Fort Lauderdale, FL. (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
IGY Marinas is pleased to announce its most recent addition to its network, Red Frog Beach Marina in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Resting in a protected bay outside the hurricane zone, the marina lies just 133 nautical miles from the Panama Canal, making it one of the closest marinas to the canal catering to megayachts. Isla Bastimentos, part of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago where the marina is located, is about 20 square miles, making it one of the largest islands in Panama. The island can only be reached by boat and there are no cars on the island; instead, it is home to native villages, renowned for its biodiversity and includes a National Marine Park that is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Full access to the Resort includes the beautiful Red Frog Beach, restaurants/bars, hiking and nature trails, luxury vacation villa rentals each with a private pool, a surf lodge with private suites, rainforest canopy zip-line tours, kayak and horseback tours and more. Jungle carts are also available to rent for exploring and getting around the resort.
Currently able to accommodate vessels up to 250 feet, the marina plans to expand with a dockside bar, fuel services and capacity for much larger vessels.
“IGY is privileged to add Red Frog Beach Marina to the network; its unique location and amenities make it a truly exciting destination for our customers to explore. Strategically, we have significantly grown our network within the emerging market of Central and South America, giving our customers access to another region to explore with the Caribbean Anchor Pass,” welcomes Kenny Jones, CMM MBE and Executive Vice President of IGY Marinas.
Central and South American marinas within the IGY network now include Marina Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Marina Papagayo in Costa Rica, Marina Santa Marta in Colombia and now, Red Frog Beach Marina in Panama. These recent marina additions re-enforce IGY’s overall expansion strategy into this emerging market with even more destinations to come.
A helipad is located adjacent to the marina, and complimentary Wi-Fi and boat transportation into Bocas Town (just 15 min away) is available as well. An idyllic locale for avid sportfishermen, the Bocas Del Toro archipelago is made up of 68 islands and keys making offshore runs short and convenient. Tuna, Wahoo, king mackerel and snapper are the most common catches. This island property in Panama boasts luxury vacation villas with private pools, Balinese-style jungle lodges as well as rainforest, beachfront and hillside lots with ownership opportunities.
Marina highlights include:
- Total berths/megayacht berths: 84/15
- Maximum length: 250 feet/76 meters
- Maximum draft: 25 feet/7.5 meters
- Floating docks with movable cleats and bollards
- Helipad landing area
- Assistance with yacht clearance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Fueling dock (2013)
- Nearby vessel provisioning
- Brand-new shower and laundry facilities
- Safe and tranquil location with many eco-touristic activities
- 133 nautical miles to the Panama Canal
By joining the IGY Marinas network, Red Frog Beach Marina guests are now privy to a host of benefits, including the IGY Anchor Club, the marina loyalty program where captains and owners accumulate and redeem points for dockage. Other network-wide dockage programs include the Caribbean Anchor Pass, where vessels can roam the IGY network for one upfront discounted price as well as the HomePort Program, a semi-permanent option for yachts looking for longer term dockage.
Contact the marina:
marina (at) redfrogbeach (dot) com
ABOUT IGY With yachting destinations spanning the Americas, IGY has redefined the luxury marina experience. Founded in 2005, IGY focuses on acquiring, managing, and servicing luxury-yacht marinas and lifestyle destinations. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IGY also has offices in New York, NY and St. Thomas, USVI. Island Global Yachting marinas operate under the signature Yacht Haven Grande Collection and the IGY series brands, as well as several private labels. IGY’s network of properties is setting new standards for service and quality in nautical tourism throughout the world. The company now offers an unprecedented collection of 14 marinas in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Americas, 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, Mexico, St. Thomas USVI, Costa Rica, Panama and Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico highly sought-after angler destinations. 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 http://www.igymarinas.com.