SOURCE: Marlin Bay Yacht Club

August 13, 2007 11:05 ET

Private Marina Construction Begins at Marlin Bay Yacht Club

New Asset to Florida Keys Real Estate

MARATHON, FL--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Breaking ground is a new class of marina luxury in the Florida Keys -- at your service. Marlin Bay Yacht Club ( has announced that construction has started on its private marina, the focal point of a $220 million new Florida Keys real estate project, which will become the Florida Keys newest and most luxurious resort-style community with a privately hosted marina and equity club membership.

Marlin Bay Yacht Club is a luxury residential and marina community catering to yachting, fishing and boating aficionados looking for the casual allure of the Florida Keys with a white glove lifestyle.

"Residents can relax and enjoy the pleasure of having a boat with the peace of mind that someone else is taking care of everything," said Thad Rutherford, project manager of Marlin Bay Yacht Club. "Our on-site dock master is here to protect and service the slip owners with marina details; whether it be filling the boat with bait or making dinner reservations at a local restaurant."

Marlin Bay Yacht Club is the newest residential development in the Middle Keys and is part of the Florida Keys redevelopment plan in a move to meet the increasing demand for luxury residential real estate and marina facilities.

On completion in early 2008, Marlin Bay Yacht Club's initial opening will include 13 of 84 single family homes, a 7,600-square-foot clubhouse with beach entry pool, tiki bar, spa and fitness center as well as the state-of-the-art privately hosted marina with dock master's building and ship store.

Marlin Bay Yacht Club's crowning jewel is its state-of-the-art marina with 99 deepwater boat slips. Designed to provide a protected harbor for vessels ranging from 24 to 70 feet, the private marina offers boat slips, private dock master, concierge service, complete hookups for every slip, and fast access to the warm-water pleasures of the Atlantic, Gulf and Florida Bay.

Marina Luxuries

--  Marlin Bay Yacht Club's marina has deepwater wet slips divided into 3
    areas: inner basin, outer basin, and the boot canal - sizes include: 24',
    34', 40', 50', 60', and 70'
--  Concrete and IPE wood docks
--  Power and water to each individual slip through pedestals on the
--  Portable pump-out cart
--  Max draft is 5'6" for all areas and slips; max beam is 21'
--  Marina will be managed by a staff of dock masters, deck hands and
    maintenance staff
--  Optional boatlifts: twenty-three 34' and two 24' with capacities of
    10,000 and 15,000 lbs
--  Marina will be equipped with infrared cameras monitored by the dock
--  WiFi capabilities throughout the marina area
--  Full service fish cleaning stations

"Marlin Bay Yacht Club's marina will raise the bar for boaters looking for top quality construction, service and amenities," said Rutherford.

Prices start at $1.5 million and layouts are available for homes up to 6,432 total square feet. Every home boasts award-winning architectural detail, roof top terraces with panoramic views, two-car garages, designer amenities and finishes and the maximum hurricane protection envisioned by South Florida's strict building code.

The developer, Sandler at Greater Marathon Bay, is a real estate investment and land development company with over 20 years of demonstrated success in the marketplace and over 110 projects completed, near completion or underway to date.

Please call 877.878.2762 for details or tour the model home visit for more information. Media contacts please contact The Buyer Group's Lisa Buyer for more information

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