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The Sailfish Marina & Resort A Piece of History
Big game sport fishing came to Palm Beach County in the early 1900’s, initially in the form of small skiffs rowed from the surf. Later the first cabin cruisers arrived on the scene, as Palm Beach boat builders designed the first sportfishing boats made especially for offshore trophy fishing.
In the late 1940s a dock for the area’s burgeoning charter fleet was constructed just north of the Inlet. The dock was known first as Roy’s Dock; then as Bills Marina, after long time owner Bill Bachstedt. Even to this day, there are still many old timers who frequent our establishment and refer to the Marina as “Bill’s” as they share fish stories from the past. Old photographs of the marina in those days can be seen on the wall next to our main entrance and throughout the restaurant.
In 1977, the marina was purchased by Palm Beach inventor and entrepreneur Alex Dreyfoos. Immediately south of Bill’s Marina was another large dock, originally called Bahia Mar, and, later, the Sailfish Center (located where our dining room now stands). Dreyfoos acquired this business as well in 1977 and combined the two to form The Sailfish Marina & Resort.
For a quarter century, the business was under Dreyfoos’ ownership. During this time the Sailfish Marina & Resort has become synonymous with big game sportfishing in the Palm Beaches and has gained a national reputation as the “Yankee Stadium” of the sport.
In July 2004, the property was sold to American Financial Group INC, who have been thoroughly dedicated to keeping what is now called Sailfish Marina Resort, a beautiful destination for all to enjoy.
The captains, mates, and the men and women who operate our charter fleet are our colleagues and, most importantly, our friends. If you take the opportunity to walk our Charter dock (nearest the Ship’s Store), you may hear some of those now famous fish stories and learn more about our history and the excitement of catching a trophy fish.
This restaurant is dedicated to the sport of big game fishing and to dining on the best that the sea has to offer. We pride ourselves on serving only the freshest seafood paired with the finest ingredients. Welcome and enjoy your Sailfish Experience.
The Sailfish Marina & Resort
98 Lake Drive Palm Beach Shores, Florida