The biennial Marina Industries Association (MIA) Club Marine Marina Awards have been announced as part of the Marine17 conference programme which ended in Sydney, Australia today. The awards are for the 2017/18 period and are based on performance over the previous financial year.

MIA president Andrew Chapman said: “The awards have been very well supported by industry both in Australia and internationally.” He congratulated all the winners and finalists, as well as all entrants in these awards that have attracted such strong support.

Simon McLean, Club Marine’s CEO, said: “The growth in the awards’ participation once again was excellent. As an industry insurer, we see the awards as an effective vehicle to encourage and promote good business practices and procedures as well as supporting the goals of the MIA. We hope to be back in two years’ time.”

The winners of the Club Marine Marina of the Year Awards 2017/18 are:

  • Commercial Marina (under 140 boats): The Reef Marina Port Douglas, QLD
  • Commercial Marina (140 boats and over): Abell Point Marina, QLD
  • Club of The Year: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, NSW
  • International Marina: Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
  • Best Public Boat Harbour: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, WA
  • Best Marina Restaurant:  D’Albora Marinas The Spit – ORMEGGIO At The Spit, NSW
  • Best Environmental Initiative by a Marina: Gold Coast City Marina, QLD
  • Best Innovation by a Marina: Abell Point Marina, QLD
  • Best Community Support Initiative by a Marina: Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
  • Best Boat Yard (up to 20 boats): White Bay 6 Marine Park, NSW
  • Best Boat Yard (20 boats and over): Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, QLD
  • Best Dry Stack Facility: D’Albora Marinas Pier 35, VIC
  • Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Industry: Trenton Gay
  • People’s Choice Award – Best Marina Employee Winner: Steve Sammes (Gold Coast City Marina)