2020 Fairline 43 Targa
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2020 Fairline 43 Targa

Speaking of engineering that you can’t see, a lot of attention was paid to designing the hull specifically for its twin Volvo Penta IPS600 propulsion package. As the only power option for the builder’s entry-level model it had to perform, and perform well. “Even though there’s a lot of volume, it’s still incredibly light and…

2020 Dyna 68
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2020 Dyna 68

The Dyna 68 on display at the Palm Beach show had the skylounge layout—a good call for the Florida market, since it adds another level of air-conditioned comfort. The skylounge features an indoor seating area with a small wet bar, and there is a curved outdoor settee with a table just outside the door. This…

2020 CL Yachts CLB72
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2020 CL Yachts CLB72

The CLB72, an evolution of the Cheoy Lee Bravo 72, has undergone perhaps the most radical transformation. In order to accomplish this, the builder asked naval architect Howard Apollonio, who designed the Bravo 72’s original hull, to come back to the drafting table. The shipyard also hired composites engineering specialist firm Gurit to carry out…

2020 Belize 66 Sedan
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2020 Belize 66 Sedan

Once Riviera’s new Belize 66 Sedan was well beyond the Port Everglades jetties, the sea state settled into a succession of sun-washed, white-capped 6-footers. Just the sort of weather the Aussies on board were totally cool with. We were heading east, into the rollers, loping along at 20 knots, with nary a drop of seawater…

2020 Azimut S6
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2020 Azimut S6

Styled by Francesco Guida, the S6’s interior design takes its cues from the bigger S7 introduced last year, with its rational forms and cool color palette. Contrasting tones of oak veneers help delineate the spaces, and isolated details in leather and steel provide little visual nuggets to catch the eye. But overall the dominance of…

2020 Absolute Navetta 68
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2020 Absolute Navetta 68

Location, location, location. It’s an old saw that has been embraced by realtors and the HGTV set alike, but it can just as easily be muttered by boatbuilders jockeying for venue space at a major show. Perhaps the fiercest competition for real estate is during the Ft. Lauderdale show. Tucked into the south corner was…

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2020 Valhalla V-41

How did this happen? How did Viking come out with not one, but three new center consoles? And why now? The project’s publicized genesis began at the 2018 Miami Boat Show, when Viking CEO Pat Healey met with Peters and described his vision; eight months later, Valhallas started rolling off the line. But it really…