This year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is showcasing more than 3,000 vessels. And aside from size, technology is the important thing in yachts.
Here are 10 examples of the cutting-edge updates—both essential and indulgent—that shipbuilders are making to stay in the race.
(Read more: Wealthy steer away from yachts despite higher stocks)
—By CNBC's Amanda Weindel
Posted 1 Nov. 2013