Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2014

Take a walk along the docks to see some of the newest sportfishing yachts from your favorite manufacturers.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014

Sailfish Sculpture

Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending sculpture is the creation of Kent Ullberg. The bronze sailfish in front of the Broward County Convention Center has the distinction of being the largest wildlife monument in Florida.
Merritt Boats - Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Merritt 51'

One of Merritt's Sport Fisherman's, the 51-foot Game Day
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Merritt 51

Merritt's 51 Game Day features a galley below to port with settee forward of the galley. Across from the galley is a head with a shower, toilet and sink. Forward of the head is a double bunk with ample storage. The queen Master with etched Marlin glass headboard is forward with a TV, 2 closets and vanity area.
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Merritt 51

Merritt's 51' Game Day is decked out with a teak deck and fishing chair.
Jarrett Bay Blank Check - Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014

Jarrett Bay's Blank Check

The 77-foot Blank Check by Jarrett Bay Boatworks was our homebase for the show. From her cold-molded fir and Okume bones to fiberglass skin coated in glossy Alexseal Cloud White.
Hatteras - Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Hatteras EX 45

Hatteras EX 45 is part of the company's brand new EX Series. The 45 is fully rigged for tournament style fishing with a fuel capacity of 800 gallons, 16' 6" beam and paired with twin CAT C12 diesel engines running a max of 715hp.
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Hatteras 45 EX

“The Hatteras Express Series raises the bar in design, engineering, and performance for the inboard express market segment. This series is the perfect complement to the Hatteras product portfolio by delivering innovative design and a focus on complete versatility, functionality, and incredible comfort. Owners will enjoy not only an abundance of amenities, but also a significant reduction of overall noise levels and vibration that you would typically experience on an inboard express boat of this size” states John Ward, President and CEO of Hatteras Yachts.
Hatteras GT 70 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Hatteras GT 70

Hatteras GT 70 has a 21' 4" beam, 5' draft and 2,000 gallon fuel capacity.
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Hatteras GT 70 - Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Hatteras GT 70's 2600BHP MTU engines in a spotless engine room
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Hatteras GT 70

Hatteras GT 70's beautiful interior
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Viking Yachts

Viking Yachts fleet truly encapsulates the word Viking — wouldn't want to be on the other end of this battle.
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Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge

Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge has six staterooms, each with its own private head and shower. The full beam master suite features a king size walk around bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table, and his and her private facilities. Crew quarters are aft with access from the cockpit. The full beam area includes a head with a shower, a small galley area, and upper and lower berths in a private cabin.
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Viking 92 EB

Viking 92 EB's anchor is a work of art.
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Viking 92 EB

The 23-foot beam not only opens the salon but transforms it into a living room with built-in furniture and appointments like a 60-inch flat screen television that rises on a lift out of the teak cabinetry. An L-shape island in the galley complements the work area and all countertops feature custom selected granite. A pair of walk-in pantries and a full day head are forward and characterize an excellent use of space. Nearby, a formal dining area accommodates eight guests.
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Bridge of Viking 92EB

Check out the view from the bridge of the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge
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Salon on the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge

The salon of the Viking 92EB is not only luxurious, but absolutely massive.
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Facing Forward in Viking 92EB Salon

Built for entertaining while on the fishing or at the dock, there is plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy themselves.
Viking Yachts CEO Pat Healey

Viking Yachts CEO Pat Healey Discusses Viking's Successes

Viking Yachts CEO Pat Healey discusses the history and recent progress Viking has accomplished bringing them to where they are today. The entire Viking line of boats is new as of 2008 with 15 new models developed in the last six years including their latest: the 92 Enclosed Bridge.
SIMRAD's ForwardScan at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

SIMRAD Forward Scan

SIMRAD'S ForwardScan Transducer allows you to safely project the depth of the water in front of you and is a must have for boats traveling in and out of new inlets or where waterways are in constant flux.
Hooker Electric Dredge Reel Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014

Hooker Electric Dredge Reel

The new Hooker Electric Dredge Reel, paired with a Tiagra 80W, features auto-stopping, variable speed retrieval, and can be controlled from the bridge via bluetooth allowing mates and anglers to focus on pitching to the fish rather than getting the dredge out of the water.
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014 Marlin Mag Party

Party!

Packed party with Marlin Publisher Natasha Lloyd serving up drinks nobody's business. Thanks to our sponsors Bacardi, Aqualum and ZF!
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Party!

Editor in Chief John Brownlee MC'ed the party raffle with some amazing prizes.
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Party!

Fireworks shoot from the top of Bahia Mar
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Party!

Check out the crowd of people that came to party down.
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OFL

OFL with the Marlinettes
Offshore Fishing League Kickoff Party Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The Debut of the Offshore Fishing League

The Offshore Fishing League is announced by OFL Commissioner Peter B. Wright where top teams and anglers will compete in 2015 to be crowned the OFL World Champion.
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OFL Kickoff Party Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Carlos Suito, OFL CEO And Captain Peter B. Wright, OFL CommisionerScott Kerrigan
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OFL Kickoff Party

Carlos Suito, OFL CEO and Ellen Peel, The Billfish FoundationScott Kerrigan