Safe Harbor Development’s philosophy is grounded in their core belief that every project should be exceptional and fulfill the property’s highest purpose.

The Safe Harbor Team enjoys beautiful and well-designed surroundings and amenities and their working assumption is that everyone else does, too; their designs enhance or transform property into a source of pride for all stakeholders. Their developments are often the catalyst that elevates their surrounding areas.
Safe Harbor believes that life should be enjoyed to the fullest so they are dedicated to creating places where people can have fun and enjoy every moment. Working with these beliefs they have become effective and successful developers with a proven track record for thriving projects.


Safe Harbor Development develops and operates projects in a broad range of industries including Marinas, Multi-family and Single Family Residential Developments, Hotels and Restaurants, Entertainment Venues, RV Resorts, and Retail Centers. From feasibility and construction to completion and operation, Safe Harbor has an experienced and talented team of industry-specific management specialists, construction managers, real estate professionals and financial advisors to launch and sustain successful projects.


Our passion for water goes beyond launching and managing successful marina ventures with exceptional amenities and services; our sound operational practices were established to protect our waterways for future generations.

Safe Harbor Development is one of the largest developers, private owners and operators of marinas in the Southeast. Safe Harbor specializes in marinas that offer the finest boat slips, restaurants, and amenities to facilitate a safe and enjoyable waterfront experience. Experienced Harbor Masters manage all marinas and are staffed by a dedicated team of professionals who deliver reliable service both on and off the water.


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Outstanding hospitality and entertainment environments where guests can escape from the everyday and enjoy life to the fullest.

Safe Harbor in collaboration with our hospitality company Marlin Hospitality Group develops, owns and operates Margaritaville-branded hotels and independent properties. In partnership with Diverse Concepts, Safe Harbor Development also owns and operates restaurants.  Some of the brands we operate are Lakeside Tavern, Mellow Mushroom, Starbucks, Johnny Carinos Italian, Texas Roadhouse, and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.

One of our largest projects, The Island, a $150M, 250,000 sq. ft. entertainment and retail complex in the heart of Pigeon Forge has brought hotel rooms, retail, restaurant, and entertainment to the area in an attractively designed multi-use complex.  The project has been a significant game changer for the City of Pigeon Forge; effectively changing the demographics and increasing the average spend of visitors to Pigeon Forge.

Safe Harbor Development also developed The LeConte Center, a $50M, 250,000 sq.ft. multi-function events center in Pigeon Forge that can accommodate groups of 10,000+ people.



We work together with our partners to create well-thought-out developments that balance environment with function.

Safe Harbor Development’s residential development portfolio ranges from single-family homes to large multi-family residences. Safe Harbor‘s goal is to deliver something exceptional with every project, whether large or small. Their multi-disciplinary team has the experience and expertise to launch and sustain successful real estate projects.



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