Yacht Charters & Destinations

A Caribbean Gem: Behind the Scenes at Rodney Bay Marina

Posted: 25th Nov 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the chill of the winter season begins to descend on Europe, the superyacht industry will inevitably turn its attention towards the Caribbean. One popular spot can be found tucked away on the north side of the island of St. Lucia: IGY’s Rodney Bay Marina. Read More

IGY Málaga Marina: The Perfect Superyacht Stopover Cruising East or West

Posted: 12th Sep 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

The port city of Málaga on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia is one of the world’s oldest, founded in the 8th century B.C. by the Phoenicians and nestled into the super modern skyline, the city’s hilltop citadels of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro provide an enduring reminder of Moorish rule. Read More

IGY Marina Bahia Golfito: Costa Rica’s Ultimate Superyacht Charter Hub

Posted: 24th Aug 2022

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Located in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica was always a paradise in waiting but, following a change in legislation, it’s now firmly on the map among owners and guests keen to experience nature off the beaten track. Read More

Cannes Yachting Festival Kicks off the Boat Show Season at IGY Vieux-Port de Cannes

Posted: 23rd Aug 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Following on from a bumper attendance last year, IGY Vieux-Port de Cannes will once again jointly host the eagerly anticipated Cannes Yachting Festival - Europe’s largest in-water boat show - from 6-11 September 2022. Read More

Broker of the Month: Josh Francis, TJB Super Yachts

Posted: 28th Jul 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Be it property, fine wine, champagne or superyachts, Josh Francis is a born salesman. Here Josh discusses life as a sales and charter broker, his favourite cruising grounds, and his predictions for the market. Read More

Discovering Croatia: From Split to Lopud

Posted: 20th Jul 2022

Written by: Bella Straker

Having recently returned from Croatia, Pelorus’ Travel Designer Bella dives into the incredible Dalmatian experiences she had, before we hear about her exciting recce on Lopud Island. Read More

The Buzz Around St Katharine Docks: Central London’s Only Marina

Posted: 6th Jul 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

History, world class shopping and dining just a stone’s throw from one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge, is all part of the attraction of Central London’s only marina, St Katharine Docks. Read More

Independence Day Celebrations at Briland Club Marina in The Bahamas

Posted: 13th Jun 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Briland Club Marina (BCM) is preparing for a busy summer season with a burgeoning development program and a full schedule of fun-filled celebrations for the upcoming U.S. and Bahamian Independence Days next month. Read More

IGY Vieux-Port de Cannes: a Superyacht Hotspot During Cannes Film Festival 2022

Posted: 6th Jun 2022

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

As the Mediterranean yachting season gets underway, superyachts arrived to the 75th edition of Cannes Film Festival, an iconic event on the French Riviera which took place from May 17 to 28. Read More

IGY Sète Marina: Where Culture and Service Combine

Posted: 31st May 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

We visited IGY Sète Marina where Simon Bryan, IGY’s European Operations Director gave us the scoop on what makes Sète the ideal stopover and home port for superyachts in the south of France. Read More

IGY Portisco Marina: Gateway to the Costa Smeralda

Posted: 25th May 2022

Written by: Matteo Bugliari Armenio

IGY Portisco Marina offers the perfect base to experience Northern Sardinia and most notably, the exclusive Costa Smeralda and Porto Cervo, home to world class shopping, restaurants and nightlife as well as hosting a series of world famous regattas. Read More

Discovering Briland – Harbour Island’s Megayacht Paradise

Posted: 28th Apr 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

If attention to detail, the warmest of welcomes and a traditional taste of colourful Bahamian island life is your dream, Briland Club Marina in The Bahamas will fulfill your wish list and a whole lot more. Read More

A Marine Paradise - Mexican Magic at IGY’s Marina Cabo San Lucas

Posted: 15th Apr 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Located at the very tip of the famous Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is one of the globe’s most luxurious and colourful destinations. Read More

Home Port in the Magic City - IGY Yacht Haven Grande Miami

Posted: 15th Apr 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

With its cosmopolitan vibe, burgeoning arts scene, vibrant nightlife and temperate year-round climate, it’s not difficult to see how Miami has earned the nickname “Magic City”. Read More

An Iconic Base for Exploring NYC – IGY’s North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place

Posted: 15th Apr 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

The iconic North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place rests in the shadow of the One World Trade, just steps from the world-famed 9-11 Memorial in the heart of Manhattan. Read More

