Details for Lauderdale Marine Center

Lauderdale Marine Center

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 12 reviews

Address 2001 SW 20th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-1826


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info:


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Eric Hruska



John Terrell

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accpeted. Also accepts wires.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

Best time to go up the New River is within an hour after high tide at the Andrews Ave. Bridge so that you will have slack to current against you when navigating the five bridges. The opposite holds true for the trip down stream. Be sure to check times bridges are closed for commuter traffic. The current ranges from weak to strong. Transit time from the ICW to LMC takes about one hour for a trawler.

Though your first instinct might be to stay clear, following a tow up or down the river will ease your passage through bridges and traffic.


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: 11

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - YES

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 215
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: There are 13 covered sheds able to accommodate up to 130 feet for major repair or refitting jobs.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 30,50,100 amp plus three phase

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboard is permitted even in the yard and with pets.


Fuel brand: Fuel can be delivered.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - Nice


Yes - Nice






Yes - Yacht Chandlers


Yes - Breakfast and lunch served Monday - Friday.



Hotels or motels

No - Within 1 mile of the facility.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Three travel lifts, including a 70-ton, 100-ton, and 300-ton lift. Can handle vessels of every size up to 215 feet and 300 tons.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi

Other services


Reviews for Lauderdale Marine Center
good work yard and marina, 2016-04-15
Captain: , Sheboygan, WI (70)

For the price .90 a ft daily rate, the marina is one of the best deals in Fort Lauderdale, lots of resources with all the companies in the yard for refitting or fixing your boat.
Nice captains lounge, good wi-fi, nice big showers-3 bathrooms-3.
We stayed for a couple weeks, everyone was very nice.

Excellent Service Here, 2016-03-25
Captain: , Southport Queensland (300)

Spent the last 10 days here for some mqintenance and to install anew washer. Outstanding and always helpful staff and a great rate of less than $1.20 pf per day including power. An interessting trtip up the New River and the marina arms need some updating but overall excellent.

Competent and Pricey, 2015-10-17
Captain: , cruising (190)

Way up the New River, you would not use this as a marina to get in and out to the ocean on a regular basis. Its for storing and having work done on your boat. Solid floating docks, with pumpouts conveniently located along the docks. All kinds of work imaginable can be done by contractors at the yard. Outside contractors have to jump through hoops to get in, but the big ones know the drill. The work to be performed is good but labor rates across the board are the highest we've seen anywhere. Its a place where mega, mega yachts are worked on but they won't hesitate to berth and repair any boat. Recently changed ownership so things may change.

Stuck in the East Basin, 2015-07-20
Captain: , Lakeland (997)

Unfortunately, we need some work performed on our Lagoon 420 which required us to stay for a week. Even more unfortunate was the fact that the marina had no room for us although we had scheduled this ahead of time. We spent a week in the East Basin surrounded by megayachts and the boat yard. The stern of one megayacht was about 10 feet away from us. And there was constant grinding and banging all week long. This did die down at night and on the weekend. The work which was performed on our boat was done well, but we were glad to leave!

Patagonia Services Divsion see, 2014-04-17
Captain: , St. Ignace, Michigan (236)

I am just a 37' trawler hauled out at Lauderdale Marine Center, feeling a bit overwhelmed by the likes of the 210 ft Lady M see, who seems to have an army working 24 hours a day nearby, on lord knows what...

Anyway, the owner and chief technician of Patagonia Services, Leandro Napoleone, is wonderful to deal with, has good people working with him. I had my bottom painted, and some cosmetic repairs done, and the work was done beautifully, on time, and at a reasonable cost. Leandro is also very business-like, ensuring that all agreements and estimates are clear and documented, which is so important to this kind of work. He also gives great "free advice" on how the owner/crew can best complete work themselves, if budget requires.

Finally, one of the dock managers at LMC (who do no work on boats they haul or berth themselves) told me she thought Leandro was great, "strong work ethic and honest" which she volunteered! Her recommendation is probably more important than mine!

very good boatyard, 2013-12-11
Captain: , kemah, tx (10)

We had our sailboat here 7 months. It's a very clean, well run operation with friendly and helpful staff. Tho there were a few cruisers / liveaboards around, it's mainly a working yard with mega-mega yachts and crew, so the ambiance is not your Mom and Pop cruiser's marina. It's a great place to work on your boat with clean laundry, showers and quite spacious Captains Lounge with TV, ice maker, microwave and several adjoining conference/ office rooms, if you need a quiet workroom. It's also a good hurricane refuge as it is several miles upriver, but not so great if you want to daysail, as there are 4 bascule bridges to pass thru.

Great place to have work done, 2013-04-10
Captain: , Gloucester, Mass. (799)

While we were here just one night and were one of the smallest boats, we were treated with great courtesy and friendliness. The long outer dock is easy to tie up to in almost any current. (Be sure to read the Navigation Notes in this listing.) Overnight dockage rates are very low. See their website. Stanley, a mechanic from nearby RPM Diesel, is a Northern Lights generator expert and had ours fixed in jiffy.

Tung Luu Marine, 2012-12-04
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (61)

This is an excellent yard with first class facilities. Tung Luu marine, a tenant at the yard, recently refinished our '66 Hatteras with excellent results and at a fair price. The boat looks better than new.

Very Good Place To Stop, 2011-03-30
Captain: , Fond du Lac, WI (239)

A very good stop. Marine facilities and techs on site and very close to the vast marine industry in the area. Very clean facility. Friendly professional staff.

Lauderdale Marine Center, 2011-01-26
Captain: , Wicomico Church, VA (524)

We were encouraged to go to LMC by Stabilized Marine, who has worked on our NAIID stabilizers and other projects for several years in other Fort Lauderdale boat yards. We were there December 1 thru Dec. 8, 2010.

LMC claims to be the largest yacht repair facility in the US. They emphasize you control the project whether it be DIY, your contractor, or one of many on-site contractors. All their rates are listed so you can estimate how much your project will be in advanced. Check out their web site. Their marina is reasonable but near full. Reserve in advance. Despite there size, all their personnel are responsive. Security is good. You can live on your boat while it is on the hard. The owner/captains lounge and facilities are nice.

Peterson Fuel delivery docks their fuel barges there so if you are purchasing a couple of hundred gallons or more, and can take fuel at 12+ gpm, you can save some $$.

It was an interesting and pleasant experience being in such a large, active facility. All you have to do is navigate the New River to get there.

We recommend LMC.

Good marina, 2008-07-14
Captain: , Sarasota, Ft. Lauderdale (643)

Good marina. But all work is done by outside venders. So ask around for recommendations before hiring anybody. Good security. If fact one or two of the gate guards can be a little over the top about it.

Full service, but pricey, 2007-02-09
Captain: , fairland (2653)

This is a very large full service boat yard with several contractors on site. Good management, pretty secure, poor showers. I believe they still allow for owners to DIY. The contractors are very expensive, but generally do good work. The (three) travelift basins are directly on the New River, so unless you arrive at slack tide or have a mighty good bow thruster, be prepared to smack a piling or two getting in.

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