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jdl xstar
02-12-2010, 11:29 AM
I spoke with someone at the South FL Mastercraft and they said they'll have the following on display:

At the convention center:

X-25
X-35
X-Star
and some slalom boats

At the Marina in the water:

X-45
CSX 265
300

I'll be there Saturday and Sunday.

Mag_Red
02-12-2010, 11:33 AM
I've always wanted to see the Miami Boat Show! Are there lots of Mega Yachts there?? Do they allow access to the larger boats displayed in water??

jdl xstar
02-12-2010, 11:50 AM
I've always wanted to see the Miami Boat Show! Are there lots of Mega Yachts there?? Do they allow access to the larger boats displayed in water??

The Miami show is arguable one of the biggest in the world. I went last year and was blown away at the displays and inventory both in the convention center and on the water.

Yes, there are TONS of mega yachts. 60, 80, 100, 120 footers.

This is how it works.. there are 3 display areas. 1) the marina in front of the Biscayne bay Mariott (where I'm staying). this marina has about 100 boats in the medium size range maybe 20 to 50 footers. Its where mastercraft has there boats. I was able to board any boat in this area last year. 2) the convention center on southbeach. Just like all other boat shows with a zillion boats/products and a parking lot with some insane offshore performance boats (poker run) type boats. 3) The mega yacht display which is on the water on the other side of Biscayne Bay, on the South Beach side. I didn't have time to check this area out last year but plan on going in lieu of the convention center. Not sure if they will let me on them or not but I plan on trying.

jdl xstar
02-12-2010, 12:07 PM
Yacht display:

55546

55547

55548

55549

Mag_Red
02-12-2010, 01:23 PM
I could spend a week walking around looking at those big boats....... A lot of boat brokers there I'm sure???? Those can't all be new boat could they??

Jim@BAWS
02-14-2010, 11:44 AM
Insane week in Florida

a) Pro Bowl Miami
b) Super Bowl Miami
c) Miami Boat Show....Brings in more folks than the SUPERBOWL and is a 5 day event
d) Also this weekend Daytona 500

Alot of BUCKS flowing into Florida this past few weeks

Jim@BAWS

TEAL98
02-14-2010, 09:40 PM
Nobody went and got pictures?:confused:

bbymgr
02-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Insane week in Florida

a) Pro Bowl Miami
b) Super Bowl Miami
c) Miami Boat Show....Brings in more folks than the SUPERBOWL and is a 5 day event
d) Also this weekend Daytona 500

Alot of BUCKS flowing into Florida this past few weeks

Jim@BAWS

Did you sell any boats?

Jim@BAWS
02-14-2010, 11:19 PM
Did you sell any boats?


My understanding from the dealer there, South Florida MasterCraft, Mike has a SOLD comittment on a 300, an X25 and a X55 at the show...HUGE for him.

I am sure I will find out more this week

Jim@BAWS

jdl xstar
02-15-2010, 08:38 PM
Nobody went and got pictures?:confused:

Got back Sunday night. Saw the CSX 265 and the 300 at the marina but never made it to the convention center to see the rest. Too many boats, too little time!

Some take aways... If I lived on the coast, I would want a CSX 265. That thing is awesome in person. Very large and when you are in it, it feels like it can handle some serious rough water with ease. Just a sweet all around boat for cruising the intra coastal and maybe even a trip to the bahamas if the weather is good.

The only other boat at the marina was the 300 which I'd seen before but never been on it while in the water. As Jim said, they did have at least 1 sale with 2 more serious lookers. The guys from MC were all cool and I thank them for the hospitality.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4360347713_c546e41649_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4361089562_a7f7febd30_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2745/4361089632_6a81a82e27_o.jpg

jdl xstar
02-15-2010, 08:41 PM
Pictures from my balcony...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4361090720_5c1cea354c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4360349015_7489eff1ed_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4360349295_ced0f0b41c_o.jpg

jdl xstar
02-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Random boat show pics...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4361139140_358b0f270e_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4360348573_da498c5d5f_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4361139484_8d2f35224a_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4361139416_0fcc3c5973_o.jpg

Mag_Red
02-15-2010, 10:00 PM
Sweet pics! Thanks for sharing.........especially as I was blowing 12 inches of snow off about 20 driveways today:rolleyes:

Footin
02-15-2010, 10:07 PM
Hey Bob, you gonna trade Ilene for one of those monsters?

jdl xstar
02-15-2010, 10:25 PM
Sweet pics! Thanks for sharing.........especially as I was blowing 12 inches of snow off about 20 driveways today:rolleyes:

Certainly not comparible to your weather, but it was cold for miami standards over the weekend. Was only in low 60s in the day and low 40s at night.

Going back to what you asked in earlier posts... I was able to board every boat I wanted to at the marina where the mastercrafts were, but that wasn't the case at the big yacht area. Bigger the boat, the harder it was to get onto without getting an awkward look. The biggest one I was able to board was a new 2008 78 ft Hatteras cruiser- just unbelievable how nice it was. Asking $4 mill. The boats 100 ft+ would only allow you to board if you were with a yacht broker or had an appointment. The biggest one we saw was a 257 footer. The boats were too big to even get a picture of! Dozens and dozens of 150 ft+ all over. Biggest price tag we saw was for $20 mill and saw several in the teens. Pretty incredible that there are buyers out there. Talking with a yacht broker, he was telling me there is a big surge in buying from Venezuelians. He says that with the political uncertainty of Chavez, the rich want their money into hard assets and out of banks. And of course the middle easterns are still active.

We walked around for about 3 hours but felt like we only scratched the surface of what was there. Guess I'll have to go back next year!

Mag_Red
02-16-2010, 04:23 PM
Hey Bob, you gonna trade Ilene for one of those monsters?yeah when you step up and take over ownership of Ilean ;)