11 of the best new boats at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The world’s biggest boat show is almost upon us! We pick out the best boats to track down at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is big. Really big. To give you some idea of how big – the 2019 show had 1,900 boats from 1,000 exhibitors, representing 52 countries. That’s before you even think about how you’re going to navigate the 90 acres of exhibition space or the 100,000 attendees milling around. But fear […] This article 11 of the best new boats at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

11 of the best new boats at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The world’s biggest boat show is almost upon us! We pick out the best boats to track down at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is big. Really big. To give you some idea of how big – the 2019 show had 1,900 boats from 1,000 exhibitors, representing 52 countries.

That’s before you even think about how you’re going to navigate the 90 acres of exhibition space or the 100,000 attendees milling around.

But fear not, MBY is here to help you pick through the humdrum and find the best of the best. These are the boats that are worth tracking down at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

The best new boats at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

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Burger 50 Cruiser

The artisans at Wisconsin-based Burger Boat Company have been building classy, bespoke Gentlemen’s Yachts since the early 1900s. Lovely, teak-rich displacement cruisers with the focus firmly on quality, craftsmanship and elegance.

But all have been pretty much 100ft-and-up. That was until a couple of years ago, when Burger stuck a tentative toe in the owner-operator market with a design for a new custom 48-footer.

Two were commissioned and built. Now the yard wants to capitalise on this fast-growing segment of the market, so has reworked the 48 to create the new Burger 50 Cruiser, which is making its big-show debut at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Read more about the Burger 50 Cruiser

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Cruisers 34 GLS

If ever there was a nautical version of Dr. Who’s space-defying Tardis, it could well be the latest from Wisconsin-based Cruisers Yachts, the 34 GLS.

In this compact, high-sided 34fter – it’s actually closer to 36ft bow to stern – Cruisers manages to squeeze in beds for four, a separate stand-up head and shower, a spacious bow seating area, and big cockpit with twin L-shaped seats.

This is the first new model to emerge from the 68-year-old Cruisers brand since it was snapped-up by American boating behemoth, MarineMax, in June. Cruisers currently builds 16 different models, from 33 to 60 feet.

Read more about the Cruisers 34 GLS

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Ferretti 1000

Despite its gigantic dimensions (LOA: 98’10”, Beam: 22’4”) the 1000 is quite clearly a Ferretti and the shipyard’s longtime naval architecture and design partner, Filippo Salvetti, has done a remarkable job in linking this yacht’s DNA to its smaller siblings.

The exterior spaces are sprawling and include a 55 sq m flybridge and a foredeck that cascades from the windscreen to the imposing pulpit with a mix of sunbathing space and split L-shaped dinettes but it’s the transom that is most alluring.

Here there is a run of four wide sun loungers neatly arranged along the boat’s stern with a glass balustrade above to separate this ‘beach club’ from the cockpit.

With the dinette turned 90 degrees to the usual arrangement, everyone sitting at the dinette is treated to a view over the water and that glass partition creates a seamless link between the two areas.

Read more about the Ferretti 1000

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Greenline Ocean 68 Hybrid

There are times when you just want to enjoy the peace, the quiet and the squawk of seagulls on the bow rail.

With Greenline’s latest hybrid-powered 68-footer/20-metre, making its show debut at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, that means the option of gliding along at seven knots for around 25 nautical miles in stealthy, zero-emission silence.

And when you’ve reached that remote, idyllic anchorage and dropped the hook, there’s no need to crank-up the gen-set; this new Greenline 68 Oceanclass Hybrid can go for two days on battery power alone.

Read more about the Greenline Ocean 68 Hybrid

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Jaguar 36 Offshore Fish

Jaguar Powerboats has been making go-fast catamarans since the ’80s, going back to the builder’s legendary Thriller racing cat that won pretty much won everything that was worth winning.

Now, the family-run North Carolina yard is expanding its range of lean, mean, go-fast fishing machines with the introduction at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show of its new Jaguar 36 Offshore Fish. Its claim to fame? A thundering top speed of 78 knots.

According to Jaguar Powerboats lead designer John Clarke, son of racing legend and company founder John Clarke, the secret to the new boats’ impressive turn of speed is a focus on increased hull stiffness and weight reduction.

Read more about the Jaguar 36 Offshore Fish

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Ocean Alexander 35R

These days, Ocean Alexander is pumping out more hits than Ed Sheeran. Between April and June this year, the Taiwanese builder delivered no fewer than eight yachts, from a 28-metre to a 36-metre tri-deck. Impressive stuff.

