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Nautical Ventures is a Water Wonderland

Don't fall! Nautical Ventures is your source for fun on the water.

Nautical Ventures is a water toy wonderland

Being on the water can have a physical and spiritual effect on people. It makes them smile and creates lifelong memories. Just as with our annual swimsuit issue, boats and toys enhance that fun. Nautical Ventures is your go-to place for fun on the water.

Getting its start 31 years ago as a Hobie kayak and sailboat dealer, Nautical Ventures grew, and it was in 2010 when Roger Moore and Jeff Garcia purchased the store believing
that water sports equipment would complement their yacht brokerage business, QPS Marine.

Having sailed around the world with his wife, Samantha, Moore finally set anchor in Fort Lauderdale. He now lives on an 84-foot Northern Marine expedition yacht. Additionally, Garcia grew up in a family-owned shipyard, soon owning the Nautor Swan sailing charter fleet in St. Martin and making a name retrofitting pre-owned yachts in the French West Indies. After time as a project manager at Derecktor Shipyards, he joined Moore in 2007.

Needless to say, they know boats.

Over the years, Nautical Ventures has grown exponentially with the expansion of product lines that now include yacht tenders, pleasure and fishing boats, and a wide array of
yacht-related toys and equipment.

Knowledge Base

With that growth, “we have been able to attract experienced staff to run each division of products that allows us to be knowledgeable in each department: kayaks, sailboats, yacht tenders, yacht toys, etc.,” says Moore. “In 2013, we expanded to include new boat sales via Nautical Ventures Marine, and we are now a leading dealer for Axopar, Blackfin, Century, Chapman Transition, Glastron, Highfield tenders, Novurania, Ranger Tugs, Release fishing boats and Schaefer Yachts.

The toys