Broward’s 106’ Motoryacht “Soulmate” Resurrecting A Legacy The search for a soulmate is a journey of self-discovery. Finding the right person means identifying your needs and defining your expectations. It’s not realistic to expect one person, or one thing, to fulfill every desire, but sometimes we get lucky. For the craftsmen at Broward Marine, it’s not just their latest launch “Soulmate” that has stirred a sense of wonder; it’s the underlying sense that this was meant to be. Destiny comes in many forms. For Broward’s new owner Tom Lewis, he may have met his match. Lewis, a charismatic and successful attorney-turned-real estate developer is poised to carry on a legacy created by Broward founder Frank Denison and spanning over 50 years. Although boat building is a dramatic departure from his previous endeavors, the similarities in management skills should prove a perfect paradigm. Lewis originally planned to buy a large boat, but instead he ended up buying an entire boatyard in March 2005. Although the yard had been closed for part of 2004 and 2005, he has since invested in new equipment and upgrades at the yard. In addition, he’s jump-started Broward’s yacht maintenance, repair and refit business and hired additional personnel. In purchasing Broward, he also bought the partially finished hull that was destined to become Soulmate. And so the journey has begun, with two new 120’ raised pilothouse yachts in production and drawings completed for two tri-deck models, a 137’ and 160’ designed by Evan Marshall.