Broward Marine, Fort Lauderdale FL and Saugatuck MI

(formerly Dooley's Basin, later Broward Yachts, now Broward Shipyard)

Most recent update: June 20, 2016.


Broward Marine was established by Frank Denison, in 1948, on the site of the former Dooley's Basin & Dry Dock Company, which had been organized in 1937 for the war effort and which had closed after the war.  The yard was located where Lauderdale Marine Center is now, on the New River, just east of I-95: see it from the air on Google here.  The Saugatuck yard was started in 1977, on the north bank of the Kalamazoo River, close to its outlet into Lake Michigan: see the site from the air on Google here.  (That huge house on the beach just west of the Saugatuck yard was built by Denison for his own use.)  Ownership of the company changed hands in about 2000 and the new owners, called Broward Yachts, closed both yards and moved construction to a yard in Dania Beach, just south of Port Everglades, in Broward County.  The new company failed in the Bush recession of 2009 but the yard is still going as a refit/repair facility, now under the name Broward Shipyard.  Visit them at www.browardshipyard.com and see the Dania Beach yard from the air on Google here.  In the column headed Yard in the table below, F stands for Fort Lauderdale, S for Saugatuck and D for Dania Beach.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in this table, or untangle any of the apparent duplications, please e-mail your input to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # Yard O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
Built by Dooley's Basin & Dry Dock
  F   SC 710 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 7-Nov-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Ibis (WAVR 430)
  F   SC 711 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 2-Jan-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Jay (WAVR 431)
  F   P 94-97 US Army Rescue Boat   104 9/42-1/43 4 boats
  F   P 149-150 US Army Rescue Boat   104 9/42-1/43 2 boats
  F   P 221-226 US Army Rescue Boat   104 6/43 6 boats
  F   P 233-240 US Army Rescue Boat   104 5/43-9/43 8 boats
  F   P 360-369 US Army Rescue Boat   85 11/43-8/44 10 boats
  F   P 478-487 US Army Rescue Boat   85 11/43-8/44 10 boats
  F   P 506-509 US Army Rescue Boat   85 1/45-3/45 4 boats
  F   P 556-559 US Army Rescue Boat   85 11/43-8/44 4 boats
  F   J 2149-70 US Army Rescue Boat   38 1/44-5/44 22 boats
  F   J 2216-40 US Army Rescue Boat   27 12/44-2/45 25 boats
Built by Broward Marine
  F 265355 Warrior S. James Simpson Yacht 51 61 1953 Later H. W. Orr
  F   Bolsward (MSC 109) Dutch Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 26-Oct-53 M 846, struck 1972
  F   Beilen (MSC 110) Dutch Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 9-Apr-54 M 848, struck 1974
  F   Brummen (MSC 111) Dutch Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 4-Feb-54 M 851, struck 1974
  F   Blaricum (MSC 112) Dutch Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 21-May-54 M 853, struck 1975
  F   Limpkin (MSC 195) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 10-Apr-55 To Indonesia 1971 as Pulau Anjer (M 719), struck 1976
  F   Meadowlark (MSC 196) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 10-May-55 To Indonesia 1971 as Pulau Alau (M 717), struck 1976
  F   Parrot (MSC 197) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390d 144 28-Jun-55 Scrapped 1976
  F   Stalwart (MSO 493) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 630d 172 23-Apr-57 Scrapped 1971
  F   Sturdy (MSO 494) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 630d 172 23-Oct-57 Scrapped 1978
  F   Swerve (MSO 495) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 630d 172 27-Jul-57 Scrapped 1978
