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Fort Lauderdale, the Yachting Capital of the World is home to 50,000 registered vessels. With more than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and proximity to the Caribbean Islands, it is not surprising that Fort Lauderdale appeals to those with a passion for nautical pursuits and their luxurious yachts. Demand for dockage in Fort Lauderdale increases year-on-year with the supply struggling to meet the demand. Consequently, marina fees are exorbitant. Annual dockage fees at one of the least expensive marinas range between $50,372 to $ 112,420 plus utilities. Based on these numbers, it is not uncommon for mega yacht owners to purchase a waterfront property when they decide to go bigger on their vessel.

 

For yachtsmen seeking an investment

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For the avid yachtsman, 26 Isla Bahia Drive, in prestigious Harbor Beach is a beautiful residence with over 10,000 square foot of thoughtful interplay of luxurious indoor and outdoor living space which articulates “Destination Mediterranean Luxury”.

Drop anchor on the new 100 foot concrete dock with the catch of day to cool off in the custom designed 50 foot pool complete with a Jacuzzi, fountain and a full cabana bath. Enjoy a Rum Runner, prep the catch of the day in the ultimate summer kitchen with a sink, cleaning and preparation station, a wet bar, refrigerator and a built-in gas grill while swaying to the rhythms of steel drum music through the surround sound system! Entertain outdoors South Florida style with a Mediterranean flair

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For the avid yachtsman, 26 Isla Bahia Drive, in prestigious Harbor Beach is a beautiful residence with over 10,000 square foot of thoughtful interplay of luxurious indoor and outdoor living space which articulates “Destination Mediterranean Luxury”.

Drop anchor on the new 100 foot concrete dock with the catch of day to cool off in the custom designed 50 foot pool complete with a Jacuzzi, fountain and a full cabana bath. Enjoy a Rum Runner, prep the catch of the day in the ultimate summer kitchen with a sink, cleaning and preparation station, a wet bar, refrigerator and a built-in gas grill while swaying to the rhythms of steel drum music through the surround sound system! Entertain outdoors South Florida style with a Mediterranean flair

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Julie Jones-Bernard from Florida Luxurious Properties in Fort Lauderdale has been noticing a growing trend in the demand for private residences that will accommodate extended family living requirements.

 

Julie states, “It is a fact that as we live longer we are expecting more from our residences – an unexpected but welcome family addition, adult children returning to the fold, blended and extended families, the guest or relative from out of State or overseas who visits (and never leaves), plus don’t forget the grandparents, nanny, house manager or Boat Captain.”  A residence that will truly accommodate and give pleasure for decades or generations to come is not an unusual request at the exclusive boutique brokerage of Florida Luxurious Properties.

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Exclusive marina. Exclusive Surf Club fronting over 300 feet of oceanfront beach. Private guard-gated enclave. Architecturally stunning residences. Wide, deep canals just minutes from Port Everglades. Keystone location for all prime, city and coastal destinations. Welcome to Harbor Beach!

As one of Fort Lauderdale’s finest and most prestigious neighborhoods, these luxury amenities make Harbor Beach one of the hottest markets in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Luxurious Properties is honored to present eight excellent waterfront offerings with prices from affordable luxurious to the opulent. Investments in Harbor Beach currently range from land value in the mid $2million to $32 million for a trophy point estate. One listing offers vacant land ready

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A warm wonderful Thanksgiving to our valued customers, friends, fellow South Floridians and visitors enjoying our tropical paradise. Holidays are always a terrific reason to make time for local fun and festivities. Here are a few local favorites to be considered this weekend and beyond:

 

1. BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Rated number one of the top 90 “to do” spots in Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House is an historic 1921 plantation-style home amid tropical gardens and ponds. The home of famed artist, Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn, the Bonnet House ocean-side grounds and estate are open to the public.  Contact education@bonnethouse.org for more information.  Address: 900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Tel: 954-563-5393.

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U.S. Trust - Bank of America Private Wealth Management - and OUR FUND, a foundation connecting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community; sponsored an evening reception at an exquisite waterfront residence in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale last month.

         

              

Guest speaker John Arena, Senior Credit Executive for Fine Products from Bank of America Private Wealth Management, conducted a discussion on fine art in today’s market. OUR FUND members actively participated at this wonderful event.

The waterfront residence, located at 38 Isla Bahia Drive in Harbor Beach, is a new construction designed by renowned architect Lee Martin and built by W. A. Bentz Construction. Florida Luxurious Properties is

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Reports estimate that the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show offered somewhere in the vicinity of 1500 boats at an estimated total worth of $5 billion, drawing yachting enthusiast and marine businesses from over thirty countries. 

 The results? About $20 million in revenue for Fort Lauderdale—and rumor has it that all the local Dom Perignon was sold out. Not bad for a long weekend event!

While I understand the international draw of the Boat Show, the extent of its attraction did not hit until strolling among the mega-yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghini’s, Bentleys, private helicopters, luxury boat tenders and an RV to rival any house, while listening to more conversations spoken in different languages or spoken in English with exotic and

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The International SeaKeepers Society is a non-profit organization which focuses on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers mission is to increase current knowledge about the oceans, promote and facilitate scientific discovery and raise awareness about critical ocean issues by working directly with the yachting community as an essential component and contributor to ocean research, education and conservation efforts. In its pursuit to fulfill its mission, SeaKeepers engage and work in partnership with opinion leaders, scientists, businessmen, government agencies, educational institutions, both private and public organizations, as well as environmental advocates.

A critical component of SeaKeepers strategy is the DISCOVERY Yachts

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Fort Lauderdale has been a leading destination in South Florida for international real estate buyers in the United States.

International buyers, and later as sellers, are drawn to Greater Fort Lauderdale because of what they recognize as attractive prices, economic stability, outstanding infrastructure, unparalleled quality of life and incredible opportunity for investment with tax advantages. Sun-seekers from all over the world come to Fort Lauderdale to play, relax, and sometimes to work.

More than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways wind through luxurious estates, citrus groves and the unique Everglades, beckoning boats of all shapes and sizes. Fort Lauderdale is internationally renowned as the Venice of America for its picturesque

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