IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas was named Towergate’s Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbor Association in a special presentation ceremony at the Southampton International Boat Show in September. Yacht Haven Grande, recently elevated from a 5 Gold Anchor Marina to the 5 Platinum Anchor level, is the only marina to have received TYHA’s Superyacht Marina of the Year award twice.
The 2019 Towergate Marina of the Year winners and runner-ups are:
Superyacht Marina of the Year: IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande, U.S. Virgin Islands
International Marina of the Year: Winner: Marina de Vilamoura, Portugal
Runner-up: Karpaz Gate Marina, Cyprus
U.K Inland Marina of the Year: Winner: Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina, Cheshire
Runner-up: BWML Lemonroyd Marina, West Yorkshire
U.K. Coastal Marina of the Year (under 250 berths): Winner: Poole Quay Boat Harbour, Dorset
Runner-up: Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Hampshire
U.K. Coastal Marina of the Year (over 250 berths): Winner: Royal Quays Marina, North Tyneside
Runner-up: Mayflower Marina, Plymouth
Now in its seventh edition, the awards were established by TYHA to recognize the best of about 160 Gold Anchor-accredited marinas around the world. The winners are determined by the votes of berth holders from around the world, and trophies were presented by Carl Scott, Marine Business Unit director at Towergate Insurance.