Sailorman Moves Five Blocks South

Sailorman, the landmark marine equipment store formerly on State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has moved five blocks south to a new location at 3000 South Andrews Avenue.

“When my father was ready to retire, he decided to sell the property and business separately,” explains Heather Valdez, daughter of Chuck Fitzgerald, who has owned Sailorman since 1985. “The property sold, but when the deal to purchase the business fell through, I decided to carry on the family legacy. So, we had to find a new property.”

The move is good news for customers on three fronts. First, the business will now stay in the family, with Valdez taking over the day-to-day reins of what has been dubbed ‘The World’s Largest and Most Unique New and Used Marine Emporium’. This means the friendly sell, barter or trade atmosphere will remain. Secondly, the new venue is 25 percent larger, meaning more space to show the incredibly large inventory of hard-to-find parts, marine surplus, scratch-n-dent and used marine merchandise. for everything from sailboats to sport fishers, run-abouts, megayachts and even Chinese Junks. Best yet, long time customers will still find Fitzgerald himself in-store on many days. Sailorman.com

Image courtesy of Sailorman
Image courtesy of Sailorman

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.