Grand opening held for $8 million Pompano Beach marina

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Aqua Marine Partners recently held a grand opening for its Aquamarina Hidden Harbour marina during which more than 400 boaters toured the facility, the company reported in a release.

The $8 million Pompano Beach facility is the first newly constructed conventional dry storage marina in the region in more than a decade and the first in Broward County since a three-year moratorium on new commercial marina construction was lifted in 2007, according to the release.

Aquamarina Hidden Harbour is a full-service, Category 4 Hurricane-rated facility with 384 dry-stack slips designed to hold boats up to 43 feet in overall length.

“Even though the economy has struggled over the past year, there is still a strong need for a full-service quality marina that caters to the boating lifestyle,” Andy Sturner, founder and CEO of Aqua Marine Partners, said in a release. “Our goal is to bring affordable luxury back to the South Florida boating experience. Toward that end, we have spared no expense in the design of this state-of-the-art marina. To complete the promise, we are offering special pricing on all our products.”

Amenities at the facility include a shipyard with a 75-ton travel lift as well as high-speed gas and diesel pumps. The company has future plans to develop retail, restaurant and office space on the 6.7-acre site.

Aquamarina Hidden Harbour replaces Hidden Harbour Marina, which was torn down by its former owners. Aqua Marine Partners purchased the property in January 2008 and construction began less than three months later.

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