Tee Up or Drop Anchor at Exclusive Ocean Reef Club
Defying the recession, a mega-yacht slip has sold for a record $4 million at the prestigious Ocean Reef Club, located at the northern tip of Key Largo, Florida. This may not come as a surprise to those already familiar with the yachting, golfing and family-oriented community.
“In spite of the economy, demand for mega-yacht slips has not waned. There are only a few marinas in the country like Ocean Reef’s that are able to accommodate mega-yachts, while also offering the privacy and security of a private club,” said Russell Post, President of Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty, who represented both parties during the transaction.
The $4 million slip can accommodate yachts up to 165 feet in length. The previous record sale at Ocean Reef for a somewhat smaller dock was $2 million.
A yachtsman’s paradise, the exclusive Ocean Reef Club offers a 175-slip marina with 24-hour security and all of the amenities of a world-class yachting facility. Ideally located near the Gulf Stream and North America’s only living coral reef, the Club’s surrounding waters offer superior deep-sea, reef, flats and back-country fishing, in addition to great diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and windsurfing, with easy access to the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty is Ocean Reef’s leading residential real estate firm with a history of unparalleled success spanning more than 15 years. Led by Post, the firm specializes in high-end residential real estate at Ocean Reef Club, where sales to captains of industries top $18 million for oceanfront and bayfront compounds in the private community, offering such amenities as a private air strip, two championship golf courses, academy, chapel, medical center, cultural center and eight restaurants.
Post came to Ocean Reef in 1973, and served as president of the Ocean Reef Club, and president and director of the Ocean Reef Community Association from 1980-1992. Drawing on his 18 years of experience, Post established his own brokerage firm in 1993 to serve the community’s real estate needs.
With a skilled professional sales team providing the highest level of personal service and delivering outstanding results year after year, Russell Post Properties soon became Ocean Reef’s market leader, accounting for more than 50 percent of all real estate sales. Russell Post Properties joined forces in 2007 with Sotheby’s International Realty – one of the world’s most prestigious real estate networks – to better serve his clients.
Since its founding in 1946, Ocean Reef Club has attracted a long and illustrious list of members who appreciate the Club’s family atmosphere rich with time-honored traditions such as children being able to get their “golf cart license” at age 12 or the New Year’s Eve party where hundreds of revelers celebrate until the wee hours under the beachside fireworks.
Ocean Reef’s unique lifestyle sets it apart from other private clubs. The quality of life is enhanced by all the amenities of a small, but sophisticated town, including its modern medical center with doctors on all 24 hours a day, a public safety department, bank, grocery market, and a community center with a library and theater. Members and guests never have to leave, and with 24-hour security, they never have to worry either.
For those who prefer teeing off, rather then dropping anchor, Post also has a number of “dream” homes on the market that overlook the golf course. Ocean Reef Golf legacy spans more than half a century, having opened in 1955 with the Club's first 9-hole course. Today, the Club boasts two championship 18-hole courses, a rarity in the Florida Keys. Although the Hammock Course and the Dolphin Course offer distinctly different challenges for one’s game, both feature scenic vistas and an enjoyable challenge for players of all levels.
In addition to a premier selection of one-of-a-kind golf and ocean front properties, Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty offers condominiums situated on canals with deep-water dockage and golf course or interior locations, typically ranging from one to four bedrooms with varying architectural styles and spaces to accommodate the requirements of individuals, couples, and families. Post also handles vacation rentals for members and guest’s family and friends.
“There is no where else in the world that offers the Ocean Reef lifestyle,” says Post. “I have dropped anchor permanently.”
Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Suite 120, Key Largo, Florida. For more information please call (305) 367-2027, or visit www.russellpostsir.com