The Yachting Capital of the World has a new address for superyacht service. Port 32 Fort Lauderdale has opened its doors along the famed Marina Mile.
Constructed entirely for large luxury yachts, the facilities sit on the New River. This therefore makes it a quick car ride from the international airport, plus Fort Lauderdale’s downtown attractions. Additionally, of course, it’s a short ride out to the Intracoastal Waterway and onward to the Atlantic Ocean.
Purposely for the varying needs of large yachts, Port 32 Fort Lauderdale has several offerings. Firstly, for repairs, a 150-ton TraveLift can haul megayachts to 120 feet (36.6 meters). Yachts to 150 feet (46 meters), meanwhile, can undergo in-water refit and repair. Brightwork, teak repair and replacement, painting, and engine servicing are among the permitted tasks. Either way, owners and captains can work with one of the facility’s pre-approved vendors or hire specialists on their own.
Secondly, owners and captains seeking to offload tenders and toys can take advantage of short- and long-term dry stowage slips. The site contains 278 of them, up to 55 feet (16.8 meters) long. This makes Port 32 Fort Lauderdale “able to house and protect the largest vessels in South Florida,” says Austin Schell, its CEO. Additional heated and cooled service units up to the same length and 18 feet (5.5 meters) high are available, too.
Besides these amenities, a marina can accommodate tenders and megayachts to 180 feet (55 meters). Several insurance companies will accept seeking hurricane dockage there, too. The facility was constructed to withstand 175-mph winds, the equivalent of Category 5 conditions.
Further with the only fuel dock on the New River, Port 32 Fort Lauderdale has multiple amenities for crew. Computers, a conference room, a lounge, and a gym are all for them. They additionally can enjoy a dockside gazebo/picnic area, as can fuel-dock customers and vendors.
With 24-hour video surveillance, security guards, and remote-controlled gates, “We take the stress and hassle out of storage, so that our guests can make the most of their time on the water with family and friends,” Schell says.
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