Thanks to a Grand Opening and Dedication ceremony held on Tuesday for the new Haulover Marine Center in Miami (read the story), my longtime colleague from Powerboat magazine and now speedonthewater.com, Ryan Johnson, was able to get a firsthand look at the grandiose $25-million renovation project located at Haulover Park.
The new Haulover Marine Center in Miami is already packed with impressive hardware. Photo by Ryan Johnson
Of course, as is the case with anyone who has visited the new Westrec Marinas facility since it’s soft opening in October, Johnson was impressed by the marina, the equipment, the storage capacity and the impressive boats that already call Haulover Marine Center home.
Currently at 80-percent capacity, according to John Louis, Westrec’s Southern regional manager, Haulover Marine Center hosted a sizable group of Miami-Dade County officials, including the director of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, and the District 4 commissioner.
“We saw a market that wasn’t being touched in this area and decided to put together a marina unlike anything else,” Louis said following the reception. “We’ve embraced the South Florida boat market, especially the go-fast ‘raceboats.’ The market is strong and we feel like our sales and service tenant—Larry Goldman and the team at Xtreme Powerboats—has brought a lot of that to the table.”