September 23, 2022

See Why This Florida City has been Named the “Yachting Capital of the World”

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With a year-round temperate climate, beautiful azure waters, and miles of canals and waterways throughout the city, Fort Lauderdale, Florida has long been a mecca for boaters. Known as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” this tropical destination on Florida’s Atlantic Coast is a beacon for yachtsmen and avid fishermen desiring a vibrant waterfront lifestyle. From deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean to cruising along the Intracoastal, see how Fort Lauderdale provides fun on the water for enthusiasts of all ages.

Endless Waterways Woven into the Fort Lauderdale Landscape

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Known by the locals as “The Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is built around endless canals, with over 300 miles of waterways connecting the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulfstream waters. Lined with palm trees, restaurants, and attractions, these canals ensure seamless travel both throughout the city and beyond. For a weekend getaway, day trips south to The Bahamas or The Florida Keys are a breeze. The Intracoastal Waterway also travels all the way up the north coastline, making travel up to Massachusetts and back seamless. No matter where boaters choose to go, they will surely enjoy cruising through Florida’s stunning natural beauty.

Take a Water Taxi Home

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These plentiful waterways surrounding the city provide a paradise for waterfront activities in Fort Lauderdale. A hop-on, hop-off water taxi service makes it easy to get around the city in style, with 11 stops including Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the Hilton Marina and Convention Center, Hollywood Beach’s Margaritaville, and close beach access. Additionally, authentic venetian gondola tours glide guests through glistening waters for a tranquil and scenic ride.
Just offshore, Fort Lauderdale’s lively coral reef systems and shipwrecks create a huge attraction for scuba divers, while thrill seekers love the area’s jet ski rentals and sailing excursions. Deep-sea sportfishing is also very popular in the Gulfstream waters, with blackfin tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and more that can be caught year-round.

More Than 100 Marinas

When it’s time to take off or come home from a waterfront adventure, over 100 marinas provide plentiful docking for residents and visitors alike. From 70’ to 200’ feet, docks including Hall of Fame Marina, Sunrise Harbor, and Boathouse Yacht Facility are within walking distance of an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. A redevelopment project on the Las Olas Marina will make it accessible to mega yachts up to 250 feet in length, while the Bahia Mar Yachting Center with 300’ docks is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

One of the World’s Largest Boat Shows

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Fort Lauderdale is also known for its events celebrating Florida’s water-oriented lifestyle. Every October, the highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the biggest boat shows in the world, attracting more than 100,000 yacht enthusiasts every year. The five-day event celebrates the very best of yachting, encompassing seven venues, three million square feet of exhibition space, over 1,000 exhibitors, and more than 1,300 boats on display.

Panoramic Waterfront Vistas and Carefree Living

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Fort Lauderdale Beach’s newest luxury condo, Selene Oceanfront Residences has been built with the avid boater in mind, with easy access to Fort Lauderdale’s best-known waterways and marinas. Soaring to 300 feet, each of the 194 residences within these two condominiums is luxuriously designed to be a “home in the sky,” with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive private terraces designed to showcase panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and vibrant city skyline.
A carefully curated collection of indoor and outdoor amenities will cater to residents of all ages and stages of life. Upon arrival, residents will be greeted by dedicated lobby staff with concierge and valet service. Inside, The Wave Entertainment Lounge and The Seasons Gathering Lounge offer premium entertainment areas, featuring a wine wall, catering kitchen, large communal dining area, and an Event Terrace. Overlooking lush gardens, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center will offer cardio with a tropical twist, along with a dedicated Movement Studio. Outside, Selene’s elevated Seaview Amenity Deck boasts breathtaking ocean views, with a resort-style pool, 75’ lap fitness pool, spa, poolside cabanas, outdoor kitchen, multiple fire pit lounge areas, and a dog park and dog wash for four-legged companions.
Priced from $2.7 million, demand is high for this rare new construction opportunity along South Florida’s Atlantic coastline. For those attending this year’s boat show, be sure to visit the Selene Sales Team at the Winward VIP Club at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center’s Captain’s Lounge for more information on this exceptional oceanfront address. The Presentation Gallery is also open daily at 2591 E. Sunrise Blvd. Visit or call 954-833-1911 to schedule a private
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