The latest addition to the development on Miami’s Watson Island in the US is an outdoor lounge for superyacht owners.

The Deck

The Deck at Miamis’s superyacht marina Photo by Romain Maurice Photography

Island Gardens Deep Harbour, a superyacht marina on Miami’s Watson Island in the US, has announced the opening of The Deck, an outdoor lounge for superyacht owners.

“The addition of The Deck at Island Gardens honours Miami as North America’s newest superyachting capital, but also, as a one-stop entertainment and lifestyle destination,” says Mehmet Bayraktar, chairman and CEO of the marina developer Flagstone Property Group. “Visitors can come by either land or sea, and relax in the lounge while enjoying the best waterfront views in South Florida; overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Downtown Miami skyline.”

Bayraktar commissioned Miami nightlife entrepreneurs Michael Capponi and Eric Milon to activate the waterfront destination, an amenity of the superyacht marina.

The vision was to bring together all of the high-level components needed to develop the ultimate Miami hotspot – the finest music, culinary, leisure, entertainment and health and wellness offerings complimenting the splendor of the world’s largest yachts and breathtaking waterfront views.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response from local socialites and the yachting elite since our opening last month,” said Michael Capponi, entrepreneur and co-founder of “The Deck at Island Gardens comes alive weekly with the Friday Dinner Party, Wellth Saturdays with activities such as waterfront yoga, and on Sundays, we’ve introduced a luxe speakeasy brunch and an exclusive sunset lounge concept complete with nightlife and music.”

Island Gardens Deep Harbour opened in early January and is now fully operational. The superyacht marina offers 5,000 linear feet of capacity, accommodating an average of 50 yachts stretching up to 167m (550ft) and drafts ranging from 5m to 6m (18ft-21ft) deep.

The entire project is scheduled for completion for the 2017-2018 season.

Mehmet Bayraktar founded Flagstone Property Group in 2001 to expand his real estate development activities in Europe to the US as well as to other international locations.

Flagstone focuses on developing mixed-use and commercial, urban properties.