Just south of Port Everglades on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Dania Beach Marina reopened on June 24th after a two-year, $7.5 million renovation project, with Westrec Marinas operating as interim management during the reconstruction period. With 120 wet slips for vessels up to 65 feet, every accommodation is brand new and promotes competitive prices. Water, electricity, Wi-Fi, and pump-out are all available, and seven free public day docks are first come, first serve. Dania Beach Marina provides laundry, shower and restroom facilities, a cruisers lounge, and a covered pavilion for picnics and gatherings. Barbeque grills and a fish cleaning station allow anglers to conveniently prepare their catch. The Quarterdeck Restaurant offers a delicious daily special and the Chicago-Style hot dog at the Dania Beach Bar & Grill always hit the spot. Stretch your legs and take a stroll down the beautifully landscaped promenade that house gazebos with gorgeous views of the ocean and pier. Nature enthusiasts can explore the nearby John U. Lloyd State Park and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. The marina is also very close to the beach. Dania Beach Marina is also the site of the Annual Plywood Regatta, a boatbuilding and racing competition for area schools hosted by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The marina is also host to the annual chamber of commerce and Kiwanis Club fishing tournaments. A bait and tackle shop is in the works to be located opposite of the marina. According to John Louis, Regional Manager of Westrec Marinas, spaces are expected to fill up fast. "The level of interest in the new facility continues to grow since its completion, with many new customers coming on board since the grand opening."