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Fort Lauderdale, FL: IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande Receives Superyacht Marina of the Year Award by The Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA) for 2016

IGY Marinas – For Immediate Release

IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande Receives Superyacht Marina of the Year Award by The Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA) for 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL January 21, 2016
– IGY Marinas is thrilled to announce that Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas has won the award for The International Superyacht Marina of the Year 2016. Now in its third year, the Awards were open to Gold Anchor accredited marinas in both the UK and overseas. The winning marinas are considered the best by their customers in the UK Coastal, UK Inland, International and International Superyacht categories.

The Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA), one of the oldest international yachting associations in the world, worked closely with partner GJW Insurance to encourage marina customers to vote for their favorite marina which culminated in over 4,500 casted votes, a 48% increase from the 2015 awards! The Awards have developed significantly with votes being cast for an impressive 88 marinas. The increase in votes and the comments that were posted on clearly show the high regard in which marina customers value the superior levels of customer service provided in Gold Anchor accredited marinas.

Upon receiving the news of this award, Kenny Jones MBE, Executive Vice President of Operations stated. “IGY Marinas, and more importantly the operational staff at Yacht Haven Grande who work exceptionally hard to present the highest quality of service to the superyachts owners, guests, crew and captains, are extremely proud to have received this recognition. The fact that this award is measured on honest feedback through positive testimonials from our guests’, makes this award even more valued by our teams.” 

The sincere appreciation throughout the IGY Marina executive team was projected to all of the marina employees at Yacht Haven Grande. The IGY Marina Executive Team instructed the General Manager, Michael Revier, to take some time to celebrate with his team for being recognized as the best superyacht marina in the industry. Kenny also stated that “Across the IGY network we have learnt never to be complacent in our approach to customer service and recognize that every year the service level, facilities and overall presentation needs to be improved if it is to survive in a very
demanding sector of the marina industry. I am very honored to be receiving the award on behalf of IGY and Mike Revier of Yacht Haven Grande and his very devoted team”. 

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 13 marinas operating throughout 7 countries servicing in excess of 100,000 customers, including 8,000 unique vessels per annum. With over 300 slips accommodating vessels ranging from 80ft to over 600ft in length, 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 Island Global Yachting 100 SE 3rd Ave Ste #802 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

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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