The Miami International Boat Show is back and ready to take over "The Magic City" in 2022 with a new title - "Discover Boating's Miami International Boat Show." The show's return after a hiatus last year due to the pandemic has been highly anticipated, with many vendors revealing their latest models in what will be the biggest boat show of the year. Taking place from February 16-20th, the show is expected to draw record crowds - so be sure to arrive early. Here's a quick guide with all you need to know to be prepared, as well as a showcase of some of the latest and greatest best boats of 2022 that will be on display.

Above: Boats and yachts on docks in a marina in front of the Miami skyline ahead of MIBS 2022.

The Where And When

This year the Miami International Boat Show will be spread out across 6 show locations, as follows:

  • Miami Beach Convention Center Powered by West Marine:
    Find boats up to 49 feet, engine manufacturers, marine accessories, electronics, and retail pavilions.
  • The Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park:
    Discover a collection of experiential boating lifestyle activations, entertainment, innovative cuisine, educational seminars, and a marine accessory pavilion.
  • One Herald Plaza:
    Explore powerboats, motor yachts 30' to 125', yacht tenders, engines, marine accessories, and retail pavilions.
  • Sea Isle Marina:
    Test drive over 150 sea trial vessels, find additional new and brokerage boats and engine manufacturers.
  • Museum Park Marina:
    Check out the latest sailboats, catamarans, and sailing accessories.
  • SuperYacht Miami at IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens:
    Experience an enclave for superyachts and superyacht enthusiasts. This exclusive marina will feature the world's largest and most spectacular yachts.

NOTE: SuperYacht Miami is only available with the purchase of Windward VIP or SuperYacht Miami tickets.

Official MIBS 2022 Schedule

  • Wednesday, February 16th: 10 AM – 6 PM (Prime Time Preview)
  • Thursday, February 17th: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday, February 18th: 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Saturday, February 19th: 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Sunday, February 20th: 10 AM – 5 PM

2022 Boat Debut Models At MIBS

This year we're excited for a number of boat debuts at MIBS. Here are some of the boat debut highlights we expect to make a big impact.

Viking 68C Convertible Sport Fishing Yacht

Above: A 2022 Viking 68C Convertible sportfishing yacht.

Above: A 2022 Viking 68C Convertible sport fishing yacht for sale on YachtWorld. Photo by Viking Yachts via Galati Yacht Sales in Anna Maria, FL.

This 68-foot convertible is a luxury fishing machine available with four staterooms/four heads and a bulletproof construction. She has a 35-knot cruise and carries over 2,000 gallons of fuel so you can fish fast and far. And with a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer, you’ll fish all day without feeling fatigued or green at the gills.

The exterior may be all about fishing but inside you’ll find elegant accommodations and push-button convenience. Enter via the electrically-actuated doors, make a meal in the walk-around island galley and then relax by the 49-inch TV. The master stateroom is nearly full-beam and has a queen bed as well as ample closets with a high-gloss walnut finish. What’s not to love?

Sunseeker Predator 65

Above: A 2022 Sunseeker Predator 65 cruising yacht. Photo by Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales in St. Clair Shores, MI.

Let’s start big and take a look at Sunseeker’s latest model that the renowned builder plans to debut at the Miami International Boat Show this year. This sharp and sporty new sedan-style cruiser features a modern carbon fiber hull and an open yacht feel. Built over the same hull design as her sister ship, the Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht, this vessel is a single-level version of that boat, with more emphasis on cruising than fishing. She has 3 staterooms standard, and can accommodate a tender plus water toys and has even has a sweet hydraulic swim platform with steps that lower to create a luxury beach club feature that allows for easy access to the water.

Beneteau Antares 8

2022 Beneteau Antares 8

Above: 2022 Beneteau Antares 8 for sale on Boat Trader by Prestive Yacht Sales in Norwalk, CT. Photo by Prestive Yacht Sales.

For less fishing and more cruising, check out a perennial favorite from Beneteau. The Antares 8 is just under 27 feet LOA and is loaded with cruising amenities the whole family will love. This design has a full interior with an inside helm station, a dinette and a mini-galley with a fridge and single-burner cooktop (gas or electric). For weekending, check out the sleeping accommodations and enclosed head below.

