Multiple yacht and megayacht organizations joined forces with the city of Fort Lauderdale last week for Hurricane Dorian aid. Equally noteworthy, over two days, yachting’s Hurricane Dorian relief effort raised $200,000. This is funding the deployment of a 110-footer (33.5-meter) heading to the Abacos this week. The Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner and a local church
The wee hours of the morning saw the Fort Lauderdale City Commission approve redevelopment plans for Bahia Mar. Over an expected decade, the site will gain reconfigured marina space, plus high-rise apartments, restaurants, shops, and a new hotel to replace the existing one. The plans, unveiled earlier this year, meet the ongoing needs for the
UPDATE, MAY 7, 2018: Lauderdale Marine Center can now perform duty-free work on foreign-flagged yachts while they are in the foreign-trade zone (FTZ). “A foreign-flagged vessel could arrive to the FTZ and replace anything from seals to entire engines, saving up to 8.8 percent duty on these parts,” explains Doug West, Lauderdale Marine Center’s president.
A year after a developer withdrew renovation plans for Fort Lauderdale’s famed Bahia Mar, the site is locked in for the world’s largest in-water boat show for the next 33 years. The owners of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a.k.a. FLIBS, signed a new lease this week. As a result, new redevelopment plans
“We compete in a global marketplace, and to accommodate these larger vessels, the megayachts… we need deep water.” So says Frank Herhold, executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the nonprofit organization that promotes the marine business in the Palm Beaches, Fort Lauderdale, and other nearby locales. He was quoted by the
There’s been a lot of talk in recent years – warranted, I might add – about the need for more professionally trained crew. Plenty of organizations have additionally organized or helped fund introductory seminars and spread the word to young people, particularly in shoreside communities populated with superyachts, about the opportunities that await. Now, three