InterMarine is at the #MDCE15

InterMarine’s management team is at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo learning how to be a better boat and yacht dealer for you, our customer. The Marine Conference will include education tracks focused on leadership, service, and sales.

Intermarine management team at the Marine Dealer Conference 2015

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56th Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is here!

2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The 56th Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is on November 5-9. We’ll be on the H Docks of the Bahia Mar and and the Convention Center.

After months of preparations, the 56th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is finally here!! This year’s show is InterMarine’s biggest boat show to date. We have over 50 boats on display, so we’re sure you will find exactly what you are looking for. Today is Prime Time Preview from 12 PM to 7 PM. General Admission starts tomorrow through Monday. Don’t miss it!

Be on the know! Check out the FLIBS2015 Show Guide here for display boat information and links, dates and hours, show locations and maps, and sales contact information.

NC-11 Arrives at Fort Lauderdale just in time for the biggest boat show in the world

2016 Jeanneau NC-11

New arrival just in time for the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show… a shiny new Jeanneau NC-11. Gorgeously appointed cruising vessel with large Mediterranean sun deck, large sliding roof with built-in screens & blinds, large cabin sliding door with 4 independent panels, two cellars in cabin floor with shelving system… and those are all standard features! Ours also features Premiere Trim Level Package, Electronics Package, Comfort Package, and much, much more. Learn more about boats on display for the upcoming show in our online Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Guide.

2015 Miami Boat Show

The Miami Boat Show is touted as being “the greatest boat show on earth”. It is indeed one of the grandest events in boating.

Every year, manufacturers produce innovative and exciting new products for consumers. This year, we saw this highlighted in with the launch of several rousing models.

Bayliner introduced the next step in boating evolution with their brand-new Element XR7 model; a stylish and powerful (and roomy!) pontoon style boat. Chaparral won the NMMA Innovation Award for the development of their Arial Surf Platform, a fixed platform designed to reshape and deepen waves for wake surfing.

Four Winns has been on a roll lately, with not one, not two, but three new launches since mid-2014. The Horizon line saw the introduction of the hot H350, which proved to be extremely popular at the Miami Show, and the H440, truly a unique boat and the largest bowrider in the market today.

The third new product from Four Winns, unveiled at Miami, was the TC222. This boat is particularly exciting because it features a brand-new Volvo Penta Forward Drive (FWD). Uniquely engineered with two forward-facing counter-rotating props, the Forward Drive gives small-craft leisure boaters new found versatility, added passenger comfort, efficiency, flexible trim and a host of performance benefits.

 

We thank everyone who stopped by and showed interest in our displays. We are so excited over the new products we now have available for our customers.

The tides are changing

Last month we wrapped up the magnificent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, now in its 55th year. The show was bigger than previous years, spanning seven show locations as opposed to the five we had last year. The boats are big, the clientele is bigger – and that’s the trend we are seeing.

More and more, we see the tide is turning in favor of the boating industry. Not only has the average consumer achieved the means to engage in boating due to better economic trends and astute product developments from boat manufacturers, but we are seeing the ultra-affluent demographic embracing the boating lifestyle as well. Prestige Luxury Yachts continue to bring some of the best-selling vessels we have, and in fact several of those models were sold at the show. Jeanneau is not far behind, and Chaparral continues to steal market shares from their main competitors.

Four Winns showcased their spirit of American innovation with the introduction of the 440H, THE largest bowrider in the market at this time. Truly a unique vessel, it blends a comfortable bowrider area complete with electric-lift teak table and a large, open cabin (yes, it spans the entire width of the boat and yes, you can stand comfortably inside).

All in all, there is something for everyone and there is no reason a family can’t enjoy boating. In a future post we will focus on Bayliner, the champion for entry-level runabouts and practical deckboats.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get on the water!

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Prestige 750 wins two awards at Cannes Yachting Festival

2015 Prestige 75' yacht

2015 Prestige 750

From the official press release –

During the Cannes Yachting Festival, LuxMedia Group organised a superb official ceremony for the World Yachts Trophies. This annual grand gala ceremony, which takes place on “la Croisette,” gathers all the major players in the cruising world. This year, over 700 people were greeted at Carlton Beach.

The PRESTIGE 750, which was nominated in the category of yachts measuring from 50 to 80 feet in length, received not one, but two prestigious trophies out of four possible titles: “Best Layout” and “Most Achieved.”

This double win reaffirms the success of the PRESTIGE brand. The prize for the highest achievement perfectly illustrates the passion of the brand for innovation, as well as our quest for the highest quality, competitive spirit and attention to detail.

The prize for “Best Layout” validates the development strategy of the PRESTIGE brand: to develop interiors that are ever more innovative and more comfortable, while also offering incomparable volume for the size category.

The PRESTIGE 750 was unanimously praised by the international jury, which included the Editors-in-Chief of Yachts and Boats, Yachts Russia, Yachts Emirates, Yachts Croatia, Yachts Lebanon, Yachts Quatar, Invictus Magazines.

These two trophies distinguish the PRESTIGE 750 from her competition, but they are also a beautiful tribute to her designers, Garroni Design, J&J Design, J.P. Concepts and the Prestige Design Department.

Come see this beautiful vessel at the Bahia Mar during the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30th to November 3rd, 2014.

West Marine and Boatbound

West Marine invited us this past weekend to help promote the launch of BoatBound, the first peer-to-peer boat sharing marketplace in the world! Boatbound is a fully insured service provider that links up boat owners with pre-screened, qualified borrowers. It’s a great way for any boat owner to earn money from their vessel, and is especially a helpful service for new boat owners who might be worried about being able to afford the boat, since this would help offset some of the costs.

Our InterMarine Boat Show crew put on a heck of a display, if we do say so ourselves. We brought Bayliner Elements, runabouts, and the 642 cuddy fresh from Europe. We also brought several classy Chaparral bowriders to round out the display, with the gorgeous InterMarine van anchoring the whole thing with its attractive visual presentation.

There was a lot of positive feedback once customers reviewed what Boatbound is all about. It makes perfect sense. Why don’t you check it out too, and make money from your own boat? Boatbound.com

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