Poole Quay Boat Haven, operated by the Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC), is celebrating after being named UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2016 by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). 

The Yacht Harbour Association announced the winners of its Marina of the Year Awards for 2016, which were open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas in the UK and overseas, at this year’s London Boat Show.

To acknowledge first-class customer service, more than 4,000 people voted for up to 150 marinas and commented on why they felt the marina they were voting for was the best.  Finalists were then determined by a panel of independent judges who decided the winners based solely on customer feedback.  The Poole Quay Boat Haven was recognised as a marina with under 250 berths with the UK Coastal Marina Award.

John Binder, Poole Quay Boat Haven marina manager, says: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award.  Being nominated by our customers is such a special achievement and we are extremely grateful for their on-going support. This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of my team.  We’re looking forward to the 2016 boating season and welcoming both existing and new customers to enjoy the facilities at the marina.”

Poole Quay Boat Haven is set to host the second award-winning Poole Harbour Boat Show from May 20 to May 22 and will see hundreds of exhibitors descending on the marina to showcase the latest, motor boats, sailing yachts, RIBS and much more.

To find out more about Poole Quay Boat Haven visit www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk.