IGY Marinas has a second location in the Mediterranean. Effective late this month, it’s co-managing operations of Marina di Porto Cervo in Sardinia with the facility’s owner. This includes both the slips for yachts and megayachts as well as the repair yard on site.
Marina di Porto Cervo is one of the most well-known marinas worldwide, despite Porto Cervo itself still being quite young. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV established it in 1962, struck by the natural beauty of the Costa Smeralda coastline. It’s also just 130 miles off the Italian coast. The Aga Khan bought the land and built the first hotel there. Today, 700 slips accommodate small boats and megayachts to 525 feet (160 meters). Marina di Porto Cervo does so in two areas. There’s the East Dock, a.k.a. the Old Port, and the New Marina. Meanwhile, the boatyard on site, Cantieri Porto Cervo specializes in maintenance and repair on motoryachts and sailing yachts to 148 feet (45 meters).
IGY Marinas will provide management services for both the marina areas as well as the service yard. These include handling customer service as well as marketing. No changes have been announced for the amenities at Marina di Porto Cervo, though. It offers high-speed fueling, provisioning, restaurants, shops, and more. Adding to the allure, several hotels and night spots line the streets near the marina, and beaches beckon during daytime.
Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas, says the company is “honored” to work with the marina. “We are extremely excited to be part of one of the world’s leading tourist and yachting destinations,” he says. “Italy, and Sardinia in particular, is rich in yachting traditions and sits at the heart of the global superyachting business.”
This new partnership marks IGY Marinas’ 19th facility in 10 countries.