By Scott Shane The Broward 100 always appealed to yachtsmen with vision—and still should. If you build two boats the same, you haven’t learned anything,” is a motto often attributed to Broward Yachts. While it makes sense, that philosophy also makes you realize this is not a typical production builder. Each yacht has different capacities, layouts, and modifications—attributes that depend on the eye of the beholder now as much as they ever did. Broward Marine transitioned from wood to aluminum construction in the early 1970s. The popularity of the builder grew along with their record for consistently fabricating sturdy yet uncomplicated large yachts. The flexibility, life span, and strength of an aluminum hull and superstructure, as well as the spacious communal areas and forward crew’s quarters, are the core appeal of Broward yachts on the brokerage market. At this writing there are nearly 50 on the market, ranging from a 70-foot 1980 motoryacht to a 125-footer from 2007. Indeed, Broward was a pioneer in introducing the series build to the over-100-foot market. “Browards are a great buy and offer tremendous interiors,” says yacht interior designer Karen Lynn (www.karenlynninteriors.com). “They’re floating condos with huge staterooms. If she has good bones, a...
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