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.

Broward Marine   47.55 m •  1996
Broward Marine   43.28 m •  1998
Ares Marine   42.6 m •  2012
Broward Marine   40.5 m •  1995
Broward Marine   39.8 m •  2011
Broward Marine   39.62 m •  1992
Broward Marine   38.4 m •  1986
Broward Marine   38.37 m •  1987
Broward Marine   38.1 m •  1989
Broward Marine   37.8 m •  1987
Broward Marine   37.8 m •  1989
Broward Marine   37.8 m •  2008
Broward Marine   37.8 m •  2007
Broward Marine   36.88 m •  1990
Broward Marine   36.58 m •  2001
Broward Marine   36.58 m •  1989
Broward Marine   36.57 m •  1993
Broward Marine   35.97 m •  2000
Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1987
Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1995
Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1986
Broward Marine   35.97 m •  2000
Broward Marine   35.97 m •  1995
Broward Marine   35.91 m •  1988
Broward Marine   35.36 m •  1994
Broward Marine   35.05 m •  1990
Broward Marine   35.05 m •  1984
Broward Marine   35 m •  1994
Broward Marine   34.77 m •  1997
Broward Marine   34.75 m •  1997
Broward Marine   34.75 m •  1991
Broward Marine   34.63 m •  1994
Broward Marine   34.14 m •  1996
Broward Marine   34.14 m •  1999
Broward Marine   34.14 m •  2003
Broward Marine   33.83 m •  1998
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  2004
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1993
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  2000
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1991
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1995
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1995
Broward Marine   33.53 m •  1994
Broward Marine   33.44 m •  1983
Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1984
Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1993
Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1996
Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1994
Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1998
Broward Marine   32.92 m •  1984