MIAMI, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagstone Property Group, announced today that it has assembled a powerhouse team for the marina, architecture, construction and marketing for Island Gardens as the development progresses towards its 2017-2018 season opening. Upon completion, the mixed-use development will boast a superyacht marina that can accommodate 50 yachts. The marina will be complimented by two luxury hotels, hotel-serviced and branded living, a selection of world-class retail and restaurants as well as a water taxi transportation system servicing Miami and the beaches.
The Deep Harbour at Island Gardens, North America's only marina exclusively designed for superyachts, is well under construction by a team of leading marina builders, including Technomarine Group, designer, engineer, manufacturer and installer of the floating docks and slips. Scheduled for construction completion in December 2015, Deep Harbour will accommodate yachts up to 550 feet and offer full service amenities, including in-slip fueling. For those traveling from international destinations, Island Gardens Deep Harbour will provide customs and immigration clearance to guests and residents arriving via yacht. The new marina will also serve as the future home of Superyacht Miami, a new boutique show by Show Management designed exclusively to cater to superyachts.
"Island Gardens is rapidly progressing with the completion of the marina slated for this year," said Mehmet Bayraktar, chairman and chief executive officer of Flagstone Property Group. "We needed to put together a team that understands the context of today's global citizen as well as the vital role that Island Gardens will play in further solidifying Miami as a world-class city."
"Island Gardens Deep Harbour will have a national and international impact on the superyacht market," said Erik Sanderson, chairman and chief executive officer of Technomarine Group. "Miami is the perfect location for the first marina designed to cater to this special category and we seek to set a new benchmark for the marina industry worldwide."
Cervera Real Estate, South Florida's industry leader in luxury condo sales, has been retained as the exclusive sales and marketing team for hotel-serviced luxury living at Island Gardens.
"Island Gardens connects the vibrancy of Downtown Miami with the rhythm of Miami Beach," said Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, managing partner of Cervera Real Estate. "The timing could not be better for such a unique and exclusive product offering that is so appealing on a global level."
Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) is Island Gardens' architect of record. NBWW is internationally recognized for the planning and architectural design of mixed-use centers and world-class hotels and resorts, as well as high-end residential, commercial and retail.
Construction for the development is being handled by Coastal Construction Group of South Florida. Coastal has constructed some of Miami's most landmark projects.
"We've proudly played a significant role in changing Miami's skyline over the years," said Tom Murphy, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Coastal Construction. "In the context of an evolving city with so many notable projects, Island Gardens stands out as one that will elevate Miami to the unimaginable."
Flagstone has also hired two award-winning branding and PR agencies. DBOX is handling marketing materials and digital branded content. The international firm is known for its creative marketing on one-of-a-kind luxury developments, such as 432 Park Avenue. Quinn, a lifestyle public relations agency with offices in New York and Miami, is the PR agency of record. Quinn is known for its award-winning, creative campaigns and strategic media results for global brands.
Upon completion, the waterfront property at the heart of Miami will feature impeccably landscaped gardens, a cultured environment alive with public art installations and civic art, as well as a beautiful public promenade overlooking the superyacht marina and the Miami skyline. Over sixty percent of the project's land area is publicly accessible, marking Flagstone's commitment to serving the residents of Miami. Located on Watson Island, the development is centrally located between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami with a short commute to Miami International Airport. Watson Island is home to Miami Seaplane Base and the Miami Heliport, providing direct access from the Caribbean and nearby airports. Island Gardens will be a destination of international acclaim for Miami, and home to exclusive retail and dining experiences, carefully curated from all corners of the globe.
"It's our responsibility to ensure that any development on Watson Island is not only going to give back to the City of Miami and boost the local economy but will also add to the city's allure as an international gateway," said Mayor Tomás Regalado. "As Island Gardens progresses with finalized plans and construction completion of the marina this year, we feel confident in the future success of the development and how it will elevate our city on the world stage."
For more information, please contact Bahar Bayraktar at 305-333-0671.
