PIER SOUTH DEVELOPMENT: CREATING A COMMUNITY ASSET
Pier Sixty-Six to host new Superyacht Village at 2019 Boat Show
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced the debut of an all-new Superyacht Village at Pier South. One of the only venues in Fort Lauderdale that can host vessels up to 400 feet, the 3.5-acre Superyacht Village at Pier South will be framed by some of the world’s most spectacular superyachts and exhibits by renowned shipyards along with helicopters, personal submarines, and more. Plans also include a destination restaurant, reserved parking, valet, and private water tender services. The 2019 Boat Show will take place October 30 – November 3.
While these plans do not replace our more permanent plans for activating the currently vacant Pier South property, it is a very exciting event opportunity for us to attract the very best of the best at the world’s largest in-water boat show.
Beyond the Boat Show, we are continuing review options to activate Pier South temporarily while we work toward permanent plans. Tavistock wants the space to create a benefit for the community.
In an interim proposal, Tavistock envisioned Pier Sixty-Six South as a waterfront indoor-outdoor recreational venue with an evolving weekly program that could include happy hour and brunch in addition to community programming with activities for the entire family from farmers markets to local artist displays and musical performances. The venue would also be available to reserve for private gatherings and events.
While temporary in nature, the intent of this project is to build something that can activate the space quickly as we continue to develop a thoughtful, long-term plan for the full property. This interim plan reflects what we believe is the best possible short-term use for the site – activating a rare waterfront location and opening it up for the public to enjoy.