We already told you about 10 new models from Hargrave, Hatteras, Viking and more that we’re psyched to see at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Here’s another batch of new launches that will be on the docks, and that have us singing with anticipation:
**Vicem 107 Cruiser**
This is the new flagship of Vicem‘s semi-displacement cruiser line. And while she may have all the beautiful hallmarks of traditional Vicem exteriors, her interior is a departure from the mahogany-rich woodwork for which the builder has long been known. Look for a custom décor filled not only with wood, but also with stone work, leather and fabric. Details are at www.vicemyachts.net
**Cheoy Lee 87 Express Sportbridge Yacht**
The 87 Express Sportbridge is part of Cheoy Lee‘s Alpha Series Express Yacht line, taking things up a few notches size-wise from the 76-footer that was introduced in 2012. The hull by Michael Peters Yacht Design is expected to move through the water at 30-plus knots, driven by standard 1,900-hp C-32 Caterpillar Acerts. The contemporary interior décor is by megayacht designer Luiz de Basto. Learn more at www.cheoyleena.com
**NISI 1700 Xpresso**
As we first told you in a recent issue of our print magazine, the NISI 1700 Xpresso has the looks of a downeast boat, the interior spaciousness of a motoryacht, and the speed and handling of an express cruiser. A range of power options are available, including jet drives and pods, and some of the choices give this new design a top speed of more than 40 knots. We also love the robin’s egg-blue hull, which should be a head-turner in just about any harbor. Check out [www.nisiyachts.com
Sunseeker 28 Meter, Predator 68 and Manhattan 55
It’s a trifecta in Fort Lauderdale for Sunseeker, with three new models that will be on display. The 28 Meter is now the entry-level model in that line at just over 90 feet LOA — but she still boasts megayacht features such as an optional drop-down salon balcony. The Predator 68 has a slide-open roof and a top speed of 45 knots, which should blow back your hair along with your knickers. And don’t forget the Manhattan 55, now the entry-level model in that line, with a family-size flybridge and accommodations for six. Information about all three models is at www.sunseeker.com.
We recently did a full write-up on the Ferretti 960 in our print magazine. She’s the Italian builder‘s first foray into the 90-foot-plus market. Our on-the-water testing showed sparkling performance and some serious big-boat features, including a trendy teak beach club along with separate tender stowage. There also are full-height side doors in the salon, creating a true indoor-outdoor space. Go to www.ferrettigroup.com to learn more.
This express motoryacht from Pershing can hit speeds upwards of 45 knots thanks to a pair of 2,435-mhp MTU 6V-2000 M93s that are paired with Searex surface drives. She’s a sexy speedster, too, both inside and out, with enormous windows on both the main deck and in the belowdecks master. There are four guest staterooms in total for comfy sleeping arrangements during a long-weekend getaway. Additional details are at www.pershing-yacht.com.
Marlow Explorer 58E and 80E **
These designs fit nicely into both ends of the Marlow Explorer range, which includes models from 53 to 97 feet LOA. The 58E replaces the 57, adding volume to one of the staterooms, the engine room and the lazarette, and offering 40-percent more fuel capacity. The 80E replaces the 78, offering greater speed, fuel capacity, range and volume “in every sector,” according to the builder. Photos should be online soon at www.marlowyachts.com.