Details for Yacht Haven Park and Marina

Yacht Haven Park and Marina

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Average rating 2.0 stars from 4 reviews

Address 2323 State Rd 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

All major credit cards, Cash, Check

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

YH is located far inland and tie ups are along side concrete seawalls. The facility is a trailer park cartering to transient travelers in motor homes and travel trailers. This a excellent hurricaine hole.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Depths alongside docks vary but rarely is there more than 4' immediately under edge of dock while 6 to 8 feet off dock most areas exceed 6' depth. Can be a problem for stabilizers.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Finger channels are on the narrow side and boats over 50 feet will have truoble turning if possible at all if crowded. Backing down channels maybe the only way to get alongside. Some channels have large tree limb overhangs.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Winter: Oct 1 thru April 30 - $0.80 to $1.00 per foot.
Summer: May 1 thru Sep 30 - $0.65 to $0.90 per foot.
Daily power rates: 30 Amp = $6, 50 Amp = $8


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Several diesal fuel supplies have tank trucks that can get back into the park and make dock side deliverys try Chadwick or Anchor. Park charges for fuel truck access.

Fuel trucks allowed in for a $45 gate charge.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info: I've seen large dogs in the park so they must be welcome, but scooper rules will probably apply.

Disability access

Yes - Very limited.

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Available at office.


Yes - Area with dumsters not too convenient to most docks.











Yes - Two within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Two or three within walking distance.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Two boatyards - Rolly and Cable - nearby

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - Annual dockage contracts available.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi at office.

Other services


Reviews for Yacht Haven Park and Marina
Truly Awful, 2015-10-29
Captain: , Alexandria, VA (10)

Having a boat here is awful. We've cruised 15,000 miles, in 8 countries, and this is truly the worst marina at which we've ever docked. The front office processes are archaic and seem designed to inconvenience their customers. The office staff is is clueless and could care less about their customers, dealing with them to do anything (make a reservation, pay a bill, get gate access) is incredibly painful. This is one of the least customer-service friendly places I have ever dealt with.

About 50% of the docks have deteriorated to the point of hazard. Most of the inner canals no longer have depth for all but the shallowest of draft boats. Marina-related maintenance is non-existent. In high season, parking close to your boat is impossible.

The only good thing I can say about Yacht Haven is that during hurricane season, you don't have to move your boat if a named storm hits. It's also cheaper than most of the area marinas, but, a the pain of being there far outweighs any savings. Avoid at all costs.

Surprisingly nice dockage for an RV park, 2015-10-08
Captain: , Plantation Yacht Harbor, Islamorada, Fla. Keys (4686)

I agree with the prervious comments, except to say that the docks were fine - although the pilings were fairly short - and that we had no problem with a 5' draft with stablizers. We used this location as a hurricance hole and a staging location after having work done next door at Cable Marine West. Would consider it again for the same purposes, but not just for a place to visit Ft. Lauderdale.

Yacht Haven, 2007-06-23
Captain: , Seattle, Washington (285)

Yacht Haven is primarily an RV park with deteriorating but adequate dockage. People in the office are friendly and helpful but don’t expect them to know anything about boats. All accounts are paid in advance and not when you are ready to leave. A good place to restock if you have transportation but almost no services beyond newspapers and ice available at the office. Depths are adequate for most but tend to get shallow close to dock edge – may be a problem for stabilizers that require more than 4’

Yacht Haven, 2007-04-21
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (258)

Yacht Haven is far inland and close to many major repair facilities. The facility is about a 45 to 50 minute run east on the New River then to the South Fork. Several bridge openings will be required for most. Pay attention to the train bridge as it flashes time to closing and is untended!

The facility is a trailer park catering to travelers with smaller motor homes and travel trailers. The place has a lot of sewall in fair to good condition available. Channels are a little narrow and little room is availble for turning when crowded. Boats over 50-60 feet may waht to back down to their berth. Power is available and clean with std plugs. I do not believe there is much in the way "facilities. You'll need a car to get around as the highways do not have sidewalks and are commercial. This spot is a great hurricaine hole and preferred by locals for this purpose. The sea wall cap is pretty rough and chains or HD chafe gear is recommended for dock lines. I've never had trouble with theft or vandalism here, but it is a very transient mostly non marine facility so stowing important items might be a good idea.

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