Island Global Yachting Marinas have expanded their presence in Latin America with the addition of Golfito Marina Village – Costa Rica. The 50-slip facility, owned by Hacienda El Dorado S.A., marks the fourth marina to join IGY’s lineup in this region, following Marina Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Red Frog Beach Island Marina, Panama, and Marina Santa Marta, Colombia.
“IGY Marinas has seen travelers become more selective in their yachting itineraries to Central America, making Golfito Marina Village a welcome addition to our portfolio,” said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas. “Our network of clientele has come to know and appreciate our award-winning customer service, desired amenities, and internationally trained staff that is well-versed in many foreign policies. We look forward to welcoming our guests to our newest destination in Costa Rica.”
Golfito Marina Village is situated on the Pacific Ocean and outside of the hurricane zone, making it a safe harbor for guests. It is also the only approved drop-off and pick-up zone for yacht transport ships on the west coast of Central and South America. Golfito Marina Village operates as one of the only private, natural deep-water marinas in the world that can accommodate vessels up to 500 feet (152 meters).
The facility’s eco-friendly design maximizes the preservation of its surrounding natural setting – one marked by unobstructed bay views along with government-protected rainforests and beaches. Located in the historic Pacific Town of Golfito, the marina is the ideal destination for guests looking to fully immerse themselves in Costa Rica’s ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle, with world-class sport fishing, whale watching, canopy tours, hiking, beachside horseback riding, paddle boarding, windsurfing, shopping and more.
Overseeing all marina management and operations will be Andy Caballero, the facility’s newly appointed general manager. An industry veteran, Caballero began his career as director of the Marine Protected Areas on St. Maarten. He holds a degree in Marine Sciences from Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Meanwhile, in the Mediterranean, IGY Marinas and P&O Marinas, a subsidiary of DP World, have announced a new-build superyacht marina project in Sète, France, with construction to start at the end of the year.
Once open, it will offer 12 dedicated superyacht berths for the world’s largest vessels of up to 328 feet (100 meters) with a maximum draft of 23 feet (7 meters). Other features include electrical facilities; fuel service arrangements; in-slip grey and black water pump-out; high level security; and Wi-Fi. Marina guests will also have access to the world’s leading and largest vessel support network – the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which offers a range of services from provisioning, crew training and full range insurance to emergency health services, maritime travel and satellite communications.
The site of the marina will be in the heart of Sète, which is known as the ‘Little Venice’ of France; it is an official Port of Entry and fully ISPS compliant.
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