IGY Marinas has announced that the landmark 360 building at Yacht Haven Grande has been leased to a private group including Kiran Akal, former creative consultant for Walt Disney and Warner Music writer and artist, as well as Dave Goodman, former vice president of Walt Disney Company, and Anheuser Busch Theme Park executive.
The group plans to transform the 360 building into a premier facility that is unique along the Caribbean cruise line route. The themed attraction will include elements from the rich history and culture of the US Virgin Islands, as well as some of the sought after natural resources of the area.
The project also has the support of the U.S.V.I. Department of Tourism, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and IGY Marinas, founded by Andrew Farkas. The new attraction will not only contribute to the local economy, but will provide jobs in the hospitality, retail and technical sectors, and further diversify the area’s tourism offering.
The group looks forward to collaborating with essential government agencies as they make this project a highly visible symbol in the future of the region, supporting IGY’s fourteen-year commitment to economic development of the USVI.
IGY Marinas, a global marina network owned by Mr. Andrew Farkas, recently announced plans to expand to another marina in the northeast region of the United States. IGY acquired Fore Points Marina in Portland, Maine and will be opening it in 2019. When it is completed, it will have over 8,000 linear feet of dockage, with space for over 140 vessels and up to 10 mega yachts.
Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY, commented on the expansion: “The addition of Fore Points Marina represents continued growth for the IGY network and we’re looking forward to the 2019 season with the opportunity to offer this new destination to current and future guests.”
IGY Marinas locations are known for their superior service and amenities, and the Fore Points location will be no different. It is expected to offer high-speed fueling, waste management, and a captain & crew lounge, among other amenities. The marina is also surrounded by entertainment options for boaters when they dock, including restaurants and landmarks. Downtown Portland is close by, with bars and shops for tourists to visit.
IGY Marinas is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but its portfolio includes locations in over a dozen beautiful destinations around the world such as Colombia, Turks and Caicos, and Panama. For many years now, Mr. Farkas has dedicated time and resources to various philanthropic causes, and IGY Marinas has followed his lead with its “Inspire Giving Through You” campaign. The program has taken marina employees off of the docks and placed them in local communities to support charities and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Farkas and the IGY Marinas team have created an unparalleled network of luxury marinas around the world, and the addition of Fore Points Marina will provide even more growth for the company.