Florida Sportsman editors and photographers are down at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show, checking out the latest and greatest in marine innovation and technology. In the slideshow below, take a glance at the boats that really are turning heads! While we’re there, we’ll provide a sneak peek into the boats and products making headlines at this year’s show.
Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless
Boston Whaler has refined the popular Dauntless line with the 240 focused as much on the family as the fisherman.
Albury Brothers 23 Bay and Bluewater
Albury Brothers builds a hull with a legendary heritage. The 23 Bay had a wrap that touted their bottom and made you take a second look.
The Robalo 226 Cayman is a Bay Boat with all of the fishing features you would expect to find plus a unique front opening center console.
Regulator introduced the all new 23 that was said to have the famous Regulator ride but in a compact size that can be powered with a single outboard.
Bluewater's new 21 is the current flagship of their smaller crossover fishing boats that are at home on the flats and in the bay.
Scout 300 LXF
Scout has partnered with Mastervolt and Garmin to introduce a touch screen system that controls all of the boats functions.
Sea Chaser 210 LX Bay Runner
Carolina Skiff has raised the bar with the Sea Chaser series 210 LX Bay Runner that has all of the features you would look for in a tricked out Bay Boat.
Sea Fox 220 Viper
The Sea Fox 220 Viper has a front casting deck large enough for two anglers and a flat landing pad for a bow mounted trolling motor.
Sea Vee 320-Z
The new Sea Vee 320 Z has an inovative double stepped hull that reduces drag and increases performance.
Skeeter SX 240
Skeeter's SX240 sports a tower with a second station that would be right at home on Florida's West coast or down in the Everglades.
Sportsman 214 Tournament
This fully rigged Sportsman 214 Tournament had a boat show price under well under 40K but no shortage of custom features.
Striper 200 CC
The Striper 200CC is a compact offshore fishing rig that has not forgotten the family with comfortable bow and stern seating.
Tidewater debuted a new offshore fishing machine, the 280, that was set up for fishing and the family.
Belzona 327 Walk Around
Belzona added to their line with the new 327 Walk Around that can fish like a center console and still offer sleeping comfort for a weekend in the Islands.
Billfish Boatworks Custom 27
The Billfish Boatworks Custom 27 is a new entry into the Offshore market that is sure to cause a stir among the larger builders.
Cobia 344 Center Console
Cobia's new 344 Center Console has a stepped hull and the same quality fit and finish as their Maverick, Hewes and Pathfinder boats.
Contender 24 S
Contender is famous for their tournament ready Offshore boats but now they have the new 24 S that has the most family features ever for their brand.
Crevalle Boats 22 Bay
The Crevalle 22Bay has powder coated top legs with a feature packed fiberglass hard top.
Edgewater 280 CC
Edgewater's new 280 Center Console is loaded with features that will delight the hard core Offshore angler and his family.
Everglades 243 CC
The Everglades 243 is a Bay Boat that's designed for the fisherman and the family.
Glasstream 260 TE
Glasstream enters the super sized Bay Boat market with their 260 TE.
Grady White 251 CE
The Grady White 251 is a new Bay Boat that can be configured for fishing, diving, cruising and sandbar retreats.
Hydrasports 42 Custom
This HydraSports 42 Custom wowed the crowd with its paint scheme, killer stereo and LED lights. They also included a matching Bay Bolt and custom 69 Camaro.
Intrepid 475 Panacea
A tower with a second station, like the one on this Intrepid 475 Panacea, gives you the advantage of a flybridge without the hassle of an inboard boat.
Maverick introduced a new HPX-S designed for the angler who wants to fish in super skinny water but not sacrifice ride
Release 190 RX Center Console
The Release 190 RX Center Console would be right at home fishing the bays or light offshore.
The SeaHunter 32 can be semi-custom built to fit the owners needs.
Stamas 390 Tarpon
The Stamas 390 Tarpon has a cabin large enough for a weekend trip to the islands.
World Cat 295 CC
The World Cat 295 CC has all of the features an angler and family would need to fish, cruise or dive and a ride you have to experience for yourself.
Long runs will be comfortable in the high back bucket seats on this ShearWater X22.
Rangers new Z520C IntraCoastal has all of the features of a bass boat that's built to handle a saltwater environment.