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      Marina Locations – Fort Lauderdale


      The Yachting center is rich with history. In 1875, it served as a house of refuge to survivors of shipwrecks. The Coast Guard took over during Prohibition as a base to chase out rum runners attempting to smuggle illegal whiskey from the Bahamas. In 1949 the Bahia Mar Yachting Center was completed allowing slips for 400 vessels making it the largest marina in the world. From the 1960’s through the 1980’s amenities were added from 15 story 185 room north tower to the 4 lighted tennis courts. In 1987, the Bahia Mar Marina dedicated a Literary Landmark in honor of “Busted Flush, the home of Travis McGee, a fictional hero created by mystery author Jon D. MacDonald. With its many amenities and expansion over the years, its still a world famous marina with frequented restaurants and beachfront recreation.

      Some of the services include:

      • Shipbuilders and brokers
      • Daily Deep Sea Fishing Expeditions
      • Daily Sightseeing Day & Night Cruise
      • Scuba Diving Lessons & Certification
      • Glass Bottom Snorket Trips
      • 40 acre, 250 Slip Meg Yacht marina
      • 2 Telephone lines per slip
      • Full-service yacht maintenance
      • Yacht rentals
      • Laundry and shower facilities
      • High-speed fuel pumps
      • Marina store, with a variety of supplies
      • 100 mega-yacht berths, accommodates up to 250’ (largest in FL)
      • Cable TV, includes HBO
      • Laundry, Shower, Restroom facilities
      • Para Sailing, jet ski, water ski

      Bahia Mar Yachting Center
      801 SeaBreeze Blvd
      Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Ph: 888.802.2442


      Lauderdale Marina is the oldest single-owned marina business in south Florida. In 1948, the marina was known as abandoned site for submarine torpedoes used in World War II. Robert Cox, the founder of Lauderdale Marina, arrived in ’46 only to find that the water wasn’t deep enough to dock his 9′ boat, the only dockage being near the bridge off Los Olas. Realizing the need and envisioning homes that may someday line the coast, Cox negotiated with land owners to purchase the land and use it as a fueling station. The fueling station eventually turned into a Marina and today holds Master Dealer Certification for famous boats like the Boston Whaler. The business is run by the Cox family (3rd Generation), John Clark President & grandson Scott Clark, GM. The following is a brief idea of the services:

      • Fuel Dock
      • Service & Parts Sales Departments
      • Dockspace 30′ – 150′
      • Towing & Salvage
      • Waterfront Dining: 15th Street Fisheries ph: 954.763.2777
      • Yacht & Boat Sales
      • Marina Management & Slip Leasing
      • Water Taxi access
      • Boat Rentals

      Lauderdale Marina
      1900 SE 15 ST
      Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Ph: 954.523.8507

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