With the post-recession market for South Florida marinas heating up, real estate appraiser Walter Duke is counseling marina owners to look carefully at the future.
A marina is not just a place to store your boat these days. It’s a destination, which means restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions — if not on-site, then close by. It also means modern docks, superyacht-size electrical hookups, pools, a captains’ lounge and, for sure, Wi-Fi.
Working at his laptop, Mehmet Bayraktar is quiet and unassuming until he is asked to talk about his Island Gardens/Deep Harbour project in Miami. Then he becomes animated.
The mood was buoyant, the days were sunny (if a bit too warm), and sales were hot — blisteringly so — at the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The parents of 14-year-old Austin Blu Stephanos, who was lost at sea with a friend July 24 in a squall off Jupiter, Fla., are working with two Florida lawmakers to introduce a bill that would give boaters an annual 25 percent discount on their boat registration fee if they own a properly…more
FORT LAUDERDALE — ACR Electronics, the Fort Lauderdale-based beacon maker, was advising vessel operators who will be required to carry AIS transponders come March to buy and install the safety gear early and avoid the rush to comply.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Celebrating its 85 birthday, Pininfarina — the Italian design firm that has made Ferarri, Alfa Romeo and Maserati automobiles synonymous with high styling — unveiled drawings for the 279-foot, or 85-meter yacht Ottantacinque (85 in Italian) on Friday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Westrec Marinas plans to open a 500-slip drystack for boats to 50 feet in Miami’s Haulover Park next spring and has started managing two marinas on Florida’s west coast, the marina operator/owner said Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The 2016 Miami International Boat Show will go on at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin from Feb. 11-15 as planned.
FORT LAUDERDALE — “This is going to be — and is — the biggest Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ever,” Show Management president Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III said at today’s press breakfast opening the 56th annual show.