with full mezzanine seating sure to be a hit with the fishing set.

Davis Yachts shows 70- and 52-foot convertibles that will surely raise anglers like marlin to a trolled bait.