And the hits just keep on coming, with the Kaohsiung yard planning to debut not one, but four new or heavily-tweaked models at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The highlight for us will be a new flagship in OA’s aptly-named Revolution series, the 35-metre/116-foot Ocean Alexander 35R.

It’s another stunner from the drawing board of long-time OA designer Evan K. Marshall, that takes the bluff, towering-bowed, four-level Revolution formula to the next level, adding to the Revolution line-up that currently includes the 27R and 30R.

Read more about the Ocean Alexander 35R

Princess Y72

Taking inspiration from its big sister the Y85, the Y72 is the smallest boat in Princess’s Yacht range, which will be topped off by the Y95 2022.

The 72 is another fine example of Princess’s design trio of Princess Design studio, Olesinski and Pininfarina coming together to produce a boat with beautifully soft, flowing exterior lines and an interior that strikes a delightful balance of luxury and practicality.

Exterior design cues from larger Y craft are put to work with great effect of the Princess 72 such as the full length hull windows and the way the hard top so elegantly emerges out of the flybridge superstructure.

Read more about the Princess Y72

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Pursuit S 345 Sport

For many ocean rod ’n reelers, the sweet spot for a fast-running centre console is 35 feet, or 10.7 metres. Until now, Florida-based Pursuit Boats has bracketed that nicely with its 32 and 37-footers.

For this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Pursuit will rectify that apparent oversight with the introduction of its brand new Pursuit S 358 Sport. Though at 37 feet 4 inches bow to stern, you could nit-pick that it’s not really a true 35.

Not important. What matters is that it now ticks all the boxes for what so many recreational anglers are looking for: A fast, dry, stable hull, lots of performance, better economy from twin rather than triple outboards, and plenty of creature comforts for none-fisher folk tagging along for the ride.

Read more about the Pursuit S 345 Sport

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Riviera 645 SUV

Just like an off-roading 4×4 sport-ute is all about versatility, so is Riviera Marine’s stylish new 69fter, the 645 SUV, that’s having its first US showing at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

From the production line of Australia’s biggest boat builder, this striking sportscruiser will become the new flagship of Riviera’s six-model SUV (sport utility vessel) line-up, which previously ranged from 39ft to 57ft.

The big appeal here is its one-level inside/outside space, with the huge enclosed cockpit flowing seamlessly into the galley, saloon and helm area.

Read more about the Riviera 645 SUV

 

Sirena 68

This Turkish yard cut its teeth building boats for Azimut, including some of its semi-displacement Magellano trawler style yachts, so it’s no surprise that it has followed a similar path for its own range of attractively priced craft.

The Sirena 68 is the fourth model to join the fleet, slotting in between the original Sirena 64 and the mighty Sirena 88 flagship.

With styling by Cor D Rover and a brand new semi-displacement hull by renowned naval architect German Frers, there’s no doubting its design pedigree.

Read more about the Sirena 68

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Viking 64 Convertible

Who can forget the scene from Spielberg’s 1975 fright-fest Jaws? The one where, at the first sight of the Great White, Sheriff Brody utters that immortal line to Quint: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”.

It just might have been the inspiration behind Viking Yacht’s decision to supersize its award-winning 54 Convertible, into the new Viking 64 Convertible that’s making its global debut at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

If you want to strike fear into the biggest fighting marlin or tuna out there in the big blue yonder, you want a Viking. This family-owned New Gretna, New Jersey builder has been turning out state-of-the art, big-game fishing “battlewagons” for more than half a century.

Read more about the Viking 64 Convertible

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Eegle 20m first look: World’s first electric trawler yacht takes on diesel rivals

The Eegle 20m looks set to be the first production electric trawler yacht and it has the speed and range to rival its diesel-powered counterparts...Four 150kW electric motors power the Eegle 20m to an impressive top speed of 20 knotsSilent Yachts may have led the way with its electric cruising catamarans but now a Swiss entrepreneur is hoping to appeal to monohull enthusiasts with the first battery-powered trawler yacht, the Eegle 20m. Designed by Spanish naval architects Bravo Yacht Design, whose previous clients include Rodman, Horizon and Nuva Yachts, it is a 65ft (20m) […] This article Eegle 20m first look: World’s first electric trawler yacht takes on diesel rivals appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Eegle 20m first look: World’s first electric trawler yacht takes on diesel rivals

The Eegle 20m looks set to be the first production electric trawler yacht and it has the speed and range to rival its diesel-powered counterparts...

Four 150kW electric motors power the Eegle 20m to an impressive top speed of 20 knots

Silent Yachts may have led the way with its electric cruising catamarans but now a Swiss entrepreneur is hoping to appeal to monohull enthusiasts with the first battery-powered trawler yacht, the Eegle 20m.

Designed by Spanish naval architects Bravo Yacht Design, whose previous clients include Rodman, Horizon and Nuva Yachts, it is a 65ft (20m) swift trawler yacht with a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 80nm under electric power alone.

For longer journeys, a petrol-powered generator extends the range to over 1,000nm at its normal cruising speed of 7.5 knots. The first boat is already in-build at French yard Martinez Construction Navale with an expected launch date next year.

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According to lead designer Tia Simo, the trawler style is particularly well suited to electrification. Its shallow keel allows all of its 600kWh lithium ion batteries to be installed below the water close to the centreline.

This low centre of gravity makes for an extremely stable design, which keeps roll to a minimum and makes the standard fin stabilisers even more effective.

The four compact 150kW motors also take up far less space than big diesel engines and are packaged below the tender garage floor.

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No need for an engineroom as the motors and batteries fit beneath the floor

With no complex cooling systems or daily engine checks to worry about, there is no need for a conventional engineroom, freeing up almost all of the lower deck for accommodation.

Each pair of motors is linked to a single gearbox and shaft. In displacement mode, only one motor is running on each shaft but for shorter bursts both motors are engaged to push it into semi-planing mode.

To make the most of this, the hull has been tuned to be at its most efficient at either 7.5 knots or 18 knots.

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Shallow keel is ideal for battery location below the water

The garage itself houses the 50kW petrol range extender as well as a pair of Jet Skis or a single larger tender.

The reason for specifying a petrol rather than diesel generator is partly because of its smaller dimensions and quieter running but also because its 1,000-litre fuel tank can be used to refill the Jet Skis as well.

The final part of the equation is an array of solar panels on the flybridge hardtop and wheelhouse roof capable of generating up to 9kW.

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Petrol range extender shares its 1,000 litre fuel tank with jetskis

This is enough to propel the Eegle 20m at a modest 3.5 knots on solar power alone, although realistically it will be used in tandem with the batteries to extend the all-electric cruising range beyond 80nm and top-up the batteries when at rest.

The batteries can also be recharged using shore power, with the time taken depending on the number of available sockets and rating of the power supply.

With no engineroom eating into lower deck space, there is room for a larger than normal full-beam owner’s suite towards the aft end of the hull with a separate dressing room, study area and bathroom.

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Vast master suite has a dressing room, study and bathroom

This still leaves space for two further doubles amidships and a VIP suite in the bow. The other unusual feature of the design is a full-beam saloon that spreads across the space usually occupied by the side decks.

The extra width makes for a very spacious main deck that’s all one level with a curved breakfast bar next to the aft galley, a generous lounging area amidships and a twin helm station forward.

It has all been left open-plan to maximise sightlines and make the most of the 360-degree views. A door next to the helm gives access to the foredeck but it’s not entirely clear how you’d deal with fenders or carry the lazy line forward when mooring stern-to.

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Curved breakfast bar in full-beam saloon of the Eegle 20m

The man behind the new Eegle brand, Swiss entrepreneur Adrien Antenen, made his money in recycling plants and wants to use his expertise in sustainability to launch a new range of environmentally friendly electric craft.

He commissioned the design from BYD and is financing the build of the first boat with a view to making it a full production yacht. The finished boat will be priced at around €2.5million ex tax.

Tia Simo, lead designer of the Eegle 20m, who studied naval architecture at Southampton University, told MBY: “We share the same idea as the client.

“We have to push to create yachts which are environmentally friendly. If we take care of our seas, we will be able to enjoy it in the future.”

Eegle 20m specification

LOA: 64ft 8in (19.73m)
Beam: 16ft 5in (5.0m)
Displacement: 22.9 tonnes
Power: 4 x 150kW electric motors
Batteries: 600kWh lithium ion
Solar panels: 9kW
Range extender: 50kW petrol
Fuel capacity: 1,000 litres
Cruising speed: 7.5 knots
Top speed: 20 knots
Pure electric range: 80nm@ 7.5 knots
Hybrid electric range: 1,000nm @ 7.5 knots (range extender)

First published in the October 2021 issue of MBY.


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