South Florida Intercoastal

MIASF Busines Spotlight: Lauderdale Small Boat Club

By: Sean Smith

Date posted: Mar 06, 2019 Wed

In 2018, Lauderdale Small Boat Club celebrated its 70th year as a private boat club. It not only has the distinction of being the oldest boat club in Broward County but is one of the largest marinas, providing 267 slips to small boat owners and services for almost 500 small boat enthusiasts.

LSBC has grown from six men looking for a place to keep their under 32’ boats in the water to a fantastic facility for small boat enthusiasts needing dockage, haul out facilities, and many other conveniences.

The club hosts a variety of social events each month, from "Happy Hours" to fishing and holiday special events for members and their families. It has grown immensely over the past 50+ years, from a hole-in-the-ground that accommodated a few boats to a family-oriented boat club that reflects on those years with pride and a sense of accomplishment.

Thanks to the sweat-equity and donations of its members, LSBC has been able to maintain the special atmosphere and surroundings that its members have come to enjoy, appreciate, and expect. The feelings of camaraderie and membership that are the foundation of LSBC continue today and are likely to for many years to come.