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Boats Debuting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Yachts & Boats Debuting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

One of the top yachting events of the year, the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 will be held from October 31 to November 4. Hosted by the city knows as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” thousands of industry professionals, boat builders, and exhibitors from around the world flock to Fort Lauderdale to show off their latest offerings.

Yacht Management is proud to have our Fort Lauderdale marina and full-service boat yard located in this city. We are a superyacht management company that offers top-tier yacht management and maintenance services to vessels in South Florida, the Caribbean, and beyond. Every year, our superyacht management team goes to the Fort Lauderdale boat show and this year will be no different.

The largest in-water boat show in the world, more than 1,200 boats will be presented this year. Seven of those boats will be having their worldwide or American debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018.

HCB Estrella 65

“Sporty, yet confidence-inspiring. In tight turns you never felt that the boat would slip and running the boat through its wake revealed pillow-soft landings. A smooth ride like that doesn’t happen by accident.” ­– Daniel Harding [1]

Built by Hydra Custom Boats (HCB), the Estrella 65 will be having its worldwide debut. The world’s largest center console yacht, its five outboard engines ensure peak performance and maximum speeds of 52 knots. With a spacious and stylish cabin, the Estrella 65 is the perfect mix of performance and luxury.

BRABUS Shadow 800

“This motorboat, called the Brabus Shadow 800, looks slick with its black, stealthy styling. If you’re looking to make the next blockbuster action movie, you’ll need one of these.” – Anthony Alaniz [2]

A product of the collaboration between Finnish boat builder Axopar Boats and German tuning company Brabus, the BRABUS Shadow 800 will be making its American debut at the Fort Lauderdale boat show. This ultra-high-performance motorboat features Mercury Verado 400-horsepower supercharged racing engines and a cabin that sleeps two. With its distinct black and red coloring, the BRABUS Shadow 800 is a great vessel to explore the open seas!

Canard eMotion 36 Hybrid

“The revolutionary yacht inspired by the concepts of sustainability and respect of the marine environment.” – Canard Yachts [3]

Part of Canard Yacht’s new line of efficient and eco-friendly power yachts, the Canard eMotion 36 Hybrid features one 570 HP diesel engine and twin 20 kW electric motors. This vessel can cruise for up to 3 hours on pure electric power. The Canard eMotion 36 Hybrid is an exemplary blend of Italian design and technical innovation.

Midnight Express 60

“There are other companies coming out with bigger boats like this, but what makes ours so different is we have a full beam. I didn’t take my 43 and stretch it like everybody else did. The 60 has a 15-foot beam, so it’s a big boat.” – Eric Glaser [4]

Built by Miami-based boat builder Midnight Express, the 60’ Pied-A-Mer is a game-changing 60-foot center console getting unveiled at the boat show. This customizable high-performance power boat features a spacious cockpit and twin master cabins making it the “ultimate weekend boat.”

Mares 47 Outboard Express

“All Mares models are known for seakeeping abilities in the most challenging conditions, and the new Mares 47 Outboard Express is no exception.” – Southern Boating [5]

Built by Mares Power Catamarans, this power catamaran aims to make fast cruising extremely comfortable. Fitted with quadruple Suzuki 350 HP engines, the Mares 47 Outboard Express also features a master stateroom with king-size bed, a full-size salon, and galley with two refrigerator freezers.

Hatteras GT59 Convertible

“The newest member of the GT line, the GT59, which will join her sisterships the GT54, GT63 and GT70 as the fleet of Hatteras’s tournament-ready convertibles.” – Kevin Koenig [6]

The fourth addition to the GT line of North Carolina-based boat builder Hatteras Yachts, this convertible sportfishing yacht will have its global launch in Fort Lauderdale. Created in reaction to customer demand for a 55- to 60-foot GT, the GT59 Convertible will feature enhanced luxury interior arrangements.

Pursuit Boats S 288 Sport

“We take pride in continuing to remain true to our history of innovative luxury fishing boats and to provide our customers with the state-of-the-art features combined with the quality and comfort that they have come to expect from Pursuit.” – Bruce Thompson [7]

Those attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 can get the first look at Pursuit Boat’s brand-new S 288 Sport model. After debuting to a group of owners in the Bahamas, this luxury center console fishing boat will be making its public American debut.



[1] Daniel Harding – First Look: HCB 65 Estrella

[2] Anthony Alaniz – Brabus Shadow 800 Arrives As A $495,000 Hand-Built Motorboat

[3] Canard Yachts – eMotion 36

[4] Simon Murray – New Boats Notebook: Midnight Express 60

[5] Southern Boating – Mares 47 Outboard Express

[6] Kevin Keonig – Hatteras Announces GT59

[7] Boating Industry – Pursuit Boats debuts S 288 luxury center console

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