the New River

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 Days and Exciting Nights by Luxury Yacht

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 celebrity 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, whose 198-foot Superyacht is equipped with a recording studio, a gymnasium and a helicopter.

yacht in Ft. Lauderdale

The Charter Yacht Bella Roma on the New River

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 that 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.

On Demand Yachting is More Than Just 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 we developed our vision of On Demand Yachting.

On Demand Yachting has been designed to take all of the hassles 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.

We can also help you choose the best charter destinations to maximize your charter income, and when it comes time to sell your boat, show you how putting her into charter is a great way to maximize exposure!

 Serene yacht on New River


Operating a motor yacht can be costly. Putting your boat in Charter can earn income, and defray some of the costs of ownership. On Demand Yachting from FYM can show you how. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (954) 900-9968.