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Marina of the Year 2017 winners and runners up. 17-01-2017
The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA) are proud to confirm the winners of its prestigious Marina of the Year Awards, with proud sponsors GJW.
RCD Awareness Course 13-07-2016
Don’t miss the latest updated on the RCD Directive, we are running a course in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 12 October 2016.

We are also running the course in Southampton on 28 February 2017.
New dates in Southampton! INTERMEDIATE MARINA MANAGERS COURSE 07-07-2016
British Marine are pleased to announce new dates for the Intermediate Marina Managers course – 21 to 24 February 2017 in Southampton.
First Advanced Marina Management Course launches in Middle East 05-02-2016
The first Advanced Marina Management (AMM) course to be held in the Middle East will take place 6-10 March 2016 in Dubai. The course is endorsed by the Global Marina Institute (GMI) and follows a very successful Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course held in Dubai in 2014 that attracted 15 senior marina staff from eight countries.
New Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation launched at METSTRADE 19-11-2015
The initiative is a joint venture between The Yacht Harbour Association in the UK and Australia's Marina Industries Association to bring together their respective Gold Anchor schemes
Scotland voted ‘World’s Best Sailing Destination’ 16-09-2015
Scotland has been voted the ‘World’s Best Cruising Ground’ in the prestigious Sailing Today Awards - beating even the warm weather destinations of Greece, Turkey, Canaries and St Vincent and the Grenadines!
Festival of boating returns to Southampton in September 12-06-2015
The Southampton Boat Show returns in September and includes one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas. Now in its 47th year, the event will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer with thousands of boats, brands and equipment on display and will feature the very latest world launches from powerboats all the way through to sail boats.
Investment pays off at Plymouth Yacht Haven 02-06-2015
Plymouth Yacht Haven has always been a popular marina for boating enthusiasts thanks to its impressive premium facilities and service. Following a £400,000 redevelopment to provide additional new luxurious facilities, the marina has retained its prestigious Five Gold Anchors award and will once again host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race, proving that investment really does pay off.
Harriett sails into marina to present gold anchor award 28-04-2015
THERE might not have been any "yo, ho, ho" or even a bottle of rum when Harriet Baldwin visited Upton Marina, but she took something rather more important.
Marina managers called on to help with a new study into the UK moorings market 20-04-2015
A new research project being run by the British Marine Federation with the support of key navigational and recreational boating authorities in the UK is exploring the state of the moorings market in the British Isles.
TYHA Summer Networking Event 2015 30-03-2015
30th June 2015 - 22July
Ireland

Sponsored by Dura Composites

This is a fantastic networking opportunity to meet with other marina operators and marina industry businesses.
Plymouth Yacht Haven Retains Five Gold Anchor Award 24-03-2015
Plymouth Yacht Haven awarded highest accolade

Plymouth Yacht Haven has been awarded the highest honour in the marine industry, the prestigious Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), for the second time in succession.
2015 Marina Conference 16-03-2015
The 2015 Marina Conference will be held on Wednesday 22nd April - Thursday 23rd April 2015 at the Hilton Southampton, Chilton, Southampton, UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the latest marina developments and network with fellow marina professionals. The conference will run over two days, covering various sessions on interesting topics, as well as a field trip on the first day and break out seminars on the second day.