  F   Venture (MSO 496) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 630d 172 3-Feb-58 Scrapped 1978
118 F   O'Susannah Yacht   38   Later Hello Central
119              
120              
121 F 273333 Mustang X Yachts America Megayacht 147 95 1957 Later Alisa V, now Miss Kira
122 F 273681 Stormy III Yacht 43 53 1957 Later Solid Gold
123 F 281742 My Keely Yacht 49 62 1960 Later Glori-Bee, Lady Lyn, Diva, now Vintage
124 F 290868 Norsaga IV Yacht 49 63 1962 Later Honey Bea, Contessa
125 F 273714 Ebb Tide Yacht 17 40 1957  
126              
127 F 278032 Lisa II Megayacht 90 75 1958 Later Minna-Lee, Sojourn, Pacific Spirit, Butter Moon
128 F 274420 Plane Eleven Yacht 18 37 1957 Later Captain Schlitz
129 F   Quail Yacht   40   Later Poor Boy
130 F   Larry Crabtree Yacht   24    
131 F 277949 Miss Mimi Harry Blum Megayacht 99 85 1958 Now Jonathan III
132 F   Idle Time Yacht   26    
133 F 285312 Care-Less-Babe Robert E. Maytag Megayacht 107 85 1961 Later Capstan, Five Cs, Columbiana, now Sovereign
134 F   Quo Vadis Megayacht   77    
135 F   Heather Megayacht   102    
136 F   Uzelle Yacht   44    
137 F 294179 Dorisam R. Thomas Armstrong Megayacht 99 77 1964 Later Irene
138 F 297252 Tica Southside Investments Megayacht 98 77 1964 Active
139 F   Venus Megayacht   82    
140 F 510963 Ultimate Classic Vessel Charters Megayacht 114 82 1967 Later Fifty-Fifty, King Sago, Ghost
141 F 511621 Lei-Bree-Ellen C. W. Bowland Yacht 40 46 1967 Later Eurosonic II
  F 515969 Double J Paul L. Matteson Yacht 71 60 1968 Later Bingo
142 F 516516 Seabiscuit Thomas L. Beck Yacht 40 46 1968 Later Hook 'Em
143 F   Seajay Yacht   45   Now Angler
 144 F 548068 Evon Megayacht 126 87 1973 Later Karajan, Excel
145                  
146 F   Mako Yacht   46    
147 F   Cinco V Yacht   46   Now Sparetime
148 F            
149 F   Gayred Yacht   60   Now Barbara Deanne
150 F   Lazy Lady Yacht   72   Later Rose de Songerie
151 F   Flying Bee Yacht   67   Later Adventurer II
152 F 523663 Lazy K JMT Enterprises Yacht 74 67 1969 Later Royal Yacht, Gypsy, Class Act, now Margot (Honduras)
153 F   Flying B Yacht   73   Later Lady J
154 F   Howlen Yacht   74   Later Bah! Humbug
154? F 527746 Adventurer III   Passenger 85 73 1970 Later Lady Helen, Lady Charly, Low Country, now Southern Drawl
155 F   Lethargy Yacht   73   Later Exclusive Lady
155? F 555969 Madcap Executive Services LLC Yacht 61 74 1974 Later Go Fourth, R & R, now Enigma
? S   Southmere   Yacht 95 60 1974 Active (Canada)
156 F 566809 Pagliacci Yacht 87 73 1975 Later Destiny, Revery, now Queen P
157 F 573577 Arlette G   Megayacht 99 75 1976 Later Evel Eye, The Max. now Bottom Line
158?   576945 Bacon Hall II Tradewinds Fndn. Megayacht 65 75 1976 Later Brat
158 S   Beatrice II   Megayacht   75 1977 Now Scotsman
159 S 584641 Grindstone   Megayacht 97 81 1977 Now Pyewacket
160 F 580235 Bull Moose   Megayacht 98 82 1977 Later Leslie Ann, now Islands Dreamer
161 S   Prelude   Yacht   61 1977 Later Pelican II
162 F   Nahanni Yacht   72   Later Good Times
163 S 624547 Friday's Catch Jerry Anagnos Megayacht 98 98 1979 Later Bubba II, Rosemary IV, Gran Royale, Jada Royale, now Sunset Rendezvous
164 F 667892 Trois Juillet Megayacht 100 74 1977 Later Parts III, Erante, Binghamton Too, Crescendo, now Intrinsic (Canada)
165 F   Horizon Megayacht   81    
166 F   Monkey Business Megayacht   82    
      Nautonnier   Megayacht 80 88 1978  
    Sheer Luck Megayacht   80 1980 Active (Bahamas)
167 S 611159 A-Copy Herb Chambers Megayacht 113 93 1979 Later Vision Quest, Ospreys Nest, Island Voyager
168 F 661466 Shalimar Megayacht 130 80 1980 Now Galatea
169 F 635708 Odyssey   Megayacht 118 100 1981 Later Felicidad, Windridge, Miss Tricia, Arriva
