Happy New Year! As we look ahead at 2019, we dream about the destinations we can’t wait to cruise–and the boats that will help us get there. One of the latest boats here at South Florida Yachts, the all-new 2019 Robalo 272, offers an especially choice way to get around and experience the water in the year ahead. Its sophisticated center console design lends itself to a variety of thrills—including, of course, landing that trophy catch. Read on as we get to know the new 272, as well as a few of the key ways it can make your on-thewater adventures even better.

Home on the water

Want to find your second home? It might just be on the 272, where a spacious center console configuration and family-minded layout offer all the comforts of home on the water. Passengers can recline by the bow or transom as you carve out some casting time—or if you need the extra room, simply fold up the transom bench and cast your line there! When you think the Robalo 272, think “versatility.” Flexible details like this give you a way to craft the custom angling adventure you have always dreamed of, so that you can fish by day, entertain by night, and enjoy your surroundings to the fullest.

Angler-approved details

Don’t forget about the angler-approved details that make the 272 a favorite boat for fishing. A livewell that’s molded into the port-side gunwale comes with a clear-view hatch, providing the perfect place to store (and show off) your most impressive catches. Ample square footage gives you plenty of room to find that ideal casting spot, while shade up top keeps you cool, comfortable and collected as you aim for that trophy catch.

The Robalo way

Of course, the 2019 Robalo 272 comes complete with all the little touches that make every Robalo an angler’s dream. A dry-riding freeboard, for example, gives you and your crew the chance to embark on high-octane adventures while staying cool, dry and comfortable. A thoughtfully designed forward keel, meanwhile, provides the momentum you need to really get the most out of those exciting offshore runs (though your 272 is just as apt at slow, shallow-water days, too!). The 2019 Robalo 272 is sure to bring your family on-the-water thrills, catches and memories throughout the year and beyond. Be sure to visit South Florida Yachts to see this and other Robalo models soon! We look forward to helping you enjoy your time on the water to the fullest.

Boat show season may fall at the heart of winter, but you won’t need to bundle up to visit the Stuart Boat Show—a Treasure Coast gem that pairs industry insights with the warm, sunny allure of Florida’s on-the-water scene. Ready to enjoy? Read on for our quick guide to exploring the Stuart Boat Show, which cruises into town January 11th .

Amp up your on-the-water game

One of the best boat show opportunities in our book? All the things you can learn while you’re there! This year’s seminar schedule offers an abundance of educational topics worth checking out. Adult and kids’ fishing clinics will give the whole family a chance to learn more about the art of angling, while seminars on popular destinations like the Great Loop, Bahamas and Florida Keys will offer an insider’s look at the joy of travel and how to prepare for specific routes. There will also be opportunities to learn about on-board electronics and how they can improve your on-the-water adventure. And, for a chance to hear from a real pro, be sure to catch Wicked Tuna’s Paul Hebert at his Q&A and autograph sessions!

Grab must-have gear… and get to know this year’s lineup

We all love going home with boat show swag and gear that will help us enjoy our time on the water. Be sure to walk the show floor to take a look at fishing gear, equipment, on-board accessories, electronics… and, of course, brand-new boats! For those who love angling as well as leisurely cruising, snorkeling and everything in between, you’ll want to keep your eye on Robalo. The number-one selling fishing boat in America offers a premium line of vessels, each built with your unique style and on-the-water itinerary in mind. We here at South Florida Yachts will be introducing two brand-new Robalo models at this year’s show, so come take a look! We have the Robalo 206 S Cayman, a bay boat built with all the style and agility you need to fish the flats with confidence, and the Robalo 272 Center Console, an all-around vessel whose spacious layout makes it easy to fish, entertain, and enjoy the water your way. After the show, you’re never far from great service and sales, as South Florida Yachts’ Stuart location is right around the corner. We have been in business for 30 years, and as one of the top dealers in Florida, we have the sales, personalized service and experience to help make boat ownership even better. Whatever you may need, we’re here to help.

Get to know the Treasure Coast and beyond

For many people, boat show season offers a way to stay connected with the marine industry when it’s too cold to actually hit the water. But here in Stuart, you can do both! There’s no better time than the crisp, sunny Florida winter to explore local waterways—whether you’re visiting from out of town, or simply want to rediscover your everyday surroundings. They call Stuart the Sailfish Capital of the World, so you’ll definitely want to carve in some time on the water here! Further adventures abound as you head down the coast toward Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, where you’ll enjoy both inshore and offshore delights at every stop along the way.

Before you go…

The Stuart Boat Show takes places January 11th -13th. Tickets are $7 for children, $14 for adults and $12 for veterans. For more information, be sure to visit StuartBoatShow.com. We hope to see you at this year’s show! With plenty of opportunities for hands-on education, family fun and opportunities to find the boat of your dreams, it’s one you are sure to remember. Make time to explore the surrounding South Florida boat scene, too, for a thoroughly thrilling experience.