IGY Marinas announces that Brian Deher, the Director of Marina Operations and Planning for IGY St. Maarten, has been awarded the designation of Certified Marina Manager, bringing the total up to 4 CMMs that comprise the IGY Marina Management Team. Brian also serves as the current president of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association in addition to coming from a family of marina owners and operators in the Caribbean.
The full team of CMMs at IGY Marinas now includes:
- Kenny Jones, MBE, our EVP Operations
- Adam Foster, GM, Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
- Kevin Lussier, GM, Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas
- Brian Deher, GM, The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol and Simpson Bay Marina, St. Maarten
Per the International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, the CMM value statement iterates: “CMMs represent the elite in the marina and recreational boating industry. They value true personal and professional excellence and strive to maintain the highest levels of ethical and moral conduct in their commitment to the marina industry.Â CMMs have a deeply-rooted respect for the environment and recognize their role in keeping it safe for boaters and the communities that support them.Â CMMs are marina professionals who have completed an extensive training and certification process through the globally recognized International Marina Institute (IMI) and embrace the continuance of education and training for themselves and those who work within the marina industry.”
ABOUT ISLAND GLOBAL YACHTING With yachting destinations spanning the Americas, IGY has redefined the luxury marina experience. Founded in 2005, IGY focuses on acquiring, managing, and servicing luxury-yacht marinas and lifestyle destinations. . Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IGY also has offices in New York, NY and St. Thomas, USVI. Island Global Yachting marinas operate under the signature Yacht Haven Grande collection and the IGY series brands, as well as several private labels. IGY’s network of properties is setting new standards for service and quality in nautical tourism throughout the world. The company offers an unprecedented collection of 12 marinas in the Caribbean and the Americas, all catering to a variety of vessel types including sportfishers, cruisers, sailing & motor yachts, as well as being exclusive home ports for some of the world’s largest megayachts. IGY also participates in 10 of the world’s biggest and most sought-after angler destinations.
MARINA MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS All IGY destinations are known for the highest levels of management and service. IGY’s Marina Services Division offers a complete portfolio of management and training solutions for any marina owner’s needs, from operations & service to branding & marketing, insurance, design and engineering, with in-house professionals available to assist clients. As marina owners themselves, IGY approaches every project from an owner’s perspective in order to maximize revenues, ROI and customer experience. Operating in diverse marketplaces, IGY also has a full understanding of and expertise in managing local relationships and cultural/political logistics. For additional information on Marina Services from IGY, please visit www.igymarinas.com/services/management-solutions/.
IGY is an affiliate of Island Capital Group LLC, a real estate merchant banking firm led and founded by Andrew Farkas, former chairman of Insignia Financial Group. For more information, please visit www.igymarinas.com and www.islecap.com.