Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) Announces Its Continued Expansion Into the Mediterranean With the Addition of Marina and Shipyard Porto Cervo, Sardinia, as the 19th Marina to Its Growing Global Portfolio
IGY’s newest marina facility joins as the 19th marina
in the world-wide IGY marina portfolio – spanning 10 countries
February 20th, 2018 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -
International marina operator and developer, Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas), today announced further expansion of its marina collection into the Mediterranean, with the addition of Marina di Porto Cervo in Northern Sardinia - Italy. The 700-slip facility, owned by Porto Cervo Marina S.R.L (PCM), provides luxury yachting accommodations for yachts up to 160 meters (525 feet). Effective February 27th, 2018, IGY Marinas will support PCM in the management of the marina and boatyard operations including marketing, branding, and customer service.
IGY Marinas continues with its strategic approach in growing its unique global marina destination portfolio. “We are extremely excited to be part of one of the world’s leading tourist and yachting destinations. Italy, and Sardinia in particular, is rich in yachting traditions and sits at the heart of the global super-yachting business. We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the owners of Porto Cervo Marina and the historic Yacht Club Costa Smerelda, as well as the local community in Sardinia, to bring value to clients, customers, and stakeholders.
With the addition of Porto Cervo Marina comes an opportunity to integrate rich traditions with IGY’s innovative approach to hospitality and services, which has been developed using best practices incorporated from our experience across 10 countries. We are looking forward to the upcoming season and growing our business in the Mediterranean,” stated Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas.
With the upcoming 2018 yachting season in the Mediterranean, the operations team of IGY Marinas is working closely with Executive Team of PCM to implement best practices and operating procedures, which have become the trademark of all marinas within the IGY portfolio.
“The IGY Mobilization Team are extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to work alongside the PCM yard and marina employees to further enhance its already world-class customer experience,” says Kenny Jones MBE, Executive Vice President of Operations of IGY Marinas.
Porto Cervo Marina is located 130 nautical miles off the west coast of mainland Italy, on the beautiful island of Sardinia. Porto Cervo, founded by HH the Aga Khan, serves as a haven along the 55km coastline of Costa Smeralda and provides easy access to some of the most desired cruising grounds in the Mediterranean including; the Amalfi Coast, the Italian Rivera, and the Cote D’Azur. The marina facility offers high-speed fueling, waste management, yacht services, provisioning, and world-class on-site dining and shopping. Surrounding the marina is an abundance of nightlife, entertainment on the resort of Porto Cervo, along with breathtaking beaches and turquoise blue waters.
About IGY Marinas
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is one of the largest international marina company in the world and a leading point of contact for vessels in the western hemisphere. The company’s network includes 19 marinas operating in 10 countries, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, France, and now Italy; more than 9,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year. With more than 3,000 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including sportfish, cruise, sail and megayacht. With more than 350 slips accommodating vessels over 80 feet (24 meters), IGY’s marinas are also leading destination ports for some of the world’s largest yachts - servicing more than 1,000 superyachts per year.
Additionally, IGY Marinas boasts one of the world’s leading large-vessel support networks, the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which encompasses an array of services from provisioning to crew training, along with health and maritime travel. IGY Marinas also hosts top international sailing, fishing and nautical-related events, making its marinas highly sought‐after maritime activity destinations. With a passion for giving back on a global scale, the company supports its marinas twice a year as part of its “Inspire Giving through You” philanthropic initiative.