The Town of Palm Beach Marina, home to power and sail boats since the 1940s, is scheduled to reopen on November 1 after a major $40 million renovation. The marina, just across the Lake Worth Lagoon from the mainland, is not far from Palm Beach’s considerably upscale attractions, including the Worth Avenue boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
One of the most significant attractions, however, is the weather, which provides a 12-month boating season. Another is the location, along the ICW with easy access to the Atlantic for cruising and fishing and a relatively short ride over to the Bahamas.
For many years, the marina, with 84 slips, was the only public superyacht marina in the area. Now, the renovation is adding a 250-foot Royal Palm Dock, a new Bellingham concrete floating dock system, and other upgrades, including high-speed Wi-Fi, improved shore power, and beefed up security.
It’s the only public marina on the island of Palm Beach, and guests get complimentary access to an oceanfront par 3 golf course, the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center, and the town’s 13 tennis courts.
With the renovations, the marina will welcome yachts from 60 to 294 feet. Before you get too excited, you might want to check out the slip fees. A 60-foot slip costs $32,580 for the season (Nov. 1 to April 30), and $38,325 for the year (Dec. 1 to Nov. 30). A 90-foot slip is $48,870 for the season, and $65,700 for the year.
If you need a 200-foot slip, the price goes up to $190,050 for the season, and $292,000 for the year, but then, as the saying goes, if you have to ask how much it costs…
The marina also welcomes transients. It’s at 500 Australian Avenue, just south of the Royal Park Bridge. Read more: