Did you know that the United States didn't have a superyacht marina until recently? The Western Hemisphere’s first deep water superyacht marina opened in Miami this past January and is called Island Gardens Deep Harbour, situated on Watson Island. The Deep Harbour’s 5,000 linear feet of slips have been designed specifically to accommodate a wide array of vessels, but they’re intentionally targeting megayachts reaching 500-feet-plus in length. There is also accommodation for smaller powerboats and tenders servicing said yachts. The marina is host to a variety of recreational amenities, including yacht charter services, international aircraft facilities and United States Customs capabilities.
In addition to the opening of Island Gardens, the marina is opening The Deck, which serves as a social club of sorts for boaters docking at the marina, making Island Gardens a true one-stop yachting destination. The Deck taps into Miami’s reputation as a shopping and entertainment destination by offering an open-air lounge, which hosts a restaurant, DJs and a bustling bar and has views of downtown Miami. In particular, The Deck will host a Friday Night Dinner Party series and a yoga and fitness-inspired series called WELLTH Saturdays, which will occasionally feature celebrity guest chefs along with local health and fitness brand partnerships.