Here in Fort Lauderdale at Pier Sixty-Six Marina, we provide service for many different types of boats from tenders to gigayachts, as our deep-water slips allow us to accommodate craft of up to 350 feet in length. Some of the gorgeous vessels you’ll see docked include the following classes:
Sport Fish – these are fantastic all-purpose boats used mainly for fishing activities on both salt and fresh water. They typically have tons of rod holders, built-in bait and tackle areas, and can move pretty fast for tournaments. Examples of this kind of boat are Viking Hatteras or a Bertram Buddy Davis.
Express Sportfish – these function-first boats are built for tournament speed and and are less focused on luxurious comforts. Examples of these boats are Tiara, Boston Whalers or Intrepids.
Open Express – these boats sport European styling with an open deck space and living quarters below deck. Some examples are Azimut, Riva Pershing, Ferretti and Sunseeker.
Hardtop Express – featuring a hard top over an open deck with a removable glass enclosure for protection but still allowing for open breezes. Examples of these boats include Chris Craft, Hinkley, and Downeast.
Cabin cruisers/ Trawlers
Cabin cruiser – These boats are wonderful for relaxed sailing and include a galley and a berth (large living areas) with all the comforts of home such as heaters, air conditioners, full-size appliances and power generators.
Trawlers – The main advantage of trawlers is that the presence of a displacement hull that allows them to smoothly maneuver through the water without exhausting much horsepower or consuming excessive fuel. This quality makes the trawler a great option for participating in long-range cruising activities. And even though salons tend to be less spacious than some yacht interiors, they are comfortable and stylish.
Megayachts – generally these yachts are 80ft (25m) and up in length and have captains and crews. They can be used for short jaunts, weekend expeditions, coastal cruising or living aboard. They often resemble luxury condos and have many of the same amenities focusing on comfort inside the yacht. Some examples are Sunseeker, Lazzara, Ocean Alexander, and Choy Lee.
Superyachts – these are 150 ft (50m) and up in length. Superyachts are very large, impressive vessels that can contain all sorts of incredible, luxurious amenities on board from swimming pools to their own helicopters. Some examples are Trinity, Palmer Johnson, and CRN.
Gigayachts – these are the elite of the elite. This magnificent fleet consists of the top 100 yachts in the world and are typically in excess of 250 ft in length. The world’s largest gigayacht is the size of two football fields, has nine decks, two helipads, a 94,000 horse power engine and costs a tidy $770 million. Some examples of these are Lurseen, Feadship, Oceanco Aberking and Rassmusen.
Tenders – this is a type of boat that is used for servicing and providing support and entertainment to a private or charter luxury yacht. They can be anything from an 8 ft inflatable to a million dollar custom job for a superyacht.
Whether your vessel is a small craft or a massive gigayacht, Pier Sixty-Six is Fort Lauderdale’s leading marina, designed to maximize comfort and convenience for a short stop or an extended call. We’d love to see you and your boat docked in our marina!