RCI Marine Inc.
NEW LANDMARK DESTINATION
Written by Olivia Schleicher
In July 2014, RCI Marine Inc. added another landmark destination to its portfolio of destination marina facilities. Now in addition to the Miami Beach Marina in South Beach, they and their partners acquired the Bahia Mar Resort and Marina in Fort Lauderdale.
Located on the Intercoastal Waterway, Bahia Mar is situated on 39 acres and offers 250 slips for vessels up to 300 feet in length. In addition, this site offers a 296-room hotel, direct access to Fort Lauderdale beaches, a conference center, many retail shops, multiple onsite restaurants and a gourmet market for provisioning. Also, Bahia Mar is the main location for the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
“RCI is thrilled to include Bahia Mar in our growing portfolio of destination facilities” says Robert W. Christoph Jr, president of RCI Marine Inc. “This marinas prime location with its excellent amenities makes Bahia Mar a top choice for many working yachts.” Toward that end, plans are underway to further enhance this destination facility with major upgrades including new restaurants, shops and waterfront condos/hotels.
Other RCI Marine Inc. properties in South Florida include Bayshore Landing, Miami Beach Marina and River Cove Marina. Bayshore Landing is set just 10 minutes south of downtown Miami in the heart of Coconut Grove, with restaurants, shops, and galleries all within walking distance of the 150-slip marina. Monty’s Raw Bar, Starbucks, shower and restroom facilities and yacht charters and brokerage are all onsite.
Located across from Government Cut in the heart of South Beach is Miami Beach Marina. This deep-water 400-slip marina can accommodate vessels up to 250 feet, provides customs-clearing assistance, a heated swimming pool, 24-hour dock attendants, a covered parking garage and gasoline and diesel fuel.The property is just a short walk from the thriving nightlife scene and gorgeous beaches of South Beach.
River Cove Marina is situated along the Miami River in downtown Miami. The hurricane-protected property has slips for vessels from 40 to 60 feet and on-site concierge services. Because of its residential location, River Cove Marina offers a quiet atmosphere for boaters looking for a relaxing getaway.