New title sponsor for the 2023 Marina Awards
Haven Knox-Johnston has been announced as the title sponsor of the Marina Awards 2023, marking a new partnership with The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
Paul Knox-Johnston, marketing manager at Haven Knox-Johnston, says: “At Haven Knox-Johnston, we love being part of the boating community, and marinas play such an important role in the boating experience, often going above and beyond to bring people together. We are looking forward to helping TYHA raise awareness of the great work that marinas do and helping them celebrate it in our own fun-filled way.”
The Marina Awards public vote showcases the top marinas who stand out in delivering an outstanding experience, for both resident and visiting boat owners.
New for 2023, THYA and Haven Knox-Johnston have introduced a Sustainable Marina of the Year award. This will celebrate work by marinas to improve the marine environment.
The seven award categories will be:
• Coastal Marina of the Year – under 250 berths
• Coastal Marina of the Year – over 250 berths
• Inland Marina of the Year
• International Marina of the Year
• Superyacht Marina of the Year
• Marina Employee of the Year
• Sustainable Marina of the Year Award
Jon White, general manager at The Yacht Harbour Association, says: “We are delighted that Haven Knox-Johnston are partnering with us to further develop the Marina Awards.
“The HK-J team brings new ideas and experiences which we look forward to using to the benefit of marinas and their berth holders across our membership in 29 countries.”
The vote is now open online. Voting closes at midnight on 27th August 2023.
Haven Knox-Johnston and TYHA will announce the winners at this year’s Southampton Boat Show 2023 TYHA Awards Ceremony.
In November 2022, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, on the Beaulieu River on the UK south coast, won Marina of the Year at the British Yachting Awards 2022.