Before we get ahead of ourselves, we want to welcome you to Marine Sales And Charters. While nothing can replace thing on-the-lot experience.

We appreciate you taking the time today to visit our website. Our goal is to give you an interactive tour of our new and used yachts inventory, as well as allow you to conveniently get a quote. The search for a luxury boat is filled with high expectations. Undoubtedly, that has a lot to do with the vehicles you are considering, but, we think you should also have pretty high expectations for your dealership.


We go through extensive factory training so that we may provide you with the knowledge you need to make an educated decision in choosing the vehicle that is right for your lifestyle.


In 1954, and for the next four years during the Korean War, Frank Denison landed a large United States Navy contract, with the first flight of four 144′ wooden minesweepers, for the Royal Dutch Navy under a NATO contract.

Broward Marine subsequently added seven more AMS-class 173′ Minesweepers for the U.S. Navy. At the height of the Minesweeper program, Broward Marine became the largest private employer in Broward County, Florida.

After the demand for minesweepers dropped, thanks in large part to the conclusion of World War II, Broward Marine shifted its focus back to building custom yachts.


The launch of Alisa V established Broward Marine’s position in the world of megayacht construction, and the vessels that followed were the start of a tradition of building wooden motoryachts based on the timber lamination techniques. Broward Marine began building some of the finest yachts for the world’s premiere yachtsmen, such as the Jonathan III built for Harry Blum, the founder of Jim Beam Distilleries.

'60S & '70S

With the beginning of the 1960s came an increased interest from yacht owners in the quality of interiors and the need for interior design. To meet this demand, Broward Marine and Gertrude Denison established Yacht Interiors, which became one of the world’s first yacht interior designers. Some notable examples are Jonathan III of 1959, The Dorisam of 1963, and The Heather of 1965.

As the ’60s came to an end, Frank Denison noticed a trend away from wood to other materials such as aluminum and fiberglass. Seizing on this trend, Broward moved quickly and adopted aluminum as its material of preference, even at the expense of abandoning two wooden vessels that it had under construction. By the mid ’70s, Broward was in full production of an all-aluminum series of motoryachts.

After the demand for minesweepers dropped, thanks in large part to the conclusion of World War II, Broward Marine shifted its focus back to building custom yachts.

’80S & ’90S

Innovations in yachting continued rapidly in the 1980s, as Mrs. Denison designed the first-ever “country kitchen” galley, which remains an extremely popular feature on yachts today. Also, in 1983, Broward built the first ever yacht with triple diesel engines in the 92’ JERVET.

By the late 1980s, another Broward innovation was on the drawing board: the 112’ Britannia. Her triple Detroit diesel 16V92 engines with two outboard engines utilizing variable pitch Ulstein drives and the center engine, powering a Riva Calzoni jet drive, powered her ahead at an unthinkable 43 knots.


In 1971, Denison’s oldest son, Christopher (“Kit”) Denison, joined Broward and immediately started to build boats, first from wood, then, in 1973, in aluminum. The production started to increase from one or two boats per year to ten a year in 1983. During that time, Broward became known for modern styling, several new hulls were developed, and the workforce grew from 50 to over 250 employees, with annual revenues approaching $20 million.

In 1977, Broward started a new plant in Saugatuck, Michigan to take advantage of the experienced and talented workforce in that area. The Michigan facility became so efficient that it accounted for over 40% of all the Browards built after 1978.

In 1983, Kit left Broward to start Denison Marine, which became known for the largest number of high-speed (30-knot plus) yachts over 100 feet, with the development of new, tank-tested hulls and modern designs by Joe Langlois with innovative drive systems, such as jet and surface drives, which changed the face of the yachting industry. Equally innovative production techniques were developed by Carl Bischoff at the modern Dania Beach facility with Ann Denison in charge of creative interior and space planning.


In 1975, Denison’s second son and his namesake, Franklin A. (“Skip”) Denison, took the reins of the shipyard’s service and repair business and grew the revenues from under $1 million to over $5 million in 1985, making a substantial profit for the company. In 1986, Skip left the family boat business to start his own company, Skipper’s Oil.


In 1983, Kenelm (“Ken”) Denison, the youngest Denison son, started working at Broward. Ken started to make his own contribution to the company’s legacy with some additional new designs and a series of well-known advertising programs, including “It Must Be a Broward!” Ken started the perennial Broward Rendezvous and built some of the best-known yachts in Broward’s long history.

In the late ’90s, Ken started his own yacht brokerage business, Denison & Daves, which sold fine megayachts all over the world, until joining Denison Yacht Sales in 2016.


Bob Denison, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, spent much of his childhood around the Broward Marine and Denison Marine shipyards with his brothers Chris and Eddy. Bob has experienced nearly every level of the yachting experience, from working as a laborer at the yard to helping with boat shows.

After graduating from the University of Miami, Bob worked with two visionary entrepreneurs in e-commerce and aerospace. These experiences helped shape Bob’s knowledge of internet marketing and creative management strategies.


Eddy is the son of Kit Denison. From an early age, Eddy spent summers working at Denison Marine, sweeping the stock room with brother Bob, helping out around the yard doing any odd jobs that paid enough to hit the snack machines.

Eddy attended Arizona State University and the University of Miami, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education. After college, he attended the San Diego Golf Academy in Chandler, Arizona. Five years into his golf career, a freak sneezing incident ruptured 3 discs in his back, sidelining him indefinitely from teaching or playing golf.


Rivers Winslow Denison was born on December 21, 2014.

He doesn’t know much about boats yet but is eager to learn.

Rivers spends most of his days working hard on the important things in life, such as eating, pooping, and trying his best to make his mom happy

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