It’s Show­time

Yachts of in­ter­est at the 48th an­nual Fort Laud­erdale In­ter­na­tional Boat Show.

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The show will go on. De­spite the wide­spread dam­age that Hur­ri­cane Irma left on both Florida coasts in early Septem­ber, or­ga­niz­ers of the Fort Laud­erdale In­ter­na­tional Boat Show say the mari­nas in Broward and Palm Beach coun­ties fared bet­ter than most, with re­pairs well un­der­way about a week after the storm. From Novem­ber 1-5, more than 1,000 boats and 900 ex­hibitors are ex­pected once again to fill more than 3 mil­lion square feet of space in the city, bring­ing the great­est boat show on earth to South Florida.

Ex­pect to see new float­ing docks, tent floor­ing and di­rec­tional graph­ics to keep you from get­ting lost, all courtesy of Lon­don-based In­forma, which pur­chased long­time FLIBS or­ga­nizer Show Man­age­ment in March. In­forma has ex­pe­ri­ence putting on more than 200 global in­dus­try events, in­clud­ing the Monaco Yacht Show, and plans to en­hance the Fort Laud­erdale show ex­pe­ri­ence in mul­ti­ple ways. (Look for changes at the Wind­ward VIP Club at the Swim­ming Hall of Fame this year, for starters.)

Here are our ed­i­tors’ picks of new mod­els and yachts of in­ter­est at this year’s Fort Laud­erdale show. ABEK­ING & RAS­MUSSEN CLOUD­BREAK 237 feet, 10 inches (72.5 me­ters) This ex­plo­ration su­pery­acht de­signed by Espen Øino, with interiors by Chris­tian Li­ai­gre, was built to do more than cruise from the Mediter­ranean to the Caribbean and back. She has an ice-class hull and was con­ceived as a float­ing chalet for an out­doors­man and sports en­thu­si­ast. Her he­lideck car­ries a cus­tom Bell 429 Global Ranger. With cruises planned to north­ern climes, heli-skiing fig­ures into this yacht’s pro­gram; an après ski fire­place and sauna are on board, too. abek­ing.com

Da­men Game ChanGer 226 feet, 10 inches (69.15 me­ters)

The lux­ury yacht sup­port ves­sel Game Changer is built by Da­men, par­ent com­pany of amels in the nether­lands. Self-suf­fi­cient and able to shadow an owner or char­terer’s pri­mary yacht, this work­horse can carry larger ten­ders, he­li­copters, sub­mersibles and more. Game Changer has ac­com­mo­da­tions for 22 peo­ple: staff, guides, pi­lots, and ex­tra guests or crew. yacht-sup­port.nl

Da­men new Fron­tiers 181 feet, 5 inches (55.3 me­ters)

This is Da­men’s first lux­ury yacht sup­port ves­sel with three owner and guest state­rooms in ad­di­tion to quar­ters for a quar­tet of staff and crew. new Fron­tiers is just the ticket for a spon­ta­neous week­end away from the moth­er­ship, with a main deck lounge, a sun­deck for dining and re­lax­ing, and what Da­men calls an “ad­ven­ture cen­ter” aft for div­ing gear, sports equip­ment and more. yacht-sup­port.nl

HeeSen home 163 feet, 4 inches (49.8 me­ters)

For­merly known as Project nova, home is the world’s first Fast Dis­place­ment hull equipped with hy­brid propul­sion. Heesen says the alu­minum yacht is ef­fi­cient on fuel and quiet un­der­way. The two sources of propul­sion power, diesel me­chan­i­cal and diesel elec­tri­cal, can be used sep­a­rately or si­mul­ta­ne­ously. ex­te­rior de­sign is by Omega ar­chi­tects, with interiors of white lac­quer and warm woods by Cris­tiano Gatto. Of par­tic­u­lar note is a stain­less steel lounge chair in the sa­lon. heeseny­achts.com

TankOa Ver­tiGe 164 feet (49.9 me­ters)

De­signed by Francesco Paszkowski, Ver­tige, at just less than 500 gross tons, has ac­com­mo­da­tions for 12 in six state­rooms plus a gym, home cin­ema, 23-foot ten­der garage, and for­ward space for two per­sonal wa­ter­craft and a res­cue ten­der. Sole-to-ceil­ing win­dows pro­vide nat­u­ral light in the in­te­rior. Fold­out hy­draulic ter­races are part of the owner’s suite and the aft deck guest area. The mod­ern in­te­rior de­sign is by margherita Casprini in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Paszkowski. tankoa.it

HeeSen Book ends 153 feet, 2 inches (46.7 me­ters)

With clas­sic con­tem­po­rary ex­te­rior styling by Frank Laup­man of Omega ar­chi­tects and a rich in­te­rior by Ban­nen­berg & Row­ell, this dis­place­ment yacht was built for an amer­i­can owner. Book ends has two mTU 8V 4000 m63 diesel en­gines that, dur­ing sea tri­als, pushed her past the con­trac­tual speed by 0.6 knots, to 15.6 knots. at 12 knots, she has a transat­lantic range of 4,000 nau­ti­cal miles. heeseny­achts.com

TURqUOiSe YaCHTS razan 154 feet, 2 inches (47 me­ters)

razan, de­signed by H2 De­sign in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Turquoise Yachts, sports a pro­file of can­tilevered decks that cre­ate a float­ing ef­fect. Deck and in­te­rior spa­ces are con­ceived to be flex­i­ble for guests of all ages. in a pack­age less than 500 gross tons, razan has ac­com­mo­da­tions for 12 in­clud­ing a mas­ter state­room, two ViPs and three guest state­rooms. The beach club at sea level has a gym­na­sium, a scuba shop and an ex­tended swim plat­form. turquoisey­achts.com The San­lorenzo SD126 is the flag­ship of the SD line, which also in­cludes the SD92 and SD112. The 126 is a four-deck com­pos­ite mo­to­ry­acht with a semi-dis­place­ment hull. She has ac­com­mo­da­tions for 10 guests in five state­rooms. With op­tional propul­sion pack­ages, she can achieve a max­i­mum speed of 16 to 17 knots. Look for her on the docks near San­lorenzo’s SD112, SL86 and SL78. san­loren­zoamer­i­cas.com

Benetti Fast 125 Skyler 125 feet (38.1 me­ters)

this com­pos­ite and car­bon Fast 125 is a four- deck, semi- wide­body yacht with five state­rooms. she has a dis­place­ment- to- plan­ing ( D2P) hull form with a wave- pierc­ing bow that Benetti says com­bines the ad­van­tages of a dis­place­ment hull at low speeds with the ben­e­fits of a plan­ing hull at high speeds. she also has a Rolls- Royce azip­ull propul­sion sys­tem made of car­bon fiber for re­duced weight. Skyler’s con­tem­po­rary in­te­rior is by Red­man White­ley Dixon in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Benetti. benet­tiy­achts. it

West­PoRt 125 125 feet (38.1 me­ters)

this raised pi­lot­house de­sign is the new­est model from West­port, whose yachts range from 112 to 164 feet length over­all. she ac­com­mo­dates 10 guests in five state­rooms, in­clud­ing a full-beam, on­deck mas­ter. the sa­lon and dining area have large win­dows to let in nat­u­ral light. the aft deck is de­signed to al­low for board­ing at the stern. the 125 has a cruis­ing speed of 20-plus knots and a max­i­mum speed of 25 knots. west­porty­achts.com

isa sPoRt 120 Clorinda 119 feet, 7 inches (36.45 me­ters)

Hull no. 11 of isa’s sport 120 model is the first yacht launched at the an­cona yard un­der its new Palumbo Group own­er­ship. Clorinda has three 1790 kW MtU 16V 2000 M96 en­gines cou­pled to a pair of port and star­board Kamewa wa­ter jets with a mid­dle Kamewa booster. top speed is 33 knots, and she has a cruis­ing speed of 27 knots. Her sun­deck has so­fas be­hind a wind­screen, a star­board nav­i­ga­tion sta­tion and a wet bar with a dumb­waiter con­nected to the gal­ley. isay­achts.com

az­iMUt GRanDe 35 MetRi 114 feet, 10 inches (35 me­ters)

