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Winners of The Yacht Harbour Association Marina Awards 2023 revealed at the Southampton International Boat Show

Published on: 28 September 2023

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At the Southampton International Boat Show (Wednesday 20 September) winners of The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Marina Awards 2023, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston, were revealed on the Foredeck Stage.


TYHA Chairman, 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”, commented Jon White, TYHA, General Manager.


“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”, Jon added.

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.


And the winners are…


TYHA, Sustainability Award 2023
Winner – Hasler 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 and shortlisted marinas and thank you to everyone that voted”, TYHA Chairman, Steve Arber commented. 


Paul Knox-Johnston, Sales & Marketing Manager at Haven Knox-Johnston concluded: “Marinas play such an integral role in helping bring our boating community together, and by sponsoring these awards, Haven Knox-Johnston are 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, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston opens on 01 October 2023.


To find out more about The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and the Gold Anchor scheme visit https://www.tyha.co.uk/