The Miami International Boat Show, running concurrently with the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, is scheduled February 13-17. From the city’s convention center to the waterway along Collins Avenue, acres upon acres of prime South Florida real estate will be dedicated to showcasing new and brokerage boats alike.
You could spend every minute at the show and only see a small portion of it, but here are four of the boats that we’re going to make sure to give more than a passing glance:
• PrimaDonna 127. This is the brand-new Hull No. 2 in the IAG series, following the 2010 launch of Hull No. 1 from the Chinese builder. She’s a trideck design with accommodations for 12 guests and nine crew. Top speed is 15 knots and her draft is 7 feet, making her a good option for anyone interested in shallow-water cruising. See a preview at www.atlanticyachtandship.com.
• Chris-Craft Launch 36. Whether you want to add a day boat to your fleet or bring a snazzy new tender onto your superyacht, the Chris-Craft Launch 36 looks like she’s built to fit the bill. She’s not only the builder’s newest, but also its largest design, featuring five overnight berths, a head and a separate shower compartment. Learn more at www.chriscraft.com.
• Hargrave 101 RPH. Hargrave’s new 101 Raised Pilothouse Yacht will be one of two new models making a debut from this builder. The other is the 80-foot Monte Fino Monacle Edition. On the 101, look for changes to the shape of the hull and drivetrain compared with previous models. Hargrave says they’ll improve efficiency and handling to take full advantage of new-generation Caterpillar engines. Look for a feature on the 101 in the April issue of Yachting, or visit www.hargravecustomyachts.com.
• Princess Yachts S72. The British builder is using Miami for the world premiere of this boat, which is not just a new model but also is the first in a new S-class of designs. She can be outfitted with MAN or Caterpillar engines from 1,622 to 1,800 horsepower, with an expected top speed of 37 knots. See a video of her on the water at www.princessyachts.com.