Month: June 2020

Lauderdale Marine Center Appointed as Gulf Craft After-Sales Service Center

west-marina-wideFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 10, 2020) Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC), the largest yacht repair facility in the United States, is pleased to announce that Emirates-based Gulf Craft has selected the shipyard as the location for its U.S. Accredited After Sales Service Center.

“As builders of award-winning brands such as Majesty Yachts and Nomad Yachts, Gulf Craft was seeking a service partner that could accommodate their range of yachts from 55 feet to 175 feet, which LMC is very well positioned to do,” said Colin Kiley, Executive Vice President of LMC. “We are proud to build upon our successful relationship with Gulf Craft, a builder we hold in very high regard. “

LMC has over 1600 total vessel visits and more than 1300 haul-outs per year.

“The United States is the most mature market in the world, with the highest number of boats in one country. Gulf Craft had a successful entry to the US market at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where our exclusive distributor, Majesty Yachts USA displayed the award-winning Majesty 140 and the Majesty 100.” said Nizar Tagi, Chief Commercial Officer for Gulf Craft. “As we continue solidifying our presence in the Americas, our partnership with LMC was crucial to our expansion and most importantly customer satisfaction. LMC’s facilities share the same ethos as Gulf Craft, and we are glad to have them as our US service partner.”

“We are happy to welcome Gulf Craft brands to a growing list of prestigious builders that choose to call Lauderdale Marine Center their Yard of Choice,” added Kiley. We at LMC are looking forward to being a mainstay of Gulf Craft’s expansion into the United States and are eager to support them and expand our partnership for years to come.”

To learn more about builder opportunities at LMC and leasing Marine Executive Office and workshop space, please contact Colin Kiley at ckiley@lauderdalemarinecenter.com, or +1 954-713-0333.

For media inquiries please contact Emily Burchwell, Marketing Manager at +1 954 527-0040 or eburchwell@lauderdalemarinecenter.com.

About Lauderdale Marine Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale on the New River, visible from I-95 and close to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, LMC is a 65-acre facility consisting of a boatyard, marina and marine service center providing a complete offering of marine-related repair and services.  Featuring 10,000 linear feet of dockage, it accommodates boats up to 200 feet with 25 covered slips and 207 berths on property. The facility also has five boat lifts with haul-out capacity up to 485-tons. LMC’s business model includes leasing workshop space and commercial office space to approximately 20 on-site contractors providing a choice in all shipyard trades. Find us by water at 80˚.09.9 West
26˚.05.7 North.

For more information on Lauderdale Marine Center, please visit LauderdaleMarineCenter.com. Like LMC on Facebook at /lauderdalemarinecenter, follow LMC on Instagram @lauderdalemarinecenter, Twitter @lmcboatyard  and subscribe to the LMC YouTube channel, YouTube.com/lauderdalemarinecenterfl.

About Gulf Craft

As Emirates pioneering shipyard set up in 1982, Gulf Craft continues to captivate the world with the finest “Made in UAE” luxury yachts and leisure boats. The growing portfolio features the ultra-luxury series of Majesty Yachts, the oceangoing Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers, Oryx sport yachts and cruisers, and the Utility Series of Touring Passenger and multipurpose transportation vessels.

With great emphasis on advanced technology, naval engineering, research and development, Gulf Craft builds ocean-going crafts ranging from 34 feet to 175 feet in length at its state-of-the-art shipyards in the UAE.

A work ethos of ‘innovation with passion’ has been influential in making Gulf Craft one of the top seven shipyards in the world, backed by a strong global network spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Gulf Craft envisions success not as the reward for its innovation, but as a motivation to set out on a path of difference, with dedication and commitment, while creating ocean-going masterpieces that truly belong to the waters of the world.  www.gulfcraftinc.com.


The Ferretti Group Selects LMC as North American Service HQ

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 1, 2020) Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC), the largest yacht repair facility in the United States, is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with The Ferretti Group.

The Ferretti Group, a member of LMC’s Builder Alliance Program, has designated LMC as the location to develop its North American Headquarters for its American Service Department. LMC has been home to The Ferretti Group’s Service Center for its North American after-market warranty work since April 2017.

“Having collaborated with Ferretti Group for many years, we are pleased to see the company’s continued expansion into South Florida and we are proud that they have chosen LMC to be the home of their worldwide service center,” said Colin Kiley, Executive Vice President of LMC.

The Ferretti Group has expanded its space at LMC to 30,000 square feet which includes additional office space, a parts and service warehouse, workshop space, dockage, lay day space and full covered sheds allowing the company to provide a full-service “boatyard within a boatyard.” Ferretti Group will now have 16 in and out-of-water slips at LMC to service their existing and new customers, regardless of what brand vessel they own.

“We are very pleased with this fantastic opportunity presented by LMC and we believe our company is an excellent fit at the boatyard,” said Ferretti Group Chief Commercial Officer, Stefano de Vivo. “LMC has clearly invested a lot in the quality of the facility, with a focus on delivering more to the elite customer experience with regard to refit, parts and services.”

“Among the factors in The Ferretti Group’s decision to expand at LMC is the overall size of the facility, our attention to a positive customer experience and our ability to accommodate the needs of the company’s fleet at any time,” added Kiley.

The Ferretti Group brands include Riva, Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Custom Line, Itama, Mochi Craft, Wally and CRN.

To learn more about the LMC Builder Alliance Program and leasing Marine Executive Office and workshop space at LMC, please contact Colin Kiley at ckiley@lauderdalemarinecenter.com, or 954-713-0333.

About Lauderdale Marine Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale on the New River, visible from I-95 and close to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, LMC is a 65-acre facility consisting of a boatyard, marina and marine service center providing a complete offering of marine-related repair and services.  Featuring 10,000 linear feet of dockage, it accommodates boats up to 200 feet with 25 covered slips and 207 berths on property. The facility also has five boat lifts with haul-out capacity up to 485-tons. LMC’s business model includes leasing workshop space and commercial office space to approximately 25 on-site contractors providing a choice in all shipyard trades. Find us by water at 80˚.09.9 West
26˚.05.7 North.

For more information on Lauderdale Marine Center, please visit LauderdaleMarineCenter.com. Like LMC on Facebook at /lauderdalemarinecenter, follow LMC on Instagram @lauderdalemarinecenter, Twitter @lmcboatyard  and subscribe to the LMC YouTube channel, YouTube.com/lauderdalemarinecenterfl.