Southwest Florida’s First Smart Marina to Open Spring 2019

Carroll Properties has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach. Gulf Star Marina is the region’s first smart marina and the first in the world to feature A.S.A.R., Automated Storage and Retrieval. This technology replaces the forklift traditionally used in dry dock storage marinas with a railed solution, thereby allowing for consistent rack-to-water vessel delivery in just seven minutes. Designed by LTW and provided nationally by GCM Contracting Solutions, A.S.A.R. is also being used by companies such as Mercedes and Ikea to optimize storage and reduce risks of damage.


Gulf Star Marina is located at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. In addition to dry storage for boats up to 40 feet, Gulf Star Marina will offer concierge services including indoor valet parking, boat fueling and cleaning. Additionally, public access to the marina includes 20 wet slips, a fueling station, a ship store, and convenient access to Doc Ford’s restaurant, located next door.  For more information on Gulf Star Marina, visit

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