Palm Beach Attracts Bigger Super Yachts

New Superyacht Berths in Florida

The new Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach opened during the Fort Lauderdale show offering a new location for yachts to go when they leave the show.

With 165 dedicated boat slips and more than 5,000 linear metres of dockage, there is plenty of space that is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats can stay a night or two, monthly, seasonally or annually.

The marina is located south of the Flagler Bridge, on the site of a marina originally owned by the city of West Palm Beach first built in the early 1950s.

Leisure Resorts LLC took over the lease and decided to build Palm Harbor closing the marina late last year.

Existing fixed docks were removed, the old seawall was replaced and the area was dredged. Floating concrete docks were installed by April of this year and the basin dredged.

The old marina could handle boats up to 20 metres with a few slips up to 45 metres. Marina manager John Smundin says, ”The new marina has slips for boats from 20 metres and upwards to 50 metres. The main docks are 5 metres wide, and finger piers for each slip are the same lengths of the boats that will be docked there, which is uncommon.”

Each slip has its own power pedestal, so boats can be put where their power needs can be met and the marina has its own fuel dock. In time a clubhouse with a fitness centre and game room as well as a gourmet shop and office space will be added to the marina facilities.