Island Gardens on Watson Island in Miami is the latest and largest marina facility to dock your superyacht in this part of South Florida. Accommodating yachts from 80 up to 500 feet in length in 50 slips, the marina offers direct access to the Atlantic Ocean via unrestricted access to Government Cut. While the marina is only the first space built on the billion dollar “island of dreams,” Island Gardens will eventually house the mega-yacht harbor, nearly 500 rooms of hotel space, shopping and dining venues.
The project is the dream of Turkish investor and entrepreneur, Mehmet Bayrakrat, who is founder, chairman and CEO of Flagstone Property Group.
Marieke Van Peer, a seasoned marina operator, has been picked to manage the site and its staff, including a dockmaster, supervisors, dock hands, office staff and divers to help with mooring lines, anchors and maintenance.
The Deck @ Island Gardens is their new outdoor lounge where guests are welcome to arrive by land or sea, and can sit comfortably at The Deck’s full-size dining or lounge tables. The facility offers stunning views of Downtown Miami and is in prime position for sunset viewing. Available for corporate functions and private events, Islands Gardens may be the place for aspiring yachties to gather. For reservations, they can be reached at 786-479-3443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.