Life course for Pier Sixty-Six Marina Director Set Early

Marine Director Megan Washington

Marine Director Megan Washington

By Tom Serio

If someone could literally have saltwater in their veins, it would be Megan Washington. The marine director at Pier 66 Hotel & Marina at the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale (formerly the Hyatt Regency) said she has been messing on and around the water since she was a kid. “I was born into it,” she said.

Washington, whose name was Megan Lagasse until she recently got hitched to Brandon Washington, hails from a family of boaters in Massachusetts. Even before she was of legal age to work, she was filleting fish on local party boat Erica Lee out of Newburyport and working in marinas, she said.

Washington has been at Pier 66 for about six months, but has years of experience managing or staffing marinas, from Boston Yacht Haven to Miami Beach Marina, as well as other IGY marinas. Prior to Pier 66, her most recent stint was managing the Bahia Mar Marina for four years. Now it seems she has jumped right into the fire, focusing not just on her property, but the entire industry in South Florida.

Acquired by Tavistock Development Co. in 2016, the iconic Pier 66 landmark boasts a 384-room hotel and 127-slip marina. In 2017, Tavistock added The Sails Marina in Fort Lauderdale to their portfolio. The Sails, now named Pier 66 South, is on the southeast side of the 17th Street Causeway, joining Pier 66 North.

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Jessi Blakley