About Flagstone Property Group, LLC
Flagstone is committed to creating landmark properties that accentuate the authenticity of an environment to become community hallmarks. Flagstone focuses on developing mixed-use and commercial, urban properties of civic value. Mehmet Bayraktar founded Flagstone Property Group in 2001 to expand his real estate development activities, previously in Europe, to the U.S. and other international locations.
About Technomarine Group
Technomarine Group is a privately-owned international marine company based in North Palm Beach, Florida with several international divisions specializing in "turnkey" marina construction, engineering, design & manufacturing of custom marina systems, floating docks, dock components and all inclusive yacht sales, management and charter services. With a unique specialization in building superyacht marinas, Technomarine is a leading advocate of floating docks and the use of aluminum in the manufacturing of critical docking components. Technomarine has brought new ideas to ports around the world through innovative design and technology for over 35 years. With over 900 successful marina installations globally, the group offers a complete line of advanced docking solutions including complete marina systems, breakwaters, wave attenuators, bridges and gangways, ferry terminals and waterfront access solutions. For more information on Technomarine Group, call 888-418-3625 or visit www.technomarinegroup.com.
About Cervera Real Estate
By combining unparalleled local knowledge with an established international clientele, Miami-based Cervera Real Estate has been South Florida's industry leader in luxury condominium sales for more than four decades. Cervera was the area's first brokerage to market extensively on an international scale. With a team of more than 400 professionals, the company has exclusively sold over 100 condominium projects, closed more than 45,000 units and represented some of the most prominent developers. Today, Cervera remains the broker of choice for the sale and launch of South Florida's newest luxury developments.
About Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc.
Nichols BroschWurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc (NBWW) is an architectural studio in Coral Gables, Florida recognized in planning and architectural design of mixed-use centers, world-class hotels, resorts, high-end residential, commercial and retail projects. For more than forty years, NBWW has been involved in the planning and design of more than four billion dollars in new and rehab construction, encompassing over 50,000 hotel rooms and one million square feet of retail. NBWW's bodies of work spans the global, from locations though out United States, Caribbean, Bahamas, and Central and South America, with clients including hospitality and development giants such as Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (including W Hotels, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Westin Hotels & Resorts), Hyatt, The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Regent International Hotels, Loews Hotels, Nikko Hotels International, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Grand Bay Hotel, Diplomat Hotels, Carnival Hotels & Casinos, Raphael Hotels, Boca Resorts, Inc., Prudential Financial, Inc., Olympia & York, The Blackstone Group, Fortune International Group, Aetna and Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Company.
About Coastal Construction Group of South Florida
About Coastal Construction Award-winning Coastal Construction Group and the Murphy family have been building projects in Florida for more than five generations and have earned a reputation as one of the leading contractors in the state and the Southeast. Coastal operates in 11 markets and has significant experience in commercial, hospitality, single and multi-family residential, educational, government-related facilities and disaster recovery projects. Coastal has built more than 50 hotels and resorts in Florida, including the St. Regis Resort & Residences, Bal Harbour and the SLS Hotel Miami Beach, as well as numerous South Florida condominiums, office buildings and schools, such as the Trump Royale in Sunny Isles Beach, 1450 Brickell in Miami, the Bacardi World Headquarters in Coral Gables and Miami Carol City Senior High School in Miami Gardens. For more information on Coastal, call 305-559-4900, or visit www.coastalconstruction.com.
DBOX is an Emmy-award winning, creative communications agency that is dedicated to craft and innovation in the development of luxury brands in the fields of architecture, art, hospitality and culture. DBOX's work has been recognized by organizations including the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Awards), Communication Arts, The Art Directors Club, World Luxury Award, American Design Awards, and The International Property Awards, and has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. DBOX was founded in 1996 and maintains studios in New York, London and Miami.
Quinn is a lifestyle public relations agency with global impact. The firm's disciplined and strategic approach to PR utilizing multiple communication channels with partnerships, events and ideation to produce work that is highly effective and measurable, has built some of the largest audiences in the world. Integration and creative are hallmarks of the agency and have resulted in a number of industry "firsts" that have been recognized globally. With offices in New York and Miami and affiliates worldwide, Quinn serves world-class clients in travel, real estate, arts & culture, retail, spa, retail, experiences and food, wine & spirits.
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