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Royal Cork Scoops Second Place in the ‘International Marina of the Year’ Awards

20170112 Copyright onEdition 2017 Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition Glen Wallis, Business Development Manager at GJW Direct presents Mark Ring and Gavin Deane of Royal Cork Marina with Marina of the Year runner up prize for International Marina of the Year 2017 at The Yacht Harbour Association, Marina of the Year Awards 2017 at the London Boat Show 2017, Excel, London. January 2017 sees the London Boat Show celebrate its January (6-15) 2017 once again hosts the Capital city's iconic London Boat Show offering boating enthusiasts a chance to discover and explore some of the most sought after products and upcoming trends for the year ahead. With over 300 exhibitors showcasing the best the marine world has to offer, anticipated debuts to the World and European stage, as well as exciting new attractions, the event is one not to be missed. For more images please visit: For Media enquiries: Sarah Audsley / 01784 223 627 / 07882 385 446 This image is copyright the onEdition 2017©. This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral Rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email:


The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA) announced the winners of its prestigious Marina of the Year Awards, with proud sponsors GJW at the 2017 London Boat Show. Now in its fourth year, the Awards recognise the best of more than 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas from around the world. The winning marinas are voted for by their berth holders in the International, Superyacht, UK Coastal and UK Inland categories.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club, which is on the Cool Route, achieved second place in a strong international field and were just pipped to the post by the Karpaz Gate Marina, located in northern Cyprus.

Gavin Deane, General Manager at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, siad: “We are delighted to receive this significant award from TYHA. This is as a result of the hard work of the Executive Committee and Club Staff since the Royal Cork attained the Five Gold Anchor Status in late 2011. The award means so much to everyone at the Club as it is voted for by both our berth holders and visiting boats”

Marina of the Year 2017 winners and runners:

International Marina of the Year 2017

Winner – Karpaz Gate Marina

Runner up – Royal Cork Yacht Club

Superyacht Marina of the year 2017

Winner – IGY Isle de Sol

Runner up – Talise Pavilion Marina

UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017 (over 250 berths)

Winner – Largs Yacht Haven (Also on the Cool Route)

Runner up – MDL Torquay Marina

UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017 (under 250 berths)

Winner – Poole Quay Boat Haven

Runner up – Portavadie Marina

UK Inland Marina of the Year 2017

Winner – Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

Runner up – MDL Windsor Marina

This year saw the launch of the accolade Marina of Distinction. This honour distinguishes a marina with over three consecutive years of continual customer service excellence, as voted for by its customers in the Marina of the Year competition. To qualify, marinas must rank a category finalist over three consecutive competitions. On the third year, they would automatically receive the title of Marina of Distinction.

To commemorate their achievement, winners and runners up of the Awards, as well as receivers of Marina of Distinction, were presented with laser etched glass trophies and framed certificates by David Perfect, Managing Director of GJW, and Sarah Hanna, Chairman of The Yacht Harbour Association.

Jon White, General Manager of The Yacht Harbour Association, commented: “A huge congratulations to all the winners, runners up and all marinas who were voted for in the 2017 Marina of the Year competition. The array of marinas who stood out in this year’s competition showed how strong the today’s marina industry is at achieving, and in some cases exceeding, the modern consumer’s standard of quality service and excellent facilities.

“The new Marina of Distinction accolade goes one further, honouring outstanding long-term customer service. We are delighted this year to be awarding five marinas from across the world for the first time with the title of Marina of Distinction.”

Marinas of Distinction for 2017:

International Marina of the Year 2017

Marina de Vilamoura

Superyacht Marina of the year 2017

Porto Montenegro

UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017 (over 250 berths)

Mayflower Marina

UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017 (under 250 berths)

Southampton Town Quay

UK Inland Marina of the Year 2017

Overwater Marina

For further details on the Royal Cork Yacht Club visit: or the Yacht Harbour Association Gold Anchor Scheme visit: 







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