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With over a 60-acre facility and the ability to handle over 300 vessels, Fort Lauderdale is home to the largest Shipyard in the United States, known as the “Lauderdale Marine Center”.

The Lauderdale Marine Center contains 110 out of water spaces, 20 out of water covered sheds, 8 in water covered sheds, 156 wet slips, and up to 330-ton travel lifts. The Center provides a facility that is safe, clean, convenient, and well maintained. LMC has 60 on site contractors and over 100 more local certified contractors. They are excited to offer a one stop shop for full service repairs that are the leader in the industry. 

The Marina is what every boat owner wishes for. LMC has 24-hour security, a crew lounge with free

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Florida’s coastline from Sebastian to Jupiter is known as “The Treasure Coast”. In 1715, two fleets of Spanish ships were on a trip to collect treasure.

One fleet was a force of 5 ships called the New Spain Flota. This fleet went to Mexico to load up with gold, silver, and emeralds. The other fleet consisted of six ships and was called the Tierra Firme. This fleet went to South America to gather gold, silver, and pearls. After they were done, the two fleets went to Cuba to regroup before the long journey of heading back to Spain as one fleet.

These ships were carrying an estimated two hundred million to one billion dollars in today’s money. The fleet had a French warship by its side to protect against pirates along the way home. Five days into

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The Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter, FL is home to Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson’s music video “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”. This laid back yet energetic atmosphere presents an awesome view of the Jupiter Lighthouse and Intracoastal Waterway all the way out to the Jupiter Inlet.

It is a real island style Tiki Bar that contains three different bars with plenty of standing room and lots of seating room in and around the sand. You can arrive by both car and boat. They have great live music on most weekends and some weekdays. There are lots of coconut palm trees for shade to keep you cool in the summer time while enjoying yourself and company. You can enjoy an extensive menu of cold beer, great cocktails, and pretty good food. They even have free

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The 8th annual Cardboard Boat Race is here once again. If you have a free weekend with the kids, do not miss out on this fun and entertaining event.

The event is for kids to build their own boats out of cardboard and race them to win a trophy. It is a wonderful way to get out with your family and friends and have some fun. The kids will get to use their imagination to build a boat of any shape or size to get the best advantage to win the race. Get your crew together, start brainstorming ideas, and get ready to race in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Come up with a team name and prepare for the excitement.

This event will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the City of Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk St, Hollywood, FL. Boat

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Hurricane

As hurricane season is here and we have category 4 Hurricane Matthew on its way to our coast, boat owners need to prepare for the safety of their boats. You want to be productive as soon as you hear the possibility of a severe storm heading your way. It can take a long time to prepare your boat for safety. The most important part of keeping your boat safe during a hurricane is the location you store it.

The safest places to store your boat during a severe storm are in hurricane-rated dry storage facilities. Most of them hold hundreds of boats all in a safe manner keeping them dry and away from the high force winds. After Hurricane Andrew, the construction standards in most counties of Florida were upgraded, meaning these facilities are capable of

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