Oyster Cove Marina in Tasmania has been presented with International Clean Marina Level 3 Accreditation – the first marina in Tasmania to achieve this status, claims the company.

The recently upgraded 240-berth marina incorporates onsite services including a chandlery, boat sales agent, sailmaker, shipwrights, 50-tonne travel lift, hardstand area for boat maintenance, spray sheds, 24-hour refuelling wharf, marina office and visitor berthing on the eastern-most arm of the marina.

Originally established in 1983, Oyster Cove Marina is located in Little Oyster Cove, Kettering, which is 34km south of Hobart and in the centre of the one of best cruising areas in Australia, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

“The achievement of Clean Marina accreditation was another important step in demonstrating Oyster Cove Marina’s commitment to environmental best practice,” says marina owner Phil Boustead. “As a multi-faceted marina facility it is essential all components are operating both individually and collectively at the highest level of performance.”

The International Clean Marina environmental program is administered by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and a Level 3 accreditation requires a solid commitment from participating marinas to environmental best practice.