Details for Lauderdale Marine Center

Lauderdale Marine Center

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 13 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

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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
Like a medical center for your boat, 2017-05-22
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (1220)

(in-water rate now up to $2/ft)

Yes LMC is large and yes the boats are mostly megayachts, but there are many "mere mortal"-scale boats too and the staff treated us all really well. It is one of the few lifts and yards in the area able to lift our 22ft wide cat. And it is at the center of the yachting industry, which makes it hard to choose from the dozens of service vendors on the yard's approved list. The yard is the cleanest and best run we have encountered, although that has its price, literally. We stayed aboard the boat while on the hard, they have decent bathrooms and showers and elegant crew lounge with A/C, capair of food trucks with good food, and pleasant grounds. There is very little else within near walking distance, restaurants and grocery stores are 1-2 miles away, but we found good Uber service and rented a car over the weekend.

We went in to LMC because of an urgent issue with water in our saildrives. But we also needed bottom paint, topsides refresh, an engine oil leak addressed, and were surprised by our freeer/fridge failing just as we arrived. Really glad we were at a yard that does it all.

After spending a night on a ball at Las Olas to time the river current, we worked our way up (took about an hour from the ICW), and tied for an hour to one of LMC's open spaces to wait for our haul-out. We were hauled promptly on schedule (within about 15 minutes of our booked time) and quickly and expertly blocked. We had some ebb current across the opening of the lift well, but it wasn't too much to handle. I can see that in a stiff current maneuvering into the wells could be challenging. The yard provides a list of tenant contractors and approved external contractors, sorted by systems which they can service but not by what they are best at. This makes it hard to choose from the dozens of contractors, it took lots of calls and attempting to guage their professionalism on first contact. The contractors we selected for bottom paint (LMC) and buff/wax/detail (Freedom Yachts) got right on it. The firm we had chosen to work on the sail drives (the reason we had come to get hauled), after not showing up for three days, fessed up that they really only work on outboards and then backed out of doing the work altogether, leaving us high and dry. We scrambled and got great advice by talking with people in the yard, found the tentant services team at Multi-Tech who specialize in cats, and they were willing and able to wedge us in and get our drives overhauled, many many thanks to Capt. Henry, Henrick and Edgar of Multi-tech for making that happen.

The engine oil leak is another story. Multi-tech was not comfortable tackling what looked to be a dificult technical problem so turfed us to the regional Volvo Penta vendor (not on campus). It took this vendor three days to turn up and when they did, they contributed almost nothing worthwhile, just cleaned up the engine, guessed that maybe the crankcase drain was leaking, told us to test-run it to see if we could pinpoint the leak better, and generated a big billl for time and travel. Oh, and they ordered new crush washers for us, for what turns out to not be the source of the leak. We will live with the leak and find someone more motivated and less expensive, which shouldn't be hard.

We did have tremendous service from A1 Marine Services who stepped up when our freezer/fridge decided to fritz out just as we came up the New River. Their bay was right across from where our boat was blocked, so I walked over and asked for help when it beame clear that the refer was just not going to run correctly. A1 had a jammed schedule and enormous boats as clients, but their owner/operator took up extra time at the end of their day to keep our system charged and running until they could clear out some project time to fix it. Which they did, and that took them about 15 trips to the boat over five days, leak hunting, leak fixing, and tweaking charge levels. They really stepped up and were a big part of our positive experience in the yard.

Bottom paint looks great, topsides look like new, saildrives seem to be behaving, and the freezer/fridge is humming along at its old super-efficent rate. And our bank account is a lot smaller. The prices are high enough that I had to rate them only a 4-star experience.

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 (300)

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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