Best of the 2015 NY Boat Show

Allow us to float by some fresh marine options for you to wet your whistle from the 110th gathering of the New York Boat Show.

You may think New York City is an odd choice for a boat show, but considering that more 1-percenters live here than the rest of the country, it makes sense to showcase at the New York Boat Show in hopes the dispensable income crowd shows up in droves. If you have the funds—and the weather—you can motor boat your way to the watercraft of your dreams. These are our favorites.

2015 Sea Ray 470 Sundancer

When you like the sea more than the land, and you’re an aspiring Wolf of Wall Street, the Sea Ray Sundancer 47 is your home away from, well, home. Sleeping more than six comfortably in separate cabins with a galley that would make Paula Deen swim a few laps, the 470 Sundancer is the bees knees of personalized boating. If you want to play large, this is the vessel for you. Price: $1,064,000

2015 Striper 2901 WA

If you’ve ever been fishing in open waters, you know you’re gonna need some space, because usually it either takes time to get to the right spot, or you’ll be trolling for quite some time. If you’re lucky enough to be on the Striper 2901 WA, you’ll realize there’s more to a boat than just overall length. With an available bunk bed cabin, standard bait-rigging station, and a 600-horsepower twin outboard setup, you’ll not only get to the spot fast, but staying there won’t be roughing it at all. Price: TBA

2015 Cobalt Boats M27

This aluminum, outboard-motored, pontoon boat is the party barge of the summer seas—though you'd best keep it on a lake or an inlet. Basically a dance party on the water, the 27-foot M27 can handle as many, er, floatation devices as you can invite. A new take on the pontoon, the M27 is guaranteed to make waves the next time you float off into the sunset. Price: $125,000

2015 Yamaha 242 Limited S

If economical fun is the name of the game, the Yamaha 242 Limited S is about as versatile as you can get without blowing the budget. Two 1.8-liter high output inboard motors propel this wakeboard-towing island hopper to beaches everywhere. And when the motor stops and the chillin’ begins, the integrated speakers and LED lights make sure there’s no breaks in the action. Price: $61,500

2015 Sea-Doo Spark

If Kenny Powers were a real person (we know he’s out there somewhere!), he would totally go nuts over the Sea-Doo Spark. Just look at that color scheme! Though Kenny would go more for the paint than the sheer power with the Rotax 900 ACE offering speeds of 50 mph, you can’t deny it’s a funky personal watercraft made for long Miami summers. Price: $5000


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