IGY Marinas Launches Inaugural Million-Dollar Sportfish Challenge

Anglers From All Over the World Participate for the Ultimate IGFA All-Tackle Record Breaker

June 24, 2013
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL MAY 21, 2013 – IGY Marinas is excited to announce its inaugural Million Dollar Sportfish Challenge! The IGFA all-tackle world record catch contest takes place from select marinas in the IGY network and runs from May through December 2013, with registered anglers vying for a million-dollar prize.

IGY Marinas is inviting anglers from all over the world to participate in the challenge and fish the designated waters for the ultimate IGFA all-tackle record breaker. “IGY Marinas is home to a number of top nationwide sport-fishing tournaments, and sees this contest as an opportunity to give back to the anglers that we have been fortunate to host for so many years,” says Bert Fowles, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for IGY Marinas.

Destinations chosen for the sportfish challenge include IGY-owned marinas as well as its marinas under management agreements. The following IGY destinations are participating marinas in the Million Dollar Sportfish Challenge:


 American Yacht Harbor – St. Thomas, USVI

 Montauk Yacht Club – New York, NY

 Blue Haven Marina -Turks & Caicos


 La Amada Marina – Cancun, Mexico

 Marina Cabo San Lucas – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 Rodney Bay Marina – St. Lucia, WI


For further information on the IGY Marinas Million Dollar Sportfish Challenge, please contact us at [email protected] or visit

For details on how your marina can join the IGY network and enjoy all its benefits for megayachts, sport-fishers and sailing yachts, contact Eric Simonton, Vice President of Real Estate at [email protected]


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 13 marinas in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Americas, all catering to a variety of vessel types including sport-fishers, 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 sport-fishing tournaments, making our marinas in Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, St. Thomas USVI, Turks & Caicos, 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


CONTACT: Sarah Bensimon
Marketing & Sales Manager IGY Marinas
T: 954.332.2398
[email protected]


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