The previous 12 months have been incredibly eventful for us at LMC with many changes and upgrades to our facility. We’re proud of the work we’ve done to better serve our yachting community, and are excited for all of the continued upgrades that 2018 will bring.

In 2017 we made the following upgrades to better serve our customers:

  • New Lifts – The new river is now home to two new bright green boat lifts. In August, we introduced the yachting community to Brutus and The Beast. The brightly colored duo were assembled by the yard over the summer. Brutus, the smaller of the pair, has 220 tons of lifting capacity and can service boats up to 120′ LOA with 30′ beams. The larger lift, aptly named The Beast, has 485 tons of lifting capacity for boats up to 185′ LOA and 34.5′ beam. The shocking green paint scheme and graphics has made the pair uniquely recognizable.
  • Opening of Riverbend at LMCRiverbend at LMC is the newest addition to the LMC property and is now Fort Lauderdale’s newest and cleanest boat yard for vessels up to 80′ LOA. The newly renovated facility opened in October 2017 and features fresh concrete, new floating docks, and power upgrades. It features a 75 ton lift, and is perfect for use by the local boating community, or for the tenders to the larger vessels in the yard.
  • Reconfiguration of West Yard – We have reconfigured and re-powered the entire west working yard at LMC, and we now have an additional 17 spaces on the hard for vessels up to 120′ LOA.
  • Opening of the US’s first Marine Foreign Trade Zone – The FTZ at Lauderdale Marine Center offers great benefit to brokers and builders alike. For brokers, the designation allows foreign flagged vessels to be shown and demonstrated to US Citizens year round without the need for a boat show bond. For builders, foreign built vessels can be imported into the FTZ without the need to pay the standard 1.5% import tax, and they can be shown for sale to US Citizens year round.
  • Welcomed World Class New Tenants to LMC – Welcome to the following tenants who now call LMC home:

But why stop there? We have some exciting projects upcoming in 2018

  • Crew Gym – Construction is already well underway for our new Crew Gym. The gym will be accessible to all crew members, and features a wide array of equipment for use. We expect to have this project completed by February.
  • Dredging – We’ll begin dredging our marina in January, and when this project is completed by fall of 2018, we will have 12′ of depth throughout our entire facility.
  • West Dock Reconfiguration – While we’re at it with dredging, we will be reconfiguring our west dockage area. The area will transform into a marina for vessels from 80′ – 200′ LOA. The reconfiguration will include the installation of brand new floating docks and power upgrades throughout the marina.

2018 is sure to be another great year at LMC . Give us a visit – we look forward to seeing all of our “regulars” and meeting new friends in 2018.