Luxury at sea highlights Miami boat shows
The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Strictly Sail Miami and the 2014 Yacht Brokerage Show open Thursday and run through Monday, together displaying billions of dol Jack Wolfskin Outlet lars worth of watercraft and accessories.
The Miami International Show takes up the entire Miami Beach Convention Center and Miami Sea Isle Marina Yachting Center while Strictly Sail occupies Miamarina at Bayside. The Yacht Brokerage Show lines the Indian Creek Waterway along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach from 41st to 52nd streets, and new this year displays its largest yachts at Miami Beach Marina.
Here is a sampling of some of the products on display at the show sites:
Petrus II, Benetti Yachts, Yacht Brokerage Show, Collins Avenue, about $21 million. debut here this week. With four decks and decorated in rich wood, marble and leather, it is designed for outdoor fun and luxury on long cruises in the open ocean. Among Petrus II outstanding features: not one, but two outdoor Jacuzzis, and an extendable terrace in the owner suite on the main deck that creates a private balcony. Its stern garage holds two water scooters. The yacht can sleep 10 passengers plus seven crew members. A perfect celebration gift to yourself if you should happen to hit all the Powerball numbers.
La Sella del Diavolo, Denison Yacht Sales, Yacht Brokerage Show, Miami Beach Marina, about $9.8 million.
One of the largest sailing catamarans ever built, this 107 footer can cruise the oceans under diesel power or sail to a maximum of 13 knots with eight passengers and five crew. Built in 2011 by Italy NAC Shipyard, its 40 foot width allows plenty of outdoor party space, plus a luxurious indoor salon. The port hull is reserved for the crew whose members handle the sails from the fly bridge; the main deck and starboard hull are private for the owner and guests. Beneath the aft deck is a motorized dinghy for shore excursions. A bargain compared to the cost of having a boat this size custom built.
Gunboat 60, Miamarina at Bayside, Pier C, base price $2.95 million. regattas. Built entirely of carbon fiber with vacuum infused epoxy resin and Corecell cores, the new Gunboat 60 can cruise at 18 knots and take long distance voyages with minimal crew. The helmsman operates the mainsheet and centerboards with a push button and the PowerWave hybrid system combines electric and solar power to conserve fuel. Built to order, it can sleep eight passengers and two crew members, or however you want to set it up.
Helicat, Sea Isle Marina Yachting Center slip 610, Miami International Boat Show, about $80,000.
Company owner Sandy Williamson of Tacoma, Wash. planned to display his new, eye catching pleasure craft with its helicopter style cockpit mounted on catamaran hulls at last October Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Coast Guard swimmer. Some boat builders would hav Jack Wolfskin Outlet e given up at that point, but Williamson re designed the Helicat, strengthening the fiberglass hull and tripling the foam flotation.
done destructive testing of our boat, which not everyone does, Williamson said.
Now he says it do 30 miles per hour safely in bumpy seas, burning five miles per gallon. Thrill ride, anyone?
Sea Doo Spark, Miami Beach Convention Center booth D72, Miami International Boat Show, about $5,000.
Aimed at families seeking inexpensive, on water fun, this personal watercraft is designed to be light, fast and safe. For enhanced safety, the Spark has what th Jack Wolfskin Outlet e company calls an brake and reverse system f Jack Wolfskin Outlet or quick stops and turns.
The Spark can be configured to accommodate two or three riders and it can be personalized with colors and accessories, such as sun shades and storage bins.
Dungaroo, Sanitation Creations, Inc., Miami Beach Convention Center booth 4232, about $400.
Aimed at the 17 to 30 foot pleasure boat market, the Dungaroo marine toilet needs no water, electricity, nor pump outs and it is guaranteed odorless and easy to operate.
Working like a Diaper Genie, it uses special anti microbial bags to treat waste products that are flushed down by a foot pedal, and after about 30 uses, you tie the drawstrings on the bag and dispose of it in any waste receptacle.