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Dockside Stories From Pier Sixty-Six Marina

If you’ve got a passion for endless days spent on the water, stay up to date with the latest happenings at Pier Sixty-Six by keeping up with our blog. We cover everything from upcoming events, to industry news, to simple tips and tricks that all boaters should know!

  • sailboat in the tropics

    Race Away the Winter

    November 01

    For sailors, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as pulling a snowbird and heading to the tropics for winter regattas. 

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  • sea turtle swimming in the ocean

    Hot chicks arriving to Fort Lauderdale Beach!

    October 28

    Did you know the Florida coast is the second most popular nesting area in the world for Loggerhead Turtles? 

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  • couple laughing while standing at the rails of a boat

    Happy Hour for you & your Boat

    July 30

    The best happy hour in Ft. Lauderdale just got better!

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  • dog leaning his head on the rope line

    Yachting With Your Dog

    June 28

    When you’re a dog owner, your pet becomes a big part of your life. They’re family and you share so much with them. 

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  • mid-sized boat being driven in the water

    Sport Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

    June 10

    Whether you’re a first time angler or an old pro, the fishing in Fort Lauderdale is pretty fantastic all year-round.

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  • fishing boats docked in the waterway

    MIASF Workforce / Education Committee Meetings

    October 07

    This committee meets monthly and was created to address the growing need for skilled trades men and women to work in the marine industry as the current workforce begins to retire. 

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  • Pier 66 marina directors and executives at an event

    “Sea The World” Encourages Young People to Pursue Maritime Careers

    October 28

    Pier Sixty-Six Marina and Advanced Mechanical Enterprises, have launched a new exhibit at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek.

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  • Yachts lit up in The Stranahan River at night

    Party under a full moon at Pelican Landing

    October 28

    The Flower Moon got its name from Native Americans because it’s during this time of the year when flowers begin to bloom. And it’s as good a reason as any to come celebrate with us under the moonlight!

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  • line of wine glasses filled with a variety of wines

    2019 Las Olas Food & Wine Festival

    October 16

    The 24th Annual Las Olas Food and Wine Festival DATE: Friday, April 5, 2019 TIME: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm LOCATION: Las Olas Boulevard, between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue

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  • yacht docked in the waterway

    Introducing the new Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six

    October 07

    60th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: Introducing the new Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six Marina.

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  • bait fish on a hook

    Juli Krebs & the Ft. Lauderdale Bait Boat

    October 07

    If you’ve ever driven by Pier Sixty-Six anytime between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., you’ve probably seen Juli Krebs in her bait boat. 

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  • woman at a museum

    ARTFTL: 3rd Annual Art Fair on the Water

    October 16

    We’re proud to announce that this year the starting point for Art Fort Lauderdale (ARTFTL) is right here at Pier Sixty-Six Marina.

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  • aerial view of Pelican Landing Restaurant exterior with a boat docked next it

    What’s Shaking at Pelican Landing

    October 07

    When you’re in Fort Lauderdale, you can’t miss hanging out at Pelican Landing.

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    Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show excitement happening at Pier Sixty-Six

    October 16

    Fort Lauderdale is hosting the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 31-Nov 4, 2018 and this year we can say all the stops have been officially pulled.

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  • chef plating a meal with sauce

    Save the Date: Yacht Chef Competition

    October 16

    Fort Lauderdale, known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” is hosting the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31-Nov 4, 2018.

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  • aerial view of the intracoastal waterway in fort lauderdale florida

    Pier Sixty-Six Marina Expands

    October 16

    Reinforcing Iconic Property as Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Yachting Destination. New partnerships with 4Ocean and #1000Mermaids enhance conservation efforts.

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  • aerial view of boat docked at a marina

    The ROAM app now available in Florida

    October 07

    Anyone arriving in the United States from a foreign port on a pleasure vessel has to report their arrival to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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  • pick up truck with a 4Ocean branded trash can

    We’re cleaning up with 4Ocean

    October 07

    At Pier Sixty-Six Marina, we believe wholeheartedly that it is our collective responsibility to take care of our oceans and all of our waterways.

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  • woman holding onto rails looking towards a marina

    South Florida Waterways Go High-Tech

    October 16

    You know that little tiny tech company called Google? They’ve partnered with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) to create a liquid version of Google Street View, which would cover our region’s major waterways.

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  • underwater view of a coral reef and fish

    The #1000mermaids Project

    October 16

    Mermaids have long been a symbol of the ocean and our connection to it. That’s why the project plans to make 1000 mermaid sculptures and then strategically place them on the ocean floor as an artificial reef art installation.

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  • bottom view of a yacht docked

    Boats on Boats in the port of Fort Lauderdale

    October 16

    You may be wondering about the unique ship that is docked in our port. It’s a huge yacht transport that carries other boats and yachts on it.

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  • red wine being poured into a glass

    Dock & Dine in Fort Lauderdale

    October 16

    There are many ways to relax here in Fort Lauderdale. 23 miles of sun-kissed beaches. Numerous hotels, spas, restaurants and entertainment abound.

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  • director of Pier 66 marina Megan Lagasse

    Introducing the new Marine Director of Pier Sixty-Six

    October 16

    Here at Pier Sixty-Six, we’ve got some big news to share. Megan Lagasse has been hired as our new Marine Director. Welcome Megan!

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  • boats lined up docked in their slips

    The many kinds of vessels at Pier Sixty-Six Marina

    October 16

    We provide service for many different types of boats from tenders to gigayachts, as our deep-water slips allow us to accommodate craft of up to 350 feet in length.

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  • man talking on his phone next to his boat

    Top Apps for Yacht Crews

    October 16

    We all rely on our iPhones and Androids more and more these days. And of course this includes yacht crew members that are using app technology in their daily duties on the high seas.

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    Pier Sixty-Six Marina leads the way in the Yachting Capital of the World

    October 16

    There are several good marinas to choose from in the area but the Pier Sixty-Six Marina is by far the crown jewel amongst all the offerings.

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  • two women sitting at the edge of a boat and chatting

    Marinas are more than just a dock. They are a destination.

    October 16

    Many marinas are striving to provide both convenience and a destination experience.

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  • aerial view of boat docked at a marina

    See us at the 8th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

    October 16

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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  • fisherman receiving a box from a captain

    Pier Sixty-Six Marina is Now a Foreign Trade Zone

    October 16

    Pier Sixty-Six Marina has been designated a foreign-trade zone by the United States Customs and Border Patrol. What does this mean exactly?

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  • view of the stern of a yacht

    Home Sweet “Home” at Pier Sixty-Six Marina

    October 16

    This amazing vessel located at Pier Sixty-Six Marina, was built by Dutch yard Heesen and won Best of Show at the renowned Monaco Yacht Show.

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  • two boats docked in the waterway at dusk

    Salty Jobs video series

    October 07

    Salty Jobs, is a three-to-four-minute video series geared toward young people entering the workforce, showcasing a variety of jobs being performed by its host, Sean Smith.

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