Here is the third part of our Fort Lauderdale Boat Show preview. A plethora of the year's most noteworthy launches will be presented, including Delta's 50 metre Arianna and the first Ocean Alexander 120, built at Christensen. Princess Yachts' flagship Imperial Princess, its first 40m, will make her US debut, as will Horizon Yachts' new tri-deck 45 metre.
Prime Time Preview
Thursday 25 October, 10am-7pm
Enjoy the show without the crowds on this VIP preview day, which attracts the serious yacht buyers, owners and industry professionals a day before the show officially opens to the public.
Friday 26 October 10am-7pm
Saturday 27 October 10am-7pm
Sunday 28 October 10am-7pm
Monday 29 October 10am-5pm
Prime Time Preview: $34 on-line and $36 at show
Two-Day Ticket: $36 on-line and $38 at show?
Adults: $18 on-line and $20 at show?
Children aged 6-15: $3 on-line and $5 at show
Children under 6: Free
This Italian speedster debuted in Miami, and she's sure to impress here. She tops out at nearly 30 knots while providing a stable ride thanks to her stiff hull and fin stabilisers, which also provide stability at anchor. This hull No.2 features a ZF joystick control for easy handling. Designer Marty A Lowe describes her simple but luxe interior motif as 'livable luxury'. Sanlorenzo will also have the SL104 and SL72 at the show.
Overmarine brings its popular 50m flagship to the US for the first time for the show. The seventh hull of the Stefano Righini-designed sports boat shares the sporty profile and comfortable interior of her predecessors. Reaching top speeds of 40 knots, her builder claims that she's the fastest maxi open yacht built in fibreglass plying the waters today.
NISI 2400 GT
Featuring more than 300 design upgrades from her predecessor, including an extended flybridge, a four-person spa pool and a hydraulic folding mast, the new and improved NISI 2400 GT will make her first appearance at the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Propelled by twin pods, she will have a top speed of 30 knots.
Pacific Mariner 25.9m
The Pacific Mariner 85 by Westport blends a classic pilothouse layout with contemporary styling and a top speed of 20 knots. The latest in the series, new for 2012, will be on hand in Fort Lauderdale.
Cheoy Lee 23m
Cheoy Lee has added a flybridge to its new 23m. The Alpha Express 76 Flybridge also has a different interior arrangement from its predecessor with the galley up, the helm shifted to starboard and three large suites on the lower deck.
ShowBoats International magazine
Without doubt the highlight of your visit will be a trip to the ShowBoats magazine booth (booth 620 on at F Dock at Bahia Mar), where you will be plied with Champagne, truffles, lark's tongues and plover's eggs, showered with expensive gifts, encouraged to lounge about on the Editor's chaise-longue, andWhat? Really? Oh. Um, apparently Kate's chaise-longue is reserved for hard-working editorial staff. But come along anyway and have a chat with the team and buy some stuff. There is also the ever-popular Captains' Hideout, where crew can go to get away from the hurly-burly of the Show. We could tell you where it is, but it wouldn't be much of hideout if everyone knew its location, now would it?