Service slips available at Florida marina centre
USA: Port 32 Fort Lauderdale has now opened as a service destination with in-water service slips for yachts up to 150ft (46m). The property also features the only fuel dock on the New River.
Located just west of I-95 across from Lauderdale Marine Center and Marina Mile Yachting Center, the facility is part of a multi-phase development project that is planned to offer wide-ranging facilities and the largest drystack in Broward County. A self-service boatyard, currently under construction, should open by the end of the summer and will feature a 150 ton Marine Travelift able to handle vessels up to 120ft (36.5m) in length.
Upon completion, Port 32 Fort Lauderdale will offer commercial spaces for marine service contractors and vendors, boat sales and storage. The drystack will accommodate vessels of 25 to 55ft (8 to 17m) and offer concierge services and a captain/crew lounge, WiFi, laundry and shower facilities.
Port 32 managing principal, Joe Miller, commented: “Fort Lauderdale is obviously the boating capital of the US. We saw acquisition and redevelopment of this large and strategically located site as a means to serve both the yacht market from a service viewpoint, and the expanding centre console market from both a storage and service perspective.”
“We are seeing rapid growth in the average size of centre consoles and our goal is to build a large drystack which will accommodate today and tomorrow’s boats,” he continued. “We plan for our customers to have access to a ‘marine village’ of commercial vendors and trades who can satisfy every boating-related need on-site. Our project is inland and thus protected, and our I-95 location makes it easy to access our facility for everyone in Broward County and beyond.”
As Marina World went to press in early May, Port 32 director of operations, Bruce Wallace, confirmed that the company hoped to start on upland demolition of old buildings in around “60 days”, and that upland construction was due to start in early autumn this year.
CGI shows phase 1 of upland development and in-water service slips at Port 32 Fort Lauderdale.
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