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Port Spotlight: Port St. Pete
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Port St. Pete is the only superyacht marina on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and it fills a unique niche as an International Research Port.
Located on Tampa Bay, Port St. Pete is a multi-use facility that capitalizes on its unique assets within the city of St. Petersburg. The port features a four-acre facility with outdoor storage areas and easy access to interstates, major highways and two international airports.
Port St. Pete is located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, and this superyacht marina offers many amenities. They are just a short walk from local shops, restaurants and bars, pristine parkland and scores of galleries and museums, including the world-renowned Dali Museum.
With its existing facilities as well as the presence of many governmental, institutional and academic agencies engaged in maritime research, Port St. Pete has both the institutional capacity and the infrastructure as an International Research Port. The St. Petersburg Ocean Team (SPOT) is the premier consortium for marine science, oceanographic, and environmental research agencies and governmental institutions in the Southeast and one of the top such industry clusters in the nation.
The downtown waterfront area is a major strength for the city, and Port St. Pete staff make it a goal to not only promote the Port, but also the city.
A number of large yachts have benefited from the amenities and services available while moored at the Port over the last several years, including M/Y Tatoosh, one of the world’s largest yachts at 302 feet with a crew of 30. The Port’s 23-foot project depth and 1,200-foot lineal wharf continue to provide the typical services required by large vessels such as fuel, water, sewage pump out, resupply, security, crane service, customs processing, and more.
As part of a recently completed $5 million wharf renovation, the Port has installed six power pedestals to meet the electrical needs of visiting large vessels. The power configurations now available at the Port include 480v, 3-phase, 600-amp service, as well as a variety of other electrical configurations, including 220v and 208v service.
The future of Port St. Pete is bright. The superyacht market compliments the research component and maximizes utilization of the Port by providing the many services and amenities needed by large yachts for maintenance and repair. The city is thriving and provides a unique, safe destination for in-state, and out-of-state travelers.