Here we present 22 boats we deem as “must-see” at the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. These boats run the gamut, from a new sixty foot yacht by Tiara, to our Boat of the Year, the ingenious and accessible, Sea-Doo Switch. Boats on this list range from outboard to inboard to waterjet. Gas, deisel and electric boats are included, as are fishing boats, cruising boats and watersports boats. Expensive boats and lower-priced boats are all included on this list. See the boats on this list for fun, but also learn about the latest trends in boat design and propulsion.
Enjoy our 2023 Miami Boat Show must-see boats list!
Regulator 30 XO
The newest in Regulator’s XO line, celebrating 30 Years of Regulator. The XO line of center console crossovers is designed to go anywhere and do everything – giving you easy access to lakes, bays, and skinny waters, as well as the capability to head offshore when the time is right. See Regulator’s 30 XO in the Convention Center MB1542.
Courtesy Four Winns
Four Winns H2e
You have to see Four Winns H2e! This is the electric-powered version of the popular runabout sporting a Vision Marine Technolgies electric outboard motor. We had the opportunity to discuss this boat with boat Four Winns and Vision and are setting up our test soon. Don’t miss this boat! See it in the Convention Center at MB 884.
Blackfin 400 CC
Blackfin, celebrating 50 Years, brings the 400 CC, its newest flagship to Miami. This new center console will become the new flagship for Blackfin Boats. With a 40’ water line and a 12’ beam, the 400CC will provide a tremendous amount of space and create a massive presence on the water See Blackfin Boats at the Convention Center MB1572.
This is the boat chosen for the most coveted award in recreational boating: Boating Magazine’s Boat of the Year. We chose this boat for a variety of reasons. See for yourself the ingenuity and accessibility Sea-Doo built-in to this boat. Then, schedule a sea-trial to experience the uncanny maneuverability we experienced. See it in the Convention Center at the BRP brands multi-display.
Courtesy Sea Ray
Sea Ray SLX 280 Outboard
The SLX 280 Outboard showcases modern and athletic hull-side sculpting with a comprehensive range of features that elevate the boating experience. Its luxurious and ergonomic cockpit includes updated spaces with more room, improved seating and seamless storage. Twin Mercury outboard power provides shallow draft, ease of ownership and great corrosion resistance. See this boat, and the new Sea Ray SLX 260 Surf, at the Convention Center MB354.
Bayliner Trophy T24
Bayliner’s Trophy 24 CC offers a high-quality fishing experience, including a full host of angling features, and a hull that delivered excellent performance during Boating’s testing, for a price that more affordable for more boaters. See it at the Convention Center MB 1744.
Here’s an electric PWC that we tested and found to be great handling. Also, its carbon fiber construction is state of the art. See the Taiga Orca at the Ford Charged Pavilion, EP3 booth in the Convention Center.
Unparalleled performance defines the 385SS but not at the expense of luxury and comfort. Above deck, you’ll find a wide-open layout with a large cockpit and bow seating area as well as masterfully laid out helm station. Below deck, you’ll find a luxuriously appointed cabin awaits you making overnight entertaining and relaxation everything you could ever desire. See it at the Convention Center MB330.
Formula 387 CCS/CCF
Formula Boats 387 CCS/CCF is really two boats. One great hull and basic layout that you, the boat buyer, can outfit to suit your preference for a high-end dayboat, replete with sociability or a full-fledged sportfishing center console. In either iteration, it rides a deep-V hull drawn by John Adams, and that delivers the great ride for which all Formula Boats are renown. We put this boat to the test to prove it. See the new 387 CCS/CCF at MB6017, and see Formula Boats at the Convention Center and at One Herald Plaza.
Chaparral Surf Series
Chaparral’s Surf Series offers boat buyers the thrills of watersports action behind the boat, and the soft ride, amenities and comforts of a luxury runabout. Fitted with forward facing drives, wakesurfing can be accomplished safely. Chaparral offers Serf Series models from 21-feet to the massive 30 Surf. See our testing here: 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf. And, see the Chaparral Surf Series boats at the Convention Center MB 866.
One of the world’s largest boat builders, Starcraft offers a range of boats, striving for affordable, feature-filled models. Whether it’s an SVX deckboat (shown), powered by your choice of outboard or sterndrive, or a pontoon model, Starcraft is a must-see. Check out some of Boating’s on-water testing, here. See Starcraft in the Convention Center at MB830.