Sponsored by: Walcon
BMF Tourism Conference : Wednesday 18 March 2015 09-03-2015
If you haven’t already signed up to attend the BMF Tourism Conference that is being held on Wednesday 18 March at the RAF Museum Cosford; there is still time to register.
Royal Cork Retains Five Gold Anchor Status 27-02-2015
Steeped in history, the Royal Cork Yacht Club prides itself in being the oldest Yacht Club in the world, and now they have retained their status as a TYHA Five Gold Anchor Marina as well as an ICOMIA Clean Marina. This is a sure sign of dedication to provide a top quality marina facility.
Poole Quay Boat Haven & Poole Harbour Commissioners awarded highly desirable Gold Anchor status 16-02-2015
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Poole Quay Boat Haven and Poole Harbour Commissioners have gone the extra mile to meet stringent industry standards and be awarded with the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor status.
Crick Boat Show 02-02-2015
BMF Associations including CBA (Canal Boatbuilders’ Association), TYHA (The Yacht Harbour Association) and BMF Midlands will be joining forces at the Crick Boat Show from 23 – 25 May 2015.
Winners of prestigious Marina of the Year Awards announced at CWM FX London Boat Show. 20-01-2015
The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA) has announced the winners of its Marina of the Year Awards for 2015, with proud partners GJW Insurance. Now in its second year, the Awards were open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas both in the UK and overseas. The winning marinas are considered the best by their customers in the UK Coastal, UK Inland, International and Superyacht categories.
Innovation shines at world-class CWM FX London Boat Show. 19-01-2015
The 61st annual CWM FX London Boat Show drew to a close on Sunday 18 January 2015 celebrating pioneers, adventurers and innovators. The world-class boat show was packed with global debuts of boats and products and the latest in marine innovation and attracted 92,288 visitors.
Blue Haven Marina Turks & Caicos awarded coveted 5 gold anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association 12-11-2014
PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 - Blue Haven Marina in Turks & Caicos, part of the Blue Haven Resort, has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors, a prestigious and highly acclaimed accolade, by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
Attend the International Marina & Boatyard Conference 16-10-2014
The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) is the leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants.
Yacht sailors called on to help with research 10-10-2014
A new research project being run by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with the support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is exploring attitudes towards risk and safety, and the various ways in yacht sailors participate in their sport.
Croatia's Oldest Marina wins TYHA’s highest Accolade 20-08-2014
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Marina Punat has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors scoring an impressive 98/100 overall score.
Italian Marina Scoops 4 Gold Anchors 19-06-2014
Sudcantieri - “Marina di Maglietta” has recently been awarded 4 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association.
D Marin Mandalina Marina retains its 5 Gold Anchor Rating 17-06-2014
Set in the City of Šibenik on the beautiful Dalmatian coast of Croatia is D-Marin Mandalina. Šibenik Bay is the most protected, natural harbour on the Adriatic Sea and located between cities of Split and Zadar.
Another ART Marine Marina Scoops TYHA's Top Award 16-06-2014
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Al Bandar Marina, situated at Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors.
TYHA announces Jon White as new General Manager 28-04-2014
British Marine Federation (BMF) group, The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA), is delighted to announce Jon White as its new General Manager. Jon begins the role today, Monday 28 April and will direct the 482-strong member association which supports and develops the marina industry.
Be part of the very first Waterways Awards 22-04-2014
Are you involved in a waterways business or organisation that deserves recognition? Chandleries and Marinas are just two of the categories that Waterways World are seeking applications from for the inaugural Waterways Awards.
TYHA Summer Visit 2014 10-04-2014
We are delighted to be touring the charming Cardiff Bay on this year’s trip. We will be staying overnight at the Future Inn, Mermaid Quay where we will also be having dinner.
Hampshire Constabulary - Flare Amnesty 08-04-2014
Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit in conjunction with Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies and the below marinas are offering "a distress flare amnesty" for private boat owners.
BMF - Look for the Logo 03-04-2014
'Look for the Logo' has been launched as a direct result of listening to Members telling us ‘we need more marketing support targeted at the boating public’.
GMI Announces Two International Marina Scholarships 25-03-2014
The Global Marina Institute (GMI) is pleased to announce two international scholarships are available this year to attend Advanced Marina Management (AMM) courses in Australia and the UK.
Which Marina at the Crick Boat Show 18-03-2014
After several successful years of exhibiting at the London and Southampton boat shows, and following the first venture of The Which Marina Stand at Crick last year, The Yacht Harbour Association are pleased to be exhibiting at the Crick Boat Show again in 2014 with a view to supporting our Inland Members.
Use of Biocides in Harbours 06-02-2014
It has been advised that the Environment Agency (EA) has identified problems in the use of non-approved biocides for the cleaning of slipways, walls and steps in ports and harbours.
First Marina Awards a great success 06-02-2014
Leading trade association for marinas, The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), has held its first marina awards at the London Boat Show. The awards were sponsored by GJW Insurance, one of the largest insurers in the marine trade.
Mayor Mobilises New Marine Business at Glasson 29-01-2014
On Tuesday 11th February at 2pm, Glasson Mobile Marine Services is officially launched by the Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor June Ashworth. The business is part of BWML, the UK’s leading marina operator.
2014 Marina Conference 20-01-2014
The 2014 Marina Conference will be held on Wednesday 30th April - Thursday 1st May 2014 at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK, sponsored by Walcon.
Kinsale Yacht Club achieves 5-anchor Accreditation for Marina 15-01-2014
Kinsale was recently announced as the starting point of a new initiative “The Wild Atlantic Way”. This is set to be Ireland's first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from West Cork to Donegal. Kinsale Yacht Club is delighted that this announcement coincided with their achieving the much coveted 5 Anchors award for their recently upgraded marina. Thus KYC is now poised to play an important role for all of those intending to cruise the Wild Atlantic Way.
Thames & Kennet Marina Awarded 5 Gold Anchors 16-12-2013
Tingdene Marinas Ltd are pleased to announce that as part of the Yacht Harbour Association Gold Anchor award scheme, our flagship Thames & Kennet Marina has once again been awarded the highest five gold anchor rating.
MDL's Mercury Yacht Harbour awarded Five Gold Anchor status 22-10-2013
MDL Marinas, Europe’s largest marina operator, is delighted to announce that Mercury Yacht Harbour is the latest marina in its portfolio to have achieved the Five Gold Anchors status from The Yacht Harbour Association.
GJW Insurance Marina of the Year 2014 10-10-2013
This is the first year the Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has launched the GJW Insurance Marina of the Year award. The award is available to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas and to make sure it is recognised and valued by our customers TYHA are inviting berth holders at participating marinas to submit their nominations and feedback.
The new Northwich Quay Marina - Open Day Sunday 13th October 10am - 1pm 10-10-2013
Northwich Quay are having an open morning on Sunday 13th October.

