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Luxury is synonymous with a yacht. From the sleek glass railings to the interior glass products we provide at Giant Glass & Mirror, your yacht IS sophistication. You spare no expense on your vessel; you should expect no less at the marina where you choose to dock your yacht. There is no shortage of high-quality marinas in South Florida. However, there are certain things to keep in mind while looking for the right marina for you.
It should go without saying that size certainly does matter when it comes to where you can dock your yacht. Not all marinas are created equal, so this should be your first consideration. Read on to learn more about other factors to consider such as location, amenities, security, and ease of access.
When shopping around for the right marina, the number one priority must be “Will my yacht FIT?” Along with this, you should consider the ease of access out of and back into the ocean. The Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary describes a yacht as “A large boat used for racing or pleasure.” That is a vague term by today’s standards. Traditionally, a boat over 80’ that has been outfitted by Giant Glass & Mirror, has been considered a yacht as once your boat reaches 80’+; you need to hire a crew to assist you with sailing it.
That is simple enough! It’s once you get over 100’ that it gets interesting! Kim Kavin from Boats.com breaks down the size, price and attitude factors nicely. According to Kavin, there is the superyacht, the megayacht, and the gigiyacht. Let’s find a place to dock regardless of the size of your yacht!
Finding a marina that can handle your vessel may pose a challenge if your yacht is in the super, mega, or gigi category, making knowing what your options are essential. There are some exceptional marinas in South Florida, here are just a couple that can handle a huge boat:
Once you have determined the size requirements for your yacht, next is deciding on the perfect location for you. One factor in determining a good location is whether or not there are any bridges to pass under. Here are two marinas along the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway with no fixed bridges:
Privacy and security are paramount when it comes to you, your guests, and your investment. You want your property protected 24/7 at a facility you can trust. You can ensure visual privacy protection by installing any of our high-quality tinted glass products, and a secure facility will protect all the valuable products onboard.
There are some essential questions to ask a potential marina before you visit, whether you are just passing through or will be docking for a while. Things to ask the marina staff while making arrangements:
Do not make assumptions about the security of a marina based on anything but your knowledge and experience. The same goes for privacy. You should never have to worry about your yacht, regardless of whether or not you are on it. By asking questions and checking out the facility ahead of time, you can ensure an enjoyable stay.
You will not have a hard time FINDING a secure and luxurious Marina around Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or the surrounding areas. The hard part will be PICKING one!