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May June 2019 Marina World

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MARINA CHAINS & NETWORKS The Saint-Valery-sur-Somme Marina in the picturesque Picardy countryside is one of many marinas in France with TransEurope membership. that hire us) because we leverage adjacent commercial developments as an amenity of the marina.” Biggest focus: “Hospitality and the physical marina. We create a hospitality culture and place a great deal of training and attention to providing a memorable experience to boaters. [In terms of] the marina physical environment, boaters expect modern and impeccable facilities, amenities and restrooms. Yet, many marinas are 20 years old or older, and need updating. We work with our clients to create a strategy for addressing the capital needs for the long-term sustainability of the marina to meet today’s demanding boaters.” New demands: “In general, boats are getting bigger and people want to spend more time enjoying their hobby versus maintaining the boat. This means that the service and hospitality aspect of management must be exceptional. Many boaters like to be near retail, entertainment and restaurants. Wet slip marinas as well as drystack operations located adjacent to quality restaurants, retail, entertainment and residential communities will be the most successful and this trend will likely continue.” Growing and changing: “We have been fortunate to have many opportunities for growth in both third party management and our computer automated drystack developments. We are being very selective as to where we expand to ensure we can offer the most value and can provide a very high probability of success. We will continue to focus on the future sites for the stateof-the-art fully-automated drystack, as well as management of high-end marinas around the world.” IGY Marinas [Bert Fowles, vice president sales and marketing] IGY Marinas was established in 2005 and is the largest international marina network in the world. This comprises 17 marinas with over 3,300 slips in ten countries – the USA, Turks and Caicos, St Maarten, St Lucia, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, France and Italy. Customer benefits: “IGY delivers an unrivalled destination marina experience – honed specifically to the needs of captains and crews to make boating fun.” Its international brand standards create continuity of service delivery; uniquely crafted multi-destination dockage and service packages; over 50 annual onsite crewcentric activities; and reward points for staying at an IGY marina via the IGY Anchor Club programme. Biggest focus: “In short, our customers. IGY has over 8,000 annual vessel customers and constantly improving service delivery is at the forefront of our ethos. Our customercentric approach also encompasses a commitment to our team members, destination partners and industry stakeholders to advance initiatives that build lasting and positive impact to our marina locations.” The customerfocused approach incorporates: the megayacht support network IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners; the dynamic philanthropic programme, IGY Inspire Giving Through You; and team training with IGY University. d’Albora Marina Rushcutters Bay in Sydney is one of seven marinas within the d’Albora Marinas group. Already the largest multi-marina group in Australia, d’Albora has plans to add three further marinas to its portfolio. - May/June 2019 23

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