Northeastern residents and cruisers count Newport, Rhode Island as a popular summer destination and seasonal base. Several superyachts book slips in New York City, too, and head out east along Long Island’s Gold Coast. Few, however, consider Connecticut an option. The developers behind the newly opened Bridgeport Harbor Marina aim to change that. Bridgeport Harbor
Many yacht owners, guests, and crews are all too aware of the plastics problem plaguing the oceans. So are marina operators. To eliminate some of this trash from its properties, Safe Harbor Marinas is installing skimming bins created by 4ocean. Four properties thus far feature the bins, with all of the marinas to include them
Billfish Marina, family-run since opening in 1956, will have new ownership if all goes according to plan by April. The same owners behind Bradford Marine have an agreement to acquire not just the facility, but its affiliates, too. Fort Lauderdale Yacht Harbor (FLYH), run by father-and-son team John and Michael Kelly, acquired Bradford Marine last
Effective this month, IGY Marinas is now operating the historic St. Katharine Docks Marina in England. The agreement makes the site the 18th property in the IGY Marinas network. In addition, it makes England the 11th country where the U.S.-based IGY Marinas has a presence. St. Katharine Docks, in London on the Thames River, dates
IGY Marinas continues adding megayacht properties beyond North, Central, and South American shores. It has taken over an existing marina in southern Spain, not far from Gibraltar. IGY Málaga Marina should begin welcoming yachts upwards of 328 feet (100 meters), plus offer owners, guests, and crew information on the historic local area, this coming spring.
Due to increased interest, particularly from superyacht owners and crew, Sanctuary Cove Marina in Australia is investing in additional berths. Due for completion in May, the expansion will see 303 boats and yachts upwards of 180 feet (54.86 meters) able to dock. “The new facility will be a ‘signature project,’” asserts Steve Sammes, the marina’s