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Broward Yachts

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  1. Broward Yachts

    Broward Yachts are the product of Broward Marine, located in Dania, Florida. Broward has been building yachts for over 50 years. Navy contracts led to building their first vessels and one of the first Broward yachts built in the 1950’s, “Alisa V” was 95 feet long and considered to be a megayacht in this era. Soon thereafter, Broward enjoyed decades of being the most sought after yachts.

    Broward Marine has focused on creating custom yachts specifically designed for their clients. Frank Denison, the founder of Broward was an avid yachtsman who enjoyed time spent on his creations, but mostly he was adamant about fulfilling his client’s dreams and building the finest yachts afloat. Although Broward’s were originally built of wood, aluminum became the material of choice and designers began working to blend the new metal technologies with traditional yacht lines.

    Broward has taken into consideration many favorite customer options, and subsequently integrated them into standard equipment for their newest launches. Broward yachts produced many configurations of the years, including a sport fish, a raised bridge, a raised pilothouse, and a tri-deck yacht, ranging from 98 to 156 feet in length.

    Although the yard was closed-down for a while in 2004-2005, it has been purchased and resurrected by a successful real estate developer, Tom Lewis. Three new yachts have been introduced, including a 120’, 137’ and a 160’ model. Since assuming control in March 2005, Lewis also has invested in new equipment and upgrades at the boatyard, restarted its yacht maintenance, repair and refit business and hired additional personnel, including many former Broward Marine employees.

    The previous owner, Glenn F. Straub, owner of the Palm Beach Polo Club in Wellington and Miami Arena, bought Broward Yachts from its founder, the late Frank Denison, in 1998 in a deal valued at $40 million. During Straub's tenure, 15 yachts were delivered over 5 years.

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