The Palm Beach Post - Russian Mega-Yacht Docks in Port of Palm Beach

This month, Berth One International, a new venture at the Port of Palm Beach, was launched to help fill the demand of super yachts — defined as privately owned vessels longer than 100 feet.

The berth at the port’s northern end can hold up to two 180-foot yachts, or one larger yacht of up to 400 feet. With a depth of 27 feet, the berth’s waters can accommodate the huge vessels with their deep drafts of 15 to 20 feet.

“It’s a very good thing for the economy in Palm Beach” to have vessels of that size arriving, Rafferty said. “It’s very valuable for our business.”

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