Bayliner Element F18: Fishability and Affordability

We’re very excited about this newest addition to the Bayliner Element line of entry-level boats – the F18 fishing boat!

Bayliner has been busy revolutionizing day boats as we know them. They first introduced the 16′ Element back in 2013. The Element series combines “an affordable price, familiar automotive-style handling, and class-leading stability and safety features”.

Bayliner has now applied these principles to the F18, offering entry-level boaters the opportunity of owning a safe and practical fishing boat at an affordable price.

The F18 takes full advantage of the stable Element M-Hull and combines it with a deck plan focused on “fishability”. Seasoned fishermen and families alike will appreciate the features, layout. and value aboard this family-friendly fishing platform.

Specification Overview:

  • Length overall (LOA) : 18’2″ / 5.57 m
  • Beam : 7’5″ / 2.26 m
  • Weight : 2,000 lbs / 907 kg
  • Fuel capacity : 30 gal / 114 l
  • People capacity : 5 / 5
  • Max engine power : 115 HP / 115 HP

Standard Features:

  • Aft non-skid casting platform with center livewell
  • Bow anchor locker and storage compartments
  • Flip/flop double wide captains seat with cooler beneath
  • Forward facing jump seats with storage beneath
  • Port and starboard gunnel rod storage for 4 rods
  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • 33 gallon built-in fuel tank
  • Binacle mounted Engine Controls w/Trim & Tilt Switch in Handle
  • Center console with storage for 6 rods and a large storage compartment
  • Navigation-ready helm station with stainless steel steering wheel standard
  • Large non-skid bow casting platform with pre-wired trolling motor landing
  • Mooring Cleats (6)
  • Patent Pending M-Hull Design
  • Single-Axle Galvanized Self Guiding Trailer

The Bayliner F18 is a recent launch and will be featured at the Stuart Boat Show, providing consumers a great opportunity to see and buy this model before the big Miami Boat Show in February.

The F18 is available for sale at all three of our stores: InterMarine Fort Lauderdale, InterMarine Dania Beach, and InterMarine Jupiter. See the Bayliner F18 brochure online and come in to see it for yourself!


Prestige 680 a finalist for Motor Boat Awards

Motor Boat Awards finalist logo

The all-new PRESTIGE 680 has been selected as a finalist for the Motor Boat of The Year Awards in the Flybridge over 60ft category.

Camilo Garroni, designer of the flagship Prestige 750, also designed the 680 and managed to incorporate many of the same features from the larger yacht into the 680.

The bright and open layout of the Prestige 680 is refreshing, and accommodations below sleep 8 plus 2 crew members (aft). The hull is designed for powerful IPS 1200 engines. See the Prestige 680 specifications page on the InterMarine website.

Salon inside the Prestige 680 yacht

We are certain this yacht will win many accolades. The winners of the Motor Boat Awards will be announced at the London Boat Show in January 2016.

Prestige 680 transom view designed by Camilo Garroni

The all-new Prestige 680 was selected as a finalist for the Motor Boat Award in the Flybridge 60+ category.

Discover the truly amazing, surprisingly spacious Four Winns V255

Check out the truly amazing, surprisingly spacious all-new Four Winns V255. This 25′ express cruiser is well-equipped with a queen sized mid-cabin berth, spacious forward V-berth, four cockpit seating configurations, a stand-up head, a breakfast center, and an outdoor galley.

This boat will be at Slip 831 on the H Docks of the Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale until Monday. See the Four Winns V255 product page to see what’s up!

Technical specifications

LOA: 25’2″ / 7.67 m
Beam: 8’5″ / 2.55 m
Fuel Capacity: 70 gal / 265 L
Draft (drive up): 22″ / 56 cm
Draft (drive down): 36″ / 91cm
Maximum Capacity: 2100 lbs / 953 kg
Persons Capacity: 9
Approx. Boat & Engine Weight: 6175 lbs / 2801 kg
Bridge Clearance: 6’8″ / 2.03 m
Bridge Clearance w/Arch (excludes electronics)” 9’4″ / 2.84 m
Potable Water (standard or optional): 21 gal / 79 L
Headroom (max): 6’3″ / 1.90 m


All-new 2016 Four Winns V255


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.

Intermarine is recipient of “Best of Dania 2015” Awards

From the offical “Local Best” Press Release for the Dania Beach Award Program

InterMarine Boats is proud to have been selected for the 2015 Best of Dania Beach Award in the Boat Dealers category by the Dania Beach Award Program.

Each year, the Dania Beach Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category, enhancing the positive image of local business through service to their customers and the community. These exceptional companies help make the Dania Beach area a great place to live, work and play.

