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Chapman Ducote Acquires "The Lazzara Barge"

Chapman Ducote Headshot

Entrepreneur, professional racecar driver and DELTA Powerboats Americas’ Director Chapman Ducote has acquired the vessel formerly known as Legacy, the three-story Lazzara Yachts-built floating barge. Duote has renamed the barge Domino.

Conceived as a floating sales center, the barge was itself a feat of innovative construction that turned heads when it debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October 2008. With a contemporary post-modern design, Domino is comprised of a three-story glass and steel structure that sits atop a 90ft x 42ft composite barge hull. The unit can be moved by towing and features two 75kW generators and a spuds pilings system for convenient mooring.

Within its interior, the Domino features an all-glass entryway graced by a 14ft double-sided waterfall. A second 10ft x 30ft waterfall separates the massive enclosed main deck area from a VIP lounge and bar that features a private balcony.

barge pic

The upper deck features six offices affording expansive water views as well as additional exterior balcony space, while the lower deck is outfitted with a full service commercial galley, dining space, theater, bathrooms, a stateroom, storage and equipment room.

After its debut, the Lazzara Barge, as the vessel had come to be known, remained in use as a sales office located at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in

Fort Lauderdale until Ducote negotiated and finalized the acquisition in early November.

“I wanted to buy this unique asset from the first time I saw it six years ago,” says Ducote, “so when the opportunity presented itself a few months ago, I moved quickly and bought it.”

Ducote says that he is still contemplating the vessel’s ultimate use and location and says it holds tremendous potential as a restaurant, a showroom or a mobile sales center. “I imagine it will serve as the office for one of my businesses, I’m just not sure which one yet. I do like the idea of keeping it in the yachting industry and using it for DELTA Powerboats Americas, as a forum to showcase our all carbon fiber yachts in a high profile Miami location.”

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