the az­imut Grande 35 Metri has a wave-pierc­ing hull, like those used on fast cata­ma­ran fer­ries. at her max­i­mum dis­place­ment speed of 13.4 knots, she burns about 50 gal­lons per hour, giv­ing her a cruis­ing range of more than 1,100 nau­ti­cal miles. she’ll go far­ther at a more eco­nom­i­cal speed of 7 or 8 knots. ac­com­mo­da­tions are for 10 guests in five state­rooms, and own­ers can se­lect from three in­te­rior de­sign op­tions by achille sal­vagni. az­imuty­achts.com ocean alexan­DeR 112 MeGay­acHt 112 feet (34.14 me­ters) this new trideck mo­to­ry­acht de­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with evan K. Mar­shall ac­com­mo­dates 10 guests and six crew. in the sa­lon, in­te­rior con­fig­u­ra­tions can in­clude a full bar and cir­cu­lar, star­board-fac­ing

seat­ing. Aft on the main deck is a fold-down bul­wark for an in­ti­mate Cham­pagne toast. The mas­ter state­room with panoramic views oc­cu­pies the for­ward end of the main deck. Also look for the Ocean Alexan­der 100 at the show. oceanalexan­der.com

HAr­grAve Sunny 100 feet (30.48 me­ters)

This 100-foot raised pi­lot­house has a wal­nut in­te­rior de­sign by Shel­ley DiCon­d­ina that is new for Har­grave. The four-state­room yacht also has a coun­try kitchen-style gal­ley for­ward. She is pow­ered by 1,800-horse­power Cater­pil­lar C32 Acerts that are Tier 3 cer­ti­fied. Top speed is re­port­edly 23 to 24 knots, and she cruises at 20 knots. har­grave­cus­to­my­achts.com

HAT­TerAS M90 PAnACerA 91 feet, 9 inches (27.95 me­ters)

This yacht’s hull is sim­i­lar to that of Hat­teras’ 100 raised Pi­lot­house and M75 Panacera, with a draft of 6 feet, 2 inches. The M90 Panacera can be or­dered with an open or en­closed fly­bridge. A fold-down bal­cony is off the port side of the sa­lon—a first for Hat­teras. The open floor plan in the sa­lon, lined with frame­less win­dows, al­lows a close re­la­tion­ship to the sea. The for­ward gal­ley has an over­head sky­light. hat­terasy­achts.com

OuTer reef 860 DeluxbriDge 86 feet, 4 inches (26.3 me­ters)

The 860 Deluxbridge lay­out has four state­rooms and an up­per helm sta­tion, which leaves in­creased space on the main deck for the sa­lon and a coun­try kitchen-style gal­ley. The sky lounge adds dining and entertaining space. Other up­grades in­clude 1,140-horse­power Cater­pil­lar C18 Acerts, 55-horse­power hy­draulic bow and stern thrusters, AbT-Trac sta­bi­liz­ers and twin 38 kW north­ern lights gen­er­a­tors. out­er­reefy­achts.com

HOri­zOn fD85 85 feet, 6 inches (26.07 me­ters)

Hull no. 3 of Hori­zon’s fD85 is the first to ar­rive in the united States. De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cor D. rover, the fD85 has an ex­te­rior that max­i­mizes the use of glass, in­clud­ing so­leto-ceil­ing win­dows and slid­ing doors in the sa­lon. Hori­zon’s High Per­for­mance Pierc­ing bow (HPPb) is de­signed to add slowspeed ef­fi­ciency and high-speed per­for­mance. Also de­but­ing in fort laud­erdale is the Hori­zon rP110 with ex­te­rior de­sign by JC espinosa. us.hori­zony­acht.com

MAr­lOW ex­PlOrer 80e 86 feet, 8 inches (26.42 me­ters)

newly ar­rived in the united States, this com­mand bridge mo­to­ry­acht is an up­dated model with smart ap­point­ments through­out—not only in the guest ac­com­mo­da­tions, but also in the ma­chin­ery spa­ces. equipped with 1,800-horse­power Cater­pil­lar C32 Acert en­gines, she has 3,800 us­able gal­lons of fuel for an ex­tended cruis­ing range. Top speed is about 30 knots. Also ex­pected at the show are Mar­low’s 58e and 53e. mar­lowy­achts.com

Adler 76 SupremA 75 feet, 9 inches (23.11 me­ters)

Nu­volari le­nard de­signed the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior on this hy­brid-propul­sion yacht. The hull, con­structed from car­bon fiber, Kevlar and fiber­glass, is sporty and ef­fi­cient. It reaches a max­i­mum speed of 30 knots and can cruise at 22 knots. pull back the throt­tles to 10 knots, and the diesel-elec­tric propul­sion sys­tem re­port­edly of­fers a vi­bra­tion- and noise­free ride. Sys­tems are ipad con­trolled, even from shore. adlery­acht.com

