Broward Marine Yachts

Now under new management, longtime American luxury yacht builder Broward Shipyard is making the most of its location in U.S. yachting mecca Fort Lauderdale.

History of Broward Marine Yachts

In 1948, Michigan boat technician Frank Denison purchased Fort Lauderdale shipyard Dooley’s Dry Dock while visiting the area on his honeymoon. Frank and Gertrude Denison renamed the shipyard Broward Marine and started a service and repair business at the facility. In 1953, Broward launched its first custom motor yacht, Stormy III, designed by noted naval architect John Wells. Five years later, Broward built the 25-metre luxury yacht Jonathan III for Jim Beam Distilleries owner Harry Blum.

During the Korean War years, Broward successfully built minesweeper vessels under a NATO contract. During the latter part of the 20th century, however, Broward Marine’s primary focus shifted back to custom luxury yacht. To date, the shipyard has launched more than 300 Broward yachts.

The shipyard has changed hands and names over the years. In 2009, Bruce and Chris Moore took ownership, incorporating Broward Shipyard, Inc. The new company offers construction of custom luxury yachts from 18 to 50 metres.

Notable Broward Marine Superyachts

In 2007, Broward launched the 38-metre superyacht Coco Loco (now called Viva Mas), featuring contemporary exterior styling and interior design by Evan K. Marshall. The yacht designer has maintained a close relationship with Broward Shipyard.

Specialisations

In addition to custom yacht construction in aluminium and steel, Broward Shipyard offers a full suite of yacht refit, repair and maintenance services.

INSPIRATION

Broward Marine   47.55 m •  1996

LADY NORA

Broward Marine   43.28 m •  1998

JUST ENOUGH

Ares Marine   42.6 m •  2012

SERQUE

Custom Splendor   40.5 m •  1995

GRAND DAPHNE

Broward Marine   39.8 m •  2011

DESTINY

Broward Marine   39.62 m •  1992

LE MONTRACHET

Broward Marine   38.4 m •  1986

VELA

Broward Marine   38.37 m •  1987

QUANTUM

Broward Marine   38.1 m •  1989

VIVA MAS

Broward Marine   37.8 m •  2008

ANASTASIA

Broward Marine   37.8 m •  1987

SU

Broward Marine   37.8 m •  1989

CAMILLE

Broward Marine   37.8 m •  2007

DOA

Broward Marine   36.88 m •  1990

SAVOIR-FAIRE

Broward Marine   36.58 m •  2001

CAJUN PRINCESS

Broward Marine   36.58 m •  1989

SOVEREIGN LADY

Broward Marine   36.57 m •  1993

SHINYO FLORENTINA

Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1987

DOUBLE G

Broward Marine   35.97 m •  2000

INDISCRETION

Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1995

CATALINA

Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1986

LEGACY

Broward Marine   35.97 m •  2000

SUP

Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1995

OCEAN DRIVE

Broward Marine   35.91 m •  1988

ACQUA

Broward Marine   35.36 m •  1994

BRITANNIA

Broward Marine   35.05 m •  1990

ENVISION

Broward Marine   35.05 m •  1984

WINNING HAND

Broward Marine   35 m •  1994

TRUE BLUE

Broward Marine   34.77 m •  1997

INDEPENDENCE 3

Broward Marine   34.75 m •  1997

PANACHE

Broward Marine   34.75 m •  1991

VAIVEN

Broward Marine   34.63 m •  1994

SWEET T

Broward Marine   34.14 m •  1999

CARLA ELENA III

Broward Marine   34.14 m •  2003

DESLIZE

Broward Marine   34.14 m •  1996

LADY SHARON GALE

Broward Marine   33.83 m •  1998

NO VACANCY

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  2000

FAMILY AFFAIR

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1995

EXIT STRATEGY

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1993

ALEXANDRA JANE

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1994

HORUS

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1995

ISLAND TIME

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1991

IL CAPO

Broward Marine   33.53 m •  2004

KALEEN

Broward Marine   33.44 m •  1983

PURE KNIGHTLIFE

Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1984

NYMPHAEA

Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1984

SULLIVAN BAY

Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1993

LUCKY STARS

Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1998

ABIGAIL

Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1996

ATON

Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1994