YACHT CHANDLERS EXPANDS REACH IN CARIBBEAN THROUGH AN ALLIANCE WITH IGY MARINASFORT LAUDERDALE, FL – October 18, 2011 – IGY Marinas, one of the world’s leading marina operators, and Yacht Chandlers, one of the premier providers of yacht supplies and services, are pleased to announce a strategic alliance. Yacht Chandlers will be providing its full complement of services at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas, USVI, and at the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol in St. Maarten, the preeminent megayacht marinas in the Caribbean. In addition to added convenience, the move also means increased value and rewards for its clientele.
Yacht Chandlers has become affiliated with the IGY Anchor Club, the marina industry’s first customer loyalty program, allowing members of its Megayacht Program to also earn points in IGY Marina’s Anchor Club, which are redeemable for an endless variety of products and services.
Both companies are committed to providing the highest level of service, and view the partnership as a way to continue to provide this consistency to its clientele. The move also signals a shift in the industry, where provisioners and yacht service providers are recognizing the need to be closer to their customers in more locations. In fact, Yacht Chandlers recently also opened an office in Antibes, France. For IGY Marinas, the partnership is a continuation of their on-going effort to ensure accessibility and convenience to all of the services its customers require.
Yacht Chandlers will also be taking over operations of the bar/restaurant currently located at the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol in St. Maarten with an extensive renovation planned to build on its already impressive following.
Yacht Chandlers’ decision to align itself with IGY Marinas was an easy one, and according to Mr. James James of Yacht Chandlers, “The way we see it, it’s a win-win partnership. IGY has outstanding brand recognition and is widely heralded for the level of service they provide at their amazing network of marinas. It makes perfect sense for us to work together to enhance service and value to our shared clientele.”
VP of Operations at IGY Kenny Jones, said, “Yacht Chandlers is a perfect complement to the IGY hospitality and customer service culture. Their presence at our Yacht Haven Grande Collection of megayacht marinas will add tremendous value and convenience for owners, captains, and crew. We are committed to fully servicing the needs of our guests, and the presence of Yacht Chandlers at our facilities furthers that objective.” Read more...