Member Updates January 23, 2017
IGY Marinas today announced that it has expanded its Florida marina portfolio with the addition of One Island Park, located on Miami Beach’s Terminal Island. The new location marks a company milestone, as this is the first time IGY will offer its award-winning services and quality to the South Florida market. Branded “One Island Park – Miami Beach an IGY Marinas Destination”, the marina is currently open and IGY is already welcoming yachts to its newest destination.
Part of IGY’s network of marinas, One Island Park – Miami Beach boasts one of the largest private, purpose-built megayacht docks in the United States with the ability to accommodate private vessels over 730 feet (222 meters). This location further enhances IGY’s collection of marinas and the IGY network’s ability to accommodate the world’s largest vessels. Five of IGY’s 15 locations accommodate yachts over 300 feet (91 meters), making IGY the leading point of contact for megayachts in the Western Hemisphere. In order to ensure a smooth transition into the IGY Marinas portfolio, the company has appointed Gili Wojnowich as general manager. Most recently, Wojnowich served as operations manager for IGY Marinas corporate, providing direct support to the company’s executive team, assisting IGY’s facility general managers, and providing analysis and underwriting support on numerous business development, marina management, and acquisition opportunities. A seasoned professional and Certified Marina Manager (CMM), Wojnowich has served as general manager for several IGY marina locations, including Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina (New York); Newport Yacht Club & Marina (New Jersey); and the company’s flagship superyacht facility, Marina at Yacht Haven Grande (St. Thomas). Wojnowich received his dual Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Spanish from Emory University and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew. IGY Marinas’ Miami location will soon be the new hotspot for superyacht owners, captains, and crew. The marina now offers the award-winning service for which IGY is known, as well as the ability to host yachts up to 730 feet (222 meters) in length with a depth of 40 feet (12 meters) and the electric requirements suitable to accommodate the world’s largest vessels. The marina is exempt from Captain of the Port (COTP) zone regulations, allowing a rare freedom within South Florida waters to arrive and depart at will. One Island Park – Miami Beach is private and sits adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard station, making it one of the most secure and exclusive marinas in Florida. IGY Marinas is currently accepting reservation requests at Miami@IGYMarinas.com.
BWA Yachting is located on-site, serving as an exclusive yacht agent and concierge for support services to the vessels. IGY Marinas will host special events tied to the destination and conduct philanthropic initiatives through the company’s corporate responsibility project, Inspire Giving through You. Set against the downtown Miami skyline, the marina is close to the destination’s most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Guests to the area also enjoy numerous world-renown events, including Art Basel Miami, Miami International Boat Show, Ultra Music Festival, and more.
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products’ new 850 Aluminum RHIB is the introductory model from a line-up that features five variants ranging in size from 7.5 m to 12 m. The new line-up is geared for law enforcement and militaries. The aluminum hull is a mill-finish welded structure. It features dual 350 hp Mercury Marine Verado outboard engines, a hard-sided urethane-coated polyester fabric collar system by CPI, shock mitigating SHOXS Seats, a Raymarine electronics package, and a Boatmaster heavy-duty aluminum trailer.
Among the most innovative and widely used marine lighting bands in the world, OceanLED’s new EYES HD underwater ocean camera enables operators to capture what’s going on below the surface and help increase security. The camera is suitable for fiberglass, GRP, and wooden halls, as well as for aluminum/steel hulls using the Delrin Isolation Sleeve accessory. The product line serves a multitude of uses on board vessels of all sizes. The EYES HD Tritonium optical lens is also scratch and sea growth resistant, and provides a wide field of view at full 1080p HD.
President Colin Kiley announced that two key executive positions have been filled by Ron Beilman and Bill Pratley at Nautical Structures, a leading manufacturer of boarding and tender handling systems. As Director of Global Service, Ron Beilman has responsibility for both management and growth strategies for all service operations within the company, including warranty, part sales, planned maintenance, scheduled inspections, and refit/refurbishment of all product lines within the global fleet. Beilman will be based at the company’s Largo, Florida facility. As Director of Aftermarket Sales USA, Bill Pratley’s responsibilities will involve providing single-point contact for the yacht repair and refit markets throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.
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