Future-Proofing Cannes: IGY Marinas’ Plans for Vieux-Port

Posted: 13th Apr 2022

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

IGY’s global network of marinas has set recognised standards for service and quality in yachting tourism, with its unparalleled international network of marinas in the US, Caribbean, Europe and Latin America serving more than 8,000 annual clients at 23 marinas in 13 countries. Read More

Buying a Berth: Why a Mooring Specialist is the Best Route to Market

Posted: 4th Apr 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

Availability in terms of moorings and which port you want to be based at are likely to be your chief considerations, but add to that a heap of contractual paperwork and legal documents and the yacht owning dream can start to feel a tad overwhelming. Read More

A City by the Beach – IGY’s Málaga Marina Unveils a Stunning Redevelopment

Posted: 29th Mar 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

The port city of Málaga on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia is one of the world’s oldest, founded in the 8th century B.C. by the Phoenicians, and nestled into the super modern skyline, the city’s hilltop citadels of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro provide an enduring reminder of Moorish rule. Read More

Rediscovering the Caribbean with IGY's Rodney Bay Marina

Posted: 4th Mar 2022

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the industry emerges from the last two years of Covid-induced cancelled plans and complications, it feels like the opportune moment for a bit of wanderlust. Where better to turn our attention than one of yachting’s most enduringly popular regions: the Caribbean. Read More

Navigating Berth Sales in the South of France with Zen Yachting

Posted: 16th Feb 2022

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the unofficial home of yachting on the Cote d’Azur, Antibes is one of the most picturesque spots in the Med and the perfect spot to choose a mooring. Finding the right berth at the right price, however, is more challenging – this is where Zen Yachting comes in.
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Tim Soper of EYOS Expeditions on the Growing Demand for Charters off the Grid

Posted: 13th Feb 2022

Written by: Sam Watson

Tim Soper, Co-founder of EYOS Expeditions, discusses the newly refitted Hanse Explorer and what's driving the growing demand for adventure charters and immersive experiences off the grid. Read More

Exploring Costa Rica from Marina Bahia Golfito

Posted: 9th Nov 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Nestled in the lush eco setting of Costa Rica between the jungle and ocean, IGY’s Marina Bahia Golfito sets an incredibly high standard for owners and charterers alike. Read More

Briland Club Marina - Gateway to the Bahamas

Posted: 20th Oct 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

When searching out some balmy winter sun, dreamy cruising waters and amazing facilities just off the passerelle, look no further than the beautiful Bahamas.
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Broker of the Month: Advait Deodhar, TJB Super Yachts

Posted: 15th Oct 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

An avid sailor and successful racing car driver, it’s clear that Advait Deodhar enjoys life in the fast lane. Hailing from a family of ship captains, he grew up on the sea, competing in various events in India and discovering the lesser-known anchorages of the country he calls home. Read More

Navy Beach Brings the Colours of the Caribbean to Caribbean Charter Yacht Show

Posted: 6th Sep 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

Creating new traditions is something Navy Beach does naturally, so the celebrated Montauk-born eatery is perfectly placed as one of the key sponsors for the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show. Read More

Broker of the Month: Tim Johnson, TJB Super Yachts

Posted: 16th Aug 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

After serving 14 years in the British Army, Tim Johnson spent the next decade selling private jets and rubbing shoulders with more than a few yacht brokers. An accomplished salesman with a passion for sailing and watersports, he decided to swap lanes and has never looked back. Read More

Costa Rica: the Next Superyacht Haven

Posted: 16th Jun 2021

Written by: Rachel Ingram

With its incredible biodiversity, beautiful national parks and tropical coastline stretching 800 miles, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for yachting, but for years it was out of bounds due to its restrictive marina laws. With a recent change in legislation, that's all set to change. Read More

Broker of the Month: Claire Sinclair at West Nautical

Posted: 9th Jun 2021

Written by: Sam Watson

A proud Mancunian with an interesting path to yachting, we spoke to West Nautical’s Client Manager Claire Sinclair, based in Palma, to discuss some personal highlights and recommendations for charter clients cruising in the Med. Read More

Cruising the US Virgin Islands

Posted: 30th May 2021

Written by: Karen Hockney

The US Virgin Islands is fast becoming the destination of our times, with Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas offering superyacht owners and charterers flexibility, ease and smooth service as well as the luxury of enjoying some of the globe’s most idyllic cruising grounds.  Read More

Resetting the Model for Boat Shows in the Caribbean

Posted: 18th May 2021

Written by: Rebecca Whitocke

For many years, the superyacht industry has debated a reset of boat shows to better fulfill the needs of a variety of regional and international stakeholders. IGY Marinas and IYBA have listened and joined forces to deliver.   Read More

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