5 Can’t-Miss New Yacht Premiers at FLIBS
With the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show quickly approaching, anticipation for the largest boat show on the planet is building. Adding to the excitment surrounding the show are several incredible new yachts that will have everyone talking as they make their premiers on the docks of Bahia Mar and Las Olas. We have rounded up our top picks for the must-see new yachts presented at FLIBS and we assure you, you won’t want to miss experiencing these head-turners ranging from 38 – 93 feet from builders like Viking, Princess, Cruisers and Okean Yachts.
Show Location: Zone AB Slip 200.
The industry is buzzing about the largest yacht ever to be built by the Viking Yacht Company, the ground-breaking Viking 93 Motor Yacht. Recently completed this summer, you can step aboard this incredible 93 foot motor yacht and see her in all her glory at FLIBS 2017 starting November 1st. The 93 Motor Yacht stands tall in comparison to the rest of the Viking fleet and she offers a generous 24 foot beam which allows for ideal ammounts of living space on board. The main salon features a large u-shaped sofa, cocktail table and a dining table with space for eight. A country-kitchen arrangement was used for the design of the galley which features Amtico flooring, an island counter and casual dining forward, as well as upgraded appliances and significant storage. There are many enticing outdoor relaxation areas both on the main deck and the bridge. Below deck, fabulous accommodations await guests throughout the five staterooms. The privately accessed full beam master suite is well-appointed with designer touches including plush wall-to-wall premium carpeting, a king-size bed, hullside windows, surround sound entertainment systems, a walk-in closet, a sofa, a dressing table, and an ensuite head with radiant heated tile flooring. Four additional staterooms deliver family and friends with utmost comfort, and privacy. Crew quarters are discreetly accessed from the after deck and a pair of staterooms, a head and shower, and a galley with a dinette.
Show Location: Zone AB Slip 247
HMY Yacht Sales is excited to unveil a new yacht brand to the industry and to yachting enthusiasts alike at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The never-before-seen Okean Yachts 50′ Flybridge, designed by Italian builder Paolo Ferragni, features open spaces that quite literally create the feeling of being outside with uninterrupted views while still accommodating guests with all the comforts of the indoors. The contemporary salon and galley spaces are well-appointed for entertainment and relaxation and they seamlessly open to the aft deck, furthering the connection to the water via starboard-side by way of floor-to-ceiling window and a portside window. A swim platform and open flybridge add to the yacht’s outdoor theme. The overnight accommodations on the 50 Flybridge from Okean consist of three staterooms, and two heads with a full-beam master amidships and forepeak VIP. Abaft the VIP and to port is a stateroom with two twin berths. There is also a crew cabin all the way aft.
Show Location: Zone AB Dock 200.
Viking’s latest express sportfisherman to hit the water, the Viking Yachts 44 Open, will be premiering at FLIBS 2017 and she’s another undisputed champion from the New Jersey based builder. A superb fishing and cruising vessel, the 44 Open conveniently positions the captain at the helm just steps away from the cockpit. This feature certainly makes the 44 Open an ideal boat for a family to own and operate without the necessity of a professional captain. There’s more than a few notable features on board this Viking including the centerline helm station that’s loaded with electronics and situated behind a wraparound windshield for protection from wind, spray and seas. There’s room for three 17-inch MFDs along with engine instrumentation, giving the 44 Open the feel of a much larger boat. The Palm Beach Tower tuna tower provides a complete second station with electronics, buggy top and Rupp outriggers, while the 119-square foot cockpit is rigged to raise fish with fresh and saltwater washdowns, a transom live well, and a transom door with a lift gate. Below deck, a generous layout features two staterooms with a queen-sized master in the forepeak, as well as one head and well-appointed galley with additional lounge seating below.
Show Location: Zone AB Dock 5.
Another dazzling motor yacht that will be making her North American debut at FLIBS is the sleek and sexy Princess Yachts V40. Using the same hull, sterndrive setup and engines as the existing and super popular V39, Princess has made a few tweaks to the exterior and refreshed the interior to bring the 40ft sportscruiser more up to date with a new crop of rivals. The most striking update is found outside in the long strip of glazing running along both topsides, which brings the V40 into line with larger models in the UK builder’s sportscruiser range. Inside guests are greeted by a contemporary palette of pewter grey and off white. When entertaining, her spacious cockpit provides the perfect setting with the option to specify a convertible sunbed aft. Below deck, her spacious salon and wellequipped galley combine for a wonderfully sociable entertaining space, while both cabins exude modern style and perfect proportions. The forward cabin has an en-suite bathroom with secondary access to the salon while the aft cabin can be fitted with optional sliding berths to provide easy conversion to a double bed when required.
Show Location: Zone CD Dock 401
The new Cruisers Yachts 338 South Beach Edition is a seriously striking sports series Bow Rider combining exhilarating performance with refined styling. The design on this 38 foot vessel includes a show-stopping dark red hull with your choice of luxurious upholstery, which stretches from bow to stern for extensive seating options. What’s more, its custom-built aluminum hardtop completes the sleek look. The 338 Bow Rider is the ultimate day boat featuring a spacious cockpit for socializing and taking in the views with friends and family. You’ll find even more space for entertaining and relaxing inside the cabin salon, allowing you and your guests to enjoy some shade and ultimate comfort with amenities such as a u-shaped sofa and flatscreen TV. A spacious head can also be found below deck saving you a trip back to the dock during your day on the water.