More than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the globe will cruise into Miami over President’s Day weekend, February 13-17, 2020, to see the latest marine industry innovations at the 2020 Miami Boat Show (Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin). Here’s a snapshot of three of the most interesting sailboats you’ll can see.
Sunreef 80 US debut
Pier 9, Slip 926
The Sunreef 80, crowned Queen of the Miami Boat Show, is an all-around sailing leisure yacht ideal for exclusive getaways, charter and transoceanic adventures. This model boasts a combination of exterior and interior areas easily flowing into one another. Designed for a superior level of comfort.
With a completely fresh superstructure concept, the Sunreef 80 gains a saloon plan with an outstanding potential for customization. A vast, central lounging space with a panoramic view and endless layout possibilities, it opens both onto the bow terrace and cockpit.
The bow benefits from a cozy lounge, well shielded from sun and wind. To the aft, the saloon merges with the generous cockpit extended with a large aft platform. All the areas combined form a universal, open environment where flexibility and freedom reign.
While housing the main helm, the 54m²/581Ft²flybridge is definitely dedicated to leisure with more than enough space for movable furniture, a Jacuzzi, fully-equipped wet bar, a barbecue and large sunpads.
X-Yachts X4⁰ US debut
Pier 8, Slip, 822
The all new X4⁰ is the smallest model in the pure X range; blending quality, performance and styling with cruising capability. Hot out of the X-Yachts Design Office comes the X4⁰, a forty-foot performance cruising yacht that is just as capable for some serious mileage as it is blasting around the cans at the weekend.
At the heart of the X4⁰ is the galvanised steel keel grillage structure. Pioneered by X-Yachts back in 1981, the galvanised steel hull girder offers superb reassurance and safety. Its primary role is to spread keel and mast loads into the hull and it also enables the yacht to withstand extreme shock loads from grounding or an impact with a submersed object.
The standard deck layout comes with: 4 winches, two halyards, self-tacker sheet and control line winches next to the entrance, and two main sheet winches aft of the cockpit’s backrest coamings within reach of the helmsman. The deck has an integrated recessed self-tacker track for an 88% jib.
There is an option for coach roof top longitudinal Genoa tracks and two dedicated Genoa sheet winches on top of the cockpit backrest coamings, enabling the Genoa size to go up to 106% for improved light wind performance.
Hylas H60 World Debut
Pier 9, Slip 933
Hylas Yachts has collaborated with German Frers for over 40 years and built a reputation for yachts that combine ocean sailing capability, classic lines and exquisitely finished interiors.
Now the company is staking out new territory with the H60 (World debut Miami Boat Show 2020). Still ocean capable, still with an exquisite interior but also embracing some of the contemporary demands of today’s cruising sailors.
The builder partnered with Milan-based firm Hot Lab, known for their elegant designs in the superyacht world, to offer interiors that immediately set the new Hylas on a new level.
Clean lines are emphasized, taking advantage of the yacht builder’s reputation for fine interior joinery, while exhibiting a stylish and modern sensibility. Large hull-side windows, a cabin trunk surrounded with windows, skylights and overhead hatches all bathe the interior in natural light.
Owners can choose between three- and four-stateroomlayouts. The three-stateroom layout places a master suite aft, with a large berth on centerline. A VIP stateroom with queen berth is forward, with private access to a head that is shared with a portside double with up-and-down berths.
Amidships, a large salon area with an L-shaped settee with dining table and stools also has a starboard-side settee. The navigation station is to port and a walk-through galley to starboard. The four-stateroom layout places the master in the bow, using the aft sections for a pair of mirrored double staterooms.