Boating is so popular in South Florida that marinas are getting more dense, just like multifamily buildings. With dockage in short supply, boaters often keep their boats stored on top of one another in dry dock facilities, but top concerns are whether slips are big enough, whether facilities are hurricane-proof, and whether boaters can get their boat down without hassle when they want to use it.

Given that demand, a new, high-tech marina is being built with a fully automated drystack — the second of its kind in the nation, its builder says. The project is the F3 Marina, located in Fort Lauderdale’s 17th Street Causeway district.

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