NEW DEBUTS & SHOW STOPPING MEGA YACHTS TO SEE AT THE 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Top yachts hailing from all corners of the world to make waves at the world’s largest in-water boat show
Published: Friday, October 4, 2019
Cruising their way across the Atlantic Ocean are over 15 world-class yachts, poised to splash onto the U.S. boating scene as they premiere at this year’s 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), set to take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. FLIBS, the largest in-water boat show in the world, will unveil some of this year’s most luxurious, globally-recognized new yachts, including the world debut of Lürssen’s 311-foot Madsummer, the show’s largest megayacht with sweeping exterior curves and a colorful interior; Abeking & Rasmussen’s 262-foot Excellence, a superyacht masterpiece bringing forward a new era in superyacht design; Heesen Yacht’s Vida, a 180-foot yacht that offers more than 2,500 square-feet of luxurious comfort and ample spaces for entertaining; and Lexus’s Marquis Lexus 650, a 65-foot yacht crafted with a similar design as the automobile brand’s premium cars.
Expanding its international portfolio, which includes more than 1,200 exhibitors from over 52 countries, FLIBS will debut yachts from Dubai and Turkey for the first time in its 60 year history. Majesty Yachts U.S.A., a new exhibitor at FLIBS this year, will introduce two new yachts from Dubai, including the Majesty 140, an elegant 140-foot superyacht, and Majesty 100, a 100-foot superyacht equipped with cutting-edge technology and abounding space. Arriving from Turkey, Hargrave Custom Yachts, known for creating the most exquisite and sought-after custom yachts, will premiere the 186-foot 2020 Hargrave Motoryacht “BABA’S”, the largest yacht in the company’s history.
Among the show’s most eye-catching newcomers is the new Superyacht Village, a dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s new “Pier South” property that will display the most spectacular yachts in the show. A destination for superyacht owners, aficionados, and those who aspire to own one, Superyacht Village can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet making them truly among the grandest vessels of their kind anywhere on the planet from the foremost ship builders in the world. New yacht debuts Madsummer, Excellence and Vida will be on display at Superyacht Village along with other show-stopping mega yachts from Italian yacht brand Benetti, including Benetti’s 116-foot Mr. Loui and 125-foot Lejos.
Showgoers can also check out the stunning 310-foot mega yacht, Kismet, which will be on display at the Hall of Fame Face dock; and the 236’ mega yacht Solo built by Tankoa Yachts which will be on display at Pier Sixty-Six Marina.
With more than 15 debuts at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show; here is a list of what’s debuting:
Madsummer | Lürssen – Largest yacht exhibiting at FLIBS
Madsummer will celebrate her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 311-foot megayacht was built in 2019 to PYC regulations by Lürssen and can house up to 20 guests across 10 staterooms. From her beautiful sweeping exterior curves penned by Harrison Eidsgaard to her colorful and personality-filled interior by Studio Laura Sessa, Madsummer is a bold, joyous expression of her owner’s love of yachting. Stand out features include a main-deck 12-meter swimming pool, a large spa and diving area, and upper-deck skylight and fireplace.
Excellence | Abeking & Rasmussen
Launched by Abeking & Rasmussen and designed by Winch Design, FLIBS marks only the second appearance for the 262-foot Excellence since debuting in May. This superyacht masterpiece brings a new era for superyacht design with its modern exterior and futuristic design, including a striking and angular bow which can be compared to that of a spaceship. With a cruising speed of 13 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots, Excellence can accommodate up to 14 guests and features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, beach club and swim platforms, helicopter landing zone, as well as plenty of space for storage and limousine tenders.
Marquis Lexus 650 | Lexus Yachts
In partnership with Lexus and Marquis-Larson Boat Group, the brands created the Marquis Lexus 65, a 65-foot yacht offering a smooth sea ride in style. From Lexus’s distinctive leather chairs its vehicles are known for, to flat screen TVs and champagne, those who aboard this yacht are guaranteed the ultimate luxury experience. Able to accommodate up to six people, the Marquis Lexus 65 will debut for the first time at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
VIDA | Heesen
Vida is the third in the successful 55-meter Steel class, featuring muscular exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The five-suite floor-to-ceiling yacht accommodates 12 guests and comes equipped with a 110 square meter sundeck to a sky lounge that is wrapped almost entirely in glass. Vida offers 250 square meters of luxurious comfort with entertainment spaces for endless possibilities of enjoyment. The superyacht offers a maximum speed of 16 knots and frugal fuel consumption, allowing a range of 4,500nm at 13 knots. The design and materials used to build Vida were central around the work of Be Design and the Heesen team, offering both environmental performance and long-term durability in the marine environment.
