Crane mogul drops $12M on waterfront Fort Lauderdale mansion

Former luxury yacht dealers sold the property

TRD MIAMI /
Feb.February 04, 2020 10:30 AM
2300 Aqua Vista Boulevard (Credit: Realtor)

2300 Aqua Vista Boulevard (Credit: Realtor)

The owner of a major crane company picked up a waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale for $12.2 million.

Thomas G. Auringer, owner of U.S. Crane & Rigging, closed on the six-bedroom, 9,348-square-foot estate at 2300 Aqua Vista Boulevard, according to property records. Sun Aqua Vista, led by son and father Alexandre and Gerard Rodriguez, sold the house.

Gerard owned The Rodriguez Group, a Cannes, France-based luxury yacht dealer. In 2010, Alexandre, then chairman, was arrested and charged with money laundering, harboring criminals and misusing corporate assets, the New York Times reported at the time. The family business had become one of the world’s leading yachting companies.

Property records show Sun Aqua Vista paid $7.5 million for the Fort Lauderdale home in 2005. It hit the market in 2017 for $17.9 million, and most recently was asking nearly $14 million with James Morlock of Fidelity Real Estate LLC, according to Realtor.com.

The listing advertises the property as a “super yacht haven” with 550 feet of deep water frontage on a corner lot in the Seven Isles neighborhood.

The mansion includes high ceilings, a fireplace, bar and billiards, a lounge and outdoor dining area overlooking the water, a professional kitchen and a master suite on the first floor.

Auringer’s company is a heavy industrial crane and rigging company based in Brooklyn. In 2017, the Times Herald-Record reported that Aubinger had three big projects in the works, including a $27 million, 66,200-square-foot facility in Port Jervis, New York, but was facing union opposition.

The Fort Lauderdale mansion is near the former estate of rapper Rick Ross. Ross’ mother sold that property, a 10,000-square-foot mansion at 2328 Aqua Vista Boulevard, in 2016 for $6 million.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
1 Pelican Drive, Tim Elmes and Addison Ruff of Compass, Kelly Drum of Drum Realty

Auto magnate buys waterfront Fort Lauderdale house for $9M

Auto magnate buys waterfront Fort Lauderdale house for $9M
Andy Eversbusch and 623 Middle River Dr. (Credit: Google Maps)

Waterfront Fort Lauderdale house sells for $6.8M

Waterfront Fort Lauderdale house sells for $6.8M
150 North Federal Highway and Jaime Sturgis

Downtown Fort Lauderdale dev site hits market for $12.5M

Downtown Fort Lauderdale dev site hits market for $12.5M
Bridge Investment Executive Chairman Robert Morse, Bayview Corporate Tower (Credit: Google Maps)

Bridge Investment sells Fort Lauderdale office building for $83M

Bridge Investment sells Fort Lauderdale office building for $83M
Brad Hargreaves

Common managing Nuveen apartment buildings in Fort Lauderdale, LA

Common managing Nuveen apartment buildings in Fort Lauderdale, LA
Fourth Avenue Church of God (Google Maps)

Church near Flagler Village to be redeveloped into mixed-use project

Church near Flagler Village to be redeveloped into mixed-use project
The Bond at 105 North Federal Highway (Credit: Google Maps)

Bond Collective-anchored office complex in Fort Lauderdale hits market

Bond Collective-anchored office complex in Fort Lauderdale hits market
Adam Adache and renderings of 30 Thirty North Ocean

30 Thirty North Ocean in Fort Lauderdale gets TCO

30 Thirty North Ocean in Fort Lauderdale gets TCO
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...