Thursday, March 24, 2022 / by LuxNovo Blog
Florida’s Gold Coast - the stunning shore stretching from Palm Beach to Miami - is dotted by a myriad of luxury marinas where to dock your superyacht. Home to Fort Lauderdale, the World’s Yachting Capital, the southeastern coast of the Sunshine State is well known on a global scale for its boating facilities, yachting heritage, and sailing culture.
Whether you are thinking about living aboard your boat or looking for a temporary slip for your yacht, you’ll never be short of luxury marinas in South Florida where to dock your yacht, and soak in the sun, and enjoy the Caribbean-style beaches. Check out the exclusive locations below.
Miami Beach Marina, Miami
Known as the “Getaway to the Caribbean,” the Miami Beach Marina is one of the most convenient and extensive full-service marina facilities in the state. The famous marina, which was founded in 1979, is particularly loved by yacht owners - for more than a reason:
- It’s adjacent to the Government’s Cut and a stone’s throw away from the Art Deco District and the South Beach nightlife.
- Offers plenty of deep water and no fixed bridges
- Is near plenty of water-based activities, including cruising, fishing, and sailing
- The marina offers direct access to the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay, and the Florida Keys
With 400 slips available, the Miami Beach Marina is one of the largest and most dynamic marinas in the state, and it’s perfect to accommodate your up to 250ft yacht.
Miamarina at Bayside, Miami
If you are looking for a quieter marina for your smaller yacht, the Miamarina at Bayside, near downtown Miami, is a great alternative. Originally a historic marina of Miami, Miamarina was entirely renovated and redesigned in 1997. Today, the 125 wet slip marina offers protected deepwater slips for yachts between 55ft and 230ft in length.
Miamarina is on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near the Government’s Cut of Miami, a few minutes away from the thriving Art Decor District, and within the Bayside Marketplace, where you’ll find over 100 retail stores, shops, and restaurants.
Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm Beach
Located in West Palm Beach, at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Palm Harbor Marina is one of the most exclusive and luxurious marinas in Florida. Thanks to the cutting-edge concrete floating docking system, the Marina is designed to accommodate 250 vessels along five parallel docks and the deepwater slips are suitable for yachts between 50 and 250 ft in length.
Palm Harbor Marina offers a range of facilities, including a business center, game rooms, lounge, private clubhouse, fitness centers, and shower facilities. From here, the Palm Beach Inlet is just a short cruise down the ICW! With all this going on, it isn’t surprising that this marina has been ranked as one of the “Top 25 Marinas” by the Power and Motoryacht magazine!
One Island Park, Miami Beach
One Island Park is a new executive compound in Miami Beach. Opened in November 2020, this boutique marina is specifically designed for superyacht dockage and, thanks to its 8 deep water berth, it can accommodate vessels up to 800ft in length.
One Island Park is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and exclusive marinas in the whole of the Sunshine State and provides a wide range of VIP services.
Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Fort Lauderdale
With its direct access to waterways, annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and over 50,000 registered yachts, Fort Lauderdale is globally considered the Yachting Capital of the World.
At the core of its myriad of canals and bating facilities is Pier Sixty-Six Marina. The marina, with the attached luxury hotel, offers over 5,000 linear feet of dockage, 164 slips, and space for vessels up to 400 feet in length. The Marina has direct access to the ICW and is located a stone’s throw away from Fort Lauderdale's exclusive shops, bars, restaurants, and amenities.
Bahia Mar Marina & Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale
Another exclusive marina you should check out in Fort Lauderdale is the Bahia Mar Marina & Yachting Center. Besides the spectacular waterfront and luxury DoubleTree by Hilton, at the Bahia Mar Marina, you’ll find 5,000 feet of floating docks, 250 deepwater slips, and accommodation for yachts as long as 300ft.
Bahia Mar also offers a range of services to their customers, which include high-speed wireless Internet, direct access to luxury facilities and amenities, high-speed fuelling, and shops.
And, if you are visiting Fort Lauderdale for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, you’ll be pleased to know that you can reach the center of the action with just a 14-minute walk!
Special Mention: Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina, Stuart
Located just south of Port S. Lucie on the Treasure Coast of Florida, Stuart is a peaceful and idyllic coastal town. The 50-slip Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina is a great place to soak in the laid-back atmosphere of the town while enjoying spectacular views over the Atlantic. Once you have docked your up-to-100ft yacht at the Pirate’s Cove Marina, you can enjoy amazing fishing, exclusive resort facilities, and direct access to the ICW.
Find a Dream Home For Your Yacht In South Florida
Above, we have seen some of the spots you can’t miss when visiting Florida, but don’t forget that the Sunshine State is dotted with nearly 1,300 marinas! If you are unsure about which one is the perfect one for you, get in touch with experts at South Florida Home Finders.