Island Global Yachting Announces the Addition of St. Katharine Docks Marina in London to its Growing Global Network
IGY’s marina destination footprint now spans 18 marinas across 11 countries.
February 11, 2020 – New York & London – Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas), is excited to announce the continued expansion of its global marina destination network with the addition of St. Katharine Docks Marina (SKD Marina), London, England. The international marina operator welcomes this 5 Gold Anchor, 185-slip facility, which provides luxury accommodations for a host of vessels including yachts up to 40 meters (130 feet). Starting February 7, 2020, IGY Marinas will operate, market and brand St. Katharine Docks Marina. The destination is owned by real estate funds managed by Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
“IGY is honored to have been selected to manage and flag the St. Katharine Docks Marina,” said Thomas Mukamal, IGY’s CEO. “This is a thrilling opportunity for IGY to showcase our industry-leading marina operations and global marketing platform for which IGY has become well known.”
At St. Katharine Docks, IGY will bring its industry-leading best practices to further enhance marina operations and customer service.
St. Katharine Docks is Central London's only marina and is located approximately 40 nautical miles up the Thames River, adjacent to the Tower of London with many of London’s most famous tourist attractions in close proximity. The asset was renovated by Blackstone and has evolved into a thriving waterside community, featuring a mix of commercial, residential, retail, food and beverage amenities that surround the marina. The Docks' cobblestone promenade of boutiques, eateries, pubs and markets, provides beautiful places to explore along the marina's waterfront. A true "bucket list" yachting destination - the marina offers waste management, concierge services, provisioning, fitness center, showers, and world-class on-site dining and shopping.
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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 Americas and Europe. The company’s network includes 18 marinas across 11 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, France, Italy, Spain, and now England. IGY services more than 9,000 unique vessels annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year. With nearly 3,000 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including sportfish, cruise, sail and megayachts. IGY Marinas also has more than 350 slips accommodating vessels over 80 feet (24 meters), making the IGY portfolio the leading destination for some of the world’s largest yachts – the company serves 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.
About St. Katharine Docks
Iconic St. Katharine Docks is Central London’s only marina and has evolved into a thriving waterside community featuring modern and unusual office space, luxury homes and quayside dining and shopping. A stone’s throw from the Tower of London, the site has a fascinating history and recently celebrated its 190th anniversary. Opening in 1828, the Thomas Telford-designed dock was once one of the busiest ports in the UK, renowned for handling luxury goods, sugar, rum, spices, perfumes, wines and tea. Today, St. Katharine Docks is home to a range of leading companies and brands including WeWork, Sectorlight, Dokke, Emilia’s Pasta, Bravas Tapas and artisan coffee shop White Mulberries. Every Friday, the Docks hosts the popular KERB St Kats Food Market, serving some of the capital’s best street food.
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Simon Bryan CMM
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