On October 20, 2016, IGY Marinas made a huge announcement. It included National Harbor Marina to many of its locations. The new addition marked a significant stride for IGY Marinas because for the first time; it got the opportunity to avail its services to the travelers in Washington DC.
The inclusion of the Northeast location was in line with its larger expansion strategy. According to the IGY Marina’s CEO, Tom Mukamal, and under leadership of IGY Chairman Andrew Farkas, National Harbor Marina has grown into a major tour destination, and one of the most sought after spots for new development projects. This is one of the reasons why IGY Marinas jumped at the opportunity to help make its dream of expanding its presence in the area, a reality.
Tom added that National Harbor and the Washington DC areas were top on company’s list. He argued that due to the successful developments that have been witnessed in the area; IGY Marina has a lot to offer as a yachting destination. He expressed Marina’s enthusiasm to work with the local stakeholders and its strategic partners within the industry to turn the National Harbor into the epicenter of yachting in the region.
Part of the integration process is the collaboration of IGY Marinas and National Harbor Marina to begin the implementation of the services and operations of the company. Plans are underway by the IGY Marinas to leverage its present relationship within its network and host special events. To facilitate a raised maritime profile of the Marina, IGY intends to conduct charitable initiatives.
The strategic location of the National Harbor Marina, in Smoots Bay, along Potomac River, makes it premier Marina within the Chesapeake Bay region. It features all the amenities associated with a waterfront resort, including professional staff and facilities. Amenities available include cable, Wi-Fi, water and refuse bins, laundry facilities, private shower, and pin-coded security gate entrance. The Marina has more than 70 floating dock slips with the capacity to accommodate yachts that are above 150 feet long and up to 9-foot draft.
National Harbor Marina is known for its drive to provide the highest level of customer service. Permanent boating residents and people who are there on temporary basis benefit from the centralized address when traveling either by water, or land. National Harbor is not only a place for boaters to dock their boats, but rather a tourist destination that cannot go undiscovered. Enjoy family fun days, and nights, perfect getaways and world class waterfront dining experiences. It is a short distance away from numerous historic sites like Mt. Vernon and Georgetown.