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Miami International Boat Show: The US boat show with the emphasis on multihulls

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For years, the show was spread out over several sites, separating sail and motor. But for the past three years, the show has focused one single site - the Marine Stadium Park & Basin. A shuttle service (buses and boats) facilitates access from downtown Miami. 100,000 visitors are welcomed at the Miami International Boat Show every year. 3,000 boats are exhibited, 550 of which are afloat, 2,000 professionals are expected. Among them, many multihull builders. Nearly 50 units, both sailing and motor, will be on display on docks 7, 8 and 9.

Aquila Power Catamarans

Three power catamarans will be on display: the Aquila 32, the 36 and the 44. The news from the Chinese-American manufacturer is rich this year, as there is a 54 and a 70 in the process of being finished, and these may be on display at Miami. In addition, the yard, which is now much larger, is preparing a new range of tenders specifically designed for the Aquila. To be discovered next summer.

 

Balance Catamarans

The South African yard will be featuring their Balance 526. In preparation, are the 482, of which six examples have already been sold, and the 442.

 

Bali Catamarans

No new models from Bali at the 2020 show, but they’ll still have two sailing catamarans on display, the smallest and the largest in the range - the 4.1 and the 5.4. As for power cats, the 4.3 MY will be on show.

 

Catana

The yard, based at Canet-en-Rousillon in the South of France, will be presenting their Catana 53.

 

Excess Catamarans

This new manufacturer will be presenting not only the Excess 12 and 15, first seen back in September at Cannes, but also the latest model, the 11, unveiled at boot Düsseldorf.

 

Fountaine Pajot

Fountaine Pajot will be exhibiting four sailing models: the Astrea 42, the Elba 45, the Saona 47 and the Alegria 67. As for power versions, the MY40 and the MY44 are expected. For the New 59, we’re going to have to wait until the Cannes Yachting Festival.

 

Lagoon 

No new sailing models at the show for the world leader, who will be highlighting the Lagoon 40, 42, 46, 52F and SEVENTY 7. On the other hand, this will be the US premiere for the SIXTY 7 power catamaran, a sailing version of which will be revealed soon.

 

Leopard Catamarans

The yard is clearly betting on the American market since all their models will be on display at Miami. Sailors will be able to visit the 40, 45, 50 and 58. And for power cat fans, the 43 PCs and 53 PCs (a world premiere) will be on display. Note: these two latter models will also be at the Miami Yacht Show, which is held on the same dates, but downtown.

 

Kinetic Catamarans

The KC62, discovered back in October at Annapolis, will obviously be on show at Miami - waiting for the release of her “little” sister, the KC54.

 

Nautitech Catamarans

The builder will be exhibiting their three most recent models, namely the 40 Open, the New 46 Open and the 47 Power - the power cat evolution of the 46.

Neel Trimarans

Neel will have on display its Neel 47, recently winner of the ARC+ 2019 regatta and nominee for the 2020 Multihull of the Year election.
 

Nova Luxe

Three models will be on show from February 13 on the pontoons: the Seawind 1160, the 1260 and the 1600.

 

Seawind Catamarans

Three models will be on show from February 13 on the pontoons: the Seawind 1160, the 1260 and the 1600.

 

Sunreef Yachts

At Miami, we’ll be able to see two sailing models, the Sunreef 50 and the 80: two firsts for the American market!

 

Xquisite Yachts

The builder will be present, as last year, with their X5 – which is being completed at the rate of 4 examples per year. In preparation, there are two new models: the X5 PLUS, a 55-foot performance-oriented catamaran and a 56-foot power catamaran.

 

Other multihull builders exhibiting at the show:

Gemini Catamarans

McConaghy

Privilège Marine

Royal Cape Catamarans

 

They won't be there, but almost …

HH Catamarans: the first HH50 is expected to arrive in West Palm Beach on February 20th, where she will be presented to the public in March.

Outremer Yachting aren’t going to be exhibiting at Miami this year, but some of the manufacturer's models can be seen at Just Cats in Fort Lauderdale.


Practical Miami:

Dates: February 13 to 17

Opening times: 10 am to 6 pm daily; closing at 5 pm Monday, February 17.

Prices: $45.00 Premier Day, Thursday, February 14. $30.00 on all other days. $55.00 Two-Day Pass (two days Friday to Monday). Free for children under 13 accompanied by a paying adult.

Address: Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149

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