My wife and I arrived in our 44' cat in Fort Lauderdale
on New Year's Eve, needing a number of small and not-so-small projects completed before we set off on our circumnavigation
. Motoring up the New River, and arriving at Lauderdale Marine
Center, we were not optimistic. The river is lined with mega yachts, and the marina is one of those mega-marinas with huge sheds and big boats.
Under a separate post, I'll comment on the uncommonly friendly and engaging marina staff and service
, but here let me speak to my fortune in discovering Just Catamarans, a full-service company specializing in, yes, catmarans.
Headed up by Kent, but with a staff that includes Johan, Kenny, and Raphael, they embraced our unreasonable timetable and accepted about 10 separate projects ranging from cabinetry (thanks Kenny!) to engine service
and re-installs of fuel
rollers, and splash skirts in the anchor locker
When they were out of their element\, they were quick to recommend alternates, and in each case, put in a good word for us and helped streamline all of our work.
Not sure we could have EVER left the states without them, and a big thanks to Just Catamarans!
ile de Grace