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Home » News » Miami is Creating a Superyacht Retreat June 16, 2016

Miami is no stranger to boats, boat shows, and luxury motor yachts. In fact, Miami Beach, is one of our most popular charter destinations. However, recently the area has been upping its game, and looking to be a yachting hub to rival Ft. Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach.

There have been several upscale construction projects and real estate developments in the Miami area that have targeted the yachting lifestyle. This month saw the opening of the Deck at Island Gardens. The Deck at Island Gardens is the latest addition to the still-developing deep harbor marina, under construction with the singular aim of attracting larger superyachts.

The Deck has been designed to be more than much needed dock space. It serves as a hub to an upscale entertainment complex, featuring the best of Miami’s restaurant and nightclub scene.

The Deck is a project of the Flagstone Property Group. Mehmet Bayraktar, CEO and chairman, of the Group said, “With the growing demand for superyachting, especially with the rising trend of the chartering business here in the U.S., we created The Deck at Island Gardens to complement the Deep Harbour Marina experience with a cohesive, one-stop waterfront destination. Today’s superyacht owners seek amenities that fit the luxurious lifestyle they have on board, so we ensure this continues after they anchor in Miami.”

Wet and Wild on Watson Island

The Deck is a part of The Deep Harbour Marina, which is being built on Biscayne Bay’s exclusive Watson Island. The project has been 12 years in the making. The Marina claims to be one of the only in North America, and certainly in Florida, to have been designed exclusively to accommodate and attract superyacht owners. It was one of the expansion sites of the highly successful Yachts Miami Beach 2016, which was formerly known as the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show.

According to Bayraktar, the concept behind the Deck and the Deep Harbour Marina is to bring together music, food, entertainment, health and leisure activities in one location, complemented by a view of the water and some of “the world’s most amazing super yachts.”

Miami's Super Yacht Marina

Among future plans for further development of Island Gardens include two luxury hotels, curated waterfront dining, high-end retail establishments and a public water taxi transportation system.

 Day Charters to Miami

If you want to experience the up and coming yachting lifestyle of Miami Beach, why not consider one of our exclusive Miami luxury yacht charters? With our charters to Miami you can explore all the magic of Biscayne Bay and the new harbor up-close, see exotic tropical flora and fauna, or party like a rock-star, all from the decadence and comfort of your own private luxury yacht. Don’t just admire the yachting lifestyle – live it!

Yachting on Miami Beach

The Miami Yachting Lifestyle!


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