BABA’S I Hargrave Custom Yachts
Making its way from Turkey is the 186’ 2020 Hargrave Motor yacht named BABA’S. Built in steel and aluminum and certified to Lloyds 100 A-1 Commercial Class, BABA’s represents the largest yacht in the company’s history. Her 34’ beam allows for a spacious six stateroom configuration with a full beam on deck master suite, a deluxe VIP suite on the upper deck, and four full guest suites on the lower cabin deck. The yacht is power by the latest Tier 4 Caterpillar 3512 engines and will top out at 18 knots. BABA’s carries 25,000 gallons of fuel and is equipped with all the latest design trends, including the lavish beach club on her stern.
Hargrave G120 I Hargrave Custom Yachts
Hargrave, known for creating the most exciting and desirable custom yachts for American clients, has created a new series of yachts designed exclusively for Galati Yachts, one of America’s largest sales organizations known for exceeding the expectations of their customers. The 120’ Hargrave G-120 offers an all-new 25’ beam hull platform designed by naval architect Jack Sarin with interior design by Fort Lauderdale-based Yacht Interiors by Shelley, working hand-in-hand with yachting experts at Hargrave Custom Yachts and Galati Yacht Sales.
Majesty 140 | Majesty - first time exhibitor with yachts from Dubai
Majesty 140 is an elegant 140-foot superyacht that offers unrivaled luxury. Its extensive glass side windows allow plenty of sunlight inside and give the guests stunning panoramic views of the seascape around. The new superyacht features a spacious beachfront deck with balconies on both sides and a main living room finished with the finest Italian wood and leather. The 55 square meter saloon section on the middle floor of the superyacht’s upper deck is designed as a private lounge area with a large TV screen for a complete entertainment experience.
Astondoa 100 Century | Astondoa
The latest 100 Century features a spacious flybridge which incorporates an open-air, fully equipped galley with a wet bar and grill and additional bar seating perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. The galley opens aft to a large teak deck and Jacuzzi, surrounded by sun pads, ideal to sun, soak or siesta. Forward of the pilothouse, another large sun pad overlooks the sea and just one step away, is another bow lounge area with tables, covered by a Bimini top when needed for shaded relaxation, socializing or dining. Extending 100 feet in length, the 100 Century, can accommodate up to 12 guests with five elegant guest suites. The 100 Century yacht reaches top speed of 26 knots and a cruise speed of 22 knots perfect for fast arrivals to destinations.
Extra 86 Fast | Palumbo Superyachts
Perfect for formal or informal cruising the 26-meter Extra 86 Fast accommodates up to eight guests in four en suite staterooms as well as four crew members in two cabins at the bow. The layout of the living area includes the galley situated aft which, through a large and bright window with an automatic up/down system, allows direct communication with the outdoor dining area which is protected by the flybridge. This modern and innovative solution allows having a full-beam living room forward, furnished with large sofas and an extendable table, for a contemporary and refined design. Extra 86 Fast is able to reach a maximum speed of 30 knots.
LeVen 90 | LeVen
LeVen 90 is a tough yet luxurious, RINA-classed Dutch engineered and manufactured 90-foot superyacht built entirely in renewable aluminum. LeVen 90 was created purposefully for the Exumas and is the first yacht in the world to implement the Voith Linear Jet propulsion system. The superyacht’s layout has a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces creating a great room at sea experience centered on the galley. She’s capable of speeds in excess of 26 knots, has a cruising range of over 400nm, and a class-leading draft of only 1.37m.
84R Open | Ocean Alexander
The 84R is the second model of the new Revolution Series of yachts by Ocean Alexander. It’s a collaborative design between the offices of Evan K. Marshall and Arrabito Naval Architects, both of which are world-renowned for yacht design and naval engineering. 84R will have exceptional furniture detailing, combining a mix of materials including satin and high-gloss wood veneers, high-gloss lacquer finishes and Cambria stone flooring and counter surfaces. Its predecessor offers a spectacular full beam sky lounge which is one of the largest in its class. Aft of the sky lounge is a generous aft deck which can feature a hot tub and sunbathing area combined with loose furniture for relaxing and dining. On the 84R Open, guest will be able to enjoy endless views of the sea.
