What’s old is new again, as the famed Old Town Docks in Palm Beach wrapped up a nearly two-year renovation. With the winter season in full swing, the Palm Beach Marina is now capable of accommodating more super-size superyachts, as transient and seasonal visitors.
Altogether, 84 slips spread across the well-known Australian, Brazilian, and Peruvian docks, as well as the just-added Royal Palm Dock. In fact, the latter measures 250 feet (76.2 meters). Palm Beach Marina—the town’s only public marina, too—can accommodate yachts as large as 294 feet (89.6 meters). “Previously, only one slip in the marina could accommodate a 200-foot yacht,” notes Mike Horn, the dockmaster. “Now there are 10.” The largest-such slip is a T-head at the Australian dock, for the above-mentioned 294-footer. What’s more, Palm Beach Marina is nearly 90 percent full at present.
The owners and crews whose megayachts are in the marina have a host of benefits. For instance, golf carts are at the ready for handling luggage, loading provisions, or moving other necessities along the docks. If you’re staying multiple days, boat-side trash pickup occurs several times each day. Additionally, more dock attendants and overall marina staff are on hand. Extra cameras on the dock, at entryways, and in the parking lots enhance security, too. So does a password-protected phone app, for accessing the parking lot. The marina, with a concrete floating dock system, further has high-speed Wi-Fi, better shorepower, and other technological enhancements. And, speaking of technology, your captain can reserve a slip via Dockwa’s booking service directly on the Palm Beach Marina website.
Of course, one of the former Old Town Docks’ attractions is its proximity to the town’s amenities. It’s walking distance from Worth Avenue’s renowned shops and restaurants. Plus, slip holders get complimentary use of the oceanfront, Raymond Floyd-designed Par 3 Golf Course. Additionally, they get complimentary use of the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center’s health and wellness facilities, along with the town’s 13 tennis courts.
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