Winners of the 2015 Dania Beach Award Program are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Dania Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties.

InterMarine has been the recipient of various awards over our 20 year history, demonstrating our commitment to superb customer service and professional sales processes. Some of the more recent awards include:

  • Best of Dania 2015, Boat Dealers Category
  • Top 10 Dealer for Chaparral Boats, 2015
  • No. 2 Chaparral Dealer in the World, 2014
  • Best Performer or the Year for Jeanneau Power Boats, 2014

We’re grateful to everyone who is part of our team and works with us everyday to continue making our company a success.

Four Winns innovates again and again

Rec Boat Holdings, home of the Four Winns brands and part of the Benneteau group, just held their 2015-2016 Dealer Meeting in Sarasota, Florida. The company continues to demonstrate their commitment to innovation with not only a new boat series and new model additions, but a new meeting structure as well.

The new meeting structure offered dealers more information than ever before, with speakers and seminars included in the schedule.

InterMarine crew got to test drive the all-new Four Winns HD270, which will be available in both sterndrive and outboard options, and comes equipped with an enclosed head and other amenities for a comfortable day out on the water. This year’s dealer meeting also saw an addition to the TS series with the TS242, a larger version of the TS222. This boat line features the cutting-edge technology of Volvo Penta’s FWD Drive. Last but not least, we saw an addition to the Vista cabin cruiser series with the 255V, following in the footsteps of immensely popular 275V.

While the HD270 is part of a new line that will see new models in the future, the TS242 and the 255 Vista are tentatively scheduled to make appearances at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, inside the Bahia Mar Marina on the H Docks. Look for slips 831-835 for a sneak-peek at these brand-new boats from Four Winns.

New Four Winns HD 270 bowrider

This HD270 is the first of a new series of bowriders from Four Winns.

Boat manufacturers look to extend the summer boating season with longer sales

Here in South Florida where InterMarine is located, every day of the year is boating season. But for just about everyone else, the boating season is coming to an end as summertime comes to a close. Kids go back to school, temperatures begin to drop, and leaves begin to change colors. Before you know it, these boaters stuck in northern climates will have to winterize their boats and put them away until next year.

That’s why it’s understandable that everyone wants to extend their summer. Naturally, it also stands to reason that some of the best boat buying deals outside of boat shows will be found off-season, much like the way holiday ornaments go on sale right after Christmas. Accordingly, many boat manufacturers are extending their summer sales in hopes of snatching up off-season buyers who want to be ahead of the game for next year. There is also the fact that 2016 models are coming out soon, and dealers will being efforts to offload their 2015 inventory, making things even more appealing for the consumer.

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that two of our boat lines have extended their summertime promotions: Bayliner and Chaparral.

bayliner-scorching-summer-saleBayliner is one of the best choices for entry-level boaters and those looking for a practical and affordable boating solution. They specialize in family-friendly bowriders and deckboats in addition to their award-winning, unique line of Element boats (which includes the Element XL and the newly-launched XR7 “pontoon-style” boat). Bayliner has just extended their Scorching Summer Sale through September 13th. This applies to select bowriders and deck boats and offers the buyer savings up to $2,500 and 5 years extended warranty. Please be sure to contact us for all the details.

Chaparral Summer Sale is backOn the other hand, we have Chaparral, who has been establishing itself as one of the highest-quality boats in the industry over the last few years. Chaparral has been taking over the market once ruled by brands like Sea Ray. Chaparral boats’ Kevlar construction, signature quilted-interiors, limited lifetime hull warranty, and well-appointed interiors with an upscale feel are all testaments to this boat builder’s commitment to excellence. Fancy wording aside: Chaparral boats are beautiful, stylish, and well-made. Chaparral is celebrating their 50th year in the boat-building business by bringing back their Golden Anniversary Sales Event through September 14th, 2015. Customers buying 2015 and older in stock inventory during this period will qualify to earn a 5-year engine and component warranty and specific cash incentives available on remaining, non-current (2013/2014) field inventory. Again, we urge you to contact us directly for all the details and information, as there are restrictions.

If you are considering buying a new boat or trading up, now’s the time to act. Whether you are looking to buy a new boat or a used boat, you are sure to find some of the best deals around. InterMarine is the certified dealer for six different brands-  Bayliner, Chaparral, Four Winns, Everglades, Jeanneau, and Prestige Yachts- in addition to having a well-rounded selection of used boats for sale, so it is fairly certain that you will find exactly what you are looking for at some of the best prices around.

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— Written by Denise Ciparro for InterMarine, Inc.