Ab­So­luTe NAveTTA 73 72 feet, 9 inches (22.19 me­ters)

This flag­ship mo­to­ry­acht from Ab­so­lute is mak­ing her u.S. de­but with a hull de­sign that of­fers sig­nif­i­cant vol­ume for her length over­all. ver­ti­cal win­dows and a glass door be­tween the sa­lon and cock­pit add to the spa­cious feel­ing aboard. She is equipped with twin 1,000-horse­power volvo penta d13-IpS1350 en­gines. The helm sta­tions are op­er­ated with joy­sticks. ab­so­lutey­achts.com

Cheoy lee brAvo 72 76 feet, 11 inches (23.44 me­ters)

The bravo 72 is an up­dated Cheoy lee fly­bridge with volvo penta IpS drives and a low-drag hull for en­hanced fuel ef­fi­ciency and per­for­mance. howard Apol­lo­nio han­dled ex­te­rior de­sign, while Sylvia bolton did the in­te­rior. Four state­rooms in­clude a full-beam mas­ter; there’s also a coun­try kitchen-style gal­ley and an on-deck day head. ex­tra lounge spa­ces in­clude an aft swim deck and a fore­deck lounge. Also on dis­play at the Fort laud­erdale show will be a Global 104. cheoylee.cn

GAleoN 660 Fly 72 feet (21.95 me­ters)

This pol­ish-built fly­bridge yacht has large win­dows and sky­lights for ex­tra nat­u­ral light. The cock­pit is shel­tered, and the top deck has a hard­top with a cen­ter made of fold­able can­vas that can be opened to the sun­shine. The fore­deck is de­signed for sun­bathing, and the hy­draulic stern swim plat­form is built for launch­ing wa­ter toys. galeon.pl Az­ImuT S7

69 feet, 11 inches (21.3-me­ter)

Ste­fano righ­ini con­ceived this high-per­for­mance car­bon gamechanger. She has three 800-horse­power volvo penta d13-1050IpS en­gines for a top speed of 36 knots. Crea­ture com­forts in­clude four state­rooms, a teak-beach plat­form ex­pander, and a garage for a ten­der and per­sonal wa­ter­craft. Interiors are by Francesco Guida. The gal­ley is in an un­usual po­si­tion: for­ward on the main deck. In the dining area, two con­vert­ible ta­bles can trans­form the space into a lounge area. az­imuty­achts.com

SIreNA 64 68 feet (20.74 me­ters)

This Turk­ish-built yacht has ex­te­ri­ors by Fr­ers Naval Ar­chi­tec­ture & en­gi­neer­ing and interiors by de­sign Stu­dio Spadolini. She has a semi-dis­place­ment hull that the builder says pro­vides 20 per­cent bet­ter fuel con­sump­tion at cruis­ing speeds of 16 to 19 knots. The 410-square-foot fly­bridge has an open­ing hard­top. Two ver­sions of the yacht will be on dis­play at FlIbS. Interiors can be cus­tom­ized. If you miss the Sirena 64 at the boat show, drop by Sirena’s new of­fices in Fort laud­erdale. sire­nay­achts.com

pAlm beACh 55 60 feet (18.3 me­ters)

This yacht is a re­design of the model that made her u.S. de­but in 2011. The new pb55 is built of light­weight car­bon fiber and, ac­cord­ing to the builder, is one of the fastest yachts to use volvo penta IpS en­gines. She achieves speeds of about 42 knots with her twin volvo penta IpS800s; cruis­ing speed is 36 knots. The yacht ac­com­mo­dates six guests and can be or­dered with the gal­ley for­ward or aft on the main deck, or be­lowdecks. palm­beach­mo­to­ry­achts.com

berTrAm 35 35 feet, 1 inch (10.6 me­ters)

The bertram 35 evokes the char­ac­ter of the leg­endary bertram 31, but up­dated with mod­ern build­ing ma­te­ri­als and tech­nol­ogy. She has one-piece con­struc­tion, is easy to ma­neu­ver and is (ac­cord­ing to our sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion Power & Mo­to­ry­acht) a jewel to drive on the open wa­ter. bertram.com

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