170 F 634768 Carol Ann Imperial Leasing, Inc. Megayacht 125 101 1981 Active
171 S 597284 Beverly   Yacht 80 65 1978 Later Brownies II, Paper Doll, Honcho, now Aquasition
172 S 611160 Sincerity   Yacht 67 70  1979 Later Joanna III, R Cabana II
173 S 670578 Mon Amour Crystal Yacht Charters Yacht 86 64 1980 Active
174 S  638371 Wayward Wind   Yacht 81 70 1980 Later Absolute
175 S 639827 Bermbee   Yacht 89 73 1981 Later Island Spirit, Ilse-Marie, Blitzen, now Mary Elizabeth II
176 S 644969 Lady Elinor   Yacht 95 72 1982 Later Starlight Express, Hidilution, now Good Deal
177 S 908592 Vantage Yacht 105 72 1981 Later Georgiana, now Maximus
178 S 662545 Parts II   Yacht 109 73 1982 Later Pinnacle, Adeline VI, Daniel B, Highland Fling, Patience
179 S 651292 Lady Encore Barbra Mandrell Megayacht 99 77 1982 Later Northern Vs, now Lady Helen
180 F 642072 Shazu Megayacht 124 85 1981 Later Protocol, Daddy's Toy Box, Magic I, Carib Queen, More Toys 4 Us, Flight, Southern Breeze, now La Isla
181 F 646056 La Sirene   Megayacht 115 83 1982 Later Big Eagle, Latino, Idyll, Lady Hawke, Reflections, now Midsummer Dream
182 F 657985 Gallant Lady Little Boat LLC Megayacht 156 106 1982 Later Big Eagle II, Believe II, Esprit
183 F 676004 Parts IV Navigar LLC Megayacht 164 102 1983 Later Family Ties, now Liquidity
184 F 662272 Brownies III Alvin Wagner Megayacht 185 110 1983 Now Kaleen (Cayman I.)
185?     High Yield   Megayacht   107 1983 Active
186 S   Tara George Barber Megayacht   83 1982 Later Lady Alice, now Essco
187 S   Jervet   Megayacht   85 1983 Now Euterpe
188 S 659019 Soft Touch Cecil, Inc. Megayacht 128 85 1983 Later Dynamic Duo, now Alicia
189 S   Consuelo III   Megayacht 128 85 1983 Later Infinity
190 S 1151239 Cherosa   Megayacht 155 108 1984 Later Legacy, now Nymphaea (Malaysia)
191 S 681443 Carla Elena II Nemesis Enterprises Megayacht 158 99 1984 Active
192 S 674437 My Way Again Int'l. Yacht Sales Megayacht 167 101 1984 Later Lady Letsuko, Lady Helen, now My Way
193                  
194 S 679949 Light Horse   Megayacht 119 82 1985 Later Aqua Marine, Viaggio, now Real Escape
195 S 969182 Shona Boy   Megayacht 145 108 1985 Later Silent Wings, now On Seafari
196 S 688246 Lady Columbo   Megayacht 186 112 1986 Now Catalina
197 S 909268 Starlite Big Boat Charters, LP Megayacht 256 121 1986 Later Bandia Mara, Magic One, now Le Montrachet
198 S 901001 Samantha Lin   Megayacht 141 100 1986 Later Petar K, Marlonna (Croatia)
199 S 1154658 I. Lorraine   Megayacht 134 87 1986 Later Periodical, Summer Dream, The Admiral, now Seahawk (Cayman I.)
200-210                  
211 S 654723 Invictus Michael E. McElroy, Sr. Megayacht 96 79 1982 Later Maj. of 1, Seven R, Time Out, Lady Monroe, now Miss Colombia
212 S 653405 Cowboys   Megayacht 95 81 1982 Now Royal Eagle II
213 S 660532 Realite B. & D. Charters Megayacht 161 96 1983 Later Princessa del Mar, now Enchantress (Marshall I.)
214 S 672267 Destiny Republic Management Megayacht 149 92 1983 Later Arllyn, Quo Vadis, Eagle, Never Enough, Summer Nights
215 S 665157 Fram   Yacht 97 72 1983 Later Mayacca, Gem-n-i, Christina VI, Summer Girl, destroyed 2010
216 S 677189 Mystique   Megayacht 132 83 1984 Later It's Berry Sweet, Airius
217 S 691648 Connaught   Megayacht 156 108 1984 Later Jani, Big L, now Pure Knight Life (Marshall I.)
218 F 676166 Futura Island Marine Supply Megayacht 124 89 1984 Later Sea Hawk, Lady Bebe, now Envision
219 S 678837 Sero   Megayacht 158 98 1984 Later Cedar Island, Diffle (U.K.)
220 S 678046 Magnifico   Megayacht 65 88 1984 Later BBC V, now Kestrel
221 S 678634 Doral   Megayacht 115 78 1984 Later Luck of the Draw III, Cattitudes, now El Sueno (Anguilla)
222 S 681337 My-Lee III   Megayacht 112 75 1984 Later Morgan Grant, now Hasty IV
223 S   Rendezvous   Megayacht   80 1985 Active