X-Shore Eelex 8000
The Eelex 8000 is built for high performance and offers a truly unique boating experience. Explore the oceans, lakes and nature without the harmful noise and fumes a fossil. fuel engine emits with the true power of electric silence. And the modular design with 10+ layouts can be adapted to every need – from fishing to socializing. In the Convention Center at the Nautical Ventures Electric Boat Pavillion located in the Lincoln Road Room, adjacent to the Grand Lobby.
Grady-White will be showing its new 281 Coastal Explorer at the Miami Boat Show, along with a host of other models. Functional, aesthetic, and ergonomic innovations come together to deliver an unrivaled inshore-offshore experience. Boat buyers seeking open fishing boat versatility must see this boat in at Convention Center MB 1984.
Courtesy Tiara Yachts
Tiara Yachts EX 60
The new Crown Jewel of the Tiara Yachts fleet, the EX 60 , embodies flexible luxury and endless adventure. Tiara combined learning from its popular LS Series alongside the esuccess of its Coupe models to maximize exterior enjoyment, while still providing all the comforts and amenities needed for extended stays. Don’t this miss this one! It’s at Herald Plaza, on D-Dock.
Intrepid 41 Valor
Newly designed for the larger outboard engines, such as Mercury 600’s or Yamaha 450’s, that its customers are insisting upon, Intrepid offers the 41 Valor for discerning boat buyers. Additional enhancements include a redesigned console helm with room for larger electronics, a modified transom platform with new pass-through walkway and staircase, a modified companionway door, and increased fuel capacity. See Intrepid at Convention Center MB1054.
Ingenity EL 2+
This electric powered dayboat also offers connectivity as well as luxury. With the EL Series, our team uses the latest technologies to bring luxury and convenience together for your family and friends in ways that are unmatched for a boat of this size. You don’t want to miss it. See Ingenity at the Convention Center at the Nautical Ventures Electric Boat Pavilion located in the Lincoln Road Room, adjacent to the Grand Lobby.
Courtesy Sea Vee
Sea Vee 420Z
You wont want to miss the World Premier of the latest member of the SeaVee fleet: the 420Z. The boat’s high-tech, cored, unibody construction results inreduced VOC emissions, a lighter, higher quality laminate, producing a practically indestructible boat.The 420Z features an innovative stepped hull design to significantly enhance efficiency. Don’t miss this fish-slaying wonder of the boatbuilder’s art! See it in the Convention Center MB 2684.
Courtesy Boston Whaler
Boston Whaler Realm Series
Whaler’s Realm series of boats is being, “reimagined,” according to Whaler. A special release of the Realms reimagined will be on display. Realm adds another level of sophistication with an up-to-date approach to power, electronics and comfort. Don’t miss the re-imagined Realms by Boston Whaler at the Convention Center MB 2254.
Super Air Nautique GS22E
Boating’s 2021 Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique GS 22e is also a first of its kind, the Super Air Nautique GS22E is a revolutionary fully-electric, multi-sport towboat that delivers the ultimate on-water experience with zero emissions. See it at the Convention Center at the Nautical Ventures Electric Boat Pavilion located in the Lincoln Road Room, adjacent to the Grand Lobby.
The Wellcraft 355 offers striking design, comfort, and most importantly, speed and seaworthiness. Designed to push the limits – out past the horizon where the water is deep and adventure begins – Wellcraft utilizes its rich heritage of offshore experience to push into this new market with American flare and shameless enthusiasm. You must see this boat at the Convention Center MB 884.
Jeanneau NC 1295 Fly
This boat, the cover of the current issue of Boating Magazine, is a triple-outboard powered flying bridge cruiser. It offers performance and cruising space and comfort, not to mention numerous special engineering and amenity niceties from Jeanneau. Find Jeanneau at the Miami Boat Show 2023!
Axopar 22 Electric
Powered by a Vision Marine Technologies electric outboard, this Axopar 22 (also available with an IC engine) is a must see. It delivers a proven range of 25 nautical miles at 25 knots, and can delivers a full day on the water for boaters not needing to run so far or so fast all the time. Integrated charging and monitoring systems are other highights. See it at the Convention Center at the Nautical Ventures Electric Boat Pavilion located in the Lincoln Road Room, adjacent to the Grand Lobby.