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The Fort Lauderdale Canals: The Width, Depth & Setbacks of Each Canal

Looking to purchase a waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale? The Sherman Luxury Group has the resources you need. We offer expert advice and information on canals, bridges, wake zones as well links that lead directly into our top neighborhoods for waterfront homes for sale! Contact us today if this is something of interest – we are happy answer all questions or help guide your decision anywhere within South Florida. Give Tehl (954) 637-7934  a call to discuss your waterfront property search.

When searching for a luxury waterfront home with yacht dockage, there are three factors to consider to determine if a home’s dockage can accommodate your vessel.

Setbacks: The dock’s end setback is usually 5 feet on both sides in Ft Lauderdale. In some situations, the setbacks are 10′. This information is important to know when purchasing a waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale. If you buy a home with 100 feet of waterfront but 10′ setbacks at both ends, the largest yacht you can dock is 80 feet long.

Width: A canal’s width impacts the size of vessel allowed to be docked. There is a 30 percent rule in place that states a docked vessel may only be 30% as wide as the channel.

Depth: A canal’s depth before a purchasing a home. Since sediment build-up is common in many canals, depth between canals is not always equal. The charts provided below will help guide your search for a luxury waterfront home if canal width, depth and setbacks are important factors to your purchasing decision.

We have compiled canal data for width, depth, and setbacks of each canal by neighborhood and street. This information is intended as a reference and should be verified before purchasing a waterfront property.

 

Bay Colony: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Bay Colony Canal Depth Width Setback

Colee Hammock / Victoria Park / Las Olas: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Coral Ridge: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Harbor Beach: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Las Olas Isles: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

The Landings: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Lauderdale By The Sea / Bermuda Rivera: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Lauderdale Harbor / Rio Vista: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

Riviera Isles / Idlewyld: width, depth and setbacks of each canal

The Riviera Isles neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale includes the homes South of Solar Plaza Drive, Flamingo Drive, Solar Isle Drive and the Western section of Riviera isles drive (SE 25th Ave). These are apart of what is known as the Las Olas Isles neighborhood.

All information and measurements serve only as a guide and should be verified.
Information is believed accurate but is not warranted. Data compiled from information from seller, Broward County tax records, etc. and should be verified by the Buyer.

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