Fort Lauderdale show hosting multiple US debuts
Sunseeker, Benetti, Sanlorenzo, Absolute and Fairline announce their models for this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Sunseeker 88 Yacht
Sunseeker will stage the US debuts of its 88 Yacht and Manhattan 68 Pacific at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 26-30. The Pacific version of the Manhattan 68 has proved popular across international markets since it was developed by the British builder with its Hong Kong dealer NextWave Yachting.
Sunseeker USA Sales and US distributor OneWater Yacht Group will manage a six-boat display on E-dock, which will also include the Fort Lauderdale debuts of the Manhattan 55, 65 Sport Yacht and Predator 65, as well as the return of the 76 Yacht.
Sunseeker 88 Yacht
Andrea Frabetti, CEO at Sunseeker International, said: “We are delighted to be returning to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a fantastic line-up of yachts represented by our US distributor, OneWater Yacht Group.
“We have an ever-growing display of incredible new models and are looking forward to showcasing for the very first time the exquisite 88 Yacht and the Manhattan 68 Pacific, which is already in huge demand given its gorgeous saloon layout, perfect for the US boater.”
Fairline Squadron 68; c/o Simpson Marine
Fellow British builder Fairline is staging the US debut of its upgraded Squadron 68, following the world premiere of the flagship at last month’s Cannes Yachting Festival in southern France. Fairline’s display with dealer Nautical Ventures also includes the F//Line 33, the shipyard’s smallest and fastest yacht.
Paul Grys, CEO of Fairline, said: “With this exciting remodel, the Squadron 68 offers increased practicality and even greater comfort. Our interior designers have given us a modern but classically timeless feel to the interior spaces, which sets the tone for future Fairline models. We’re excited for our US customers to see it for the first time at Fort Lauderdale.”
Benetti B.Yond 37M, Goga
Italy’s Benetti is staging the US debuts of the B.Yond 37M Goga, which had its global debut at Cannes last month, and the Oasis 40M, which is represented by Seascape, following the world premiere of hull one Rebeca at the Genoa International Boat Show in October 2020.
Sanlorenzo is hosting the US debuts of the SP110 and SL120A following their world premieres at Cannes in 2022 and 2021 respectively. The SP110 triple-waterjet open coupe is the first model in the Italian builder’s new Smart Performance line, while the SL120A asymmetric model is the flagship of the builder’s planing line.
Absolute is showing its Navetta 75 in the US for the first time, having unveiled its new flagship at Cannes last month. The inland Italian builder’s display also includes the Navetta 68, Navetta 52 and 48 Coupé, the first model in its new cruiser line.