FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South Florida boatyards and marinas are investing heavily to modernize existing facilities and increase capacity and efficiency, in order to combat a shortage of new waterfront space and competition in attracting new recreational marine business, according to a story in today’s Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel .
The story cited several South Florida businesses that had multimillion-dollar investments under way, being considered or recently completed. They included:
The Sun-Sentinel also said a group headed by South Florida entrepreneur Wayne Huizenga plans a multimillion-dollar outlay to expand marina facilities at Rybovich Spencer in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County’s largest boatyard.
“Marinas and boatyards investing new funds recognize that the only way to remain competitive with other cities competing with South Florida is to upgrade their facilities,” said Jay Reynolds, president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, in the story.