Pier Sixty-Six Increases Depth at North Marina

The dredging of Pier Sixty-Six’s North Marina is just the start of the upgrades that are planned for the facility over the next year or so.

The Tavistock Group purchased the property in 2016, and we are now going through a massive redo of the entire property, including the uplands and the marina,” said Megan Lagasse, marina director. “We are calling it a reimagination of the marina.”

The dredging project will occur at the base of the Mercedes River, which is down to just nine feet deep at low tide. The work, which will deepen the channel to 16 feet, should be completed by the end of August, in plenty of time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this fall.

“We decided to make this investment because safe navigation is the most important thing for all boaters, and this project delivers on that, making it even easier for our guests as they arrive at Pier Sixty-Six,” Lagasse said.

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The marina has 157 slips and offers more than 5,000 linear feet of dockage, much of it deep water. Plans for improvement to Pier Sixty-Six’s South Marina have been approved by the Marine Advisory Board of Fort Lauderdale, but still need approval from city as well.

“The goal is to make Pier Sixty-Six Fort Lauderdale’s social harbor, which promotes the marine industry and yachting in Fort Lauderdale,” added Lagasse.