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IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas has recently been bestowed the Towergate 2020 International Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas is the only marina in the world to have received this prestigious award three times in 2016, 2019 and 2020.
TYHA, one of the oldest international yachting associations in the world, partnered with Towergate Insurance to recognise the best marinas from around the world. This amazing achievement follows the 2019 elevation of Yacht Haven Grande’s status as a 5 Gold Anchor Marina to the coveted 5 Platinum Anchor level.
Upon receiving the news of this third award, Kenny Jones MBE, executive vice president of Global Operations at IGY Marinas, stated, “I am beaming with pride for the Yacht Haven Grande team, along with the other IGY family members across the globe, for being the absolute best in the world and for delivering consistently exceptional service to our superyacht owners, guests, captains and crew.”
Phil Blake, marina general manager at Yacht Haven Grande, commented, “Our team at IGY and Yacht Haven Grande have worked incredibly hard to make this marina the Caribbean home for yacht owners, crews and guests.
“To be selected for this accolade by the captains and officers of some of the world’s most notable yachts is truly an honour; to receive the Towergate TYHA award over two consecutive years, and for the third time, is a testament to our state-of-the-art superyacht facility, but moreover to the amazing IGY personalities from operations to our cooperate staff who all strive to make every visit a secure, memorable and fun one. I couldn’t be prouder.”
Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas is one of the busiest charter destinations during the Caribbean winter season and is a dedicated superyacht marina capable of berthing yachts up to 200 metres (656 feet). Yacht Haven Grande, along with other selected IGY marina locations, will be offering health screening for COVID-19 to support the industry this season along with regularly updated website content providing key destination information to deliver a successful charter.
Tom Mukamal, CEO at IGY Marinas, remarked, “IGY has the largest superyacht berth inventory in the world and our main goal is to continually raise the standard for the superyacht experience at all of our global locations. This third recognition along with achieving Platinum status validates our efforts and we look forward to delivering outstanding customer experiences across our growing marina network every day.”
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