Come visit us at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 14th – 18th, 2024.

Location: Miami Ventian Marina

We will be located at the Mercury Marine docks – in the Venetian Marina.

We will be showing off Quad Verado V10 400’s in epic style on a Bahama 41 “Raised Deck” model.

Sign up on location for a scheduled demo and watch a match made in heaven perform before your eyes.


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Bahama Boat Works is scheduled for three of the nation’s biggest in-water boat exhibitions. The Bahama 41 will debut at the annual Newport International Boat Show as well as the Norwalk Boat Show during September, wrapping the 2023 season at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in October.

While renowned as a premier bluewater center console, the Bahama 41 flagship is now spotted in New England’s yachting centers. Since the Bahama 41 is a highly-customized, best-in-class boat structurally built for long, safe runs to distant fishing grounds, an increasing number of discerning anglers now also choose their Bahama boat for family cruising offshore of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Montauk, Marblehead, Cape Cod and Long Island Sound. 

Over-engineered for a superior ride and high performance with a near 400 nautical mile range, form still follows function at Bahama Boat Works. Each boat is the result of a skilled mariner’s uncompromised quest for quality after delivering 219 vessels in 18 years. Master angler and legendary custom center console boat builder, Scott Henley, builds each Bahama Boat as the ultimate fishing and cruising machine. Henley began his career in the 1970’s working the cockpit of a sport fish. He climbed the tuna tower to the captain’s flybridge winning numerous tournaments, engineering every winning boat to the highest standard to which Absolutely Nothing Compares. 

Available in 35, 37 and 41 feet, each Bahama Boat demonstrates a superior hull and structural integrity for all sea states, carefully integrating excellent hydrodynamics, power and weight distribution. The in-house sales team works as project managers supervising the build one-on-one for each customer, so every generation of hulls evolves to the next, perfect offshore fishing platform, providing the safest cruising boat for family lifestyles. 
With incredible 360° fishable real estate, a raised deck advantage and massive storage and range, the 41’s max speed is about 70 mph with quad Mercury 400v10’s.

Enjoy complete peace of mind in a Bahama Boat. The ride speaks for itself, whether cruising leisurely or racing full speed ahead. To enjoy the Bahama Boat Works fleet and view the boat, please contact us at 561-882-4069 or For media inquiries and images, please contact Lisa Overing at Megayacht Media at 954-579-2398 or

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2023

March 23-26, 2023

Beautiful weekend for the 2023 PBIBS

We will be showcasing several brand new Super Center Consoles, which repeatedly makes headlines year after year as one of the finest Open Fisherman Vessels ever made!

This is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats, personal watercraft to super-yachts over 150’. Tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all.

For tickets please click here!

For directions and parking information please click here!


Bahama Boats & Palm Beach International Boat Show 2021

March 25-28, 2021, Bahama Boat Works will be attending the The Palm Beach International Boat Show!

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Please visit us at Booth #728 in section 36, between Evernia and Fern Street!

We will be showcasing our Bahama 41 Super Center Console, which has repeatedly made headlines, year after year as one of the finest Saltwater Open Fisherman ever made!

This is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats, personal watercraft to super-yachts over 150’. Tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all.

For tickets please click here!

For directions and parking information please click here!




Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is around the corner!

Save the dates!

October 30 – November 3, 2019
Broward Convention Center directions, click on map below:

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Once again, we will be debuting our Bahama Boats inside the Broward Convention Center showroom: #2027
Whether you are a current owner, or are looking for your next boat, we hope you come a visit us and share our enthusiasm!
For tickets please visit this link:


Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30 – Nov 3, 2019.

Every year, the show exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!


“Quality of Manufacturing” – Part 3 of the Best Center Console Make or Break Features

Part 3 of this article series: “Best Center Console – Make or Break Features”, we will be addressing Quality of Manufacturing which is another key aspect in building the ultimate center console vessel. As we previously discussed how imperative the engineering factors play in this process, the temptation exists to cut expenses in the attempt to become more profitable. This mentality is simply a futile mistake that will cost you much more in the long run when it comes to reputation, longevity and value of your boat.

At Bahama Boat Works, cutting corners in manufacturing quality is simply not an option. With that being said, here are some very important things to look for or ask your boat manufacturer when contemplating the boat for you.

