Best in Show

Poker Runs America visits the Fort Lauderdale boat show.

Poker Runs America recently attended the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and it was an unbelievable and pulsating experience. One of the most event filled weeks during the past two years of COVID helped everything feel almost normal again. Walking along the docks in their bright yellow and red shirts gave a Hollywood type feel, making them feel like superstars as both boat builders and consumers recognized the Poker Runs America team from almost half a mile away. The boat show featured many of the latest innovative products and some of the most incredible new boats. Poker Runs America witnessed remarkable boat sales and many showstopping exhibitors of both high performance and cruiser boat docks. 

Mercury Marine was exhibiting in the convention centre with their full line of product while they also displayed some of their models in the water part of the show. The introduction to the V12 was a huge impact in the show.
Scout Boats had a spectacular exhibit with plenty of boats. Most of the Scout models were displayed in the show, attracting both spectators and consumers to their booths.
The new 427 Nomad FE made its public appearance after debuting in July at the intrepid rendezvous. The 42’ center console has 3 Mercury Verado horsepower engines. More and more boaters are taking to the center console lifestyle. The Nomad is perfect for sun lovers with dual sun loungers and a high dash low table that creates a sun pad. The head is neatly hidden away with a shower creating comfort on the water.
(L to R) Performance Boat Center Owner Mark Waddington, Bill Taylor, Co-Owner Brett Manire, and Joe Schaldenbrand at the Performance Boat Center Booth with Sales Manager Tim Gallagher in the background
Greg Marlow of Schaeffer Yachts couldn’t believe the response and the excitement they had during the show.
Sunseeker’s Manhattan 55 drew the crowd’s attention all day with the huge open deck. Their other models were quite popular with spectators as well, with people all around.
The Galeon 400 Fly intrigued many onlookers at the show with its compact but spacious look. This model is known for its incredible stability on waves, keeping everyone aboard safe
The MJM 43Z has triple Mercury 300 Verado horsepower with a top speed of 53 miles per hour. The innovative design of the deck allows for easy access to everywhere on the yacht, which can sleep 6 people comfortably.
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