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Old 26-12-2006, 11:52   #1
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Miami Boat show --- Cats?

I was thinking about going to the boat show">Miami boat show, but when I looked through the vendor list, I did not see Lagoon.
I had thought this was the show of shows? Will there be a good turn out of cats? Is it worth the trip from the west coast?
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Old 26-12-2006, 13:40   #2
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There is a private Catamaran show in Ft.lauderdale held every year. I forget the month. It's called Super Saturday.
Catamarans.com: Shows - 2006 Super Saturday Show - Dates to be confirmed
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Hmmn according to the Lagoon site [1] they'll have several boats there: L380-S2, L420, L440, L500

[1] catamarans LAGOON : construction, vente et location de catamarans de croisière
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Looks like they do have other boats there.

But there will be alot of Cats there to see close up and take a ride too.
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Thanks for the link. I had looked through the lagoon site, but I guess I missed that. The Miami Boat show site still does not list Lagoon:
http://http://www.miamiboatshow.com/...ype=letter&l=L

According to the Lagoon site, they will also be on the west coast in April with a 420 and 440. Last year they showed with a 380 only. It was one of only three cats total at the Strickly Sails event in Oakland CA.
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Goodluck, I like their Lagoon 500 model. That cockpit bridge is neat.
Have you ever seen Chris White designs? They have a forward center
cockpit design and inside aswell. Chris White Designs
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Has anyone been to the Miami Show? What can I expect in terms of the number of Cats there? I have emailed the Show's organizers and I'm waiting to hear back from them on this subject.
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The Miami International Boat Show And Strictly Sail Miami:
Miami International Boat Show

The show directory list 23 power catamarans, and 4 cruising sailboats (including Fountaine Pajot).
Goto the Directories:
Participant Directory - Miami International Boat Show
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last years show had over 30 new cats on display. Expect the same this year. I will be there with a Voyage 500 owners version and a 440 owners version.
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Gordmay,
The problem is that I know their participant Directory is flawed. Lagoon claims to be bringing 4 boats to that show, yet they are not on the list.

Craig,
was that 30 Sail Cats?
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I believe the Miami boat show is probably the best in the States to view cats - sail or power.
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Yes, I was at Strictly Sail for the week last year and actually went around counting them. A couple were a few days late sailing directly from France. Lots of Lagoons and Leopards and one georgeous 80+ footer. Voyage sold 5 boats off last years show and so did Lagoon I think. It is the show of shows for sailing cats but have noticed prices have increased on all cats with a whopping 1M for the new Lagoon 50 and more for Catana 50+.

IMHO It is still the only way cruise.

btw,, I am still trying to figure a way to haul these big cats out of the water with some type of float on trailer rig system and a place to haul, fix and store them near FLA or Bahamas, any advice is welcome. Craig
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Haul big Cats out of the water right on the beach

or on a cement ramp. This guy in australis made a custom lifting system
hooked to his tractor to haul out large Cats to do work on them.
Here is his page Haulout
I talked to him one time and he said it cost $40,000 to build the hydraulic
lifting system. As you can see it works even right off the beach like
he use to.
MultiHull Haulouts, for all your catamaran/trimaran needs
He told me the enviromental people made him stop working on the
boats on the beaches. He had some good prices. He said he was
busy!
Im sure the Catamaran people will miss him.
Maybe he could build you one of these lift systems.
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According to a statement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), attendance dropped by seven per cent at this year's Miami International Boat Show. The number of visitors at the show's three sites fell from 137,175 last year to 128,018 this year.
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