More than a dozen new saltwater models were introduced in Florida

The Miami boat shows are known as premier places to check out the latest saltwater fishing boats, and this year was no exception. This gallery presents more than a dozen new boats, most of them center consoles from about 30 to 40 feet, powered with multiple outboards, that were recently introduced in Miami.

Even bigger center consoles are on the way. Three companies presented model-size displays of their supersized open boats — from 52 to 65 feet — that will debut in the next year or two.

Center consoles shared the stage with other types of fishboats, ranging from 18-foot skiffs to 72-foot convertibles.

The shows on Collins Avenue and Virginia Key also showcased new marine electronics designed for anglers, such as the new GPS station-keeping devices that can be programmed to control a boat’s drift. They’re cool, and they’re cutting-edge.

So sit back and enjoy the latest and greatest from Miami in the slideshow below:


As two of his brothers watch, Mick Chivers lifts a bass caught the night before from the ice to a cleaning table.

Fishing For The Table

The evening began like a fishing daydream. The sun was dropping. The flooding tide and a cool wind were roughly aligned.


One Helluva Fish

Why the bluefish, an animated chopping machine with a public relations problem, just might be the perfect game fish

Snook sharpie Mike Thiels makes a 2 a.m. toss for bait from the Lantana Ocean Avenue Bridge in Florida

The Thump

Who answers the phone at 3:30 a.m., chats amiably, swaps helpful information, wishes the caller good luck but doesn’t go back to sleep humming a lullaby of curses?