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.

ON SEAFARI

Broward Marine   32.89 m •  1985

DOUBLE DOWN

Broward Marine   32.61 m •  1998

LADY ARDEN

Broward Marine   32.61 m •  1983

ESPRIT

Broward Marine   32.34 m •  1982

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT II

Broward Marine   32.31 m •  2005

RIO

Broward Marine   32.31 m •  1989

CONTRARIAN

Broward Marine   32.25 m •  1993

DIONE SUN

Broward Marine   32.19 m •  1993

STELLA MARIS

Broward Marine   32.1 m •  1992

ORINOQUIA

Broward Marine   32.1 m •  1992

MON SHERI

Broward Marine   32 m •  1990

SHARING II

Broward Marine   32 m •  1992

DOZER

Broward Marine   32 m •  1991

JUST FAITH

Broward Marine   32 m •  1983

TRADERS HILL

Broward Marine   32 m •  2004

PATHWAY

Broward Marine   31.7 m •  1987

ISABELLA

Broward Marine   31.7 m •  1989

DIAMOND LADY

Broward Marine   31.7 m •  1988

AMIXTLI

Broward Marine   31.46 m •  1990

TRILOGY

Broward Marine   31.39 m •  1987

THREE KINGS

Broward Marine   31.39 m •  1999

AUDACITY

Broward Marine   31.39 m •  1990

SUMMER SPLENDOR

Broward Marine   31.39 m •  1990

STARDUST

Broward Marine   31.39 m •  1993

CELEBRATION

Broward Marine   31.09 m •  1993

LIQUIDITY

Broward Marine   31.09 m •  1983

THE ADMIRAL

Broward Marine   31.08 m •  1986

LADY HELEN

Broward Marine   30.82 m •  1984

CAROL ANN

Broward Marine   30.66 m •  1981

GEMINI LADY

Broward Marine   30.63 m •  1994

ESCAPE

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  2001

LADY GRAY

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1995

TURNIN LEFT

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1994

A PLACE IN THE SUN

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1992

MIA

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1981

LADY LEX

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1999

ANDIAMO

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1991

K

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1992

CENTER RING

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1987

BLACKWOOD

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1998

ISLAND VIBE

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1997

SITUATIONS

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1988

INSATIABLE

Broward Marine   30.48 m •  1985

AURIANE

Broward Marine   30.21 m •  1986

GOLDEN EAGLE

Broward Marine   30.11 m •  1989

CARLA ELENA II

Broward Marine   30.05 m •  1984

L'ESTEREL

Broward Marine   30 m •  1984

REFECTIONS

Broward Marine   30 m •  1982

BAZINGA

Broward Marine   29.99 m •  1988

LADY OLA

Broward Marine   29.87 m •  1984