You Can See More Cruising Boats than Ever at the Miami Shows Next Week. Here Are Our Reviews of 38 of Them
By Peter A. Janssen
It would be hard to find a larger or more impressive display of new cruising boats anywhere in the world than what you can see in Miami next week. At the ever-larger Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key, you’ll find more than 1,400 boats (including many more in the 40- to 80-foot range), while at the Miami Yacht Show up on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, there are 500 more. (And that’s not counting the superyacht show on Watson Island, but that’s by invitation only.) All the shows start next Thursday, Feb. 15, and run through Monday Feb. 19.
In our Miami Boat Show Special Edition this week, we have reviews of 38 new power cruising boats across a wide range of sizes, styles, engines and amenities that will be on display in Miami. With those 38, we barely scratch the surface of all the boats there, but we’ve tried to cover a representative sample – blue-water passagemakers, coastal cruisers, outboards, inboards, hybrids, monohulls, cats, you name it. We’ve already tested some and we’re looking forward to testing many more. The idea here is to fuel your dreams for your next boat, or for your next boating season, whether you can get to Miami or are just reading at home. Take a look: