Highlights From The 2010 Miami Boat Show

Miami International Boat Show
The Miami International Boat Show is one of the four largest boat shows in the world, and its timing at the start of the main selling season makes it a bellwether for how the industry will perform in a given year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) trade group. Though boats are more affordable than ever at the show – thanks to a buildup of inventory and manufacturers offering more features as options – there are still plenty of luxury boats up for grabs.Following i

The Miami International Boat Show is one of the four largest boat shows in the world, and its timing at the start of the main selling season makes it a bellwether for how the industry will perform in a given year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) trade group.

Though boats are more affordable than ever at the show – thanks to a buildup of inventory and manufacturers offering more features as options – there are still plenty of luxury boats up for grabs.

Following is a look at 10 high-end boats that will be featured at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show.

By Krystina Gustafson
Posted Feb 10 2010

Meridian 541
Suggested Price:  $1.25 millionLength: 53 feet 10 inchesManufacturer: Meridian Yachts The 541 is the flagship of Brunswick’s Meridian Yachts lineup. Meridian Yachts went from 0 percent to 30 percent market share in bridge boats in eight years.
Photo Courtesy: Meridian Yachts

Suggested Price: $1.25 million
Length: 53 feet 10 inches
Manufacturer: Meridian Yachts

The Meridian 541 is the flagship of Brunswick’s Meridian Yachts lineup. Meridian Yachts went from 0 percent to 30 percent market share in bridge boats in eight years.

Marlow Explorer 78E Command Bridge
Suggested Price: $3.6 millionLength: 82 feet 7 inchesManufacturer: Marlow YachtsThe Voyager 76 LR is the first in a new series of yachts that travel at speeds not attainable by any other power yacht under 120 feet, according to the company.
Photo Courtesy of Marlow Yachts

Suggested Price:  $3.6 million
Length: 82 feet 10 inches
Manufacturer: Marlow Yachts

The Queen of the show, the Marlow Explorer 78E Command Bridge has “unrestricted navigation” status, meaning it has no geographical restrictions. Only 1 percent of the world’s yachts have this capability, according to the company.

Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
Suggested Price: $680,000Length: 45 feet 5 inchesManufacturer: Sea RayThe 450 Sundancer is equipped with a media room that comes with theater seating, accent lights and a 32-inch flat-screen TV.
Photo Courtesy: Sea Ray

Suggested Price: $680,000
Length: 45 feet 5 inches
Manufacturer: Sea Ray

The Sea Ray 450 Sundancer is equipped with a media room that comes with theater seating, accent lights and a 32-inch flat-screen TV.

Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht
Suggested Price: Starts at $2.3 millionLength: 60 feet 11 inchesManufacturer: Hatteras Yachts The Hatteras 60 features a dinette, three staterooms and a salon with a 36-inch flat-screen TV.
Photo Courtesy: Hatteras Yachts

Suggested Price: Starts at $2.3 million
Length: 60 feet 11 inches
Manufacturer: Hatteras Yachts

The Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht features a dinette, three staterooms and a salon with a 36-inch flat-screen TV.

Cabo 52 Flybridge
Suggested Price: Starts at $1.62 millionLength: 54 feet 11 inchesManufacturer: Cabo YachtsThe 52 Flybridge is the largest model from the Cabo line.
Photo Courtesy: Cabo Yachts

Suggested Price: Starts at $1.62 million
Length: 54 feet 11 inches
Manufacturer: Cabo Yachts

The Cabo 52 Flybridge is the largest model from the Cabo line.

Marlow Voyager 76 LR
Suggested Price:  $3.6 millionLength: 82 feet 10 inchesManufacturer: Marlow YachtsThe Queen of the show, the Explorer 78E Command Bridge has “unrestricted navigation” status, meaning it has no geographical restrictions. Only 1 percent of the world’s yachts have this capability, according to the company.
Photo Courtesy: Marlow Yachts

Suggested Price: $3.6 million
Length: 82 feet 7 inches
Manufacturer: Marlow Yachts

The Marlow Voyager 76 LR is the first in a new series of yachts that travel at speeds not attainable by any other power yacht under 120 feet, according to the company.

Mercedes AMG-Inspired Cigarette Boat
Suggested Price: To be revealed at the Miami Boat ShowLength: 42 feetManufacturer: Mercedes-BenzMercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing Team created a custom boat that will be unveiled to the public at the Miami Boat Show, along with the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super sports car. The boat’s top speed is more than 120 miles per hour.
Rendering Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz

Suggested Price: To be revealed at the Miami Boat Show
Length: 42 feet
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing Team created a custom boat that will be unveiled to the public at the Miami Boat Show, along with the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super sports car. The boat’s top speed is more than 120 miles per hour.

Havana 38 Powercat
Suggested Price: $495,000Length: 38 feetManufacturer: Cruiser CatsThe Havana 38 Powercat – a catamaran that runs on an engine instead of wind – will make its debut at the Miami show.
Photo Courtesy: Cruiser Cats

Suggested Price: $495,000
Length: 38 feet
Manufacturer: Cruiser Cats

The Havana 38 Powercat — a catamaran that runs on an engine instead of wind — will make its debut at the Miami show.

Jefferson Pilothouse SE
Suggested Price: $825,300Length: 51 feet 6 inchesManufacturer: Jefferson YachtsThe standard edition of the Jefferson Pilothouse SE comes with a flat-screen TV and washer/dryer.
Photo Courtesy: Jefferson Yachts

Suggested Price: $825,300
Length: 51 feet 6 inches
Manufacturer: Jefferson Yachts

The standard edition of the Jefferson Pilothouse SE comes with a flat-screen TV and washer/dryer.

Sealegs III
Suggested Price: Starts at $50,000Length: Range between 20 and 23 feetManufacturer: Sealegs CorporationThough they aren’t the most expensive or most luxurious boats, the SeaLegs can turn heads. The boat can be driven on land at up to six miles an hour. Once they’re in the water, the wheels retract, and the boats can cruise at as much as 48 miles an hour.
Photo Courtesy: Sealegs Corporation

Suggested Price: Starts at $50,000
Length: Range between 20 and 23 feet
Manufacturer: Sealegs Corporation

Though they aren’t the most expensive or most luxurious boats, the SeaLegs III can turn heads. The boat can be driven on land at up to six miles an hour. Once they’re in the water, the wheels retract, and the boats can cruise at as much as 48 miles an hour.