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Bahia Mar Now 2nd Yacht-Specific Foreign-Trade Zone in USA

Add another famous Fort Lauderdale locale to the newly created foreign-trade zone (FTZ). It’s Bahia Mar, the marina many know as the primarily location for the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. You may remember that earlier this month, Lauderdale Marine Center became America’s first duty-free yachting area. It was the first business to formally Continue reading


Red Frog Beach Marina Now Owned by IGY Marinas

Since 2012, IGY Marinas has been the marketing partner for Red Frog Beach Marina. It now not only owns the property, but also manages operations. Due directly to IGY Marinas’ involvement, more megayachts have called in at the Panamanian locale. It’s 133 nautical miles from the Panama Canal, therefore convenient for refueling and reprovisioning before Continue reading


11 Loggerhead Marinas Acquired by Suntex

Spanning the eastern and Gulf coasts of Florida, Loggerhead Marinas has sold nearly a dozen properties to Suntex Marinas. Four of the facilities accommodate megayachts. Specifically, they are are Loggerhead Marina Aventura, Loggerhead Marina Hollywood, Loggerhead Marina South Lantana, and Loggerhead Marina Palm Beach Gardens. Each of the latter three has a mean low-tide depth Continue reading