SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) – After a decade of successfully operating its flagship in Montauk,
Navy Beach, a seaside gem beloved by those “in the know” in the Hamptons and beyond, is
pleased to announce a new partnership with Island Global Yachting Ltd. to expand into IGY’s
luxury Caribbean superyacht destinations at Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas and Yacht Club at
Isle de Sol St. Maarten.
Navy Beach St. Thomas will open in December 2019 with prime waterfront positioning at the
sprawling Yacht Haven Grande and will feature a delightful mix of fully covered and sun-dappled
outdoor seating for more than 100 guests, a comfortable outdoor lounge and 20-seat bar, all with
unobstructed views of the surrounding yachts and Charlotte Amalie Harbor, which serves an
impressive collection of the worlds’ finest megayachts as well as an array of sailing, sport fishing and
other pleasure crafts. The bright, open-air nautically inspired space spills out onto Yacht Haven
Grande’s prized “canon lawn,” making it the perfect venue for live music performances, private
events and weddings.
The opening of Navy Beach St. Thomas will be followed by two new sister concepts in neighboring
venues along the waterfront promenade at Yacht Haven Grande: ISLA Cantina, a vibrant Mexican
eatery opening late 2019 with an indoor-outdoor bar and overwater dining patio splashed with an
eclectic mix of colors, fabrics and Mexican-inspired art to enhance the lively and communal
atmosphere; and Sylvette, a French-Mediterranean neighborhood bistro opening early 2020 with
more neutral hues, natural textures and vintage photos gracing the walls of the intimate indoor dining
room and covered patio. Highlights from the menu at ISLA include Tacos al Pastor, Spicy Tuna
Tostada, Mexican Street Corn, and Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapeños; while the stand-outs at Sylvette
are sure to include the Pan con Tomate, Swordfish Carpaccio, Charcuterie Board, and Red Snapper
Panzanella. Once all three new venues are open, Navy Beach will operate almost 10,000 square feet
of deliciousness at Yacht Haven Grande, plus onsite catering for events and deliveries to the
surrounding marina and yachts.
Just as the Navy Beach lifestyle has come to epitomize stylish seaside dining with surreal sunsets and
a joyful sense of celebration woven throughout the experience, Navy Beach St. Maarten will raise
the bar even further as the brand’s new flagship when it opens in early 2020 in Simpson Bay at the
Yacht Club at Isle de Sol (home to 40 megayacht berths). Following a multi-million-dollar redesign
of this exclusive lagoon-front facility, Navy Beach St. Maarten will boast a variety of enticing
indoor-outdoor elements and will be able to comfortably host events for up to 250 people in this
sprawling two-story venue that includes an intimate water-view dining area with cozy banquette
seating, a 20-seat horseshoe-shaped teak bar, a gaming area, and a handful of coveted daybeds facing
the expansive central swimming pool with surrounding tropically landscaped patio and lounge
seating. To take it a coveted step further, the über-sexy Sky Deck overlooking the marina and
ongoing “yacht show” is like an elevated island in and of itself, ideal for smaller gatherings (up to 75
people) and exclusive affairs. The Sky Deck is outfitted with a full bar, seating and events space with
unobstructed views of the surrounding yachts, waterfront and offers a perfect perch to watch the
sunsets that are have become synonymous with Navy Beach.
The casually coastal cuisine at both Caribbean Navy Beach locations will feature new dishes crafted
with island flair—including Red Snapper Ceviche, local blackened Mahi Mahi, and Grilled
Caribbean Lobster—alongside signature favorites imported from the original Montauk flagship,
including the Yunnan Ribs, Grilled Avocado, Jumbo Lump Crabcake, Buttermilk Fried Chicken,
Truffled Mac, Crispy Whole Fish, and the Navy Burger.
This partnership between Navy Beach and IGY Marinas will significantly enhance the luxury
nautical experience for locals and visitors alike. “Navy Beach is thrilled to partner with IGY on its
brand expansion into the Caribbean Islands,” says Navy Beach partner Frank Davis. “To share our
beverage, dining and event experiences with vessels and guests who have not stayed in the Hamptons
or had the opportunity to enjoy Navy Beach, is very exciting for us.”
Yacht Haven Grande Marina St. Thomas recently received the highest marina accreditation in the
world and is excited to be one of the first IGY locations to welcome Navy Beach within its unique
waterfront open-air setting. Both locations are leading winter yachting destinations and routinely
host the world’s largest and most luxurious yachts. This new partnership will allow for the flexibility
to host a multitude of functions including parties, yacht rendezvous, weddings, and fundraisers for
local and international organizations.
“This initiative is the launching point of entirely new levels of hospitality for yacht owners and
charter guests in the Caribbean,” says IGY Marinas CEO Tom Mukamal. “Navy Beach’s proven
track record of success in Montauk combined with IGY’s global destinations and brand will be
leveraged to offer unique lifestyle experiences at our Caribbean destinations”
Navy Beach Sint Maarten, early 2020.
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
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 currently 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.
About Navy Beach
Having been dubbed “one of the most buzzed about new restaurants and bars in Montauk,” and a
“perfect destination for summer dining” by The New York Times, Navy Beach Montauk opened in
2010 and offers a memorable dining experience for the whole family in a beach setting with coastal
cuisine and breathtaking sunsets. Navy Beach is located on a private beach overlooking Fort Pond
Bay and delivers a high-quality fish centric menu with an emphasis on sustainable seafood and local
seasonal produce. This laid-back, family-friendly eatery quickly developed into a hotspot for yachts
and a coveted favorite for private events and destination weddings. Philanthropic efforts are centered
around supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation (over $175,000 has been raised since 2013).