Keeping your home above water is important in more ways than one.
Whether it’s a private dock, a bijoux slip or a nearby marina and fancy sailing club membership, properties that deliver boating directly to your front door are now at a premium (up to 20% some analysts say). And nowhere more so than in South Florida, where private boat facilities are popping up on choice condo towers, boutique developments and grand estates across the city.
“Miami’s real estate market is booming, but what’s really been phenomenal is the boat-slipping demand,” said Michael Martirena Ivan and Mike Team at Compass, “The hottest real estate right now is a boat slip,” said Filippo Incorvia, founder of FI Real Estate Brokerage. “Miami is starting to rival Monaco for prices, attractions and nautical prestige.”
Take the current Martirena listing at Turnberry Ocean Club in Sunny Isles, Fla. Three bedroom, four bathroom condo, Currently priced at $6.2 millionNot only does it come with nearly 3,000 square feet of living space, the move-in ready condo also includes coveted (and complimentary!) docking privileges. Turnberry Marina,
Located on North Miami’s Intracoastal Waterway, the highly secure, ipe wood-clad facility can accommodate 68 vessels up to 160 feet in size.
Ocean Club Home also comes with priority access and VIP services nearby fontainebleau aviation in Opa-Locka Executive Airport, just in case you need to jet after your boat ride. “Because if you have a yacht,” Martirena said, “chances are you also need access to a private airport.”
The focus on boating access extends beyond just the Sunny Isles. In Miami Beach, a new 10-story, 50-unit project on the ultra-posh Fisher Island includes not only a $55 million ground-floor villa with a half-acre backyard, but also its own docking facility for superyachts . Developed by “Condo King” Jorge Perez’s Related Group, the project complements Fisher Island’s existing Vanderbilt Marina, which can accommodate 100 vessels.
Meanwhile, about 30 miles north, newly appeared Marina Vista Pompano Beach is part of a wave of high-end development in the still low-key area between Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.
Developed by Chatrit Group in New York, MarinaVista — which sits between the Atlantic and the Intracoastal — includes 121 total residences, including 12 lanai townhomes, 15 waterfront lofts and 94 two- to three-bedroom condominiums, all ranging from 1,400 to 3,500 square feet. are up to feet. , They are designed by Kobi Karp, whose tropical luxe imprimatur can be found at many of the most sought-after developments in South Florida.
With prime waterfront views from nearly every angle, Marina Vista features a full-service, elegantly designed marina with room for 25 lucky vessels. The flagship al-fresco facility is part of a bustling promenade with high-end shops and dining spots – there’s even a groovy dock-and-dine concept in the works.
The Intracoastal is also an integral part of another Chatroulette newcomer with private dock access, Olara West Palm Beach, which will feature a 30,000-square-foot dining and marketplace space along with a private marina with boating concierge. The striking, metal-clad aesthetic of the dual-tower project comes courtesy of Arquitectonica, the Miami-based architecture firm that launched Magic City’s stylish condo reincarnation nearly 30 years ago.
Back in Miami, developer Ian Bruce Eichner — whose Continuum company helped establish South Beach’s SoFi district two decades ago — is back on the market with La Baia North Bay Harbor, an ultra-exclusive beach resort in North Miami. There is a condo development close to the harbour. Two to four bedroom homes starting at $1.3 million – Set in a low-rise tower located directly on Indian Creek with prominent private dock for boating fans.
pass, the Monaco Yacht Club and Residence – Designed by Italian minimalist master Piero Lissoni and for sale by Fortune International Group – also comes with an onsite dock, in this case sized to accommodate boats up to 55 feet in length.
Finally, for those who want the privacy of a property as well as direct water and boating access, consider 325 Leucadendra Dr. at tony Coral Cables, a short drive from downtown Miami. Right across Biscayne Bay, Coral Gables has seen a host of mega-dollar listings recently, including a $45 million compound set on 2 prime waterfront acres along with a $20 million contemporary property. Owned by Yankees catcher Jorge Posada,
Leucadendra Drive property – which totals 1.31 acres and was built in 2015 – Its price is 34.9 million dollars and spans over 18,000 square feet and includes approximately 225 feet of straight water access. Hear by Jiles Zeder Group, the property was designed in the beloved traditional Spanish villa-inspired style in The Gables and is hidden within the prestigious Gables Estates section of the city. The home includes nine bedrooms and nine baths (plus a pair of half baths), staff quarters, a four-car garage, a private gym, a pool, and a huge outdoor children’s playground.
Most swoon-worthy is its private dock right in front of the swimming pool for easy access to the marine life and clear waters of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve.
get to the chopper
Since its launch in 2014, Blade has reinvented how cash-rich/time-poor people relocate themselves between fancy seasonal cities and resort spots like New York, the Hamptons, Miami, and Palm Beach. Now blade — along with similarly-styled boutique aviation firms are expanding their transportation offerings to provide jet-setters with even more ways to get to (or between) their favorite Florida destinations.
Blade — which already rescues sun-seekers from the New York City area to both Miami and Palm Beach — just launched Express helicopter service between Miami and Palm Beach. Although these two winter playgrounds are less than 75 miles apart, these miles can be some of the most congested in the Miami metro area. That’s where Blade comes in.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen a significant migration of our New York travelers to South Florida,” said Blade spokesperson Lee Gould. “Whether for business, golf or just visiting family and friends, their No. 1 helicopter route is between Miami and Palm Beach.”
Blade’s new service essentially allows users to book private helicopter flights between Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. According to Gold, the new Miami to Palm Beach helicopter flights are completely private affairs, performed in twin-engine Sikorsky S-76 helicopters with a pair of pilots and up to eight passengers. Gold says most passengers opt to fly to Opa-locka, though Blade can land at a few other notable Miami airfields, as well as arrange landing rights at major area resorts.
The service is likely to be most popular during peak event times such as Art Basel Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show – and complements Blade’s latest BladeOne jet service between the New York area and Florida, which has been designed to use commercial-sized Upgraded. Jet retrofitted to accommodate just 16 passengers. “Miami is back and busy,” Gould said, “so there’s a dire need to fly through all that traffic and congestion.”
Meanwhile, also in Miami, new Heliflight Bringing even the most remote places of the city very close. The company, which already operates throughout the Northeast, recently expanded its existing Miami charter service to offer completely private, on-demand flights between Miami and popular regional destinations such as Palm Beach or Disney World Is. The company operates an extensive fleet of twin-engine, two-pilot AgustaWestland AW139 aircraft and will carry passengers anywhere within a 250-mile radius, like in the New York area.
But beyond Heliflight’s fleet are its pilots, each of whom has logged nearly 3,000 hours of flight time, far exceeding the industry standard. This commitment to security and privacy has earned the company a strong following with celebrities who appreciate the ability to land in both Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
“Our focus on the well-being and safety of our customers earns us the highest safety rating in the industry,” said Kurt Carlson, CEO of Heliflite. “Our customers enjoy the ultimate luxury experience while saving countless hours of on-the-ground transit time.”
Once in Miami, there are a host of well-known helicopter companies that offer panoramic tours and shuttles to the Magic City for thrill-seeking visitors. it is included fly miamiStarting with a ride that’s only 30 minutes long, Magic Air Tourswho specializes in “sunset” and “romantic” rides, and south beach helicopters, that goes down to the florida keys