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WORLD NEWS IGY wins contract to run SKD UK: Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) has been awarded a contract to operate, market and brand the 185-berth St Katharine Docks Marina (SKD Marina) in London, England. The facility is owned by property funds managed by Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. IGY CEO Thomas Mukamal welcomes the boost to the IGY portfolio. “IGY is honoured to have been selected to manage and flag the St Katharine Docks Marina,” he said. “This is a thrilling opportunity for IGY to showcase our industryleading marina operations and global marketing platform for which IGY has become well known.” SKD is the only marina in central IBEX and COVID-19 USA: Organisers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) are optimistic the show will open as planned on Tuesday 29th September 2020. The show organisers report that they are closely monitoring Florida’s ‘Three Phases of Re-Opening Guidelines’ and the state’s progress, as well as working with the Tampa Convention Center and Visit Tampa Bay to develop health and safety protocols to protect exhibitors, sponsors and visitors. “We are optimistic that by September the state of Florida will be open for large events to take place and that public confidence will have been restored and IBEX will open on schedule,” said IBEX show director Anne Dunbar. “We will continue to monitor announcements by local government officials and the guidelines Drystack plan at St Joe Marina USA: The St Joe Company plans to construct a dry boat storage facility at Port St Joe Marina in Port St Joe, Florida. The marina, which is owned by St Joe and sits alongside St Joseph’s Bay with quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, was damaged by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Plans call for the new drystack to be approximately 63,200ft² (5,870m²) and have 252 dry boat slips. The largest will be designed to accommodate boats of up to 45ft (14m) in length. “As we were planning this project, it was important that we not only rebuild what was there previously, but create a space that the people of Port St Joe and the boating community could be proud of,” explained Patrick Murphy, senior vice president of operations for St Joe. “We are thrilled to be through the planning London and is located 40nm up the River Thames. It is adjacent to the historic Tower of London and close to many of the city’s most famous tourist attractions. The asset was recently renovated by Blackstone and has evolved into a thriving waterside community, featuring a mix of commercial, residential, retail, food and beverage amenities that surround the marina. of the CDC. During the past 30 IBEX shows we have weathered three new host cities, several hurricane threats, one great recession, and now together we will manage the coronavirus challenges.” “If, with an abundance of caution and complete focus on the health and safety of our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors, we are required to alter the format of IBEX, we will make an announcement accordingly. It is our hope that IBEX will spark much needed business for the marine industry and be the beginning of a strong recovery season for us all,” she added. www.ibexshow.com and permitting phase of this project and ready to kick off construction.” Planning and permitting is underway for additional phases of the marina with plans to include around 48 wet slips, a ship’s store and other amenities. “Boating is central to the lifestyle in Port St Joe for so many,” said Port St Joe mayor, Rex Buzzett. “The marina serves as such an important gathering spot for our residents and visitors. Getting it closer to opening is something that we have been looking forward to.” www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2020 7 Successful Waterfront Development Starts with Lasting Infrastructure. EXPERT DOCK BUILDER AND MARINE CONTRACTOR bellingham-marine.com 800-733-5679

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