Some 170 boat manufacturers gathered to show off their lines for the Progressive Insurance 2018 Miami International Boat Show on February 15. Among the impressive lineup of new fishing boats, innovation and technology we found the cream of the crop, of special interest to anglers in the market for a new boat. Fishing features, comfort and family appeal have never worked so well together as they do in this year’s roster.
Transom rocket launcher and livewell with a clear lid.
Aft food prep and entertainment area with TV, electric grill, fridge and storage drawers.
Smaller footprint leaning post-style helm seating with tackle storage, rocket launcher incorporated in the backrest, and slide-out cooler underneath.
Vertical rod racks on both sides of the console.
Ample bow seating with dry storage underneath and wide gunwales with recessed stainless grab rails.
Aluminum-frame leaning post with flip-down bolsters and removable cooler below. Plus, hardtop with lighting and rocket launcher in back.
Bow seating with insulated storage underneath and a removable pedestal table to turn the front into a dinette.
Hardtop with LED lighting, electronics box and aft rocket launcher.
Twin tackle storage hatches with trays and drawers on both sides of the helm-seating module.
Bait-prep station behind helm seating with cooler bait tray, cutting board, sink and storage drawers.
Aft food-prep station with electric grill facing the cockpit.
Aft stowaway bench-style seating with storage in back, large twin in-floor fish boxes to port and starboard and huge access hatches to the bilge and electrical systems.
Mezzanine seating with storage underneath behind the helm seats. Plush upholstery everywhere.
Bait-prep and tackle storage center behind the helm seats.
U-shaped bow seating with storage, removable backrests for lounging and pedestal table that can also bridge the gap between the seats to double as a casting platform or sunning deck.
Large cockpit with side door, flip-up bench and large livewell on the transom.