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WORLD NEWS IGY buys Red Frog Beach Marina PANAMA: IGY Marinas has taken over ownership and management of Red Frog Beach Marina. The company previously enjoyed a marketing partnership. As part of the integration process, IGY will join forces with the existing marina team and start implementing its own-style services and operations. The company also plans to make a significant investment in improving the marina and enhancing the overall guest experience. Red Frog Beach Marina currently offers 12 megayacht berths and can accommodate vessels in excess of 300ft (90m) lengths. Guests can enjoy the amenities of the associated resort and spa; shuttle bus access to a beachfront restaurant; and an impressive line-up of recreational activities. IGY is exploring plans to add on-site food and beverage outlets. Call for Applications: Jack Nichol Award PIANC’s Recreational Navigation Commission (RecCom) and the ICOMIA Marinas Group invite owners, operators and designers to submit marina projects for the PIANC Marina Excellence Design ‘Jack Nichol’ Award (MEDA). The MEDA is the most prestigious international award of its kind, recognising excellence in the design of marinas and recreational navigation infrastructure. Projects are assessed on: functionality; aesthetics; and environmental sustainability. Eligible marinas must have been built (or rebuilt) within the last 15 years and have been operational for at least two years. The deadline for submissions is 20 th November 2017. Additional information and forms can be found on: awardjacknichol.php and enquiries and forms should be submitted to or EXPERIENCE INTEGRITY PASSION VISION LEADERSHIP Nongsa Point wins gold INDONESIA: Nongsa Point Marina & Resort in Batam has not only become the first in Indonesia to earn Global Gold Anchor accreditation but has secured a prestigious 5 Gold Anchor status. The Marina Industries Association (MIA) administers the scheme in the Asia Pacific region. An international boating and holiday destination on the northeast of Batam Island, the beachside resort has a mix of hotel, chalet and apartment accommodation. The international marina has 65 berths at a floating concrete system, including two berths for vessels up to 130ft (40m). Utilities, pump-out and fuel are available. MIA president Andrew Chapman described the accreditation as a “very significant milestone in the development of the recreational boating industry in Indonesia.” “Nongsa Point Marina & Resort provides the benchmark for marina development in Indonesia and its considered use of the Gold Anchor criteria as a road map for improvement has been very successful,” he said. THE WOR COMPREH - September/October 2017 7

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