Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – August 8, 2017
– IGY Marinas today announced that it has expanded its robust portfolio with the addition of Ortega Landing in Jacksonville, Fla (pictured above). The new marina builds upon IGY’s growth strategy, as this will be its first facility in North Florida. Ortega Landing will join the company’s impressive lineup of international marina destinations as the third facility in the sunshine state, following
One Island Park – Miami Beach and Maximo Marina – St. Petersburg.
“IGY Marinas has always placed Florida at the top of our marina expansion list, as several areas of the destination continue to be the most sought-after boating communities. Jacksonville, and in particular Ortega Landing, is a terrific complement to our dynamic and growing marina destination portfolio, and we look forward to expanding our award-winning services to an even wider market – with more to come,” said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas.
IGY has appointed Cam Melangton (pictured below) as Ortega Landing’s new generalmanager. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Melangton’s career encompasses the management of sales, marketing, media, financials, business development, client relations, entertainment, hospitality, travel programs and event operations for Fortune 500 companies and marina management for exclusive yacht clubs. Prior to joining IGY, he served as the marina manager and dock master for Pasadena Yacht and Country Club.
As part of the integration process, IGY will begin implementing the company’s award-winning services and operations. IGY will also leverage existing relationships within its extensive network of commercial and industry partners, host special events and conduct community outreach initiatives through the company’s philanthropic arm – Inspire Giving through You. Ortega Landing is a welcome addition to the IGY portfolio, boasting 192 slips made of Bellingham concrete that provide protected anchorage in a cove that is ideally positioned to shelter yachts from weather conditions. The marina has the ability to accommodate vessels up to 70 feet (21 meters), and can also host vessels up to 130 feet (40 meters) using its T dock heads. Guest amenities include, a clubhouse; pool, pool deck and hot tub; on-site laundry facilities; outdoor recreational offerings, including a picnic and dog run area; and complimentary bicycles for local exploring.
IGY’s new Jacksonville marina is the ideal waterfront getaway in North Florida, offering yachting on the St. John River and Eastern Seaboard, and incredible shopping and dining options in downtown Jacksonville. The destination is the perfect place for visitors to relax and sneak away to a more secluded and peaceful location in Florida.
For more information on Ortega Landing - Jacksonville, email Cam Melangton at CMelangton@igymarinas.com
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About IGY Marinas
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is reputed to be the largest international marina company in the world and a leading point of contact for vessels in the western hemisphere. The company’s network includes 16 marinas operating in 7 countries, with the newest location in Jacksonville, Florida (United States, Colombia, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Panama, and Turks & Caicos); more than 8,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year. With more than 3,000 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including sportfish, cruise, sail and megayacht.
With more than 300 slips accommodating vessels over 80 feet (24 meters), IGY’s marinas are also leading destination ports for some of the world’s largest yachts - servicing more than 1,000 superyachts per year.
Additionally, IGY Marinas boasts one of the world’s leading large-vessel support networks, the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which encompasses an array of services from provisioning to crew training, along with health and maritime travel. IGY Marinas also hosts top international sailing, fishing and nautical-related events, making its marinas highly sought ‐ after maritime activity destinations. With a passion for giving back on a global scale, the company supports its marinas twice a year as part of its “Inspire Giving through You” philanthropic initiative