Lenny Rudow February 5, 2013 Lenny Rudow
The 2013 Miami International Boat show is coming up, and this is the time and place where many boat manufacturers unveil their latest and greatest creations. Here’s a sneak-peek at three awesome boats that will be on display at the show.
Sea Born FX 25 – This is an all-new bay boat, with 24’11” LOA, a105″ beam, and just 11″ of draft. It can take up to 300 horses on the transom, which gives it an eye-watering top-end of over 61-MPH. The Sea Born FX25 also has gobs of flare in the bow to take on rough seas, forward and aft aerated release wells, a 10″ jack plate, built-in inwale rodboxes with toe-rails underneath, and a stepped hull. Redfish and speckled trout tournament anglers, watch out!
Grady-White 375 Freedom – This is the newest and biggest dual console boat hitting the water in Miami, but since it’s a Grady-White, you know it’ll still be a fishboat as well as a cruiser. Why build a dual console this massive? There’s room for an entire cabin inside the console area and under the deck, and we’re not just talking about a head compartment. You can expect to find an air-conditioned environment with berths, an entertainment center, and all the comforts of home. What about a galley? Check out the electric grill in the cockpit.
Carolina Skiff 21 Bay - Carolina Skiffs are great fishing and utility boats, but the real news here isn’t this hull – it’s the engine that powers it. BRP has a brand-new 135-HP HO ETEC being premiered on this boat, and it’ll be in the water for hands-on testing – I can’t wait to run it. This powerplant fills the gap between the 115 HO and the 150 HO, and sould be perfect for relatively light, mid-sized platforms like the Carolina Skiff 21 Bay.