Blue Haven Marina Turks & Caicos Awarded Coveted 5 Gold Anchors By The Yacht Harbour Association
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos December 2014 – Blue Haven Marina in Turks & Caicos, part of the Blue Haven Resort, has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors, a prestigious and highly acclaimed accolade, by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
The Gold Anchor Award Scheme is a voluntary assessment program, which is focused on customer service and providing quality moorings for the boat owner. The ratings range from 1 to 5 Gold Anchors and provide assurance of the credibility and quality of the marina when assessed against the technical criteria based on TYHA’s Code of Practice for the design, construction and operation of marinas. Marinas are assessed by fully qualified marina assessors, berth holders’ feedback and independent mystery shoppers. The program operates in 23 countries and has been for 24 years.
“We are extremely proud to announce that once again, an IGY destination has been recognized for its standards, quality of service and professional management. Blue Haven Marina, Turks and Caicos is the 4th marina within our IGY Network to have achieved 5 Gold Anchors. The 5 Gold Anchor Award has now not only been awarded to 4 marinas in our network, but 4 of our locations in 4 different countries. I am very proud of each of these marinas and to see them gain this recognition is fantastic. IGY and its destinations will always make every effort to provide an amazing experience to all our guests, in all of our beautiful destinations,” said Kenny Jones, MBE the Executive Vice President for IGY’s Operations.
Located in Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Blue Haven Marina is open to yachts up to 220 feet and a max draft of 8.5 feet at mean low tide. The facility opened in 2013 and is positioned within the Blue Haven Resort, surrounded by nearly 20 acres of waterfront land on the exquisite northeast coast of the island. “Our location on the tip of Providenciales makes access to the marina very convenient for yachts. We have seen a tremendous interest in our new location since opening and we are very proud to be one of only 4 marinas in the Caribbean to have received the 5 Gold Anchors, a testament to how hard our team has worked to best service our clients. We hope that this will help to further elevate yachting in Turks and Caicos,” says Adam Foster, General Manager of the Blue Haven Marina. “The wide array of services and facilities we are able to offer through our adjacent resort makes the experience unique for our marina guests.”
Marina guests enjoy full access to the Resort, including a hotel boasting a 24-hr fitness center, private beach, and an infinity-edge swimming pool with lounge decks for entertainment. Also on property are several restaurants, a market, bars, spa and an array of watersport activities and day charters – both sail and sportfish. Boasting the third-largest coral reef system in the world, the islands are renowned for the finest of tropical beaches. Turks & Caicos Islands’ fine-sand alabaster Grace Bay Beach is consistently voted one of the world’s Top 10 beaches by Condé Nast Traveler. Some of the best bonefishing is in the TCI waters, including access to many species of grouper and snapper, among others.
ABOUT THE YACHT HARBOUR ASSOCIATION The Yacht Harbour Association was established to develop the marine industry by specifically supporting Marinas. The Association helps boat users find good quality marinas and also helps marina businesses improve their services and operate to high, modern standards. They offer expert advice in a range of issues, including marketing & promotional tools, specific training for marina management and the opportunity to work with other businesses to find the best way to address problems. Membership of The Yacht Harbour Association embraces marina and mooring operators, boatyards, consultants, and suppliers of equipment and services to the marina industry in 23 countries throughout the world. Visit www.which-marina.com for more information.
ABOUT IGY IGY Marinas is the largest international marina network in the world and the leading point of contact for megayachts in the western hemisphere. The network consists of 12 marinas operating in 8 different countries servicing over 8,000 unique vessels, and approximately 100k customers per annum. IGY has over 2,000 slips under management 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 best sportfishing tournaments, making our marinas in Cabo San Lucas, St. Thomas USVI, Turks & Caicos, Bimini, Bahamas, and Panama highly sought-after angler destinations. IGY executives currently serve on the boards of the United States Superyacht Association, The Marine Industry Association of South Florida as well as The Yacht Harbour Association. 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.