Sneak Peek of New Debuts at FLIBS 2020
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2020) – With enhanced safety measures in place, The 61st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), taking place Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, will unveil more than 20 of the year’s most anticipated debuts, ranging from luxury yachts and motor yachts to sport fish, center consoles and express cruisers. This year’s line-up includes Overmarine Group’s Mangusta GranSport 33, Azimut’s Magellano 25 Metri, and the world debut of MonteCarlo Yachts 76 Skylounge, Viking Yachts’ 54 Convertible, Intrepid Yachts 409 Valor, Solace Boats 41CS Center Console, and three models by Ocean Alexander – the 27 Explorer, the 32 Legend and the 36 Legend, among others. The five-day, outdoor show showcases more world and U.S. debuts than any other boat show in the country.
Recognized as the pinnacle of all nautical exhibitions, FLIBS will also showcase more than 50 show stopping Superyachts, including the 180-foot Sovereign by Newcastle Shipyard (Worth Yachts), 118-foot Arthur’s Way by Millennium Super Yachts (Dennison Yachting), 101-foot La Dolce Vita by Hargrave (Atlantic Yacht & Ship), and Christensen’s 157-foot Top Five (Moran Yacht & Ship), to name a few.
Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS spans nearly 90 acres and features the largest display of boats and new models with hundreds of exhibitors across multiple outdoor sites. With over three million square-feet of exhibition space, the show is now accessible by 13 entrances and is increasing its six miles of floating docks to widths up to 30 feet along the face dock, allowing plenty of walking space for a smooth and safe traffic flow.
With Informa’s comprehensive AllSecure health and safety guidelines in place, FLIBS will follow the GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) standards for enhanced cleaning, including undergoing deep cleaning with disinfection each hour on all high touch points during show operating hours and after each day’s event. With nearly 90 acres and 85% of the show outdoors, upgraded air-filtration systems with HEPA filters will be installed in tented areas to thoroughly clean the air in under an hour before, during and after show hours. Exhibitors will also follow and implement the AllSecure safety standards. This year, the show will also be implementing a contactless ticketing system and conducting temperature checks upon entry. Face coverings will be required by all exhibitors and attendees and CDC signage will be posted throughout the show in all high traffic areas. To help visitors understand the major changes to expect at this year’s show, FLIBS’ organizers have produced two informative Know Before You Go safety videos.
With these new safety measures set in place, here is a list of what’s debuting at the 2020 show:
Mangusta GranSport 33 | Overmarine Group
The Mangusta GranSport line combines style and technical solutions, sporty features and comfort, outstanding performances and maximum efficiency. These yachts deliver long range at cruising speed as well as very high-speed performances, always ensuring maximum onboard comfort. This is a key feature making this line truly versatile. While being the entry level in the line, the Mangusta GranSport 33 can offer spacious volumes and technical details that can normally be found on larger yachts.
Magellano 25 Metri | Azimut
Azimut Yachts presents Magellano 25 Metri, a yacht created in partnership with the internationally renowned artist and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis, who brings his unmistakable signature style to the interiors, while Ken Freivokh is behind the timeless elegance of the chic and sophisticated exterior lines.The yacht also makes extensive use of carbon fiber and draws on the latest technological developments, including an active air sanitizing system based on a NASA patent and the Hotel Mode option that guarantees prolonged stops at anchor at zero emission. Furthermore, to offer long-range cruising in the utmost comfort and safety, even in rough seas, Magellano 25 has been designed with a special fuel-efficient Dual Mode hull.
27 Explorer | Ocean Alexander
The 27 meter Explorer (27E) is the initial debut for the new Explorer Series. Expanding on the incredible success of the Revolution series and participating in focus group discussion to the needs of our owners and the market, the new Explorer takes the incredible interior volume and accommodations Ocean Alexander is renowned for and elevates it with impressive exterior amenities. The extended aft deck offers an incredible 225 squared-feet which provides the owner and their guests with incredible exterior lounge space as well as storage for a multitude of water sports, exploration gear, tenders and PWC’s.
32 Legend | Ocean Alexander
The 32 meter Legend (32L) is the newest model of the Legend Series from Ocean Alexander. With over 40 years of production expertise in this class, the 32L is our pinnacle achievement. The popular Ocean Alexander 100 motor yacht first debuted in 2014 and nearly twenty units were delivered in just six years! The new 32L retains the more traditional lines and bow shape loved by many owners with styling updates and incredible new innovation from Evan K. Marshall. The alluring integration of more expansive glass, while lowering the bulwarks have allowed even more natural light into the spacious and comfortable salon. Further, the on-deck master suite has been enhanced with a more practical space configuration. This along with optional interiors from our Manhattan and Cosmopolitan concept portfolio creates interior architecture and design to meet any style.
36 Legend | Ocean Alexander
The 36 meter Legend (36L) debuts this fall as the highly anticipated flagship to the stunning Ocean Alexander Legend series. Hull no.1 of this beautifully interpreted model was a custom-ordered yacht for an existing OA owner and is undergoing final commissioning for delivery at the time of this release. Hullnumber2 will be the formal debut of this elegant masterpiece and offers a five-stateroom layout in a tri-deck design featuring multiple private outdoor entertaining areas, luxurious and spacious accommodations, and a generous beach club with an oversize waterline sports platform for enjoying your favorite mooring at water level.
MCY 76 SkyLounge | MonteCarlo Yachts
Monte Carlo Yachts launched the second model of its Collection, the new MCY 76 Skylounge. The latest MCY creation triggers authentic elegance and timeless feelings, which can now be experienced on another level. The MCY Skylounge Collection represents a totally new and different way of experiencing life onboard. Conceived for those who love to cruise in comfort all year round, it meets different needs featuring a wide additional volume offered by the enclosed Flybridge, without sacrificing the multiple exterior areas. Such concept has been designed and manufactured by an Italian shipyard for the first time.
42 GLS | Cruisers Yachts
Cruisers Yachts has released the GLS series to accompany their already widely popular Cantius line. The 38 GLS debuted June 2019 and now its sister, the 42 GLS, will be making its worldwide debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year. The 42 GLS is a perfect hybrid of everything you want in a boat. The 30 ft boating enthusiasts are looking for a bow rider with fast outboard propulsion that is fun for the whole family. The 40 ft boaters are looking for the luxury amenities, sleek design, and private sleeping quarters for weekend getaways with friends. The 42 GLS seamlessly appeals to those two demographics because it’s the perfect hybrid sports, day, and just overall fun boat. The 42 GLS also appeals to consumers in several markets because of its propulsion options.
46 Catamaran | Invincible Boats
The Invincible 46' Catamaran isn’t just any catamaran. It handles well at speed, leans inward in a turn, and rides in following and quartering seas without negative trim. Using Morrelli & Melvin’s patented hybrid, semi-asymmetric, multihull design, the complete line of Invincible Catamarans provides eye-popping performance and best-in-class speed, combined with the dry, soft ride you’ve come to expect from Invincible, all packaged in a cat that has eliminated the compromises that came with catamarans in the past. It has dual row helm seating with an extended console lounger that is built to be the ultimate offshore fishing machine. The patented catamaran hull design allows fishermen to go offshore fishing on days other boats could not make it out and offers all the advantages of the catamaran while allowing the vessel to turn at speed without leaning outwards.
Navetta 52 | Absolute of Americas
With 16 meters of pure Absolute innovation in the sign of smart comfort and elegance, the Navetta 52 harmoniously inspired by the shapes of the sea. Her comfortable spaces, highly livable, are equipped with all the accessories needed to make you feel at home and are made even more refined by polished and tasteful furnishings, colors, and materials. The Volvo Penta IPS propulsion grants excellent performance and reduced consumption; the Absolute ISS system offers breathtaking panoramic views.
PRJ CAT40 | PRJ Boats
The PRJ 40 Power Catamaran is uniquely designed and equipped to satisfy the needs of the owners, guests and crew of cruising super yachts. The PRJ 40 has all the features you find in the modern Center Console so often used as a tender with the additional features like the forward loading ramp, which provides a safe and convenient way to board, and disembark from the dock, beach and the super yacht, for owner, guests, and crew. The loading ramp located between the halls telescopes and lowers to provide complete safety for making transfers; it is wheelchair capable. It makes moving guests to the beach, the dock and the yacht without the need of doing any climbing over gunnels thus avoiding inconvenience and potential injury to guests and crew.
Gran Turismo 32 | Beneteau
Designed to provide a perfect transition from a day boat to an express cruiser, the Gran Turismo 32 makes use of the Flyer 10 deck plan, while retaining the panache of the Gran Turismo line. It also lives up to the challenge the BENETEAU designers set themselves of marrying the spirit of a large open boat with that of a spacious comfortable hard top. And the outcome? The benefits of a day boat on an express cruiser!
Antares 11 | Beneteau
The Antares 11 is the epitome of a safe, seaworthy, and spacious family powerboat, retaining the long-standing signature features of a top-quality range, suited to all kinds of boating. The Antares 11 is the evolution of over 40 years of Antares heritage passion and know-how. This family cruiser is reassuringly reliable. Her sea worthy hull offers comfort and pleasure at sea. Movement on board is made easier by a level deck between the cockpit and the wheelhouse. It is also safe thanks to the height of the freeboards and free-flowing due to a full-width starboard side deck.
Flyer 9 (Two Versions: SunDeck + SpaceDeck) | Beneteau
Space on board the Flyer 9 SUNdeck is cleverly optimized and the previous generation's level of comfort improved. Boasting cutting-edge instruments and extra comfort, the pleasure of driving this boat is all about having a good time together in good company. Functional and ergonomic, the Flyer 9 SPACEdeck displays impressive modularity, fulfilling the expectations of anyone who enjoys boating, whether it is for sunbathing, and water sports with friends, sharing a meal with family, or fishing.