224 S 693083 Bandia Mara   Megayacht 154 97 1985 Later Lady Collette
225 S 693780 Janet   Megayacht 135 84 1985 Later After Five, My Penny, Lady D, Summer Dream, now Insatiable
226 S 997567 Georgie   Megayacht 121 81 1986 Later Bella Dawn, Tin Lady, now Golden Girl
227 S                
228 S                
229 S 911350 Mayacca Dealers Management Megayacht 199 111 1987 Later La Bonne Vie
230 S 914924 Takashane   Megayacht 140 99 1987 Later S.S. Stone, Issimo, now Golden Lady
231 S 916796 Windrush Edward P. White Yacht 115 74 1987 Later Ma Bonne Amie, now Urban Legend
232 S 922876 Majority of One Mar Res Dvlpmt Fndn Megayacht 131 94 1987 Later Miss Pauline, Ladyhawke, Ibex, now Pathway
233 S 928434 Fantasy   Megayacht 134 92 1988 Later Austenitic, now All In (BVI)
234 S 924232 Morning Edition   Megayacht 124 86 1987 Later Gale Winds, now Burning Daylight
235 S 929249 Camille   Megayacht 131 94 1987 Later Topsy, Bay Breeze, now Trilogy
236 S 935545 Miss Gretchen Megayacht 116 82 1988 Later Sea Dreams, now Golden Rule
237 S 939808 Fancy Free   Megayacht 127 86 1988 Now Diamond Lady (Cayman I.)
238 S 941029 Astrelle Sunset Yacht Charters Megayacht 91 85 1988 Now The Job
239 S 943712 Alpha Tango   Megayacht 122 85 1988 Later Miss Maz, Chairman
240 S   La Bonne Vie   Megayacht 222 120 1989 Later Indian Princess
241 S 955052 My Other Honey   Megayacht 132 86 1989 Later Maddy K, Tuna Can, now Islands Duo (ON 1222226)
242 S 953246 Gram III   Megayacht 105 72 1989 Later Enigma, Enigma Theme, Princess Consuela, CC-Soda III
243 S 1050450 Camille   Megayacht 278 121 1990 Later Nova Spirit, Cajun Princess, ADO (Malta), now Cartoush II (Grenada)
244 S 959732 Reality Fairwind Corp. Megayacht 121 94 1990 Later P. G.'s Jester, now Summer Splendor
245 S 970132 Windrush   Megayacht 138 80 1990 Later Aquasition, now Northern V's
246 S 979857 Cascadia   Megayacht 132 102 1990 Later Island Time, now Mon Sheri (Cayman I.)
247 S 972768 Bubba Too S D Sea Yacht Charters Megayacht 144 86 1991 Later Odyssey, Sea Story, Wayne's World, Rendezvous, Absolutely, now Engage
248 S 1020718 Glory Days Megayacht 149 93 1991 Now Island Time, now Queen B (St. Vincent)
249 S 1028144 Status Quo Megayacht 210 107 1993 Later Seabird, Sovereign
250 S 982010 Jazz Hy-Five, Inc. Megayacht 152 93 1992 Now Carpe Diem
251 S 1142934 C'Est La Vie Deux   Megayacht 150 82 1992 Later Anabash, now Christine (St. Vincent)
252 S 1222522 Maddy-Lyn   Megayacht 143 93 1993 Now Tawny Lynne
253 S 1057670 Solutions Megayacht 151 110 1993 Now Natica (BVI)
254 S 1021950 The Horizon   Megayacht 146 99 1993 Now Celebration
255 S Gemini Lady   Megayacht   99 1994 Active
256 S 1113612 La Vacance II S & M LLC Passenger 153 88 1994 Later Aton, now Gabriella
257 S 1026366 Mi-Lee Michael Musto Megayacht 150 85 1994 Later Turnin' Left
258 S 1035673 Dana Claire R. & E. Charters Passenger 117 80 1995 Later Pura Vida, now Finatic
259 S 1039438 Wehr Nuts   Megayacht 155 96 1996 Now Subconscious II
260 S 1064478 Rachelle   Megayacht 147 99 1998 Later Positive Carry, now Reward (Canada)
261 S 1105586 Emerald Sea   Megayacht 322 108 1996 Now Bullish
262 S 1058694 Daniel B II   Megayacht 163 93 1997 Later Free Bird, now Cherish (Cayman I.)
263 S 1199518 Party Girl   Megayacht 155 92 1998 Later Miss Stephanie, now Lucky Stars
264 S 1220887 Mar-Bar-Liz   Megayacht 160 92 1998 Now Double Down
265 S 1086337 Holly Belle   Megayacht 180 108 1999 Finished in Dania as Lady Jean, now Trevia (Cayman I.)
266 S Home James   Megayacht   110 1999 Finished in Dania, active (St. Vincent)
267 S 1109099 Espresso II Futuristic, Inc. Megayacht 144 92 2001 Finished in Dania, now Escape (Cayman I.)
268 S 1153530 Entrepreneur V B Motor Yachts Megayacht 171 110 2004 Finished in Dania, active

