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Jim Naugle is the owner of Lauderdale Boat Yard and Jim Naugle & Company, Real Estate. Lauderdale Boat Yard is the former Striker Aluminum Yacht facility on Marina Mile in Fort Lauderdale.
A licensed Real Estate professional for 39 years, Jim also served the citizens of Fort Lauderdale as City Commissioner for 6 years and Mayor for 18 years. First elected in 1985, Jim convinced the City to join the MIASF in 1986 and has participated in activities ever since. Before being elected, Jim was appointed to the Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board in 1976 and also Chaired the Marine Task Force of the Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s.
During Jim’s tenure as Mayor, Jim promoted the City as the Yachting Capital of the World through legislation promoting the industry, funding for items like dredging and construction of marine facilities. Jim worked with the MIASF in Washington and Tallahassee, and promoted the city and boat show on trade missions to China, Australia, South Africa, and South America. Jim also served as President of the Florida League of Cities. Jim was awarded the MIASF Golden Anchor Award in 2004.