The Triton

Boat Show News

FLIBS17: Las Olas side of show to grow in 2020

ADVERTISEMENT

By Dorie Cox

The north end of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will look much different in 2020, according to Suntex Marinas Investors during a press conference on Thursday at the show.

Suntex was selected by the City of Fort Lauderdale to redevelop the Las Olas Marina and will work with Edgewater resources, a marina development firm. The company was also awarded a 50-year lease to operate the property.

During the show, a fence separates attendees, and the boats on display on the existing docks, from construction on the upland area. The land housed the former marina building which has been razed for a parking facility for more than 600 spaces.

The project’s new design includes a full lot of green space, currently a paved parking lot, on on the south side of Las Olas Bridge, as well as green space between the future parking facility and the Intracoastal Waterway and marina docks.

The new marina configuration is set to include 6,300 linear feet of dockage and will be able to accommodate yachts more than 300 feet in length, according to David Filler, principal investments with Suntex. He said the north end of the current marina will be excavated.

“This will almost double the marina space and will support this show,” Filler said. “The marina will be reverting back to history. This area used to be the Intracoastal Waterway before it was filled in.”

Founding principle of Suntex Marinas, Bryan Redmond, said next year the company will announce a new acquisition in south Florida.

Dorie Cox is editor of Triton Today. Comments are welcome below.

Related Posts...
Tidewater Boats, a South Carolina-based saltwater boat builder, is opening Read more...
Rhode Island-based Bristol Marine has acquired Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Read more...
Following two recent city council meetings in Belfast, Maine, Front Read more...
Italian new-build and refit company Palumbo Group has taken over Read more...
In a push for maritime tourism, Indonesia President Joko Widodo Read more...

Share This Post

About Dorie Cox

Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton.

View all posts by Dorie Cox →

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …