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Marina of the Year 2019 Winners

Whether you use inland waterways, sail the British waters or further afield abroad, you voted for your favourite marina. From excellent customer service, great marina facilities to friendly staff and a fantastic boating community, the winning marinas were recognised for everything that they do.

Inland Marina of the Year: 2019 winner


Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is located at the heart of the Cheshire Ring, on the popular Shropshire Union Canal. The marina is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and is the perfect hub to explore the north-east.

Coastal Marina of the Year – Under 250 Berths: 2019 winner

Poole Quay Boat Haven

Located on the beautiful South Coast in Dorset, Poole Quay Boat Haven is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney Harbour in Australia.

Royal Quays Marina

Coastal Marina of the Year – Over 250 Berths: 2019 winner

Royal Quays Marina

Royal Quays Marina is situated in the north of England, close to the River Tyne entrance. The marina is ideally placed for open sea sailing and for cruising on sheltered waters of the River Tyne. 

IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande

Superyacht Marina of the Year: 2019 winner

IGY Marina Yacht Haven Grande

Situated in St. Thomas's scenic Charlotte Amalie Harbor in the British Virgin Islands, Yacht Haven Grande caters to an impressive array of the world's finest mega yachts as well as sailing, sport fishing, and pleasure crafts.

Towergate’s Employee of the Year: 2019 winner

John Mellor

John was described as a true asset to the team at Conwy Quays Marina. He goes above and beyond necessary to make everyone feel welcome and supported at the marina and this is why he was voted our Towergate Employee of the Year.

That’s a wrap on this year’s awards, congratulations to all the winners, very well deserved. We’ll be back next year for the 2020 awards, so keep your eyes peeled!

Boat insurance from Towergate

Boat insurance from Towergate is available for different vessels and levels of cover depending on what you use your boat for, from third party cover to weather events and personal accident. For more information visit our boat insurance page or call us on 0344 892 1987.

About the author

Karl Scott, boat insurance articles authorKarl Scott is a respected leader with nine years’ varied experience in niche personal and commercial lines insurance, including boat, pleasure craft, military, private car and cycle, with proficiency in leadership, sales and account management.


This is a marketing article by Towergate Insurance.

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