PHOTO: Andrew Badgley/Flickr

IGY Marinas Adds Turks & Caicos Megayacht Marina to Mix

PHOTO: Andrew Badgley/Flickr

Further expanding its operations in North America, IGY Marinas has added the soon-to-open Blue Haven Marina in the Turks & Caicos to its docking destinations.

Blue Haven Marina is on the northeastern tip of Providenciales, which is the most developed island of this British Overseas Territory. (On a side note, despite being a British territory, the Turks & Caicos uses the U.S. dollar as its currency.) The marina is part of a resort that is presently under construction, expected to open in November. The resort will feature a hotel, a number of restaurants, a private beach, an infinity pool, and both sailboat and sportfishing day charters. Blue Haven Marina guests will have full access to the resort’s amenities.

As for Blue Haven Marina, it’s slated to open next summer. Fifty-one berths for megayachts to 180 feet (55 meters) will be included, initially limited by a shallow draft of 5’5” (about 1.7 meters). Dredging that will continue through next winter should allow maximum depth to rise to 12 feet (about 3.7 meters). Concrete floating docks, on-site customs and immigration services, a crew lounge, a crew work room, provisioning services, and concierge services for everything from car rentals to island tours will also be provided.

Providenciales and the Turks & Caicos in general have seen tourism rise for the past three years. There are direct flights from New York, Miami, and other major U.S. East Coast cities, plus Providenciales is located halfway between Puerto Rico and Florida, making it popular with boaters. Grace Bay Beach, down the coast from Blue Haven Marina, was voted a top 10 beach by Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers. Providenciales further has the third-largest barrier reef in the world.

When Blue Haven Marina opens, it will be part of IGY’s loyalty program, the IGY Anchor Club. It will also be included in IGY’s Caribbean Anchor Pass, which lets megayachts visit its properties in the region for one discounted rate.

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