In a little more than three months, the NFL plans to host Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay, Florida. Naturally, that means yacht owners will use their vessels as homes away from home at regional marinas. However, just one superyacht-specific marina is on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Head to Port St. Pete for Super Bowl LV festivities.
Located on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Port St. Pete is an ISPS port facility accommodating yachts from 100 to 500 feet (31 to 152 meters, respectively). It has a 1,200-foot-long (366-meter-long) quay, with 24-hour security and gated, secure parking. Customs and immigration clearance is on site, too. The dockside depth of 23 feet (7 meters) means sailing yachts as well as motoryachts can tie up.
Yacht owners and crew who head to Port St. Pete for Super Bowl LV can take advantage of concierge services. Additionally, dockside tanker fueling is available, as are other traditional large-yacht amenities. Conveniently for owners’ and guests’ arrivals and departures, a city-owned FBO for private jets and helicopters sits adjacent.
Port St. Pete is no stranger to being at the center of big events. It welcomed floating spectators for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg last month, for instance. In fact, the IndyCar series race took place a stone’s throw from the marina. While Raymond James Stadium, which is hosting Super Bowl LV, is about half an hour away, the marina staff and city officials are rolling out plans to make getting there as smooth as possible. Note, too, that the distance is approximately the same as it was for superyachts in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Then, the largest yachts tied up at Island Gardens Marina, while the stadium was in downtown Miami.
Contact the marina staff for reservation information and Big Game details.
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