Enthusiasm Continues at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Fort Lauderdale, FL
The other show that never disappoints is the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Whereas the Annapolis show is all about sailboats, the Ft. Lauderdale show is all about powerboats and this year’s Ft. Lauderdale show was a true winner in every sense of the word. For starters, we introduced 3 brand new models including the DB/43 OB, NC 1295 Fly, and the Leader 10.5CC, all of which were nominated for 'Best of Show' award by Fox Sports.
The Best of Show award is given to innovative debut boat models on display at FLIBS that embody various elements, including performance, design, technology, and architecture. The winner is selected by an elite panel of independent judges from a pool of debut nominations.
This year the Best of Show award presentation was featured on a 1-hour special on Fox Sports to showcase the largest in-water boat show and some of the latest vessels leading the way in innovative design. Climb aboard the DB/43 OB with Fox Sports!
Then, we also had on display six additional models including the NC 895 Sport, NC 1095 Fly, Leader 9.0 WA, Leader 10.5 WA, and 12.5 WA.
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Uniqueness Perhaps more than anything else, what makes the DB/43 OB unique is the boat's overall look and contemporary styling. Founded in 1957, Jeanneau is no stranger to designing and producing high-quality production boats. The DB/43 OB, however, sets a new tone in modern styling, onboard comfort, and exceptional performance.
Innovation Part of the innovation found in the DB/43 OB isn't evidently noticeable as it has to do with the overall design of the hull which takes design elements from the automotive industry. Something more evident is the fact that the DB/43 blends all the best elements of what we've come to appreciate about the modern-day "day-boat" with an element of a modern-day cruiser complete with luxurious accommodations.
Leader 10.5 CC
Uniqueness Most center consoles offer limited or no overnight accommodations. The 10.5 CC is different in that it offers a surprisingly spacious cruising interior consisting of an aft cabin with two berths and a convertible forward double cabin. Plus a marine head with a separate shower compartment.
Innovation Now the flagship of the Leader center cockpit range, the innovation can largely be defined in the boat's capacity to offer the best in day boating and fishing with the ability to spend overnight away from the dock!
NC 1295 FLY
Uniqueness The NC 1295 Fly is the new flagship of the NC Weekender range. What makes her unique is her ability to offer owners true year-round boating. Its above-deck salon offers fantastic protection for when the weather is too cold, too hot, or too wet, while the cockpit and flybridge offer great outdoor living. Plus, she offers three cabins below and two heads with plenty of privacy.
Innovation The real innovation of the 1295 FLy can be found in the boat's overall ergonomics which provides great onboard living spaces throughout.