Florida Marina Owner Envisions Motorcoach Resort
When next year’s wave of seasonal visitors arrives in Florida’s Martin County, especially those driving high-end, luxury motorcoaches, Jupiter Pointe Club and Marina owner Rob Miller hopes to have a new place for them to stay.
Miller met with county planners Thursday (Feb. 2) to work out the details of a 27-lot recreational vehicle park he plans to construct on a 2.7-acre parcel immediately north of the marina between U.S. 1 and the Intracoastal Waterway located along the Atlantic coast north of Palm Beach, TCPalm.com reported.
The property is approximately three quarters of a mile north of the county line.
Miller said he originally purchased the parcel 15 years ago to be used as a boatyard, and though the RV park may not be the highest and best use for the property currently, the plan fits nicely with the marina and gives motorhome owners a needed option during tourist season.
“Jonathan Dickinson State Park is full this time of year. (Motorcoaches) can’t even get in over there,” Miller said. “This will be tied to the marina, where people can rent a boat or go to Wylder’s (Waterfront Bar & Grill), and we will also be able to use the boat barn to store coaches.”
RV owners wishing to leave their coaches behind while touring elsewhere in the state will be able to rent space inside the marina’s boat storage buildings to avoid leaving their expensive machines unattended while they are away, Miller said.
“You can either be outside on the water or inside the boat barn while you’re gone,” he said.
The site will also include a clubhouse, recreation facilities and an administration building.