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TYHA announces new Chairman

Published on: 23 May 2019

Chris Watts

Colin Watts was elected the new Chairman of The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) at the association's recent AGM and takes over from Simon Haigh of Quay Marinas. His appointment coincides with his 20th year as a TYHA director. 

TYHA works on behalf  of marina operators in the UK and Overseas in Europe, the Middle East, Caribbean and Asia and is considered the representative authority on leisure marina standards, representing some 111,000 berths worldwide. 

The third generation of his family to work in the marine sector for the past 40 years, Colin has been part of the successful Harleyford and Shepperton Thames Marina Group, as well as the Boat Showrooms Sales Group representing some of the world’s most exclusive manufacturers.

He has also served on several British Marine boards at director level including the Management and Boat Show boards and is a practising member of The Academy of Experts (London, UK) and the International Yacht Brokers Association (Miami, USA).