Florida
Boats for Sale

Between its lakes, rivers, streams and coastline, Florida has more than 12,000 miles of waterways tailor-made for fun in the sun — and in the Sunshine State, the water is definitely where the fun is. From Jacksonville’s marinas and the Yachting Capital of the World (aka Fort Lauderdale) to the Caribbean-rivaling Emerald Coast off Pensacola and the shelling havens of Sanibel and Captiva islands, there’s never any shortage of things to do in the state’s sparkling waters. Discover the best spot to explore the wreckage of an 18th-century Spanish galleon, land a prize tarpon, or simply cruise the coast to find the best beach towns.

You really need the Benjamin Moore Color Chart to classify the hues and shades created in and around Florida's waters. When the sun sets over the bonefish-laden flats of Islamorada, you get Mardi Gras gold. The shallows off the sea-oat-sprouting dunes of Cape San Blas near Port St. Joe are best described as mint julep, perhaps honeydew. For the murky depths of the Butler Chain of Lakes in Windermere, where large- mouth bass congregate in great number, the matching swatch would be iron mountain or night horizon.

Florida's popularity is and always has been directly connected to the briny blue (see: Vice, Miami; break, spring). And the variety of color on display is only matched by the diversity of maritime offerings at each destination. As an example, let's point the zoom lens at Port St. Joe in North Florida. Observe the line of anglers casting 20-pound-test leaders from Port St. Joe Marina, hoping to hook the redfish and flounder that seek refuge among the docks and rock outcroppings. Check out the beach fishermen and their 9-foot spinning rods on nearby Mexico Beach. They were digging for sand fleas long before the sun broke like an egg yolk across the horizon. Watch the snorkelers follow a three-inch-long sea horse into a seagrass bed off Cape San Blas, its body resembling a spindly semicolon. Spot the divers peering into the Empire Mica, the 500-foot petroleum tanker sunk in 1942 by torpedoes from a German submarine. Stop into Indian Pass Raw Bar. The Apalachicola oysters served for dinner were still in the bay when the restaurant opened at noon.

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Sea Ray 28, 28', for sale in Florida - $35,600

Sea Ray 28'

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Single
Merc
133729
Stock #
11 photos
$35,600
Listed 3.7 hrs ago
Year
2002
Brand
Sea Ray
Model
28
Type
Express Cruiser
Length
28'
Hours
Not yet known
Triumph 210 Center Console, 22', for sale in Florida - $17,000

Triumph 22'

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Single
130
134034
Stock #
52 photos
$17,000
Brand New Listing
Year
2002
Brand
Triumph
Model
210 Center Console
Type
Center Console
Length
22' 6"
Hours
344
Pathfinder 22, 22', for sale in Florida - $25,900

Pathfinder 22'

Punta Gorda, FL
Single
Yam
134035
Stock #
6 photos
$25,900
Brand New Listing
Year
2002
Brand
Pathfinder
Model
22
Type
Bay Boat
Length
22'
Hours
Not yet known
Sea Ray 23, 23', for sale in Florida - $17,400

Sea Ray 23'

Saint Cloud, FL
Single
Merc
134012
Stock #
10 photos
$17,400
Brand New Listing
Year
2000
Brand
Sea Ray
Model
23
Type
Deck Boat
Length
23'
Hours
Not yet known

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