South Florida Intercoastal

Business Highlight: Suntex Marinas

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Dec 21, 2020 Mon

Owning, managing and investing in an extensive network of the best saltwater and freshwater marinas in the United States, Suntex Marina Investors, LLC brings more than a century of combined experience to its industry leadership, always delivering a superior guest experience on the water. An Anchor member of MIASF, Suntex is developing and operating two key marina properties that are essential sites for the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Las Olas Marina.

Since taking over operations of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in the fourth quarter of 2019, Suntex has implemented a number of significant improvements. From the renovated dockmaster’s office and new all-weather security cameras to upgraded WiFi, a new key card parking system and revitalized captains and crew quarters, Suntex is ensuring the convenience and comfort of all who visit Bahia Mar. Larger improvements include the dredging of the waterway to 15 feet along the face dock and repairing the pedestrian walkway over A1A to the beach. 

“From top management to every employee, our entire team is dedicated to a set of core values which allow us to offer our visitors the best possible experience at world class destinations,” said Bryan Redmond, president of Suntex. “Bahia Mar is the ideal location in the heart of the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’ and we hope to bring our dedication, professionalism and passion that we add to all of our Suntex properties.”

With a 50-year lease at Las Olas Marina, the Suntex redevelopment plan, unanimously approved by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, will feature an 80 slip marina with accommodations for yachts up to 250 feet. The substantial upland improvements include construction of two multi-level buildings which will collectively house restaurants, the dockmaster’s office, ship’s store, and a rooftop gym and pool, all designed to enhance the City’s planned beach access, renovated sidewalks, and additional parking.

David Filler, Suntex’s principal, explained, Las Olas Marina would be “an inviting, walkable, and vibrant waterfront complex which compliments the yachting capital of the world.”

With first-class transient facilities now spanning the entire East Coast of the United States, including Liberty Landing in Jersey City, NJ, Marina Jack in Sarasota, FL, and Miami Beach Marina, Suntex delivers guests and visitors the best yachting experience from the Atlantic Coast to the Intracoastal Waterway.