SIBS 2023: Winners of TYHA Marina Awards revealed
Winners of The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Marina Awards 2023, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston, have been revealed on the Foredeck Stage at the 2023 Southampton International Boat Show, which runs until 24 September.
During a presentation ceremony held on Wednesday (20 September 2023), TYHA chair Steve Arber, Paul Knox-Johnston of Haven Knox-Johnston and TYHA general manager Jon White were joined by representatives from many of the 200-plus Gold Anchor accredited marinas from around the world hoping to clinch one of the coveted awards.
“These awards are voted for by berth holders and celebrate the very best marinas both in the UK and overseas and provide a perfect opportunity to recognise those marinas that go above and beyond, offering outstanding quality and service to their berth holders and visitors”, said White before the announcement.
“We are absolutely delighted to see so many people here today, not only hoping to collect an award but to show support for their colleagues across the marina community.”
Eight awards were presented at the show, with winners and runners-up welcomed up on stage to collect their awards, including the new Sustainability Award, celebrating work by marinas to improve the marine environment.
TYHA, Sustainability Award 2023
Winner – Haslar Marina (boatfolk)
TYHA, Coastal Marina of the Year 2023 – under 250 berths
Winner – Emsworth Yacht Harbour
Runner up – Poole Quay Boat Haven
TYHA, Coastal Marina of the Year 2023 – over 250 berths
Winner – Royal Quays Marina – boatfolk
Runner up- Kip Marina
TYHA, Inland Marina of the Year 2023
Winner – Campbell Wharf Marina
Runner up – Shepperton Marina
TYHA, International Marina of the Year 2023
Winner – Marina de Vilamoura
Runner up – Portonovi Marina
TYHA, Superyacht Marina of the Year 2023
Winner – Yalikavak Marina
Runner up – Porto Montenegro Marina
TYHA, Marina Team of the Year 2023
Winner – Porto Montenegro Marina
TYHA, Employee of the Year 2023
Winner – Daniel Mellor, assistant marina manager, Kip Marina
“On behalf of The Yacht Harbour Association and Haven Knox-Johnston, congratulations again to all of this year’s winners, runners-up up and shortlisted marinas and thank you to everyone that voted”, said TYHA chair Steve Arber after the ceremony.
Paul Knox-Johnston, sales & marketing manager at Haven Knox-Johnston adds: “Marinas play such an integral role in helping bring our boating community together, and by sponsoring these awards, Haven Knox-Johnston is proud to be able to support the great work that they do. Congratulations to all the winners who have gone above and beyond to deliver such brilliant experiences and, after a long day of sailing, help welcome so many of our customers home.”
Voting for The Yacht Harbour Association Marina Awards 2024, once again sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston, opens on 1 October 2023.