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News from the world’s premier luxury marina destinations. August 2010, I1

WELCOME Friends of IGY,


Summer Stirrings at Yacht Haven Grande

Thank you for subscribing to the newly designed IGY newsletter, packed with the latest info on IGY destinations and what we’re up to as a company. Every two months, we will provide you with the latest company news, accomplishments and photos so you can keep up with us. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did creating it! Best regards, IGY Marketing Team

NARC Culminates at Simpson Bay Marina This year’s NARC (North American Rally to the Caribbean) will depart October 1 from Newport, RI, make its way down to Bermuda and finally finish at Simpson Bay Marina in St. Maarten. A welcome party is planned, and will feature a live band at the marina where the winners will be announced. Participants staying at the marina will enjoy great dockage discounts at SBM for the entire winter season and will also have the opportunity to socialize and network with other enthusiasts.

Wyclef Jean performs at Fat Turtle

Christmas came early this year in St. Thomas! Yacht Haven Grande hosted its third annual Christmas in July event on Saturday, July 24th. Hundreds of children and adults from across the island joined marina guests for this charity event that featured live music from the Top Notch band, the Pans in Motion steel pan band and loads of familyfriendly activities including a face painter, balloon artist, kids bouncer, sand art and treats. The evening ended with Full Moon Jazz on the Green featuring The Louis Taylor Trio. This year, Yacht Haven Grande collected over $1300 for the Salvation Army through a charity raffle with prizes donated from our retail shops. Kool Kidz, a designer children’s boutique, helped raise funds by donating a portion of its sales and profits from snow-cones, pop-

corn and cotton candy to the Salvation Army. Yacht Haven Grande’s casual oceanfront restaurant and bar, Fat Turtle, hosted its first of a three-night summer concert series on Sunday, July 25th. Wyclef Jean and Rock City performed to hundreds of fans during an evening performance. Guests commented that it was the best concert they had seen in the Virgin Islands. The summer concert series also hosts Chrisette Michele, Dion Parson, Bonny Cepeda and Big Mountain. On July 16, Brian White hosted a VIP White Party at Yacht Haven Grande’s Fat Turtle. Guests wore all white and were treated to music, drinks and a performance by St. Thomas’ carnival troupe, Shaka Zulu Nation. Jennifer Mcqueen, Yacht Haven Grande | P: +1 340 774 9500 |

Shaka Zulu Nation performs at the Hennessey Pure White Party


Rob Rich,

Hampton Happenings at The Montauk Yacht Club

Bryan Sensebe, Evelien Joos, Steven Rojas, May Kwo, Fererico Saenz and Alex Weiss

The 2010 summer has seen a bevy of social activity at the Montauk Yacht Club. Memorial Day kicked off the season with a bang and was a sold-out success. The weekend was highlighted by our backyard BBQs, poolside shindigs, beach front soirees, the Chuck E band performing and a DJ Saturday and Sunday nights at the Barracuda Bar. The Clambake, hosted by Hamptons Magazine, featured about 500 of the Hamptons’ hip and happening crowd including actor Kyle McLaughlin and TV personality Star Jones. So far this summer, we’ve hosted marina and hotel guests from all over the world including film crews

from Bravo, Logo, ABC, Plum TV and NBC, and as always, we enjoyed our local friends and neighbors. August and September are loaded with charter fishing groups and marina rendezvous as well as weddings booked for every weekend. The end of July brings the Montauk Village Association’s annual fundraiser, the Greenery Scenery Cocktail Party and the annual, four-day Redbone Fishing Tournament is scheduled for September 24, 2010. Former Real Housewife of New York turned New York Times Best-selling author Bethenny Frankel, will be returning to her home away from home - the Montauk Yacht Club - to host another Skinnygirl Margarita party at the Barracuda Bar, July 31. Details and photos to come next issue! For more information, please visit

Star Jones and Jason Binn

IGY Anchor Club YACHT CAPTAINS, we want YOU. Join the IGY Anchor Club and reap the rewards that members receive just by staying with us. Our most loyal yachting partners are rewarded with exclusive opportunities including complimentary dining at area restaurants, private crew parties, gift cards, unique sailinginspired merchandise, and more. Accrue points for each night stayed at the following marinas: Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia, WI