The helm is inside to starboard with a single seat and one multifunction display, an opening side window and a sunroof overhead to let the outdoors in. When the weather is perfection, relax or dine outside in the cockpit with seating for six around a folding table or lounge on the bow sun bed. The Antares 8 has been wowing crowds for a while, but they’ve added more lounge and stowage space and with a 250-hp outboard, wherever you’re headed, you’ll get there fast.

If the angler in you simply can’t live with the idea of just cruising, keep in mind that you can also “fishify” the Antares 8 and cast to your heart’s delight by spec’ing a tackle station, rod holders, livewell and fish box.

Aquila 28 Molokai Power Catamaran

Above: A 2022 Aquila 28 Molokai power catamaran. Photo by Aquila Boats via MarineMax.

Named after the Hawaiian island Molokaʻi in the central Pacific, known to be one of the most breathtaking islands on the planet, this boat is specifically designed to perform in some rough water offshore conditions. Power on two hulls is what the Aquila Molokai is all about. Inspired by similar layouts and designs on Hawaiian watercraft, the 28 Molokai is actually nearly 31 feet LOA. Built for island hopping in choppy waters she is fitted out as a center console with tons of fishing features.

Anglers can add gunwale rod holders, blue LED lighting, a rack of rocket launchers, outriggers, a tackle station and a livewell. But the Molokai is a versatile design with more in mind than fishing. Two layouts are offered – a center console or a cuddy cabin. You can also opt for a towing pylon for watersports, tank holders for diving, or a table between the bow seats for entertaining.

Designer Kirk Clark intended the Molokai to tackle the ocean with twin-hulled stability, excellent fuel efficiency and a lightweight vinylester resin infusion construction. The ride is cushioned to reduce both pounding and noise. The wraparound windshield protects the driver as well as the dual 12-inch Raymarine Axiom multi-function displays while the twin Mercury 200-hp outboards provide plenty of power. There aren’t many places you can’t go or many things you can’t do with the 28 Molokai.

2022 See-Doo Switch Pontoon Boat: Compact & Sport Models

2022 See-Doo Switch for sale

Above: 2022 See-Doo Switch for sale on by Lake Cumberland Marine Somerset, KY. Photo via Lake Cumberland Marine.

Sea-Doo literally rocked the pontoon boat world with the introduction of its Switch pontoon boat. This is the only pontoon boat around that's propelled by jet power and rides atop three of Sea-Doo's Polytec tubes. The driver gets a handlebar control very similar to the handlebars on a PWC, as well as jet power perks like Intelligent Brake and Reverse and cruise control. Another way the Switch sets itself far apart from the crowd is its deck design. Accessories and furniture locks into a modular tile system, allowing you to customize the layout on a moment's notice.

Even at its base price of $17,999 MSRP for the smallest Switch, the Compact, (a pocket-sized 13-footer), the package includes a trailer and virtually everything you'll need to launch the boat and start having fun on day one. The 2022 Switch Sport starts at $23,999 (including a trailer) and is geared and styled for the the active adventurer with water-sports-ready features and spacious versatility.

View all Sea-Doo Switch boats for sale on today.

Scout 400 LXF

2022 Scout 400 LXF center console boat

Above: A 2022 Scout 400 LXF center console boat. Photo via Scout Boats and Tinsley Creative.

Building off the LXF line up that already consists of the 380, 425 and 530 LXF, the new 400 LXF is set to wow fans of Scout's robust luxury center consoles at MIBS 2022.

Stingray 173 CC and 273 CC

2022 Stingray 173 CC Center Console Boat

Above: A 2022 Stingray 173 CC center console boat. Photo via Stingray Boats and Tinsley Creative.

Stingray will be debuting their two all new center console models at MIBS 2022. The 273 CC is the boat builder's flagship model while the 173 CC is a great entry-level, fishing-friendly boat for the whole family from a brand that knows what boat buyers are looking for, at the right price.

2022 Stingray 273 CC Center Console Boat

Above: A 2022 Stingray 273 CC center console boat. Photo via Stingray Boats and Tinsley Creative.

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1

2022 Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 yacht

Above: 2022 Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 yacht for sale on YachtWorld. Photo by Sail Place Inc in Muskegon, Michigan.

If sailing is more your thing, check out this new entry in the 35-foot range from respected boat builder Beneteau. The Marc Lombard-designed Beneteau 34.1 has more interior volume as well as a larger sail area for better performance. The basic suit of sails includes a 334-square-foot mainsail and a 197-square-foot-jib. A larger, 280-square-foot genoa can be added as can extra winches and a bowsprit that serves as the attach point for downwind sails. Three keels are offered including shoal, deep draft and swing for exceptional upwind work. Twin wheels and rudders are standard and the transom drops down to form a swim platform.

