London, United Kingdom – July 2022 – The central London marina, St. Katharine Docks, has once again been awarded one of the highest accreditations for its outstanding customer services and facilities, the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor Award.
The scheme, by TYHA (The Yacht Harbour Association), rates marinas quality of facilities, customer service and infrastructure, and earlier this year, the Docks were subject to a rigorous assessment with all elements of the marina and operations put under scrutiny. There are 135 Marinas across 27 countries in the Gold Anchor scheme, and St Katharine Docks is one of 65 to be awarded 5 Gold Anchors.
Occupying three historic interlinked basins, the marina provides 1 85 berths for vessels up to 40m long, as a visitor or on long-term berth contracts. The marina offers outstanding facilities and services along with a social calendar of enjoyable nautical events and all-year-round activities. Opened in 1 82 8, the Thomas Telford-designed docks were 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 has evolved into a thriving waterside community, and offers great facilities in an iconic setting. As the only central London marina, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of sailing the Thames and mooring right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
About St Katharine Docks, an IGY destination St Katharine Docks is London’s largest marina comprising 520,000sq ft of office, retail and residential. The marina has 1 85 berths in three basins, for vessels up to 40m long, as a visitor or on long-term berth contracts. St Katharine Docks has outstanding facilities and services along with a social calendar of events and all-year-round activities. Since February 2020, the marina is managed, operated and branded by Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas, who are bringing their industry-leading knowledge to further enhance the marina operations and customer service. Opened in 1 828 and designed by Thomas Telford, the Docks were one of the busiest ports in the UK, renowned for handling trade in luxury items such as sugar, rum, spices, perfumes, wines and with over 32,000 tons of tea passing through on a yearly basis. Its name, St Katharine, derives from the church and hospital that previously resided at the site.
About Island Global Yachting LLC IGY’s worldwide network of properties sets luxury standards for service and quality in nautical tourism. IGY has the only global portfolio of premium yachting destinations, serving over 8,000 annual customers at 24 marinas in 13 countries. IGY’s unprecedented collection of marinas in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America caters to a variety of vessel types and serves as the exclusive home port for many of the world’s largest superyachts. Discover IGY Marinas’ network at www.igymarinas.com.
Spain – IGY Ibiza Marina
England – St. Katharine Docks
Spain – IGY Málaga Marina
France – IGY Vieux – Port de Cannes
Italy – Marina di Porto Cervo
Italy – IGY Portisco Marina
France – IGY Sète Marina
COMING SOON – Spain – Málaga San Andres Marina
St. Thomas – Yacht Haven Grande USVI
St. Thomas – American Yacht Harbor
St. Maarten – Yacht Club Isle de Sol
St. Maarten – Simpson Bay Marina
St. Lucia – Rodney Bay Marina
The Bahamas – Briland Club Marina
Turks & Caicos – Blue Haven Marina
Maine – Fore Points Marina
New York – North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place
Florida – One Island Park
Florida – Maximo Marina
Florida – Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island Gardens