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Bellingham Marine Opens Regional Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

BMI_logo_tagline_centered_cmyk-2015The new office will provide marina owners, operators and developers in south Florida and the Caribbean with localized service.

Bellingham Marine, worldwide marina builder, recently announced the company opened its eighth U.S. office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new regional office is strategically located adjacent to the world famous Bahia Mar Yachting Center at 651 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

The Fort Lauderdale office will serve southern Florida as well as the Caribbean market. “There is no substitute for a local presence,” said Bellingham Marine President, Everett Babbitt.

“Every community is unique. Having a local presence in southern Florida helps us gain a better understanding of the opportunities and the challenges faced by marina owners and operators in the region. It also enables us to better provide a timely response, reliable service and localized support to our clients in and around the Caribbean.”

“Although we pride ourselves in being an international marina builder and dock manufacturer, we also take pride in maintaining small company values, where accessibility, relationships within the local community and support of local associations remains paramount,” added Babbitt.

Known as the “boating capital of the world,” Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the largest cruise ports and boat shows in the world. In terms of fishing and boating, Fort Lauderdale’s biggest rival is the Bahamas, which is only 50 miles from south Florida.

As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine specializes in floating dock, floating platform and floating wave attenuation systems for marinas worldwide. The company also produces dry storage systems for the upland storage of boats.