As of this writing, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is three days into a journey across the Atlantic Ocean. She is en route from Plymouth, England to New York aboard the racing yacht Malizia II. Thunberg is the climate activist who has made global headlines. They started with her school strike outside Sweden’s parliament building last year.
Inaugurated this summer season, the first IGY Marinas property in Europe also has its first visitor. The yacht, with her owners onboard, arrived yesterday. A celebratory bottle of champagne welcomed them to the company’s purpose-built marina in the South of France, IGY Sète. IGY Marinas announced its South of France expansion in 2017. Tom Mukamal,
Next summer, cruisers on Casco Bay in Maine can get the IGY Marinas treatment. The company will operate a newly developed property in Portland. Fore Points Marina is set to become the company’s northernmost facility in the United States, too. With slips for a variety of boats and yachts, Fore Points Marina is entirely new. It’s
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
Three months on from hurricanes leaving unprecedented destruction, the Yacht Club at Isle De Sol in St. Maarten plus Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas are welcoming megayachts again. IGY Marinas, which operates the properties, does say that storm cleanup is ongoing. Isle De Sol (above, pre-storm), for example, has 18 of 38 megayacht slips
Typically at this time, megayacht captains, owners, and charter guests are making plans for the winter season. Due to Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria, however, you may question whether to head to the Caribbean as usual. Rumors, erroneous information, and even lack of information are compounding matters. The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) therefore