If you already know that you plan to buy a yacht online to sail the waters in the Miami area, you will be glad to hear that the Merrill Stevens Dry Dock has been purchased by a new owner and that the new owner has big plans for the facility.
Merrill Stevens was an actual person who started working with boats out of Jacksonville. In the 1920s he opened a yacht yard in Miami. In its most recent heyday, Merrill Stevens Dry Dock was where people like Ivana Trump brought their mega yachts. However, the economic difficulties in recent years brought layoffs and a reduction of services. The specter of a foreclosure or of a complete shutdown cast a cloud over the dock that had been an important place for the area’s boating community.
The new owner will spend two years renovating the 5.9 acre yacht yard. It can accommodate about 20 yachts now, but who knows if the new owner will expand its capabilities to allow room for even more yachts.
The new owner, David Marlow, chairman of Marlow Yachts, told The Triton:
Merrill Stevens has played an important role in the development and maintenance of America’s yachting and commercial vessel scene.” “It is Marlow’s firm plan to restore that dignity and proud heritage to its proper place as perhaps the most iconic yard in our nation.”
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