In plenty of time for yachts and megayachts making their way south for the winter, another Florida marina joins the IGY Marinas fold. Ortega Landing, located in Jacksonville, is the third such Floridian locale. However, it’s the only one in the northern part of the state.
IGY Marinas’ other two Floridian properties are One Island Park in Miami Beach and Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg. One Island Park is exclusively for megayachts. Maximo Marina and Ortega Landing, meanwhile, mix megayachts and smaller boats. “IGY Marinas has always placed Florida at the top of our marina expansion list, as several areas of the destination continue to be the most sought-after boating communities,” says Tom Mukamal, the company’s CEO.
In fact, Jacksonville is undergoing a transformation. Shad Khan, owner of the development company Iguana Investments Florida and the Jacksonville Jaguars, won a bid earlier this year to create a sports and entertainment complex downtown. About a 20-minute drive from Ortega Landing, it comprises 70 acres along the St. John River.
As for Ortega Landing, it, too, is on the St. John River. The marina has 192 slips, situated in a sheltered cove. Yachts to 70 feet (21 meters) are the primary focus, though T docks can accommodate megayachts to 130 feet (40 meters). All marina guests get use of the clubhouse, pool, pool deck, and hot tub, pictured at top. They further can take bicycles to check out the local area. Cruisers who can’t live without their pets have a dog run at their disposal as well. Eventually, customers and staff will participate in IGY Marina’s community-service projects, through its Inspire Giving Through You program.
Besides representing IGY Marinas’ seventh American property, Ortega Landing joins nine additional marinas, most being non-American. Six are in the Caribbean, one is in Mexico, one is in Panama, and the remaining marina is in Columbia.