Cowes Yacht Haven is celebrating the end to a brilliant summer that saw thousands visit the award-winning marina.
The successful season was topped off when it was crowned UK Marina of the Year 2016 in the Sailing Today Awards, recognising the very best in the UK and overseas marine industries.
Based on the Isle of Wight, it beat four other south coast marinas to the prestigious title, which was announced at Southampton Boat Show by Sailing Today magazine, in the second year of the awards.
The award win was supported by strong visitor and berthing figures including the launch of approximately 51 boats per week, 104,000 marina visitors and the hosting of 156 individual events.
The marina is the centrepiece for events such as the Round the Island Race and Cowes Week which added a further 95,000 visitors alone. It also hosts numerous other sailing events which are backed up by its 200-year association with the yachting world.
Cowes Yacht Haven has 260 fully serviced berths, as well as a 400-capacity events centre and 3000sq/m of outdoor exhibition space, just a five-minute walk from Cowes high street.
Jon Pridham, managing director at Cowes Yacht Haven, said: “The whole team has worked tirelessly over the summer sailing season, so receiving the news that we’d won Marina of the Year is such a fantastic reward.
“We’re extremely pleased with the number of visitors and happy customers we’ve had this year, and can’t wait to see them all back soon. We are still hosting lots of brilliant events during the winter including the Island’s biggest New Year’s Eve party, Electric 80s and Red Funnel’s Cowes Christmas Fair.”
This April Cowes Yacht Haven launched its Loyalty Card scheme which allows members to receive a tenth night free berthing for every nine nights they book.
To book berths, events or to see what is coming up at Cowes Yacht Haven visit http://www.cowesyachthaven.com/
If you are interested in a Cowes Yacht Haven Loyalty Card visit http://www.cowesyachthaven.com/marina-services/berthing/loyalty-card