The Sardinia-based Marina di Portisco, along the Italian island’s northern coast, has new owners. IGY Marinas and a Sardinian business conglomerate obtained the long-term concession rights to the facility. It’s now known as IGY Portisco Marina. And on related news, the company has acquired a controlling interest in the yacht-management company Fairport Yacht Support.
With 41 slips for megayachts to 295 feet (90 meters), the marina is quite large, with an overall 589 berths. It lies in a popular cruising area, between the well-known Porto Cervo and Olbia, along the Gulf of Cugnana. The deep-draft (32’8”, or 10 meters) facility, also with a long outer breakwater, is one of the few in the area that such large megayachts can access. Additionally, it’s 20 minutes from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, convenient for owners’ and guests’ arrivals and departures. Making it more attractive for owners, guests, and crew, IGY Portisco Marina has on-site restaurants, shops, yacht provisioning, refit services, and 24-hour security. Plus, IGY Marinas’ partner in the property, Transport SAS, manages the fueling services.
Transport SAS has more than 15 years of experience in fuel-management services for superyachts. “We are very happy to strengthen our position in IGY Portisco Marina alongside IGY,” says Vittorio Taula, Transport SAS’s CEO. “Our team is confident that the joint efforts, skills, and capabilities of the Taula group will enhance the customer experience.”
The acquisition strengthens IGY Marinas’ foothold in Europe, which it has been growing in recent years. It already operates Marina di Porto Cervo in Sardinia and IGY Sète in the South of France, for example. “We are absolutely delighted to further promote Italy as a leading yachting destination,” says Kenny Jones, IGY’s executive vice president of operations.
As for IGY Portisco Marina, the company plans “to introduce an innovative suite of global solutions for our clients in the months to come,” says Tom Mukamal, IGY’s CEO.
Also as mentioned, IGY has acquired a controlling interest in Fairport Yacht Support. Graeme Lord, who established Fairport Yacht Support a decade ago, remains involved. “Fairport’s mission is to make yacht ownership safe, easy, and fun, which aligns perfectly with our objective to provide the best possible marina experience across our 22 destinations worldwide,” says Evan Wien, IGY’s vice president of corporate development. IGY Marinas therefore now offers yacht-financial administration, crew management, and safety and regulatory compliance services, among others.
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