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Opening day of the 2014 Miami International Boat Show is in the books. Here's a quick look at many of the highlights from the preview day. Check out speedonthewater.com for more news and photos throughout the weekend.

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The new Gold VIP Edition 38' Top Gun from Cigarette was built for the Qatar Team and powered by the new Mercury Racing 540 engines. Hustler's 388 Reloaded with twin Mercury Racing 525 engines is priced aggressively for the boat show at less than $300,000. The Lamborghini-inspired 48 MTI stood out thanks to a special lift built by MYCO Trailers. 
After escaping the convention center confines, Scott Sjogren and Greg Weber of Pier 57 plan their strategy at the Miami International Boat Show.   A new 46-foot catamaran from Skater Powerboats was on display at the Miami show.  Skater Powerboats national sales manager Tony Cutsuries (left) talks shop with Louisiana performance boater Rafe Guidry in the Skater exhibit in Miami.
Deep Impact has a handful of custom center consoles on display inside the convention center. Featuring a BurgerFi theme, the first open cockpit 52-footer from MTI is owned by BurgerFi founder John Rosatti. Mike Layton of Adrenaline Powerboats , John Cosker of Mystic Powerboats and Marilyn DeMartini of PR Power spend a few minutes catching up at the Miami International Boat Show. 

Story list from Thursday's Preview Day:
Mercury Racing Unveils 540 Engine
Cigarette Racing Showcases Qatar VIP Top Gun
Mercury Racing Releases New Digital Zero Effort Controls
Lamborghini-Themed 48-Foot MTI Takes Center Stage in Miami
Cigarette and AMG Take Concept Collaboration To Highest Level Yet
Hustler and Checkmate Kick Off Miami Show with Aggressive Pricing
Mercury Racing Offers Joystick Control for 520 Engine