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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 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!

Sunseeker to Unveil 115' at London Boat Show by admin

Hey, we will not be there (unless someone from across the pond wants to pick up our travel expenses), but the Sunseeker display at the London Boat Show sounds like it would be worth checking out.  (HT: Diane Byrne)

Further underscoring its commitment to the megayacht market, Sunseeker will officially unveil the Predator 115 at the London International Boat Show next month.

While Sunseeker is still considered by some buyers to be a production builder of harbor hoppers, it began designing yachts exceeding 100 feet LOA about a dozen years ago. In fact, its Predator range of performance yachts already includes a 108 and a 130; on the smaller end of the superyacht scale, it further features an 84 and a 92. As for the 115, the hull was completed in April, and the superstructure a few weeks after that.

The Predator 115 will carry on the model’s tradition of emphasizing speed and luxury. Top end is expected to be 30 knots, depending on the MTU engine option selected. That should ensure anyone reclining on the flying bridge’s sunpad cools off on a particularly hot day. Other features on the flying bridge include a hot tub and a bar, and buyers can opt for a hardtop for shade. A nice touch on that optional hardtop is down lighting, to make the flying bridge a great gathering spot at night.

How well this megayacht will do in todays highly competitive market is yet to be seen, but one thing is for sure, Sunseeker has sure come a long way from their first boat shows and their  the 17'-23' boats.

Scout Introduces New Products by admin

From MIBS 2010

Scout started off the Miami Boat Show by introducing 5 of their 9 new models. The main focus was on their new 34' center counsel.

From MIBS 2010

In short the highlights include:

- A well thought out transom, with "fly by wire" steering, so no need for cumbersome and space consuming steering mechanisms. Allows easy access to and from port and startboard.

- A power t-top which slides back to provide additional shade. Multiple safeguards have been put in place to prevent accidental activation while rods are in the way.

- A roomy cabin with a fair amount of headroom. We could stand up without feeling like we are going to hit our head on everything.

From MIBS 2010

- LED lights (minimize energy use) built into the hull.

Overall Scout has created a great boat which will be great for fishing, which can also multi task for family outings.