500

F 957209 Kallista   Megayacht 275 103 1989 Later Neninka, Camille, Nova Spirit, now Show Time
501 F 924985 Janet   Megayacht 203 124 1987 Later Murphy's Law, now Anastasia (St. Vincent)
502 F 929605 Magnifico II Carl Dame Megayacht 207 103 1987 Later Lady Alice, now Miz Doris
503 F 976822 Seaward III   Megayacht 120 80 1987 Later Sirius, Good News (Canada), now Miss Marcia (Ireland)
504 F 931333 C-Venture   Megayacht 141 85 1988 Later Situations, now Tangent (BVI)
505 F 945782 Motivation Guardall Ltd. Megayacht 211 102 1988 Later Big Eagle, Hi-Banx, now Victory Lane
506 F 934398 Britannia II   Megayacht 156 90 1988 Later Drummer, Bazinga, now Golden Touch II (Cayman I.)
507 F 941095 Mon Amour   Megayacht 144 85 1988 Later Lady Wanda, Lady Michelle, now Sea Loafers II
508 F 951138 Destiny Tradewinds Fndn. Megayacht 189 103 1989 Later Sea Bird, S & U, Lady Susan
509 F 954681 Lady Jake 50th Anniversary, LLC Megayacht 157 98 1989 Now Golden Eagle
510 F   Moon River   Megayacht 121 76 1990 Active (BVI)
511 F 957749 Willaway   Megayacht 133 74 1989 Later Seabird, now Australian Gold (BVI)
512 F 961380 Pizzazz   Megayacht 149 106 1989 Later Calex, Maui, now Las Olas
513 F                
514 F                

515

F 961535 Britannia Megayacht 202 104 1990 Destroyed by fire 1990s

516

F 977360 Pegasus Megayacht 290 112 1991 Later Princess Tina, Lady Wanda (Cayman I.), now A & I (Greece)
517 F 967724 Bellini   Megayacht 166 100 1990 Now Audacity
518 F 972882 Easy   Megayacht 153 95 1990 Now Taipan
519 F 1073964 Jami   Megayacht 152 95 1991 Now Panache
520 F 979659 Miss Pauline   Megayacht 186 88 1991 Later Johnny Be Good, Knot Tide, now Dozer