Fiberglass Components

   In the fiber reinforced composites (FRP) manufacturing world, the highest standard of construction is termed “advanced composites”.  This is the standard that the aerospace & medical industries have to follow. It is generally accepted within the FRP world that, to qualify for this category, the fabricator has to meet the following criteria:

1.) The fiber to resin matrix ratio should be over 50%

2.) The air entrapped in the composite should be under 1% in volume

3.) Strict quality control must be maintained to insure steps one & two

   Unfortunately, these standards of construction are rarely followed in the boating industry.  In hand applied fabrication, it is much easier for the laminators if they simply flood the fiberglass fabric with resin in order to work out any trapped air, leaving behind excess or even pooled resin.  As a result, the fiber to resin ratio drops far below 50%, with the strength & durability of the panel involved suffering in the process.  Lack of careful attention by the workers can also leave air voids in the laminate, with similar results.  In vacuum infused construction, in spite of employing lower viscosity resins with inherently weaker physical properties than higher viscosity hand lay-up varieties, dry areas in the laminate can result which can severely compromise the strength of the structure.  Bahama Boat Works does not follow or allow any of these practices.  It employs only careful hand lamination techniques using higher viscosity/high physical strength resins, which allow the close inspection of every layer, and insists that its lamination department adhere as closely as possible to “advanced composites” standards.  This insistence is guaranteed by tight quality control supervision and inspection.  Sub-standard components are never accepted, and are rejected rather than applied to the vessel’s construction.

FRP Sandwich Core Hull Production FRP Core Boat Hull Production   Of course, even the most tightly controlled manufacturing protocols will not compensate for the use of poor quality of materials in fabrication.  Bahama Boat Works employs in all of its FRP structures materials that exceed industry standards.  There is not a great deal of variability in the quality of the various fiberglass fabrics utilized in boat construction, but the menu of resins available is quite extensive. In order to understand why the resin component of the composite is so important to the quality of a boat hull, a brief explanation of polyester resin technology is required.  The physical characteristics & qualities of the polyester family of resins vary considerably.  In the marine industry, three types of polyester resins are most commonly used:

1.) Orthophthalic:  Generically known as “boat resin”, this is the least expensive resin in the polyester family.  It has also been around the longest.  Many chemical improvements have been made over the years.  Although it is commonly assumed that all polyester resins are “water proof”, in reality they are not.  Orthophthalic resins display hydroscopic behavior.  That is to say that they can slowly absorb water.  One result of this tendency that has plagued the FRP boat industry is hull blistering. 

Bahama Boat Works does not use ANY orthophthalic resins in ANY of their components, above or below the water line!

2.) Isophthalic:  Though more expensive, this type of resin displays much better physical characteristics than orthophthalics.  Not only are they physically stronger, but they also have much higher corrosive resistance and much lower water absorption than orthophthalic resins.  Some isophthalic resins actually have FDA approval for the storage of potable fluids.

Bahama Boat Works uses premium Aropol 7121 T-15 isophthalic resin exclusively in above deck components.

3.) Vinylesters:  This family of resins are chemical hybrids of epoxy and polyester resins.  They are the most expensive members of the polyester family, but they have the highest physical strengths as well as the highest corrosive resistance.  For example, vinylester resins are the EPA standard for the underground storage of E-10 gasoline!  They are absolutely waterproof!  All hulls produced by Bahama Boat Works are fabricated using ONLY premium AME 6000 vinylester resin – not just in the outside skins of the hulls like most high-end boat manufacturers, but throughout the entire laminate schedule!  This practice is very rare in the industry.  Both types of resins used in Bahama Boat Works products also display excellent secondary bonding performance, and all structural bonding of components is performed with vinylester adhesives.  These are critically important features in hull quality and durability rarely seen in the industry.  Not only are hulls produced this way as strong and durable as possible, but they are also impervious to hull blistering when stored in the water.  It is counter-intuitive, but the wettest portion of a boat hull is actually the bilge – not the outside that is in direct contact with fluid water.  The reason why is the fact that the bilge is constantly exposed to water vapor, which has a much smaller molecular structure than water fluid.  Smaller molecules allow easier passage through semipermeable membranes. The use of only vinylester resin in a boat hull guarantees that moisture in any form cannot enter the laminate from any direction at any time in its life span!

     There is one other factor pertaining to resins that is worth a second mention:  That is the viscosity of the resin employed.  When resins are produced with lower viscosities, such as those intended for infusion,  they tend to automatically display lower physical strengths.  While the “vacuum infusion” of boat hulls can be an attractive manufacturing technique when it comes to efficiency of production, a simple comparison between the physical strengths listed on the “technical data sheets” of infusion resins and non-infusion resins will tell the true story.

