It is no surprise that Ft. Lauderdale is one of the motor yacht capitals of the world.

Ft. Lauderdale sports more than 300 miles of waterways and is home to more than 40,000 yachts. It is no wonder that Greater Fort Lauderdale, has been called the “Venice of America.”

There are a number of wonderful day charters you can make with your motor yacht from Ft. Lauderdale.

Great Day Trip Itineraries

If a relaxing cruise along one of the area’s most legendary waterways is what you are into, there is no better voyage than a trip down Ft. Lauderdale’s New River. The New River runs inland from The Intercostal Waterway all the way west past 95.

Along the winding route you will enjoy breathtaking views of mansions of the famous and infamous, many of which will be recognizable to you as locations in many TV series and feature films. The list of owners of the multi-million dollar homes along the New River range from the notorious Al Capone and drug kingpin George Morales, to Merv Griffin and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, who’s 198-foot Superyacht is equipped with a recording studio, a gymnasium and a helicopter.

Along the New River there are many waterside bars and restaurants where you can pull right up, and stop to have lunch or a drink. Some of the most well-known include: Pier 66, Bahia Mar, Coconuts, Houston’s, Deck 84, Grateful Pallet, and Shooters.

From the New River, you can easily access and anchor in Lake Sylvia, Lettuce Lake in Pompano, or Lake Boca, to enjoy some fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, or snorkeling.

If it is excitement and night life are what you are looking for, take your boat to Miami Beach, Boca Raton or West Palm Beach for a night or three!

If cruising for sport-fishing is more your thing, Fort Lauderdale is one of the few areas in the world to offer both fresh water and salt water fishing within easy reach! There are more than 200 fresh water species that can be caught in the area’s lakes and estuaries, and deep sea fishing can be found just about 20 minutes off the shores of Deerfield, Pompano, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or Dania Beach.

FYM is More Than Charter Advice

At FYM we understand that a relationship with a yacht owner should not begin and end with the purchase of your boat. Too often buyers, particularly first time yacht owners, purchase their dream of a lifetime, and then fail to realize just how to get the most out of it. That is why our sister company, world-class yacht brokers 26 North Yachts, had the vision to offer complete yacht management through FYM.

By partnering with FYM you can take all of the difficulties out of motor yacht ownership. We can help you with crews, all operations and maintenance issues, long-term charters, day cruises and so much more.



Often, people will charter a boat, because they are interested in purchasing that particular boat, or a similar model. A day charter is a great “try it before you buy it” opportunity.

If you are in the market for a new boat, organizing a day charter is only one way we can be of service. The earlier you bring FYM into the process, the better! We are used to working with our sister company, 26 North Yachts, in helping you to find the yacht that is right for you. Then, once you have found her, we are here to make sure your ownership experience is as cost effective, and hassle free as possible!