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MILLION DOLLAR CRUISERS HEAD FOR BOAT SHOW

If the contemporary styling of today’s popular cruiser designs draws your attention, there will be a record number of large and mid-size cruisers waiting to welcome you aboard at this year’s Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show, August 22-25.

Topping the list will be the Galeon 500 Skydeck with her sizable flybridge fitted with wet bar, sunbathing lounges and a second helm station for easier maneuvering. A desirable feature of the 500 FLY extends the width of the cockpit to a stunning 19′ 8″ by dropping down both the port and starboard sides to note just a few features of this cruiser that will displayed by MarineMax.

Close behind, the Galeon 470 Skydeck will join the MarineMax 14-boat lineup with its sleek lines. One can easily mistake it for a hardtop model, but it offers a top deck neatly hidden away under a soft roof with a complete helm station and lots of space for leisure. The pair of Galeons will be joined by 12 other boats including Sea Rays, Azimuts and Sailfish.

The Galeon is actually not the largest boat slated for the show. That honor goes to the new Maritimo X60 from Colony Marine in Detroit. The flagship of this Australian builder’s X-Series of sport yachts reflecting its racing heritage, this Maritimo is quite unique.

For example, approaching the X60 from the stern brings you face-to-face with the “beach club,” a feature typically reserved for superyachts. It offers a high level of customization for an owners’ specific requirements, it’s accessed from the swim platform through the large, electrically actuated hatch, and can be arranged as a beach club, stateroom, tender garage, galley or whatever you want it to be.

In addition to the X60, Colony will also be showing a pair of French-built Prestige Yachts, the 520S and 460 Flybridge model, with their signature continuous line of windows in the hull and exterior galley located to the aft.

From Illinois, Spring Brook Marina will partner with Ohio’s Sima Marine to bring the first area public showing of the new 2020 Fairline Targa 48 GT. Powered by the latest Volvo IPS 600 engines, the Targa 48 is a combination of Italian styling and British craftsmanship. She boasts luxurious saloon seating, power sunroof with one-touch operation and can be configured in either a two or three-cabin design, and an enclosed fully furnished upper saloon.

Many cruisers in the mid-range will also make the boat show scene this year, including some still boasting that time-honored New England styling. A good example will be found in South Shore Marine’s exhibit that will center around a new Saber 42 Salon Express. She’ll be powered by IPS 500 Volvo Penta diesels that produce precision control and performance at low sound levels. Her salon is an elegant social space including a half-up galley layout while below there’s a master stateroom forward with head. The South Shore exhibit will also include 21 more boats from Pursuit, Chris Craft, Grady White and Cobalt, all in the water.

Not to be outdone, the Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius will lead the 15-boat exhibit by Skipper Buds. The Cantius features a uniquely expansive cockpit and plush wrap-around seating easily accommodating upwards of 10 guests at a time. Similarly, the Cruisers 390 Express Coupe will show off the largest cockpit in its class with more than 150 square feet of integrated cockpit and helm space.

Other cnnnruisers set for the show from Skipper Buds include the Tiara 44 Coupe and 34LS, Beneteau’s 46 Gran Tourism and Swift Trawler 35, and the first showing of 2020 Scout 420LXF center console powered by four Yamahas with its Seakeeper gyro stabilizer and fish eye bow camera, to note a few more.

And speaking of big center consoles, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales will show off the HCB 39 powered by twin Yamaha 350s. But it’s the smallest boat in the exhibit docked alongside the all-new Viking 44 Sport Coupe with its distinctive New England flavor getting its first showing on the Great Lakes. There will also be an even bigger Carver 52 Coupe dockside.

Overall, these and others models from the nation’s boatbuilders will make up the largest collection of cruising boats to be at the Cedar Point Boat Show in many years. For discount ticket packages and more show info go to: www.cedarpointboatshow.com