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Sandwich FRP Cored Hull

     In order to build the highest strength to weight structures possible, Bahama Boat Works also employs “sandwich cored construction” on its transoms, hull sides, decks, hatches, consoles, hardtops and other vessel components.  This type of construction results in panels that for engineering purposes are two dimensional I-beams; much stiffer, stronger and lighter than single-skinned panels.  Hull sides feature Corecell foam, which is a semi-rigid/semi-elastomeric product that has a “memory”.  In other words, hard blows do not permanently crush the core.  The result is a sandwich panel that is much more durable during impacts over its lifetime than a rigid cored product.  Corecell absorbs more energy than other core and is much more resistant to being permanently deformed. All Bahama Boat Works, hulls also feature transoms cored with 30 pounds per square inch density Coosa board, which is a high density foam with fiberglass fabric infused in it.  The result is transoms that are lighter than those that are wooden cored, with higher crush characteristics than wood units, but without the potential for rot.

Best Center Console Boat Assembly Practices

The mounting of three or four outboard engines of any size or make presents no structural challenge whatsoever on a Bahama Boat Works hull!

Let’s Talk Hardware

Bahama Boat Works Quality shines with Hardware

   Bahama Boat Works incorporates only the highest quality of hardware available on their vessels, some of which are custom made for their applications.  Out of the thousands of individual mechanical components carefully chosen & utilized, several stand out:

1.  Fully mortised console door locks:  Bahama Boat Works is unique in its class for its use of proper built-in door locks.  Normally, only yacht builders go through this much trouble to secure a door!

2.  Compression latches are used on all hatches to prevent rattling.

3.  All hardware possible, such as latches, hinges, fuel fills, hawser rings, cleats, rod holders, etc. are blind fastened with studs from the back to prevent corrosion in exposed screw heads.

4.  All tubing on hardtops is heavy-duty, schedule 80 aluminum for long-term durability.

5.  Wiring harnesses are neatly organized & fabricated to military specifications.

   Due to the complexity of Bahama Boat Works’ product line, the hardware list goes on and on, but the theme is really quite simple:  Use the very best components available, no matter how much extra difficulty it might pose.  This applies to every single item used in construction.  At Bahama Boat Works, quality is our first purpose!

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

Only 2 months away!

November 1-5, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Boating & Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1-Nov 5, 2017. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. This is exactly where you want to be!

Stay tuned for our exact location, directions and map!

For your early tickets to the largest boat show on the east coast: Click here!

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Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017 – March 23 – 26, 2017

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017 – March 23 – 26, 2017

Bahama Boat Works will be showing off a few new Bahama 41’s for your viewing. Come on out and say hello!

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We are located in Section 36, Land Space #728 (click here for a blow-up map) Directly between Fern St. and Evernia.


The 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 23-26, 2017, is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8 foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150’. The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all.


Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017


2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® – Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin

The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® HAS MOVED from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin!

WHEN: President’s Day Weekend, February 16-20, 2017

Premier Day: Thursday, February 16, 10 am– 6 pm
Join us on opening day and avoid the crowds! Be among the first to experience the show, see and board more than 1,300 boats and shop 1,100 exhibitors from around the globe.
Show Days: Friday, February 17—Monday, February 20, 10 am–6 pm daily

WHERE: 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. Located on Virginia Key minutes from downtown Miami




Premier Day $40 
Adult (age 16+) $25
Two-day pass (Friday–Monday, Februray 17–20) $45
Five-day pass $100
15 & younger FREE


Located across the Bay from downtown Miami, Virginia Key is easy to get to by land or sea: plentiful parking, shuttles and water taxis service.


  • More than 1,300 boats on land and in the water with 550+ slips.
  • A deep water basin to accommodate large boats
  • Closed and open-air tented exhibit space for marine accessories, electronics, engines, nautical gifts and apparel and services.

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Enjoy your day at the show and experience the boating lifestyle in a whole new way.

  • On-the-water boating workshops, daily seminars, and fun ways to test the waters including paddle sports demos
  • A new menu of dining and food options that cater to every taste, with several restaurants right on site

Don’t miss the Island Boat Show – Hawks Cay Marina in the Florida Keys!

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The Florida Keys Premier Boat Show

We will be showing off a few spectacular Bahama 41’s at Hawks Cay Resort and Marina from January 20th, 21st and 22nd. The Island Boat Show is a fantastic opportunity beat the crazy crowds at the Miami Boat Show and take a test ride in a relaxed environment.

Book a room at Hawks Cay and make it an enjoyable weekend experience!

For directions and show information, please visit:

Come and experience one of the finest super center console boats made. We will let you decide after a full tour of the Bahama 41, why “Absolutely Nothing Compares!