According to Webster’s dictionary, a marina is defined as “a dock or basin providing secure moorings for pleasure boats and often offering supply, repair, and other facilities.” While this definition is accurate, over the years many marinas have evolved to become much more than a functional place to moor your boat or yacht. They have become resort-type marinas that offer one-stop shopping, accommodating the needs of cruising consumers that want to make the most of their time on the water. Pier Sixty-Six Marina is the perfect example. Surrounded by 22 acres of floral Florida elegance, our marina is famous for the hospitality and amenities provided by our world-class resort and hotel. As well as our incredible Marina staff that work to not only provide slip reservations and dock hand assistance, but to provide an exceptional home-away-from-home experience that is unparalleled.
Many marinas are striving to provide both convenience and a destination experience to owners, captains and crew, as boaters now look for just the right balance between work and play when choosing a marina. Their requirements can range from the standard services like taking on fuel, provisioning, pump out and yacht detailing, to more luxurious indulgences such as relaxing by the pool, working out in a high-tech modern gym, the all-important access to high-speed Wi-Fi, fine dining, or socializing with friends and family. That’s why our recent refurbishment of facilities and grounds make Pier Sixty-Six Marina the most sought-after destination on the Florida Atlantic coast. For craft of 40 up to 350 feet, we offer 127 deep-water slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, immediately adjacent to Port Everglades, while remaining private and secluded with 24-hour on-site security. Convenient to surf and to city, we are the ideal berth for a quick stop, provisioning, or a luxurious extended stay catering to the unique needs of the larger superyacht class. And we’re pet friendly, too.
Marina’s like ours that have the capability of offering all the above can become a premier yachting destination for not only the yacht owners, but also the crew. Increasingly important, an accommodating marina must cater to the changing needs of a professional crew, making it a true destination with a lot to offer. Companies engaged in the marine industry are seeing the demand, providing more than just yacht services for the boat. They now host crew nights, poker runs, excursions and other networking events and activities that bring crews together in a social setting, offering them other things to do while they are there working. The yachting industry as a whole has become not just a business, but a community. This social aspect has become an important factor in the nautical world, making the difference for marinas that wish to be sought after by owners and crew alike.