Remarkably, three cabins can be tucked into this compact sailboat model – including a master forward stateroom and twin cabins aft. Plus, two more crew can sleep in the salon in a pinch. A drop-leaf table converts to accommodate four for dinner and there is a port side fold-up navigation station. This is a trim but comfortable little package with everything a couple or small family needs for coastal cruising.

Other MIBS 2022 Boat Debuts

Boston Whaler 360 Outrage 

Following its global debut on February 14, the new 360 Outrage will headline Boston Whaler’s display at the 2022 Miami International Boat Show, boasting a full suite of new technology including the latest in propulsion, power and connectivity. The 360 Outrage will appear alongside 12 other boats, including the family-favorite 170 Montauk, the award-winning 320 Vantage, and the flagship 420 Outrage. The 360 Outrage comes standard with triple 300-hp Mercury Verado engines with Joystick Piloting (JPO). Available Mercury upgrades include: triple 450-hp Mercury Racing engines or twin 600-hp V12 Verado engines. The intuitive helm station features a standard 16” Simrad display, which works in concert with an available Seakeeper gyrostabilizer ensuring comfort in rolling seas

Invictus TT460

Premiering for the first time in the U.S. with her MIBS 2022 debut comes the Invictus TT460 sport cruiser yacht with a unique T-Top and walkaround deck. She has options for double cabin amidships and convertible v-berth in the bow for greater privacy with two separate cabins. With this boat, the Italian ship builder delivers a new dimension of style and refined allure that helps characterize their brand. Aesthetically, stretched and essential lines are the distinctive feature of Invictus hulls, widely appreciated since the launch of the first GT280. Balanced and precise signs, entrusting the dynamic effect to the dialogue between smooth and muscular surfaces and carefully calibrated openings. 

Front Runner 33 Center Console

Like her bigger sisters, the 33 Center Console will have the same amazing ride and design just in a smaller footprint. The 33 CC will feature five macerated in-deck fishboxes, transom seating, dual helm seats, console with head, and available in both twin and triple engine power options. She will not be the run of the mill low 30’s CC, between her flare, shear, and hull design she will have the attitude and demeanor of a larger boat. 

Trophy T24 Center Console (from Bayliner)

Building on the successful Trophy Series and its strategy to increase boater participation through its intuitive and feature-rich designs, today Bayliner announced the launch of the Trophy T24 Center Console (T24CC). The newest model as part of the Trophy lineup will make its official debut at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show (booth MB1744). With an overall length of 24 feet and starting at $64,900, the Trophy T24CC brings a high-performing, family-friendly center console fishing boat to the market at a price that will attract entry-level and experienced boaters alike. Built on a deep v-hull foundation, the T24CC expands Bayliner’s center console capabilities accommodating up to 12 people onboard with increased fuel capacity, rugged fishability and more storage.

Nor-Tech 400 SuperSport

Although the builder has been very secretive about the new debut Nor-Tech 400 SuperSport model they plan to unveil at MIBS 2022, we know at least that it will be 40-footer with quad Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines. Nor-Tech will also have a 392 SuperFish and a 460 Flyer on display in the water at Sea Isle Marina.

Hylas H57 

The 57-foot Hylas has never been in Miami before, although she has already won some awards in the US. If you’re looking for a cool sailing boat with a very livable interior in this size range, this is your model to go check out. Here you can find some infos about the interiors and some images to have a better idea: 

Honda Marine 

Honda will showcase its newest outboard engines: the BF115, BF140 and BF150 high-power models. The recently introduced HondaLink® Marine smartphone application will also be exhibited, along with the new Honda Marine Interface (HMI) that delivers remote connectivity and will help “push the future of mobility”. 

Editor's Note: This article was last updated on Feb 15, 2022, ahead of the Miami International Boat Show 2022 to reflect newly announced boat debuts.

Written by: Laila Elise
Laila Elise is a former fashion model, writer, actress and entrepreneur, with an affinity for a life on the water. She has a Masters in Finance and a Bachelor's in Business Education, and has traveled extensively around the world working with top agencies and designers. She writes regularly about her passion for the sea on her blog: