Bellingham Marine opens office in South Florida

Bellingham Marine opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, its eighth in the United States.
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Bellingham Marine opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, its eighth in the United States.

The company said the new regional office is adjacent to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center at 651 Seabreeze Blvd. It will serve southern Florida and the Caribbean market.

“There is no substitute for a local presence,” Bellingham Marine president Everett Babbitt said in a statement. “Every community is unique. Having a local presence in southern Florida helps us gain a better understanding of the opportunities and the challenges faced by marina owners and operators in the region. It also enables us to better provide a timely response, reliable service and localized support to our clients in and around the Caribbean.”

Bellingham said Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the largest cruise ports and boat shows in the world. In terms of fishing and boating, Fort Lauderdale’s biggest rival is the Bahamas, which is only 50 miles from South Florida.

“Although we pride ourselves in being an international marina builder and dock manufacturer, we also take pride in maintaining small-company values, where accessibility, relationships within the local community and support of local associations remains paramount,” Babbitt said.

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