Sarasota, Florida – January 21, 2020 – Sarasota Yacht Club is pleased to announce the Club has been selected as a Platinum Club of the World, one of only 50 yacht clubs in the world to earn the distinction from the esteemed Club Leaders Forum.
The Platinum Clubs of the World vote takes place every other year and is conducted through a vote of an international panel of industry experts, historians and connoisseurs. The panel considered seven areas of excellence as a guideline, including the club’s universal recognition, respected membership, amenities and facilities, exceptional service, how the club has adapted to changing times, management and operations, and overall experience.
“We are sincerely honored to be recognized with the finest yacht clubs around the world,” said Sarasota Yacht Club Commodore Hugh McIllrevey. “This is rare air that we occupy, and I applaud the amazing efforts of our staff. I am also thankful for a membership that is beside and behind Club leadership as we work to ensure that “Platinum Club of the World” designation will be achieved for years to come.”
On Thursday, January 16, the yacht club commemorated the achievement by “Hoisting the Sails to a Platinum Adventure!” Nearly 300 members gathered together to celebrate the Club’s new designation.
“This is a milestone that makes us all feel proud,” said Karen Harmon, Sarasota Yacht Club’s GM/COO. “Platinum Club of the World status will assist in enhancing global relationships for our members and management team, and we are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts.”
To learn more about Club Leaders Forum, please visit www.clubleadersforum.com/platinum-clubs/.
About Sarasota Yacht Club
Founded in 1926, Sarasota Yacht Club is one of the original 13 members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. Totally rebuilt in 2010, SYC is a private year-round yacht club rich in history that is a favorite port of call for reciprocal members from all over the world. SYC offers a great range of amenities for both yachting and social members who span all ages and professional experience. The Club has been recognized as a Distinguished Elite Club by Boardroom Magazine and recently designated by the Club Leaders Forum as a ‘Platinum Club of the World’ – one of only 50 private yacht clubs selected in the world. For information, contact Stephania Feltz at 941-365-4191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.