Yachting’s Top 30 Pictures from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Stunning boats, new products and eye-catching sights made our editors stop and stare while walking the docks at this city-by-the sea event.

November 6, 2013

1960 Hatteras

Knit Wits, the first Hatteras yacht designed by Jack Hargrave, launched in 1960 and was once the largest fiberglass yacht at 41 feet length overall.

Fold-out yacht balconies

Fold-out balconies are great for alfresco dining, and apparently, for furniture loading too.

Yacht model at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Some yachts are easier to move around the show than others.

PWCs on a Yacht

PWC pods make it easy to launch a high-speed afternoon from this yacht.

J-Craft cruiser

Wax and elbow grease were found in ample doses before the start of the show on this sleek J-Craft cruiser.

Tramontana sports car

Yachts were not the only luxury products on display. The Tramontana sports car would make Batman jealous.


Ferretti Group yachts

Decisions, decisions: Which Ferretti Group yacht shall I take out today? Ferretti’s Fort Lauderdale facility had us ogling. We decided to take them all.


Quick, what’s 557 multiplied by 3? Answer: Really Fast!

Inflatable water toys

Just add air. Inflatable water toys attracted the attention of many kids at heart. We want the water-rock wall.

Palm Beach 55

The Palm Beach 55 finish offers a mirror-like reflection.

Nobiskrug’s tabletop display

Nobiskrug’s tabletop display made waves in the yacht builders’ tent. Check out a video here:

Pershing 62 and 74

A perfect pair: The super-sleek Pershing 62 and 74 caught our eye. Look for the 62 in Yachting‘s December issue.

Triton Subs

Triton Subs debuts its latest submersible.

Carbon Craft’s 14-foot tender

Carbon Craft’s 14-foot tender weighs in at only 1,100 pounds.

Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 34

Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 34 stole the spotlight on night two of the show, literally.

Sea Ray 510 Fly

Yes, that is the new Sea Ray 510 Fly floating inside a tent. She attracted attention well into the night.

Fireworks at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fireworks fly over the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and light up the night sky on day one.

Hatteras 100 RPH

The Hatteras 100 RPH seems massive from the outside. That feeling of spaciousness continues inside.

Hatteras 100 RPH interior

The sprawling salon of the Hatteras 100 RPH features a light-oak sole and wenge wood trim. A flood of natural light enhances this yacht’s sense of openness.

137-foot yacht Bread

The four-cabin, 137-foot yacht Bread is for sale at $12,495,000.

Cheoy Lee Alpha 87

This Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 was looking sleek at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Van Der Heijden 52 Commuter

The Van Der Heijden 52 Commuter, a Dutch-built aluminum cruiser, debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Skyrunner flying car

Flying cars have arrived! Skyrunner transforms from all-terrain vehicle to plane in minutes and can be yours for $119,000.

Pershing 90

A Pershing 90 reflects the morning sunlight on the north side of the docks at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Van Dutch 40

The 2014 Van Dutch 40 seems born for south Florida dayboating and Bahamas crossings.

Viking Yachts

Viking Yachts brought a record number of convertible-style sportfisherman to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year.

MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel

Standing next to the 5,766 bhp, MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel is just plain impressive.


This Astondoa’s top deck is a born-for-partying platform that tugs at its lines, begging to be taken out for some fun.


Using a PWC for propulsion, Flyboarding looks to become the next extreme charter toy.

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