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Benefits of aligning with strategic partners

With more than 5,000 megayachts in the world today, it is more important than ever that our industry continues to deliver high-quality services and unprecedented guest experiences. Many reputable brands have formed powerful networks of experienced, determined individuals that support, promote and influence the nautical tourism industry as a whole, but this is just the tipping point. The superyacht industry ...

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Embracing corporate social responsibility

When it comes to corporate social responsibility, it is important to understand the tremendous value it brings to not only the charitable organization but also the company’s long-term sustainable growth. Extending beyond a day of giving or a single donation, CSR today is more about the continued support, year after year, that helps create a better future for societies in ...

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Handling marina emergencies effectively

What do all marinas share in common? Power cables, gasoline, water, lots of people and a frequently aging infrastructure. Additionally, many marinas have coastal areas prone to natural disasters and most marinas are accessible by the public. In short, we are all exposed to a broad and often unpredictable array of emergency situations. At IGY Marinas, we have dealt with ...

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Identifying new marina markets strategically

Adding a new or existing marina to a branded portfolio requires months, if not years, of extensive analysis to determine if the destination is up to par with today’s industry standard of a luxury yachting facility or if it has certain unique attributes, which, over time, will attract high-end boaters. Yacht owners, captains and crew members associate major marina company ...

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Sustaining a business to generate growth

As we take a close look at the industry, we see numerous vessel brands, management companies, training facilities, designers and everyone in between yearning to grow their businesses and help shape the yachting world of today. This drive and passion, while very much a substantial part of sustaining a successful business, is just the foundation. It is the long-term vision, ...

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Building a yachting destination

It is truly amazing to see the evolution of the marina industry today. Yachting venues such as Yacht Haven Grande and Rodney Bay Marina have transitioned from mere nautical equivalent parking and storage locations to luxurious vacation destinations in some of the most sought-after countries around the world. Boaters have become more selective in their yachting destination, yearning for more value-added ...

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