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Caribbean - IGY Marinas Yacht Haven Grande Collection Receives The 5 Gold Anchor Award and Icomia Clean Marina Award

IGY Marinas – For Immediate Release


NEW YORK, NY AUGUST 26, 2015 – 

IGY Marinas is thrilled to announce The Yacht Haven Grande Collection of its prestigious megayacht marinas has been reaccredited with the highest and unprecedented 5 Gold Anchor Award and the ICOMIA Clean Marina Award for the fifth year running.  This exciting news comes after continuous hard work and dedication of our staff at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas, Yacht Club at Isle de Sol in St. Maarten, and Rodney Bay Marina in St. Lucia.  

For 25 years, The Yacht Harbor Trade Association (TYHA) Gold Anchor Award Scheme has been auditing marinas world-wide in 23 countries.  The voluntary assessment program audits and grades marinas throughout the year on performance, cleanliness, safety, and customer service through secret shoppers, TYHA auditors, and Berth Holder Questionnaires.  Ratings range from 1 to 5 Gold Anchors providing an assurance and credibility of the marina’s quality to potential visitors.  

Upon receiving the news of the reaccreditation, Kenny Jones MBE, Executive Vice President of Operations stated, “The teams at these facilities all work very hard in getting this done with the GM’s leading throughout the process, many of the junior management personalities played a key role in obtaining this reaccreditation, and I cannot communicate enough, how extremely proud I am of these teams.”  Year after year, these IGY facilities continue to exceed the expectations of marinas across the globe making it difficult for others to compete.  Held to the highest of marina standards, the IGY network provides red carpet service to all customers throughout its 13 marinas, with five (5) IGY marinas in five (5) different countries, having undergone the same rigorous trials to achieve the 5 Gold Anchor Award.  

The sincere appreciation throughout the IGY Marina executive team was projected to all of the marina employees through the Marina General Managers.  To show their gratitude for each teams’ hard work and dedication, The IGY Marina Executive Team instructed each marina General Manager to take some time to celebrate with their individual teams, that they have once again been recognized in meeting the most difficult of industry standards.  Mr. Jones also stated very clearly, that “we all know that this would not be achievable without the cooperation of every department, including maintenance, housekeeping, dock-staff, yard-staff, security, administration and management, this was a team effort by all.”  

IGY Marina 5 Gold Anchor Award & ICOMIA Clean Marina Award Achievements:
  • Marina at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas
  • Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, St. Maarten 
  • Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia 
  • Marina Cabo San Lucas
  • Blue Haven Marina 
TYHA will be presenting the 5 Gold Anchors Plaques, Flags, and ICOMIA Clean Marina Awards to each of the marinas at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where IGY Marinas stands tall as the largest marina presenter at the Boat Show.  

IGY Marinas is the largest international marina network in the world and serves as the leading point of contact for vessels throughout the western hemisphere.  The network consists of 14 marinas operating throughout 8 countries servicing approximately 100,000 customers, including 8,000 unique vessels per annum.  With over 300 slips accommodating vessels over 80ft, IGY is home port to some of the world’s largest megayachts.  IGY Marinas has over 2,000 slips under management catering to a variety of markets including sportfish, cruise, sail & motor vessels.  Many of the marinas under IGY host top international sailing, fishing, and nautical related events, making our marinas highly sought‐after maritime activity destinations. For more information, please visit

Kay Mellinger
T: 954.510.3307
Island Global Yachting
One Financial Plaza
100 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 802
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

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