Treasure Coast Upgrades
Florida’s Treasure Coast is a prime destination for boaters of all types. New and renovated marinas and boatyards add to the Treasure Coast upgrades in the region.
Great fishing in the nearby Gulf Stream, easy ocean access through predictable inlets and the entrance to the Okeechobee Waterway all make the region a hot spot.
Add to that the great coastal towns of Stuart, Fort Pierce, and Vero Beach and it’s easy to see why the Treasure Coast is so popular. New and renovated marinas and boatyards add to the Treasure Coast upgrades in the region.
Dockside Inn and Marina is another favorite stop for anglers along the Treasure Coast. The Inn is completing a new, larger marina with an expected opening in September. The marina will have 58 slips with 100-amp, three-phase service accommodating boats up to 130 feet in length.
Located on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, FL, Dockside Inn has a great location. That’s in part because of its close proximity to prime inland fishing grounds for snook, snapper and sand perch along with deep sea fishing in the nearby Gulf Stream. If you can’t come by your own boat, several charter fishing operators will be on location to help you hook a prize catch.
Causeway Cove Marina recently opened on the north side of Hutchinson Island along the Indian River Lagoon. With direct access to the ICW, the marina is an easy in and out for transient boaters. With offshore fishing around the corner from the Fort Pierce Inlet, it’s the perfect base for serious fishing. The location also offers great restaurants and entertainment along Highway A1A across the street from the marina, including the popular attractions of Inlet Park, Fort Beach and the St. Lucie County Aquarium.
A Grand Acquisition
Grand Banks Yachts announced the acquisition of the Stuart Yacht Boatyard in Stuart, Florida. Under Grand Banks’ ownership, the yard will be known as the Stuart Yacht Basin. Additionally, it will be the Grand Banks base of operations in the United States.
The yard is located on a very well-protected branch of the St. Lucie River south of Stuart. The facility features a 50-ton Travelift, a half-acre privately owned basin, 5,600 square feet of slip space under a covered shed, and a 10,000-square-foot haul-out area. Grand Banks looks forward to serving their large base of customers in the Southeast and invites non-Grand Banks boat owners to visit for any of their boating needs.
By Bob Arrington Southern Boating September 2018
Photo courtesy of Grand Banks Yachts