American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, USVI

Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina, New York, USA

The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, St. Maarten, NA

Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, USVI

Newport Yacht Club & Marina, Jersey City, NJ, USA 

Simpson Bay Marina, St. Maarten, NA

Marina Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Boston Yacht Haven, Boston MA

For more information and to join, please visit or email


St. Lucia Sailing at Rodney Bay Marina

National Optimist and Laser Sailing Championship 2010

20th International Billfish Tournament: Oct. 28 – Oct. 31

The weekend of June 12, 2010 brought sailing and smiles to St. Lucia, with IGY Marinas co-sponsoring the 4th annual National Optimist and Laser Sailing Championships regatta supported by Rodney Bay Marina manager Adam Foster, who also co-presented the prize-giving. Together with committee president Richard Peterkin, Adam Foster publicly committed his support of the St. Lucia Youth Sailing program and to providing sponsorship for 20 young people to join the St. Lucia Yacht Club Sailing Program. As St. Lucia continues to maintain its reputation as a hot sportfishing locale, Rodney Bay Marina partakes in several popular tournaments this year.

Martinique Billfish Tournament: Nov. 3 – Nov. 6

Together with the St. Lucia Tourist Board and the World Cruising Club, Rodney Bay Marina will be playing host to the 25th Annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). The ARC will set off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay Marina this November and promises to be another exciting event.

SPOTLIGHT new destination

Marina Santa Marta 11º14’29.24’’N/74º12’57.37’’W P: +57.5.421.5037 F: 57.5.423.5995 Carrera 1., No. 22-93 Santa Marta, Colombia

256 slips (5 megayacht slips) Maximum length: 132ft/40m Maximum draft: 11ft 5in/3.5m Maximum beam: 29ft 6in/9m

Adam Foster at the prize-giving ceremony with participant Dylan Charles.

Currently being built from the ground up, Marina Santa Marta is set to be the latest IGY Destination in the bay of Santa Marta, Colombia in the Caribbean Sea. With 256 slips, 5 of which will be dedicated to yachts up to 132 feet, on-site services will include local port authority, immigration, and customs. Within this beautifully sheltered bay, the marina will offer 24-hour security, electricity, water, phone, pump-out and fuel. Amenities will include a dedicated captain and crew area with television, WiFi and a view of the marina from one of many comfortable couches. Other marina accommodations will include a helicopter landing pad and state-of-the-art floating docks. The in-water phase of the marina will be opened September 1, however pre-booking is available at


ATM: The Behemoth Behind the Scenes

City Marina, Charleston, SC

North Sound Yacht Club, BVI

IGY is not just a pretty face. Part of our substantive capabilities comes from Applied Technology & Management – the engineering arm of IGY Marinas. The teams at ATM handle coastal, marine, environmental, and water resources engineering services to private and public clients all over the world and are based in Florida, South Carolina and Dubai. Their clients have won many awards, including the 2009 PIANC Jack Nichol Marina Design Award and the 2005 Marina Dock Age, Marina of the Year Award for the City Marina in Charleston, SC. The firm also completed the Ambersand Beach Restoration Project in Indian River County, Florida that resulted

in the county being awarded The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s Top Restored Beach Award. The ATM staff has authored articles in Urban Land, Marina World, Marina Dock Age and has also spoken at numerous industry conferences. Current projects include a feasibility study for a downtown marina redevelopment in the city of North Tonawanda in NY as well as planning and design services for the North Sound Yacht Club, BVI. Applied Technology & Management | P: 843-414-1040 |


Connect with us:

Boston Yacht Haven The Inn at the marina is now open, with a scheduled grand opening media event on August 18th. The in-slip KEKO pump-out system is now installed and operating efficiently. P: 617-367-5050 | | VHF channel 9/16

Rodney Bay Marina Boatyard

Rodney Bay Marina Boatyard OPTION 1: three free lay days to sand and bottom paint, valid 6/1 – 10/1, 2010 OPTION 2: vessels up to 43ft, haul and bottom paint for $2,000 UDS, all inclusive; vessels up to 55ft, haul and bottom paint for USD 2,500.00, includes haul-out, 3 storage days, utilities & materials; vessels over 55ft, quote upon inspection OPTION 3: 5% discount on haul-out, storage and bottom-paint labor

Boston Yacht Haven, Boston MA

P: 758-452-0324 | | VHF channel 16 888.IGY.MARINAS

IGY Marinas Newsletter Aug 2010  

IGY Marinas Newsletter Aug 2010