yachts are the product of Broward Marine, located in Dania, Florida. Navy contracts led to the first Broward creations, and one of Broward’s first yachts, built in the 1950’s, was considered to be a megayacht in its day. Broward Marine has a focus on creating custom yachts specifically designed for the client’s lifestyle. Aluminum is the material of choice for Broward yachts, and both engineers and designers work together to blend new technology with Old World flair. Broward has taken into consideration the favorite customer options, and integrated them into standard options for newer yachts, which also offer a longer range and more cruising speed. Today, Broward yachts are produced in sport fishing, raised bridge, raised pilothouse, and tri-deck models ranging from 98 to 156 feet in length. The official history of the company: In 1948 Frank Denison acquired Dooley's Dry Dock. In 1953 he started to operate under the County name Broward Marine and in the first four years, he successfully contracted various military vessels from 144' to 173' for the Dutch and U.S. Navy. Broward Marine became the largest private employer in Broward County.
Later, Broward Marine started to build custom yachts when the hull and superstructure materials changed from wood to aluminum, and the yachts became larger and larger. In the 70's and early 80's Denison's sons entered the shipyard and the company started to build more and more yachts, providing full refit and maintenance services throughout. Over time, approximately 300 Broward yachts had been successfully launched and delivered to their owners. The company exchanged hands with various owners over the years. In July 2009 a new company was incorporated, Broward Shipyard, Inc., by Bruce and Chris Moore at the same facility location.