“Miami is one of the leading luxury yachting destinations in the United States, making this a significant achievement for our targeted growth strategy in Florida,” said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas. “This exclusive Miami Beach superyacht facility not only allows IGY to showcase our unmatched services to the superyacht market, but also attract even larger vessels to the destination. IGY Marinas is excited about the year ahead, and we are thrilled to begin 2017 with a marina in South Florida.”
Part of IGY’s network of marinas, One Island Park – Miami Beach boasts one of the largest private purpose-built megayacht docks in the United States with the ability to accommodate private vessels over 730 feet (222 meters). This location further enhances IGY’s collection of marinas and the IGY network’s ability to accommodate the world’s largest vessels. Five of IGY’s 15 locations accommodate yachts over 300 feet (91 meters), making IGY the leading point of contact for megayachts in the Western Hemisphere.
In order to ensure a smooth transition into the IGY Marinas portfolio, the company has appointed Gili Wojnowich as general manager. Most recently, Wojnowich served as operations manager for IGY Marinas corporate, providing direct support to the company’s executive team, assisting IGY’s facility general managers, and providing analysis and underwriting support on numerous business development, marina management and acquisition opportunities. A seasoned professional and Certified Marina Manager (CMM), Wojnowich has served as general manager for several IGY marina locations, including Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina (New York); Newport Yacht Club & Marina (New Jersey); and the company’s flagship superyacht facility, Marina at Yacht Haven Grande (St. Thomas). Wojnowich received his dual Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Spanish from Emory University and is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.
IGY Marinas’ Miami location will soon be the new hotspot for superyacht owners, captains, and crew. The marina now offers the award-winning service for which IGY is known, as well as the ability to host yachts up to 730 feet (222 meters) in length with a depth of 40 feet (12 meters) and the electric requirements suitable to accommodate the world’s largest vessels. The marina is exempt from Captain of the Port (COTP) zone regulations, allowing a rare freedom within South Florida waters to arrive and depart at will. One Island Park – Miami Beach is private and sits adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station, making it one of the most secure and exclusive marinas in Florida. IGY Marinas is currently accepting reservation requests at Miami@IGYMarinas.com.
BWA Yachting is located on-site, serving as an exclusive yacht agent and concierge for support services to the vessels. IGY Marinas will host special events tied to the destination and conduct philanthropic initiatives through the company’s corporate responsibility project, Inspire Giving through You. Set against the downtown Miami skyline, the marina is located in close proximity to the destination’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Guests to the area also enjoy numerous world-renown events, including Art Basel Miami, Miami International Boat Show, Ultra Music Festival and more.
For more information on One Island Park – Miami Beach, email Gili Wojnowich at GWojnowich@IGYMarinas.com. For more information on IGY Marinas and its impressive collection of marina destinations, visit www.IGYMarinas.com. Follow IGY Marinas on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IGYMarinas or Twitter and Instagram @IGYMarinas.
About IGY Marinas
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is 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 15 marinas operating in 7 countries (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 2,000 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 Marinas is also home port to some of the world’s largest yachts.
IGY Marinas additionally has one of the world’s leading large vessel support networks, IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, encompassing an array of services ranging from provisioning to crew training and 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” philanthropy project.
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