Monaco Yacht Club & Residences Breaks Ground In Miami Beach

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In what was an early Miami Beach afternoon exemplary of what awaits its future unit owners when it is complete, Optimum Development USA, the developer of Monaco Yacht Club & Residences, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the exclusive enclave’s thirty-nine luxurious waterfront residences and a private marina in collaboration with two of the most esteemed names in design, Piero Lissoni and Arquitectonica.

Optimum Development USA, joined by the project’s general contractor Moss and Fortune Development Sales, broke ground on the highly-anticipated project that will be located in Miami Beach’s MiMo District at 6800 Indian Creek Drive.

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Matt Barry, Ricardo Tabet, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Ana Cristina and Edgardo Defortuna

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“We are delighted to be hosting this momentous occasion,” said Ricardo Tabet, CEO of Optimum Development USA. “Featuring the extraordinary talents of Piero Lissoni and Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, Monaco Yacht Club & Residences introduces a new dimension in urban, waterfront living in one of the world’s leading destinations for elegant and sophisticated design. The initial success of the sales process is a true testament to the demand buyers have for the pursuit of pleasure combined with the intimacy of a full-service boutique building.”

“We are honored to host this event,” said Rodolfo Misitano, CEO of Optimum Asset Management (parent company of Optimum Development USA). “As we have grown our business in Europe, our presence in the US has expanded to include multiple cities including New York, Boston and Philadelphia, while continuing to consider Miami a primary market and home base for our US operations.”

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Catalina Martucci, Matt Barry, Rosella Garcia Moreno

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To be delivered fully-finished when it is completed in late 2021, world-renowned Italian interior designer Piero Lissoni meticulously curated each of the modern unit interiors with precise attention to detail, inclusive of the refined Italian-made fixtures and finishes, with European custom wood flooring. Lissoni employed a palette of warm whites and rich woods for the lobby and the premier “Resident’s Lounge” -- featuring a library and breakfast bar for leisurely waterfront dining -- that evokes a timeless, classic mood reminiscent of a luxurious Côte d’Azur summer resort and responds to the building’s program of luxury living, fun lifestyle, laid-back environment, and relaxed atmosphere.

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City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber

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Fortune International Group is the sole broker of the project. “I’m very proud that our company has been selected to handle the sales and marketing of this magnificent building,” said Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of Fortune International Group. “Combining spectacular style, unmatched exclusivity and an array of first-class amenities, Monaco Yacht Club & Residences celebrates the very best Miami Beach has to offer.”

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Ricardo Tabet, Bernardo Fort-Brescia

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Monaco Yacht Club & Residences will include one to four-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 918 to nearly 5,000 square feet, if combined. A limited collection of two impressive penthouses will offer expansive living areas, including private terraces with summer kitchens, starting at 2,888 square feet.

Primed for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining, the meticulously designed homes will feature expansive wraparound terraces each with finished floors and ceilings and sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline.

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Inside, units will have Italian kitchens by Boffi, stone countertops, 10-11-foot high ceilings, large walk-in closets, pre-wired for Home Automation systems to host the latest “Smart Building” technology, private elevator entrances, and premium bathroom interiors featuring imported Italian marble flooring, spacious tubs and frameless, glass-enclosed rainfall showers with designer faucets.

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Ricardo Tabet, Ana Cristina & Edgardo Defortuna

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Offering the best of a yachtsman’s lifestyle, Monaco Yacht Club & Residences feature a 12 slip marina available exclusively to residents, as well as a yachting concierge for maintenance needs, yacht charters or sailing, and fishing excursions for the day to the Bahamas, the Florida Keys or to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean and the best of South Florida’s coastal living. Other waterfront amenities include paddle boarding, kayaking and more.

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Lucia Morales, Vivian Galego-Mendez, Rosella Garcia Moreno

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Other amenities include a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Miami skyline featuring a pool with poolside chaise lounge chairs, Jacuzzi and shaded lounge areas with a grill for entertaining, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Monaco Yacht Club & Residences are priced from $1.1 million.  For more information, call 305-749-9126 or visit

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Ricardo Tabet, Matt Barry

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