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Live From the Scout Booth! @MiamiBoatShow #MIBS by admin

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It seems just like yesterday Scout was introducing a lot of new boats, including the 34' center counsel (which they have a great looking maroon hull with teak deck at the show). Mr. Steve Potts (President of Scout Boats) just introduced Scout's 251 XC, "the industry's first crossover fishing boat." This boat certainly packs a lot of features in a small boat. We will be updating as we get more details so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy this concept sketch we found on Scout's Facebook page!

Updated with a picture!

Live From the Pursuit Booth! @MiamiBoatShow #MIBS by admin

Pursuit, a sister brand of Tiara, is having an event of their own this morning at the Miami Convention Center. We are on the ground and are pleased to let you know Pursuit has just introduced their new ST 310 Sport along with a new inshore series of boats ranging from 18'-23'. They are currently talking about the state of the business and we will have more details (and real pictures) for you soon!

Here is the official verbage:

The all new Pursuit ST Series was specifically designed to deliver more comfort and utility to Pursuit's legendary center console platform. Nothing can compare to the plush wrap-around lounge in the bow, luxurious helm/companion seats for three at the console and in the cockpit, forward and aft facing bench seating offering a comfortable location for all. Yacht caliber features throughout including new innovative head access, equipment storage and optional towing package let this series stand alone as a premium inshore/offshore vessel and tender.

Live From The Tiara Booth! @MiamiBoatShow #mibs by admin

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The Miami Boat Show is in full swing with a whole slew of announcements going on today. The only thing better than warm weather and a boat show, is warm weather, a boat show, and an announcement of a new model from a fellow Michigan business!

Tiara just formally announced their new 31' Coronet Dayboat. Stay tuned for more updates while we listen to the rest of the announcement!

Live From the PowerCat Group! @MiamiBoatShow #MIBS by admin

The Miami Boat Show just started, and there is already a few press conferences going on. I'm currently at the PowerCat Group (World Cat, Glacier Bay, Livingston and Caralina Cat) and they are currently discussing their business strategy (probably a common theme today!).

They just introduced the Carolina Cat line and are debuting the Carolina Cat 18 (which looks REALLY clean, they must have a good detailer). Pictures and more specific details on their way! We must admit, we love their model selection for the press shots! (Update) It sounds like they are really targeting first time boat buyers with this boat. Without power you are looking at around $22k, with power and a few options around $31k.

Update: Pictures!

From MIBS Press

The PowerCat Group is planning is planning on trying to dominate the catamaran group. There is a "fragmented market", and no one company has a huge market share. So the focus of the PowerCat Group wants to differentiate their product and pick up some market share. Their strategy is based on one thing, if 95% of fishermen do not buy a catamaran, 5% will. Great plan, but will they really capture 5%? PowerCat has scooped up Glacier Bay, World Cat, and Livingston through different opportunities be in economic crisis or natural disaster. They are hoping to get boaters young and keep them in one of their brands. Best of luck guys!