How to Find the Perfect Place to Dock Your Yacht

Tim Elmes

Fort Lauderdale has been nicknamed the "yachting capital of the US" and "Venice of the US" for good reason – it's the perfect place to dock your yacht and enjoy the year-round Florida sun. 

Yacht owners should consider these three core areas when looking for a place to dock:

  • Marinas
  • Setbacks
  • Waterfront properties

By doing so, you can make sure you find the perfect home for your lifestyle. Contact the Elmes Group and discover the stunning Fort Lauderdale homes for sale today!


Having a space to dock your yacht at a marina allows for accommodations such as:

  • Marine chandler
  • Refueling access
  • Washing & repair facilities
  • Slipways
  • Travel lifts
  • Seasonal storage and more

Click here to review what the Fort Lauderdale area marinas have to offer. 



As a yacht owner it is imperative to inquire about the setbacks - the distance your boat must be from either side of the property line. Setbacks may vary from property to property. Click here for a handy Neighborhood Side Setback Guide.

Waterfront Properties

If you're in the market for a waterfront residence that allows convenient access to your yacht, Fort Lauderdale is definitely the place to be. With its miles of coastline and array of luxurious housing options, you're sure to find the perfect home here. 

Contact us today to start your search with top Fort Lauderdale realtor Tim Elmes for the perfect luxury property in the yachting capital of the world!


We offer the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. Elmes Group is the premier agency in Fort Lauderdale and has helped thousands of buyers find their dream home in South Florida and beyond, resulting in over $2 Billion of closed residential real estate transactions in the last 30+ years.

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