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Emerald Coast Marine Center in Niceville, FL

Full-Service Marina in FL Panhandle Slips into New Ownership

SVN Marinas has advised the owners of Emerald Coast Marine Group on the sale of Emerald Coast Marine Center, full-service marina, boat dealership, restaurant, boat club and yacht club, in Niceville, FL. Terms of the sale — to buyer Safe Harbor Marinas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Communities, Inc. — were not disclosed.

The Emerald Coast Marine Center is located on Choctawhatchee Bay in the FL Panhandle and provides a turnkey approach to boat ownership, recreation, storage and maintenance.  The marina includes a hurricane-rated indoor storage facility accommodating up to 280 boats and 70 wet slips together with a regional boat dealership.

SVN is the only national commercial real estate firm with a dedicated marina and marine specialty practice, according to the company. SVN Marinas was strategically formed by the merger of U.S. Marina Brokers and Safe Haven Advisors, and has headquarters in FL and MA.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as he makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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