Many captains and crew have worked on Broward Marine yachts over the years, and many still do today. In recognition of a long South Florida history of boatbuilding, from military minesweepers to yachts, an installation ceremony is scheduled for a State Florida Heritage Site marker to be installed at Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center on Nov. 12. The marker honors the birthplace of the modern marine industry — and the pioneers at its heart — in Broward County and Fort Lauderdale.
“We are honored, alongside our hardworking marine industry peers, as our families’ collective efforts to build and maintain Fort Lauderdale as an epicenter of the yachting industry are permanently recognized with a Florida Historical Marker — at the very location of the former Broward Marine and our Denison family homesite,” said Ken Denison, senior broker at Denison Yachting and youngest son of Frank and Gertrude Denison, founders of Broward Marine. “In the 100 years of Broward County’s history, there are only a handful of these sites, and none, until now, have paid homage to the pioneers of the yachting industry.”
Notable Broward Marine milestones include:
The 1956 launch of the 95-foot Broward M/Y Alisa V, the largest private yacht built in the United States at that time.
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