Do you know what a hurricane hole is? If you own a luxury motor yacht, or any other kind of boat, and you live in South Florida, you should!

A “hurricane hole” is probably one of the safest locations to moor your boat during a hurricane or tropical storm. Typically, hurricane holes are deep, narrow coves or inlets that are surrounded by a number of sturdy trees which block the wind and provide a tie-off for anchor lines.

Our own Marina Bay, here in Ft. Lauderdale, is one such designated “hurricane hole,” and we are happy to announce the availability of new dock spaces in our world-class Marina Bay location, just in time for Hurricane Season!

Artists Rendering of a Hurricane Hole

Dockage Available at Marina Bay

In addition to being a “Hurricane Hole” Marina Bay is a top-of-the-line, full service marina. Features and amenities include:

  • 100 Amp shore power
  • Water
  • 55′ Bridge clearance
  • “Yacht sitting” available upon request
  • Gated marina with country club amenities
  • Only minutes from the airport
  • Excellent sales location with great visibility
  • Fuel services
  • Parking available

 

Other features and amenities include a waterfront restaurant, swimming pool, Captain’s Lounge with amenities including flat screen TVs, private theater, internet access. In addition you will find a business center with desk tops, conference rooms, shower and laundry facilities. Plus, guests of the Marina have full access to resort amenities, including swimming pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, and gym.

 

Contact us NOW for pricing – Space is available, but limited!

Yacht Management and Hurricane Preparedness

In addition, any yacht moored at Marina Bay will be included in FYM’s exclusive Hurricane Preparedness Plan. When a Tropical Storm Warning is announced by NOAA we begin preparations for the storm.

All vessels currently docked in Marina Bay will be secured in Marina Bay, 4
miles inland, west of I-95 on the New River in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
2525 Marina Bay Drive West, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, and will receive preparations, as follows:

  • All available fenders and docklines will be used to secure the
    vessels to the docks/floating docks.
  • All removable canvas, cushions, and loose deck equipment will be
    removed and stored indoors.
  • All hatches and seams will be blue taped.

 

Your vessel’s LOA determines Line Detail, as follows:

  • Under 60’ = Doubled 1⁄2” Lines (Tenders Included)
  • 60’ – 100’ = Doubled 3⁄4” Lines
  • 100’+ = Doubled 1” Lines
  • All Vessels will receive Nylon Braided Lines with locations as follows:
  • § 2 on Bow, 2 on Stern, 4 Spring Lines

 

For all yachts we will:

  • Deploy anchors if deemed necessary.
  • Photo documentation of preparations.

 

More Than a Safe and Secure Location for Your Yacht

Marina Bay is located in the epicenter of Ft. Lauderdale’s yachting capital. It not only is home to some of the finest, secured slips in the area, but, it is home to the Marina Mile Yachting Center, a full-service shipyard that is staffed by some of the best marine professionals and contractors in the South Florida yachting industry.

When your yacht is docked at Marina Bay, you not only have the sense of security and pride that comes with premium dock space, you will have access to the high-caliber service network of The Yacht Center for more complicated refits, maintenance and marine supplies.

Finding dockage for a luxury motor yacht in South Florida can be challenging. 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 (855) 318-6328.