Viking 54 Convertible | Viking Yachts
Following our mantra to build a better boat every day, Viking has consistently brought new and exciting yachts to you for 56 years. With multiple generations in various size ranges, our commitment to our customers and level of expertise shine through with every new model. That proficiency is particularly strong in the 50-to-60-foot sportfish boat genre, where Viking has introduced 10 models in the past two decades. This legacy fleet consists of more than 600 Vikings and includes ground-breaking models such as the 60 and 55, two renditions of the 52 Convertible and the first-generation 54. The 54 presents an eye-pleasing profile that’s unmistakably Viking, with signature design traits such as a gently sloping unbroken S-shaped sheer, aggressively raked stem, double chines, hull-side vents and deftly placed exterior feature lines.
X70 | Prestige Yachts
From the first step onboard, X70 redefines space, light and luxury with an emphasis on hand-selected materials and exceptional fit and finish. Never before has the combination of innovative layout, bold lines and enhanced comfort been brought together in a yacht this revolutionary. The new Prestige Yacht flagship repositions the brand clearly placing Prestige among the top yacht builders worldwide. X70 is the most innovative yacht of her category and her generation. Entertainment spaces flow throughout the flybridge and main deck and a wide-body master stateroom ensures sumptuous living. X70 is designed to take you to where you want to be. Volvo IPS technology provides smooth, fuel-efficient cruising with exceptional maneuverability. An eco-manufacturing approach: an environmentally responsible process and the use of products with a low impact on the environment result in reduced consumption and emissions.
AS8 Flybridge | Astondoa
The new AS8 is the result of the blend of the new contemporary design, style, and “color & trim” with the timeless knowledge of Astondoa's craftsmen. This makes the AS8 unique, beautiful, practical and finished flawlessly- where every detail counts. With a cutting-edge design from bow to stern, this yacht with an LOA of 82.2' and a beam of 19.8', is distinguished by her large side windows and an innovative styling of the main deck, where the galley is placed. The lower deck is home to the versatile owner’s stateroom and three other cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms. Two crew cabins complete the night-time spaces of this yacht. “Less is more”, but sometimes “more” can be functional and useful, giving the AS8 a timeless and elegant design.
409 Valor | Intrepid Yachts
Sleek and stylish, the 409 Valor offers all the enhanced accommodations you would expect in a luxury performance cruiser. From a private head with shower stall and separate master berth with queen bed and hullside windows to a forward cabin section that easily converts to a large double berth. But none of it comes at the expense of the most advanced technology and fabrication techniques that deliver an incomparably smooth, dry ride with unparalleled performance. For divers and swimmers, it’s packed with thoughtful design features like a hullside dive door with step ladder and grab rails. Entertaining is elevated with cozy, custom seating and a stylish wet bar while serious sport fishermen will take note of the baitwells, rod holders, tank storage, tackle boxes and raw water washdown.
438 Evolution | Intrepid Yachts
A cabin twice as large as an inboard of similar size? A racy, big water day boat for short hops? And complete, world-class amenities befitting a luxury yacht so you can hit the islands for a week at a time? Intrepid heard what boating enthusiasts wanted and delivered the 438 Evolution as one very powerful, innovative and luxurious answer. The 438 Evolution boasts a helm with a pop-up console equipped with the latest flat screen electronics while an optional power sunroof overlooks wraparound club style seating that inspires comfortable interaction. During the day, the state of the art accommodations in the cabin are flooded with natural sunlight aboard this one-of-a-kind sport yacht.
41CS | Solace Boats
SŌLACE Boats announces the introduction of its 41CS Center Console. To be released in the fall of 2020, this brand new model from SŌLACE Boats brings a host of new features and benefits that continue to build upon a legacy of innovation, and history of award-winning boats. The introduction of the 41CS comes just eight months after launching the groundbreaking 345. The 345 brought numerous awards to SŌLACE including the Boat of the Year Award and an NMMA Innovation Award. The 41CS represents the next model in the lineup for the brand that employs a cutting-edge twin step hull and striking Stephen Dougherty design cues. The 41CS is a completely new build from the keel up and was precision-drawn with performance in mind. The twin-step hull of the 41CS will deliver high-speed capability and efficient cruising powered by triple or quad outboard engines.
FLIBS is a major economic driver benefitting the marine industry, the city of Fort Lauderdale, and the state of Florida with a total statewide economic impact of $1.3 billion as a result of last year’s show and over $714 million in product sold over the 5-day event. More than 8,000 full-time jobs were associated with show in 2019. For more information, visit FLIBS.com. For images and press materials visit the 2020 FLIBS Digital Press Kit or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be held October 28 – Nov. 1, 2020 in the Yachting Capital of the World. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world and is sponsored in part by Lexus, the Official Automotive of FLIBS, Swiss luxury watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin, the Official Timekeeper of FLIBS, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Whitehaven wine, the Official White Wine of FLIBS. FLIBS spans nearly 90 acres across three million square-feet of exhibit space that is connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracted over 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,300 boats on display in 2019. For more information, visit FLIBS.com.