Torquay Marina awarded highest marina accolade

Torquay Marina awarded highest marina accolade

Torquay Marina awarded highest marina accolade

MDL Marinas, Europe’s largest marina operator, is delighted to announce Torquay Marina has been awarded the prestigious Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).

The Gold Anchor Awards rate the service, quality and overall standards of a marina’s offering and they are deemed as being the highest award honour in the marine industry. 

Torquay Marina has received the best possible accolade following a rigorous testing and audit process that rates marinas similarly to the star system used for hotels. The marina, situated in the north-east corner of Torbay is sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds, so it’s a safe haven for boats in all weathers. With modern facilities and superb bluewater cruising, it’s popular with yachtsmen from home and overseas.

The 440 berth marina is right in the centre of Torquay, giving easy access to shops, restaurants and bars. There are various marine tenants on site providing chandlery, boat brokerage and new boat sales. Torbay itself offers many lovely anchorages, with plenty of coves and beaches to explore, including Babbacombe Bay, Fishcombe Cove and Goodrington Beach.

Adrien Burnand, Head of Marketing at MDL Marinas, said: “We are delighted to have another of our marinas recognised for offering the highest marina standards in the industry again. These awards are testament to the hard work put in by the team at the marina, as well as clearly demonstrating the quality of the facilities and services on offer to our valued members.”

Mike Smith, MDL Torquay Marina Manager, added: “We are hugely proud to receive the prestigious Five Gold Anchors and its recognition of the commitment and enthusiasm my team delivers each day at the marina. We are all very passionate about our roles and I know this commendation will only propel us further, ensuring we continue to deliver an outstanding service for all our members.”

The Gold Anchor award scheme has been auditing marinas throughout the world for over 25 years and is designed to help boat owners make an informed decision on where to berth.

For more information on the Gold Anchor Award scheme visit  

To find out more about MDL’s five star marinas and how you can enjoy them as a annual berth holder or visitor, please visit:

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