521

F 987162 Fantasy Fantasy 2000 Megayacht 192 93 1992 Active (Cayman I.)
522 F 1057180 Dasyatis Carcenwood Inc. Megayacht 157 93 1992 Now Orinoquia (Cayman I.)
523 F 1028148 Daybreak   Megayacht 180 89 1993 Now Independence 2
524 F 984540 Sharing II   Megayacht 158 105 1992 Active (Cayman I.)
525 F 996760 Namoh   Megayacht 199 98 1993 Now Contrarian Rose
526 F 1026950 Dare to Dream   Megayacht 170 110 1994 Now Kelly Anne
527 F 996930 Marsha Kay CIM Enterprises Megayacht 150 98 1993 Now Cedar Island
528 F 999073 Terry Lea RMSC of W. Palm Bch Megayacht 164 99 1993 Later Renaissance, Red Baron, now Freedom
529 F 1021067 Lia Fail   Megayacht 195 116 1994 Later Gael Dimar (St. Vincent), now Acqua
530 F 1039040 Abbracci   Megayacht 196 111 1994 Active
531 F Kamian   Megayacht   110 1995 Now High Tide
532 F 1033534 Lady Hawke   Megayacht 195 98 1995 Later Redemption, Southern Princess, now P.G.'s Jester
533 F 1108346 Finale   Megayacht 124 81 1995 Now Lady Gray
534 F Bubba Two   Megayacht 432 156 1996 Now Inspiration (Greece)
535 F       Megayacht 432 156 1996  
536 F 1061364 Independence Oceana Publications Megayacht 240 117 1995 Now Serque
537 F 1045526 Indiscretion Indiscretion, Inc. Megayacht 220 102 1995 Active
538 F 1050893 C-Venture   Megayacht 191 98 1997 Now Salacia
539 F 1037700 Independence Oceana Publications Megayacht 138 86 1995 Later Lukousaurus, Revelry, now Dahvin
540 F Family Affair   Megayacht   113 1995 Active
541 F 1045528 Temptation My Temptation, Inc. Megayacht 150 81 1996 Now Crown Jewel
542 F Cocoa Bean   Megayacht 423 142 1998 Now Lady Nora (Marshall I.)
543 F 1114859 Status Quo   Megayacht 158 91 1997 Later Quiet Place, now Lanida
544 F Sea Bear II Megayacht   81 1995 Active
545 F Danielle Megayacht   115 1995 Active
546 F 1134975 Strait Jacket Strait Jacket Inc. Megayacht 157 95 1998 Now Lady Sharon Gale
547 F                
548 F 1107848 Lady M   Megayacht 150 92 1999 Later Won Buy Land, No Vacancy, now Lady Lex
549 F 1250383 Lexapro   Megayacht 109 78 1999 Active
Built by Broward Yachts
550 D 1084261 Lady Frances IV Allied Corp. Megayacht 165 103 1999 Now Trix-Sea
551 D 1242979 Aquasition   Megayacht 203 118 2000 Now True North
552 D 1146645 Lady Nancy Nancy Holdings Megayacht 172 105 2003 Active
553 D 1177332 Soulmate   Megayacht 163 107 2005 Now Illiquid
554 D 1110389 Cortina Cortina LLC Megayacht 148 88 2001 Later She's My Lady II, now My Lady
555 D 1129802 London Lady   Megayacht 203 118 2000 Now True North (Marshall I.)
556 D 1235309 Sigrun Sigrun LLC Megayacht 209 120 2001 Now Sonas
557 D              
600 D 1219907 Daddy's Girl   Fishing Vsl. 15 36 2009 Active
601 D 1196163 Lady Broward   Megayacht 261 120 2007 Later Hi-Banx, now Heritage III (Marshall I.)
602 D 1230678 Coco Loco   Megayacht 247 124 2007 Later Aquasition, now Viva Mas (Marshall I.)
701 D                
702 D                
703 D 1258595 Odyssey