PB70 | Palm Beach Motor Yachts
Following the same sleek flowing lines expected of a Palm Beach, the PB70 is a 70-foot yacht built on a semi-displacement warped-hull design that has less resistance to plane more easily. The PB70 has a welcoming saloon with a helm station forward and a galley opposite. The galley has a U-shaped counter to allow the chef bracing points for meal preparation underway. The saloon has a pair of large L-shaped settees in each aft quarter, with a dining table serving the port settee. The entire saloon benefits from large windows and the warm glow of golden teak. PB70 reaches maximum speeds of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots.
F45 | Princess
The exceptional new F45 flybridge delivers unparalleled space, quality and flexibility for the ultimate on-water experience. Her extended flybridge includes a seating area with teak dining table and forward L-shaped seats that convert to a sunpad when required. At the touch of a button, the F45’s unique, electrically-sliding transom seating arrangement extends the length of the cockpit area to deliver unrivalled main deck space for a 45-foot yacht. Below deck, a full beam owner’s cabin complemented by a forward ensuite cabin awaits and exceeds your accommodation expectations belying her sleek proportions. Powered by Volvo IPS 600’s and reaching a top speed of 31 knots, the F45 is a breathtakingly beautiful craft. Together with its elegant full-length hull windows, striking resolved surfacing, and unusual design detail, the F45 establishes itself as the pinnacle of small flybridge yachts.
V50 | Princess
The all-new V50 features Princess’ latest dynamic exterior design, voluminous space and the exceptional performance synonymous with their V Class range. Flexibility is offered in abundance starting with the option of an enclosed or open main deck configuration with L-shaped seating or a sunpad aft leading to the spacious saloon and helm seating. Innovative flexibility continues to the well-appointed lower deck saloon which can be used as an entertaining space or optionally converted to a double berth. There is the added option of specifying this area with a third cabin. The full beam master stateroom is an inviting sanctuary whilst the forward cabin enjoys the option of scissor berths.
Y85 | Princess
The all-new Y85 is a triumph of contemporary design. Her elegant sweeping profile houses an interior sanctuary that resets the benchmark for modern living. Her flybridge is an irresistible invitation to al fresco entertainment with a large dining area opposite a well-equipped wet bar further complemented by a large aft sunpad. With twin MAN V12 engines propelling her to a top speed of 33 knots, she flies past her contemporaries without looking back. An expansive single-level main deck provides ample entertaining space with a flexible galley arrangement. Three separate seating areas ensure the utmost privacy for guests with the crew able to move discretely around the yacht. Below deck, up to eight guests are accommodated across four beautifully appointed en suite cabins.
V78 | Princess
With a bold exterior concealing a spacious interior, the all-new Princess V78 is the flagship of Princess’ V Class range. Central access from the hydraulic bathing platform leads you between twin sunbeds to a configurable cockpit then onwards to her well-equipped galley, dining area and saloon. Her foredeck features innovative seating with sunpads which can be converted to create additional aft facing seats. Her cavernous main deck saloon opens up through an electric roof above, or seamlessly to the outside through full length side windows. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four large en suite cabins, all bathed in natural light from her contemporary hull windows and a further twin cabin aft for occasional guests or crew. With twin MAN V12 engines taking you up to 39 knots, she is power performing with elegance in our finest V Class experience.
48 Wallytender I Wally & Feretti Group
The ultimate day boat, the 48 Wallytender is the first project born out of the collaboration between Wally and Ferretti Group. Under the new strategic alliance, the boat restyles the original iconic Wallytender design while still staying true to Wally’s brand identity. Built at Ferretti Group’s shipyard in Forli, Italy, the 48 Wallytender is 48 feet long and has a maximum beam of 14.4 feet. Her maximum speed with the standard engine is 38 knots with a 305 nautical mile range at 32 knots. The interior of the boat features a true cabin that can accommodate two guests overnight, as well as a shower cubicle, galley unit on deck and plenty of storage space aft and forward. Two unique features of the new tender are its retractable passarelle which doubles as a swim ladder and its special anchoring system which can be operated at the touch of a button from the helm station.
Ferretti Yachts 720 | Feretti Group
Ferretti Yachts 720 was designed in collaboration between architect Filippo Salvetti and Ferretti Group’s own architects and designers, with meticulous attention to quality and details; FY720 aims to create the comfort of a villa at sea. At 73 feet 2 inches in length and 18 feet 4 inches in maximum beam, FY720 can accommodate up to 18 people on board and can sleep eight across four cabins including a full beam master as well as one VIP and two double cabins. She can reach a top speed of 32 knots with a cruising speed of 28 knots.
