World Premieres Line Up for Miami Show
Global debuts from Leopard, Aquila, Absolute and Galeon will be among highlights of this year’s Miami International Boat Show.
The world premieres of the Absolute 52 Fly and Galeon 560 Fly motor yachts, and the Leopard 40 Powercat and Aquila 42 Yacht power catamarans are set to be among highlights of this year’s Miami International Boat Show, which will also feature a variety of US debuts from February 15-19.
Italy’s Absolute will stage the global debut of its 52 Fly and the US debut of the 56 Fly, along with the 60 Fly, Navetta 64 and Navetta 75, the flagship that had its world premiere with the 56 Fly at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September.
Polish builder Galeon, represented in the US by MarineMax, also has an impressive line-up, staging the 560 Fly’s global debut in a nine-strong line-up that also includes the US debut of the 440 Fly. Other models on show include the 325 GTO, 375 GTO, 425 HTS, 470 Sky, 510 Sky, 500 Fly and 640 Fly.
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Bob Burke, Galeon Yachts Brand Manager, said: “The 2023 Miami International Boat Show features the debuts of two brand-new models, the 440 Fly and the highly anticipated 560 Fly. These models set new benchmarks in their respective categories and we’re confident these two new yachts will be legendary models for the brand.”
Sunseeker, represented by OneWater Yacht Group, is staging the US debut of the Superhawk 55 that had its world premiere at Boot Dusseldorf in Germany last month. The British builder’s display also includes the Manhattan 55, Predator 65 and three superyachts: 88 Yacht, 90 Ocean and 95 Yacht.
Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker International, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Miami International Boat Show with a fantastic line-up of yachts and showcasing the iconic Superhawk 55. She is incredibly well-suited to the US market, with an innovative cockpit, thrilling driving position and linear transom platform for effortless access and retrieval of the tender stored beneath the sunpad.”
Fellow British builder Fairline is showcasing the outboard version of its popular day boat, the F//Line 33, along with a Targa 45 Open cruiser and Squadron 50 flybridge motor yacht.
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Steve Leeson, President of Fairline Americas, said: “We’re excited to kick off the US boat show season at Miami following the strengthening and expansion of our US dealer network last year. Visitors will get the opportunity to get onboard three of our popular yachts and find out more about the Fairline range as well as what’s to come in 2023. Following our investment in new product, and our US growth plans, it will be an exciting year for Fairline Americas and owners in the Fairline family.”
Italian builder Sanlorenzo is showing five superyachts, comprising the SD96 from its semi-displacement series, the SL86, SL96A and SL120A from its planing range, and the SX88 from its crossover series.
CL Yachts is displaying its CLB65 and flagship CLX96 following the two models’ world premieres at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last October, as well as a CLB72, the builder’s most popular model.
Beneteau’s motor boats include the Antares 7, Flyer 8 Sundeck and Swift Trawler 41 Sedan, while other motor yachts on show include the Swan Shadow, the iconic Finnish sailing yacht builder’s first powerboat.
The world premiere of the Leopard 40 Powercat will be among highlights among power catamarans and follows the global debut of the brand’s 46 Powercat and 53 Powercat in 2022 and 2020 respectively.
Aquila’s brand-new 42 Yacht will be a highlight of the brand’s six-strong display, which also includes the 28 Molokai, 32 Sport, 36 Sport, 44 Yacht and 54 Yacht.
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On the larger side, Polish builder Sunreef is showcasing an 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, alongside a Sunreef 60 sailing catamaran, Valentine.
The Lagoon 51 sailing catamaran makes its US debut following its world premiere last year, while the French builder’s other sailing catamarans include the 42, 55 and Sixty 5. Fellow Groupe Beneteau builder Excess will display its new Excess 14, which had its world premiere at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.
Sailing boats on display include Beneteau’s First 44 and flagship Oceanis Yacht 60, which both premiered last year, while Dufour’s display includes its new 37 as well as the 470, 530 and flagship 61.
This article first appeared on Yacht Style.
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