Best of the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

It’s the largest gathering of in-water boats anywhere on earth, and a great opportunity to buy a yacht at a great price. But navigating the massive FLIBS can be a daunting task. That’s why Jetset is there every year, surveying all of the incredible yachts on hand to bring you the absolute best of the best. Yes, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. We’ve compiled the following selection of the finest yachts at this year’s the show, each perfect for plotting your next international adventure.

Sunseeker 131

The tri-deck Sunseeker 131 is as stunning as superyachts come. Embodying the full extent of Sunseeker’s advanced knowledge and expertise, she is filled with a multitude of brilliant and modern details. The main deck features a lounge, separate dining area, and full galley, while the upper deck has a stunning “sky lounge,” cocktail bar, and “sky deck.” This 40.5-meter beauty accommodates up to 12 guests and nine crew members and is capable of speeds of up to 25 knots.

www.sunseeker.com

Feadship Savannah

If it’s innovation you’re looking for, then the Savannah is your yacht. The first hybrid motor yacht, the epic 83.5-meter (about 273-foot) Savannah offers an eco-friendly blend of single diesel engine, three gensets, batteries, propeller, azimuting thruster, and a streamlined hull shape to give you thirty percent better fuel economy. She has room for 12 lucky guests and over 20 crew members, while her revolutionary floating superstructure, underwater lounge, and “open” aft deck areas place this sleek beauty firmly in a class of her own.

www.feadship.nl

 Ferretti Yachts 780

Just starting to be built now, the new Ferretti Yachts 780 is expected to be released later this year and is definitely one to put on your radar. It features a number of clever innovations squeezed into its relatively compact size, touches sure to be appreciated, like a massive, outward-folding swim platform that creates a spacious beach club, and a flybridge with freestanding furniture perfect for viewing sunsets. There are four staterooms (including a gorgeous rear master suite), and she is expected to reach speeds of up to 31 knots.

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www.ferretti-yachts.com

 IYC Skyfall

IYC’s Skyfall certainly lives up to her James Bond-inspired name, as you could easily see the world’s most famous spy sneaking onboard amidst a nefarious party in a feat of espionage. According to IYC, Skyfall is the “largest, fastest, Bahamas-friendly shallow draft luxury yacht for sale in the world,” and everything about it is as epic as its name would imply. With amenities like room for 17 guests and 13 crew members, a massive wine cellar, and a palatial split-level master suite, Skyfall is fit for a king.

www.iyc.com

Rossinavi Attitude

Perhaps the biggest unveiling at FLIBS 2016, Rossinavi Attitude is a 53-meter, all-aluminum yacht the likes of which we’ve never seen. A marvelous feat of design and engineering, Attitude was inspired by classic American lobster boats and features unobstructed views from almost every vantage, creating a truly immersive experience for those onboard. The first yacht design from renowned Italian architects A++, every inch of Attitude — from her generous pool to her five plush cabins — is breathtaking and unique.

www.rossinavi.it

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