It doesn't quite seem real, but 2020 is almost over. SI Yachts and the boating industry as a whole saw unprecedented sales as families looked for a way to relax safely and close to home. Boating was the perfect solution and over 31% of new boat sales were to first time buyers! Fueled by strong innovative design, our premium new boat brands led the way with new models for cruising, fishing, and day boating. Here are just a few of the highlights from this last year:
- SI Yachts was awarded the #1 Princess Dealer for 2020.
- SI Yachts Sales Professional David Hallinan was awarded the #1 Sales Professional for Princess Yachts.
- The new Viking 54 Convertible won Best In Show at the recent Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.
- The new Absolute Navetta 64 won for Best Innovation at the World Yachts Trophies.
- The Best Layout Award went to the new Prestige X70 at the World Yachts Trophies as well.
As we turn towards the 2021-2022 model year, it has become more important to act quickly with ordering the boat you want due to the strong summer sales leaving nationwide inventory at its lowest point in years. (Read: Buying A New Boat In The Spring? Order Now.) For more information on new boat inventory or open slots to order, please contact our main office at (786) 984-7676 or by email at Sales@SIYachts.com.
New Models Listed In Order By Length (Ascending)
Princess X95 (Premiering At The Princess Experience!)
Princess has created an incredible level of excitement around the 2021 North American premiere of the all-new X95 Super Flybridge. It's appropriately named the X95 Super Flybridge because its flybridge and main deck level nearly cover the entire length of the yacht. This has allowed Princess to spaciously integrate all of the amenities you would find on a superyacht. Your guests will enjoy four luxurious staterooms, each with an en suite head, as well as a nearly full-beam VIP suite. The master stateroom is midship and is extraordinarily large for comfortable long-distance cruising.
As the second member of the X-Class model range, the new Princess X80 follows the same intriguing exterior lines as its larger sibling. The Super Flybridge concept is apparent as the bridge and main deck are nearly the length of the entire yacht and contribute 30% more space for relaxation that your typical 80' yacht. Durable and versatile in its long-range cruising capabilities, the interior is truly where the X80 shines. The over-sized, picture windows run the length of the boat and allow for extraordinary views from its raised main deck. The 4 en-suite cabins, that include a full-beam master, will surely leave everyone ready for tomorrow's adventures.
As construction capabilities continue to advance in the yachting industry, builders are packing more space and volume into every area of the boat. The new Prestige X70 is no exception and utilizes a new design to offer a larger salon and lower deck accommodations. New on the X70 is the addition of a staircase leading from the bridge to the bow, as well as an addition staircase leading to the aft cockpit. The side-decks have essentially been moved to the flybridge, which allows the interior walls to be expanded and increased space. The X70 also just won the award for "Best Layout" at the 2020 World Yacht Trophies.
Prestige 690 Flybridge or S-Class
Making its debut in early 2021, the new Prestige 690 Flybridge will debut alongside the new X70 and its sibling, the 690S (for Sportfly). Characterized by its large outdoor dining and socializing areas on the flybridge, expect the traditional Prestige features like picture windows. Created by Garroni Design, the fit-and-finish is stunning and every space on board is a piece of your home at sea. Offered in both flybridge and sportfly versions.
Sometimes a model comes along in a range that simply outperforms everything that has come before it. Such is the case with the new Absolute Navetta 64, dubbed the 'Pathfinder' for its luxury cruising abilities. The new Beach Club offers an innovative option for ensuring your guests' comfort while on board. In place of the normal transom garage, Absolute has created a VIP suite that is easily converted from an on-water cabana during the day to a full stateroom at night with queen-sized berth. There is also an en suite head, galley, storage, and a lovely terrace that can be shaded with a canopy. We anticipate the Navetta 64 to be an iconic model for Absolute and has already won "Best Innovation" from the World Yachts Trophies.
The new Viking 54C is the battle-wagon of offshore fishing tournament champions, built by the most prolific sportfish manufacturer in the world. Viking has once again dominated the under 60-foot sportfish category with a stunning re-make of one of its most popular models. With the 154 square-foot cockpit, in-deck seakeeper, massive fishboxes, huge livewells, incredible flybridge helm station, and its 40+ knot top speed, the 54C will create an excessive amount of boat envy at your next tournament. Only the finest materials, cutting edge construction processes, and top quality equipment are used by Viking who refuse to ever cut any corners. The new 54 Convertible is a tool of champions, fitting of its reputation. If fishing is something that interests you, you can take a look at an interesting article on the best lures for trout fishing.
After an incredible start with the launch of Valhalla Boatworks, the Viking team has expanded again with the all-new Valhalla V46. The characteristics of the V46 are simple really - exceptional planing, top end speed, unmatched maneuverability in its class, versatile seating arrangements, and a fully-functional cabin. The fuel capacity is nearly 700 gallons making longer trips to the fishing grounds accessible and longer cruising trips possible. In true Viking fashion, all electronics, components, equipment, and materials are all top shelf. Look for the new V46 to premiere in early 2021.
Thew new Prestige 420S is the sporty express cruiser that you've been waiting on. Fast, agile, fun, and comfortable for extended trips, the 420S is the very best Prestige has to offer under 45 feet. The bow sun lounging area is perfect for a couple to melt away the stress while relaxing in the sun. enjoy a cocktail at dusk from the aft cockpit. Move to the formal dining area to enjoy a meal under the stars with the hardtop sunroof open. The 420S is the perfect day boat or overnighter thanks to a gorgeous master suite and plush VIP cabin. Also available as the 420 Flybridge version.
Also Read: The 2020 New Boat Buyer's Guide and the 2019 Boat Buyer's Guide