The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Presents the 2019 Towergate Superyacht Marina of the Year Award to IGY Marinas’ Yacht Haven Grande ‘For a Second Time’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) December 12, 2019

Over the last few months berth holders all over the world have been placing their votes for their favorite marina to receive Towergate’s Marina of the Year 2019 award. The Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA), one of the oldest international yachting associations in the world, worked closely with partner Towergate Insurance, to recognize the best of over 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas from round the world.

Upon receiving the news of this award, Kenny Jones MBE, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at IGY Marinas stated, “I am very proud that the marina team at Yacht Haven Grande has set such a high standard of service that yacht crew, captains, owners, and guests have acknowledged their level of dedication by voting Yacht Haven Grande as the best.”

“The team at Yacht Haven Grande – as well as our larger IGY family – have worked tirelessly to provide a second home for our yachts and guests,” states Phil Blake, General Manager of Yacht Haven Grande. “The double accolades of Platinum status and Superyacht Marina of the Year is a wonderful testament to the IGY customer ethos, and our commitment to servicing the unique needs of the world’s largest yachts.”

Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas is one of the busiest ports during the Caribbean winter season and is a dedicated superyacht marina capable of taking vessels up to 656 ft. (200m). Its greatest feat is that it is the only marina in the world, to have receive this award twice, and considering challenges faced by the IGY in the recovery after the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean, this is an amazing achievement.

St. Thomas and the rest of the IGY Caribbean facilities have not only bounced back from massive category five storms, but surpassed expectations by showing the world that IGY teams are dedicated to being a world leader in the yachting industry.

“At IGY Marinas our goal is to continually raise the standard for the superyacht experience at all of our global locations,” remarks Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas. “This recognition validates our efforts and we look forward to delivering for our customers everyday regardless to the inherent challenges posed at our island locations.”

Along with Yacht Haven Grande efforts being recognised at the award ceremony held in Southampton International Yacht Show, IGY’s Marina Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Yacht Club at Isle De Sol (St. Maarten) and Rodney Bay Marina (St. Lucia) were also awarded their 5 Gold Anchors for the third consecutive time, thus holding the accreditation for nearly a decade.

About IGY Marinas

IGY Marinas is one of the largest international marina companies in the world and a leading destination network for vessels across the globe. The company’s network includes 17 marinas operating in 10 countries (United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, France and Italy); welcoming over 10,000 vessels and approximately 100,000 customers each year.

The company has 3,000 slips under management catering to a variety of vessel markets, including superyacht, sportfish, cruise and sail. With 400 purpose-built slips accommodating superyachts from 80 feet (24m) to 800′ (243m), IGY’s marinas serve as leading destination ports for the world’s largest vessels – serving more than 1,800 superyachts per year.

With a passion for giving back on a global scale, the company’s bi-annual charitable initiative “IGY Inspire Giving through You” supports over 40 charity-based initiatives across its marina destinations.

Media Contact:

Kay Mellinger

Marketing & Sales Manager, IGY Marinas

O: 954-510-3307


Marina Contact:

Phil Blake, CMM

Marina General Manager, Yacht Haven Grande

O: 954-960-3973 (Direct)


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BWCS Launches New Conference on Wireless Networks in Ports

LEDBURY, England (PRWEB) November 22, 2019

The battle to supply ports with fast, reliable wireless networks is rapidly heating up. As Dockside authorities strive to add innovative, cost-saving services across their sprawling industrial landscapes, telecoms companies, buoyed by the increasing availability of private spectrum are rapidly moving in. Against this background, BWCS has announced a brand new conference for 2020 – Wireless Communications in Ports (

“With some analysts predicting that the market for private wireless networks will eventually be twice the size of the commercial mobile market, there is a huge new interest in this sector.” Argues Ross Parsons director of Transport at Wireless Consultancy BWCS. “At the same time, Ports are steering rapidly towards smart services based on digital efficiency and solid wireless coverage.” He argued “We are bringing the two sides together to thrash out the problems and solutions.”

The conference will feature real-life stories from leading Port Operators and Authorities across the world who have been immediately involved in the complexities of specifying and setting up their port’s wireless networks and trials. As with BWCS’ successful TrainComms conference the company has focused primarily on getting the Port Operators themselves to attend and speak.

PortComms2020 is sponsored by Rajant Corporation one of the main players in this sector and recently supplied a wireless mesh network, based on its Kinetic Mesh® technology to DP World and the Port of Antwerp. Fluidmesh, another major sponsor has worked with La Spezia Container Port on where it supplied a new wireless network based on its Fluidmesh MPLS technology.

Huawei is also a major sponsor and has been involved in several major port projects across the world. In China, Huawei and China Mobile have been consolidating partnerships with ZPMC through projects such as the Shanghai Yangshan Port and Ningbo Port. In Europe, Huawei and ZPMC are working with telcos on solving other complex port scenarios.

For the first time, this conference will draw together all parties involved in this dynamic sector. It will focus on actual case studies from port owners discussing the issues they face as they start to implement continuous wireless network connectivity across their often complex campuses.

PortComms2020 will take place on April 1st at the Radisson Bloomsbury Hotel in central London. There is more information at or e-mail

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Nautilus Labs Participates in Visionary Maritime Accelerator Powered by Techstars

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 20, 2019

Today, Nautilus Labs, the technology firm advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence, announced that it will officially participate in the Eastern Pacific Accelerator Powered by Techstars. As part of this visionary maritime accelerator program–spearheaded by Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS)–Nautilus will establish a presence in Singapore to support clients and partners across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

“Singapore has been a strategic part of our growth plan since launching Nautilus. Not only is the city-state a global powerhouse in ship management but it serves as a key hub for many of our clients like Eastern Pacific Shipping. We’re thrilled to join both EPS and Techstars, the global gold standard in accelerator programs, as we create a more sustainable industry and help build a better planet,” said Matt Heider, CEO of Nautilus Labs.

Nautilus will be one of nine participating startups in this inaugural accelerator from Techstars. The firm is currently hiring for open client success roles in Singapore, as local points-of-contact for a growing client base in the region.

Gil Ofer, Head of Open Innovation at Eastern Pacific Shipping, stated, “The commercial shipping industry is entering a new era where harnessing onboard sensor data through artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a critical role in driving efficient, sustainable, and profitable vessel operations. We chose to partner with Nautilus Labs after conducting a successful pilot that not only resulted in immediate savings, but gave our in-house operations team an accurate view on vessel performance in real time and at the click of a button.”

Applications were open from April 8th to August 4th, and Eastern Pacific Accelerator Powered by Techstars officially launched today, November 20.


Ocean commerce consumes over $100 billion dollars of fuel every year, nearly a third of which is the result of needless overconsumption. For owner-operators, reliance on manually collected and analyzed data makes it difficult to optimize fleet performance in real time. By providing a unified data platform that leverages machine learning, Nautilus helps clients make better decisions by maximizing the return for every vessel and voyage–and drive closer collaboration, greater transparency, and stronger accountability across their full fleets and shoreside teams, in real time. (Visit to learn more.)


Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,900 companies with a market cap of $24 Billion.


Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. (EPS), is a global ship management company that is committed to the green and technology-driven growth of the maritime industry. Headquartered in Singapore, its mission is to be the safe and efficient transportation provider of choice to the shipping industry. Empowering that mission are 5000 skilled and dedicated sea and shore staff that oversee a versatile fleet of 14-million deadweight-tonnes comprising of container, chemical, dry bulk, gas, car carriers, and oil tanker vessels. EPS’ shore team is fully integrated with innovation, operations, crewing, IT, and commercial departments. Find out more at

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