MY40 | Fountaine Pajot
The new MY 40 is the latest addition to the Motor Yacht range and has a flybridge and owners’ suite of unprecedented size for a boat in this class. With energetic lines, a contemporary design and distinctive bows, she makes a sleek impression on the water and her performance is outstanding. The MY 40 is incredibly stable, comfortable and offers complete freedom of movement on your trips, both underway and at anchor. Her optional aft platform creates even greater opportunity for enjoyment at sea. Her two driving stations, on the Flybridge and to the fore of the saloon with panoramic views, truly expand new horizons.
Marlow Voyager 100 | Marlow Marine
Marlow Voyager 100 represents yet another milestone in the ascension of Marlow Yachts to one of three most capable yacht builders on earth. Designed, engineered and fully built in our own purpose designed and built awarded green factories to a standard of engineering excellence normally seen from only the top two northern Europe shipyards. Her in house design and build program utilizing our own proprietary Full Stack Infusion©; unknown to the marine industry at large continues our march to ever higher military standards utilizing Carbon Fiber, Dupont Kevlar, Titanium, 316L Stainless, Honeycomb, Corecel and only the proven best in a flawless execution of infusion art.
38 Open Billfish | Viking Yachts
Viking’s open express boats are perennial favorites because they offer many of the popular amenities found aboard the incomparable convertible fleet, but are uniquely styled and outfitted to accommodate the owner/operator who enjoys staying closer to the action in the cockpit for both fishing and entertaining. Measuring 109 square feet, the 38 Open Billfish comes ready for battle with a laminated mounting plate in the deck for a fighting chair or a rocket launcher (a cockpit table is also offered). Other fishability features include in-deck insulated fish boxes port and starboard, a walk-through transom door and lift gate, a bait freezer with upper tray, a transom fish box and live well, rod holders, tackle storage and fresh and raw-water wash downs.
46 BF | Viking Yachts
The Viking Yacht Company has led the marine industry for 55 years in all aspects of boat design and construction, committed to producing innovative new yachts on a consistent basis. So it should come as no surprise that for every new Viking introduced, their in-house design and engineering teams have other models waiting for their turn in the spotlight. The 46 BF will excel as either an owner/operator or captained Viking. Offering simplicity and ease of maintenance, she’s a ready-to-go fishing machine equipped for inshore and offshore missions as well as a versatile cruising boat with reliable inboard diesel power.
V-41 | Viking Yachts
The appeal of the flagship V-41 is strong and simple: She’s the best big center console on the market, answering the call with high-level fishability, speed, range and overall performance. This triple - or quad-powered offshore runner is poised to take the reins as the leading high-performance 40-plus-foot center console on the market. The V-41 will excel on the tournament circuit, with a clean deck layout that maximizes the boat’s 360-degree access and an arsenal of standard and optional fishing features to put you in the winner’s circle. The transom holds a 90-gallon live well. The decks are filled with insulated fish boxes, and rod holders can be installed virtually anywhere.
V-33 | Viking Yachts
The V-33 is an ideal choice for owners looking to get into their first Viking-built boat and experience all of its inherent benefits. The same robust standard equipment list and nearly all of the options for the V-37 and V-41 are available on this twin-outboard, high-performance center console. Like her larger siblings, the V-33 possesses big-boat technology. High-tech features include joystick helm control with GPS station-keeping (with any engine package), a bow thruster and gyroscope stabilization. The V-33 was designed for maximum live well and fish box capacity. A standard 51-gallon transom live well anchors the cockpit, and five overboard-draining in-deck fish boxes from 32 to 98 gallons are strategically positioned so you’re never more than a half-step from a home for your catch.
V-37 | Viking Yachts
Hitting the sweet spot in the V Series lineup, the V-37 shines as a versatile coastal or offshore fish-raising thoroughbred with the legs to run long distances powered by either twin or triple outboards. The V-37 can be outfitted with an aft mezzanine seating module with armrests, tackle storage and an insulated cooler under the seat. She’s loaded with lockers, compartments and hardware that maximize storage while maintaining the boat’s 360-degree accessibility. Other notable options include an additional live well in the cockpit deck, a dark blue transom live well interior to sustain bait life, 12V electric reel outlets, and live well inlet/discharge fittings in the transom corners.