in the world-wide IGY marina portfolio – spanning 10 countries
June 27th, 2018 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – International marina operator and developer, Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas), today announced continued expansion of its marina collection within the northeastern region of the United States with the addition of Fore Points Marina in Portland. Upon its completion in 2019, the facility will be branded and managed by IGY, and will accommodate over 140 vessels and up to 10 megayachts with 8,000 linear feet of dockage. Portland Foreside Development Company, owner and developer of the marina, has partnered with IGY’s coastal and marina engineering affiliate, Applied Technology Management to oversee design concepts and permitting.
The IGY Marina network continues its immutable growth and now features marinas along the entire eastern coastline of the United States with this addition to its unique global marina destination portfolio. “We are very excited to have partnered with Portland Foreside Development Company to bring a state-of-the-art, world-class luxury yachting destination with the IGY Marinas best practices and customer service to one of the most beautiful areas of the Northeast. The addition of Fore Points Marina represents continued growth for the IGY network and we’re looking forward to the 2019 season with the opportunity to offer this new destination to current and future guests,” stated Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas.
The marina is expected to start taking reservations in early 2019. The marina facility will offer many of the amenities expected at an IGY world-class destination offering high-speed fueling, waste management, yacht services, provisioning, and captain & crew lounge. Surrounding the marina is an array of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment in addition to an abundance of landmarks, outdoor activities, and sights crews and boaters won’t want to miss.
The Marina is located in Portland, Maine at the southern end of Casco Bay with easy access to the highly desired cruising grounds of the Casco Bay Islands, Bar Harbor, and the maritime provinces of Canada. The marina will be developed as part of the Portland Foreside mixed-use development project, Portland’s newest waterfront neighborhood. Portland is well-known for its famed restaurants, like Evo Kitchen + Bar, Eventide Oyster Co. and Fore Street, numerous craft breweries and distilleries, bars and local boutique shops in the Old Port. Named in well over 20 “best of” lists, Portland is a thriving destination, making it an ideal transient marina port city.
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About Portland Foreside
Portland Foreside is positioned to become a vibrant 10-acre mixed-use waterfront neighborhood leveraging the significant commercial growth of Portland’s eastern waterfront. The development has been designed to showcase the significant history of the area and offer all-season enjoyment of Portland’s waterfront through much needed housing, office space, hotel lodging, restaurants, local and national retail, and impeccably designed outdoor spaces designed to promote communal gathering. The current master plan includes a connection to adjacent lands owned by the city slated to be converted into Portland Landing, a waterfront public open space, and provide direct access to improved pedestrian trails and just under 1,000 linear feet of direct water frontage. This project will ultimately become a connector for the adjacent neighborhoods to the water and bring new life and enjoyment to this historically significant site. Portland Foreside has been identified as one of the premier development projects north of Boston.
About IGY Marinas
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is one of 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 18 marinas operating in 10 countries, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, France, and Italy; more than 10,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year. With more than 3,500 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including megayacht, sportfish, cruise, and sail. With more than 400 purpose built slips accommodating megayacht vessels between 80 feet (24m) to 800’ (243m), IGY’s marinas serve as leading destination ports for some of the world’s largest yachts – servicing more than 1,500 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.
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