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New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard


By Dorie Cox

The Hix Snedeker Companies of Daphne, Alabama, is scheduled to meet with Fort Lauderdale city officials in November to revive a long-stalled large yacht facility on the South Fork of the New River.

Named South Fork Marina, the site is located where the former Summerfield Boat Works began operation in 1930 and ran for more than 70 years. It will be the easternmost facility on the north side on the river directly across from Lauderdale Marine Center. It is slated to have 34 slips for yachts up to 155 feet in length.

Developers meet with city officials in November for approvals to build South Fork Marina on Fort Lauderdale’s New River. Illustration provided

South Fork Marina developers go before Fort Lauderdale city commissioners for approval on Nov. 6 and Nov. 20. Pending approvals, construction is slated to begin in early 2019. Plans include 3,940 linear feet of floating dock system with water, power, pump out and fire suppression capabilities, as well as land storage units, clubhouse and marina management office. Permits will be requested for dredging, new seawall, new docks, as well as site work and buildings. The grand opening is targeted for mid-2020.

“We expect that once South Fork is open and operating, it is where megayacht captains and crew will choose to call home,” said Colby Cooper, South Fork project director and COO of Hix Snedeker Companies. “We have worked hard with the adjacent neighborhood and the city to finally realize the possibility of a brand new megayacht marina in Fort Lauderdale. Our goal is to add inventory to the shortage of megayacht slips in the tri-county area.”

For more information on the project at 1500 S.W. 17th St., contact Cooper at

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