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PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale’s New Yacht Service Facility Now Open
Press Release | May 23, 2019
PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale is now accepting reservations for yachts in its recently opened in-water service facility. This new marina is located just west of I-95 on the north side of the New River across from Lauderdale Marine Center and Marina Mile Yachting Center.
PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale has opened as a service destination with in-water service slips for yachts up to 150’. The property also features the only fuel dock on the New River. As part of the project a self-service boatyard is also under construction, with plans to open by the end of Summer 2019. The boatyard will utilize a new, state-of-the-art, 150-ton travel lift for vessels up to 120’.
PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale is a multi-phase development project. Upon completion, PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale will offer commercial spaces available for lease for on-site marine service contractors and vendors, as well as other marine related activities, such as boat sales and storage. PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale also has plans to construct the largest drystack in Broward County, with slips from 25’ to 55’. Featured amenities will include concierge services and a captain/crew lounge with TV, Wi-Fi, laundry, shower facilities, and a grilling area.
PORT 32 Managing Principal, Joe Miller, commented, “Fort Lauderdale is obviously the boating capital of the U.S. 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 center console market from both a storage and service perspective.”
Miller continued, “We are seeing rapid growth in the average size of center consoles and our goal is to build a large drystack which will accommodate today and tomorrow’s boats. 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.”
PORT 32 is based out of Charleston, South Carolina. PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale joins a collection of marinas within the PORT 32 brand. The company also owns PORT 32 Palm Beach Gardens, PORT 32 Tierra Verde and PORT 32 Tampa. Additionally, PORT 32 manages Charleston-based marinas Ripley Light Drystack, Shem Creek Marina, and Ashley Marina.
PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale is located at 1915 S.W. 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33312. For more information, visit port32fortlauderdale.com. For details on the PORT 32 brand, visit www.port32marinas.com.