For the second year in a row, Mayflower Marina in Plymouth has been named as the best coastal marina in the UK

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Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina has retained its title as the top coastal marina in the UK.

The independent marina picked up the accolade for the second year in a row as part of a ceremony at the London Boat Show.

Charles Bush, managing director of Mayflower Marina, said: “It is a particularly special achievement because the outcome is determined by customer nomination and in our business there can be no greater accolade.”

The awards, organised by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), are open to all 61 UK coastal marinas that participate in the Gold Anchor ratings scheme.

And TYHA added that its new online voting system led to a huge increase in the number of votes cast in the 2015 awards.

Jon White, general manager of TYHA, said: “The increased competition makes Mayflower’s achievement even more impressive, the team clearly know how to look after their customers.”

Mayflower Marina is a 400-berth facility with the maximum TYHA rating of five Gold Anchors. Operated by Sailport PLC, the marina overlooks the Royal William Yard in Plymouth.

The full results of the 2015 Marina of the Year Awards are as follows:

UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2015 (over 250 berths)

  • Mayflower Marina – Winner
  • Royal Quays Marina – Runner up

UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2015 (under 250 berths)

  • Newcastle City Marina – Winner
  • Southampton Town Quay Marina – Runner up

UK Inland Marina of the Year 2015

  • Overwater Marina – Winner
  • Caen Hill Marina – Runner up

International Marina of the Year 2015

  • Marina de Vilamoura – Winner
  • Marina de Albufeira – Runner up

Superyacht Marina of the Year 2015

  • Porto Montenegro – Winner
  • IGY Rodney Bay Marina – Runner up