Earlier today, Westrec Marinas celebrated the Grand Opening and Dedication of its completely renovated Haulover Marine Center in Miami’s well-known Haulover Park today. Representatives and speakers from Miami-Dade County and Westrec, current Haulover Marine Center customers, members of the media and several of Westrec’s “corporate colleagues” reportedly attended this morning’s ribbon-cutting event.
Westrec invested $25 million in the extensive restoration project, according to a press release from the company.
Haulover Marine Center reportedly is the largest dry storage facility in South Florida.
“Miami-Dade Parks is proud of its partnership with Westrec Marinas,” said George Navarrete, the Miami-Dade Parks director, in the release. “We look at this new facility as a revitalized park space and its completion moves our community closer toward creating a parks and open spaces system that is more accessible, seamless, beautiful, equitable, and sustainable, with multiple benefits to better neighborhood living which are the guiding principles of the Open Space Master Plan.”
According to the release, Haulover Marine Center is the largest dry storage facility in South Florida. It contains a new boat storage building with five-tier dry stack housing for 508 boats, which nearly doubles the storage capacity of the former open rack system. The storage structure, which boasts a pattern of blue waves and bubbles on its exterior walls is rated to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.
Special features include an innovative elevator lift system for retrieving and launching vessels and the capacity to hold larger multi-outboard engine boats, up to 60 feet long. The site also received a new boat launch area, a new bait-and-tackle shop, a new bath house, new landscaping, and a new 653-space lighted parking area for both marina and beach visitors.
For a closer look at today’s grand opening of the Haulover Marine Center in Miami check out the slideshow above.
“Throughout the U.S., Westrec is a trusted resource for local governments and municipalities to undertake projects such as Haulover,” said Bill Anderson, the president of Westrec, in the release. “Westrec is highly efficient in developing workable deliverables and creative in finding solutions for architectural, engineering, logistics and use models. We meet the needs of all involved and ultimately achieve what is in the best interest of the communities a facility serves and its guests.”