The Future is Bright for the “Yachting Capital of the World” The Future is Bright for the “Yachting Capital of the World”


There are many reasons that Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” and the “Venice of America.” With convenient ocean access and more than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways winding through canals lined with palatial estates, Fort Lauderdale is a boater’s paradise.

Embracing its reputation as a global destination for boaters and the marine industry, Fort Lauderdale has plans to continue enhancing its stature among yachters. This includes expanding and improving Las Olas Marina to accommodate superyachts over 80 feet in length.

Residents of Jackson Tower and other Las Olas properties may soon be looking out over a marina with yachts as amazing as those in Monaco! What a mega-million-dollar view!

The proposal to spend approximately $20 million on improving the city-owned marina has the backing of Fort Lauderdale’s Marine Advisory Board as well as producers of the renowned Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. City Commissioners intend to seek proposals for the marina enhancement later this summer.

If you love boating and are considering purchasing waterfront real estate in Fort Lauderdale, keep some important considerations in mind, including the size of your boat, water depth limitations, zoning considerations for an appropriately sized dock, nearby marinas, navigability of surrounding waterways and ocean access. You can get a glimpse of DND Associates’ waterfront listings at

While the Las Olas Marina plans are under review, Fort Lauderdale also has exciting plans for improving the experience on its Blue Wave-certified beach with an estimated $100 million beach redevelopment plan. This includes construction of a new aquatic center, a four-story parking garage adjacent to the Las Olas Bridge and widened walkable promenade-style sidewalks on Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. For locals and visitors alike, these improvements promise to deliver a more aesthetically pleasing and upscale beach experience.

Waterfront property in the Yachting Capital of the World already is considered premium real estate and will be even more desirable to with these major enhancements.

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