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Here is the direct link to our online 2016 Escapades Calendar – enjoy!

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.

Announcing our HUGE Year-End Sales Event

We’re kicking off our massive Year-End Sales Event here at InterMarine with up to $100,000 in rebates on select models.

You see, we have a really great selection of boats and yachts for sale in our South Florida stores. We strive to keep a fresh inventory, so we’re always getting new boats… which means sometimes we end up with brand-new leftovers.

Right now, we have a stellar selection of brand-new 2014 and 2015 models that really have to go. The 2016 are already here (and the 2017’s will soon follow). Prospective boat buyers can save A LOT of money right now during our year-end boat sale.

Specific models included in this Year End Sales Event include:

2014 Chaparral 327 SSX

This vessel won NMMA’s Innovation Award the year it was christened.

2014 Chaparral 327 SSX for sale

2015 Everglades 325 Center Console

Deluxe fishing equipment and unparalleled comfort await you in this vessel.

2015 Everglades 325 center console running

2015 Prestige 420 Flybridge Yacht

Innovative layout solutions in this yacht borrowed from larger vessels make it stand out in its size class.

2015 Prestige 420 Flybridge for sale

2014 Jeanneau Cap Camarat 8.5 CC

Elegant and tremendously comfortable vessel for the most stylish boaters.

2014 Jeanneau Cap Camarat 8.5 CC for sale

There you have it! There is a vessel for you at InterMarine, and at substantial savings. Come on in to one of our sales showrooms and walk away with a new boat- and a fat wallet.

p.s. As a side note, we have leftover entry-level Bayliner bowriders and deckboats for sale, too.

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

InterMarine Boat Sales is an award-winning marine dealer

2015 Chaparral Dealer Meeting

InterMarine and Chaparral management at the 51st Chaparral Dealer Meeting.

Chaparral Boats held their 51st annual dealer meeting at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Petersburg, Fla this past August 12-14. InterMarine, Inc. was awarded a Top-Ten Dealer Award this year to continue our string of awards for outstanding boat sales. We are very proud of this accomplishment and grateful for all the support we receive from the manufacturers we represent.

This year’s dealer meeting with Chaparral was more product-focused than in the past and allowed for more hands-on time on the new boats. InterMarine crew was able to test Chaparral’s new Suncoast 230 and 210, the 237 SSX, and the 327 SSX.

In the words of Ann Baldree, VP of Sales at Chaparral…. “the 2016 model year is going to be a great year for all of us. Because… the best is yet to come!”

Skipper’s Corner: Emergency Signaling Devices

Hello Intermarine Customers,

As some of you know, one of the recommendations I make when asked which equipment should be placed on board a boat, I always suggest an Emergency Signaling Device (amongst some other items) for those that venture offshore by themselves.  I wrote the following article to explain a bit about the difference between the two types of Emergency Signaling Devices used by recreational boaters. There are more differences than what I address in this article however you may find it helpful as you launch into more personal research on the subject.

Happy Boating!
Captain Tony

Emergency Signaling Devices
EPIRBS (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) and PLB’s (Personal Locator Beacons) are emergency signaling devices designed to pinpoint (within 150 ft MOL), a location where a rescue is needed. Both of these devices go a long way towards accomplishing that goal when activated by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency relayed via the Cospas-Sarsat global satellite system to the nearest rescue coordination center.

Which one is best for you – EPIRB or PLB?

Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) and Personal Location Beacons (EPIRBs) work using exactly the same technology however there are some differences between the two.

  • PLBs transmit for a minimum of 24 hours, EPIRB’s transmit for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • EPIRBs can be configured to automatically deploy and activate in the event of an emergency at sea. Category I EPIRBs are designed to float free from a sinking boat and turn on automatically when it comes into contact with water, while a Category II rating denotes those that are manually activated and deployed, much like a PLB.
  • PLB can be registered to a person so it can be taken and used anywhere such as white water rafting, hiking, camping etc. Conversely, an EPIRB is registered to one boat, and should only be used on that one registered boat.
  • PLB’s are smaller and lighter than EPIRB’s.
  • PLB’s cost less than EPIRB’s, about 250.00 versus 500.00 plus dollars for an EPIRB.

Federal law requires that 406 MHz EPIRBs and PLB’s be registered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), so if your EPIRP goes off, search and rescue organizations will know who they’re looking for. Registration can be done online at sarsat.noaa.gov/beacon.html.