While there is a boat show taking place somewhere every month of the year, none has the range and diversity of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. (COMPLETE BOAT SHOW GUIDE)
Austin Parker’s recognizable style is obvious in the AP42 Open, a compact hull that can easily serve as a tender to a large yacht or a cabin cruiser in its own right. The main deck has a spacious open-air aft deck leading into the salon/dining area with full galley and helm station.
This is not your father’s inflatable. When Pirelli first sold boats, they were popular, easy to use and hard working. Early in its history, Pirelli ventured outside of the industrial world into motorsports and even fashion. Naturally, when it revisited the boating sector with its new line of PZero tenders, style had to be part of the mix.
Tuscany-based Austin Parker was among the first Italian shipyards to build a so-called “lobster boat,” a range of classical, elegant midsize boats based on the traditional Maine fishing boats, with high bow, sturdy hull and straightforward layout and accommodations.