Ft. Lauderdale has been called the “Venice of America” and with good reason! Ft. Lauderdale has more than 300 miles of inland waterways.

The city is also a yachting capital, with more than 40,000 yachts at last count! And, it is home to one of the largest boat shows in the world, the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat show. There are dozens of marinas, unique snorkeling and diving opportunities, including a reef and shipwreck that is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and unparalleled waterfront dining and entertainment hot spots.

With all of that, and more to offer motor yacht owners and sailors of all kinds, maybe the title of Connie Francis’s classic song about Ft. Lauderdale Beach, instead of “Where the boys are,” should have been “Where the BOATS are…”

An Anglers Paradise

If fishing is your thing, Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the few places where yacht owners can enjoy both fresh water and salt water fishing within a few minutes of wherever your boat is docked!

There are over 200 fresh water species that can be caught in the county’s lakes, and just off shore you can plot a course to the Gulf Stream and cast your line into the blue for some of the best deep-sea and sport fishing around. Cruise just a mere 15 minutes off shore, and you can find yourself going for sharks, snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, swordfish, and marlin!

Easy Access to the Rest of Florida

Ft. Lauderdale is the epicenter of what may be the US boating capital of the world. Florida has so much to offer yacht owners, but it does not stop there. A yacht owned and docked in Ft. Lauderdale has easy access to Miami, the Keys, Tampa, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and more!

All of these areas have something for yacht owners and anyone who loves the water to enjoy!  But, the Keys have a special magic all of their own. Take a cruise down to the Keys, and hit Key Largo first in order to dive and explore its amazing reefs and shipwrecks, then stop to Islamorada, for some sportfishing, along your way to the “Conch Republic,” the paradise that is Key West.

Key West is the crowning jewel of the keys, the Southernmost City in the US and home to what many have called the “best sunset in the continental United States.” From Key West, it is just a short 70-mile crossing to the Dry Tortugas National Park, home to Fort Jefferson, and some of the best snorkeling in the world. And, of course, there really is no experience like you’ll find on Duval Street. 

Charter Ownership in South Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, and indeed all of South Florida, is not only a great place to enjoy yacht ownership, it is also the ideal location to offset your costs with a yacht charter income program. With all Ft. Lauderdale and the surrounding areas have to offer to boat owners and boating enthusiasts, it is an extremely popular destination for daily or long term yacht charters. If you have always dreamed about owning a luxury motor yacht in Ft. Lauderdale, let our On Demand Yachting solution, and Charter Income Programs show you just how easy, and hassle free it could be!


Operating a motor yacht can be costly. You can reduce your expenses, and avoid costly repairs by keeping her well maintained. On Demand yachting from FYM can help. 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.