Pier Sixty-Six Marina Expands, Reinforcing Iconic Property as Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Yachting Destination
New partnerships with 4Ocean and #1000Mermaids enhance conservation efforts
Pier Sixty-Six Marina, owned by Tavistock Development Company, announces the growth of its world-class facility and strategic alliances focused on ocean and marine protection. Featuring 157 slips (24 percent increase) and 5,000 feet of linear dockage (67 percent increase) for vessels up to 400 feet on the north and south side of 17th Street Causeway, the enlarged Marina is the first when entering the Intracoastal from the Port Everglades.
“Pier Sixty-Six Marina is one of the Atlantic’s preeminent yachting destinations, offering unmatched amenities, highly-desirable, easy ocean access and exceptional service,” said Megan Lagasse, Marine Director of Pier Sixty-Six Marina. “Expanding our Marina capacity further enhances our ability to welcome everyone from the world’s most spectacular superyachts to our local boaters; and stepping up our role to help protect Fort Lauderdale’s waterways hits home for our entire team.”
A fully modern facility designed and built to maximize comfort and convenience, Pier Sixty-Six Marina is ideal whether it’s a short stop-over for supplies or an extended call. The pet-friendly Marina provides dockage for up to 157 vessels, 24-hour security, high-speed fueling, WiFi and access to the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel amenities including pools, tennis courts, gym, spa and five dining options.
Raising awareness about marine preservation, Pier Sixty-Six has recently entered partnerships with 4Ocean and #1000Mermaids. The marina is currently home to two 4Ocean vessels that patrol South Florida waterways picking up waste. Since its inception, 4Ocean has collected more than 1 million pounds of trash globally. Pier Sixty-Six is also currently displaying one of #1000Mermaids tail casts prior to the concrete mermaid being submerged off Fort Lauderdale beach later this year to create a habitat for infant coral and help restore Florida’s living coral reef population.
This fall, the Pier Sixty-Six will also be home to one of the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s premier events, the inaugural Yacht Chef Competition in partnership with Wine Enthusiast, NBC Sports and National Provisions. The event will take place on November 1, 2018 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here for $275.
For more than 50 years, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina has been a beacon in Fort Lauderdale. With its iconic spire-topped tower, the property and its exceptional waterfront location has drawn celebrities, civic leaders, Fort Lauderdale society and visitors from around the world. As Tavistock continues toward the reimagination of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina as Fort Lauderdale’s social harbor, the Marina will serve as a centerpiece in this reinvention. The company brings tremendous experience to the table, managing other lifestyle, luxury resort and yachting communities such as Albany in the Bahamas and Lake Nona in Orlando, called “the future of cities” by Fortune.