This is open for all people interested in mooring at or just looking at the new facility in the centre of Northwich.
Intermediate Marina Managers Course 2014 24-09-2013
Helping the Best Become Better

The British Marine Federation (BMF), in conjunction with the Global Marina Institute (GMI) presents the internationally renowned Intermediate Marina Management Course.

25 - 28 February 2014, Bristol, UK
Which Marina? at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013 19-09-2013
The Which Marina feature works hard to attract good quality visitors with various tried and tested tools.

On Friday 13th September, Which Marina? hosted a Jazz and Mojito reception in order to promote the launch of a new 171 berth marina in Plymouth ‘King Point’. This irresistible combination attracted the attention of the industry press, yacht retailers from the show and of course visitors passing by.
The Yacht Harbour Annual Scottish Networking Lunch 12-09-2013
To be held at Portavadie Marina on Wednesday 16th October 2013.

This is a fantastic networking opportunity to meet with other marina operators and marina industry businesses. Along with informative presentations and following a networking lunch, we will have a tour of Portavadie Marina.
Nieuwpoort International Boat Show: 25th – 27th October 06-09-2013
From 25th to 27th October in the marina of Nieuwpoort , Belgium the ‘Nieuwpoort International Boat Show’ is running for the 4th consecutive year. The show boasts a unique combination of an on-water boat show with more than 200 new and used boats and an indoor exhibition 'landed' in a luxury tent with thousands of professionals and individuals withdrawn from the Flemish coastal towns.
TYHA recognised by International Navigation Association 29-08-2013
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), a trade association for marinas, has been recognised as a strategic partner by the World Association for Waterborne Transport, known as PIANC.
4 Gold Anchors for Kinsale Yacht Club 06-08-2013
In a fantastic location, situated in the centre of Kinsale town, Kinsale Yacht Club lies in deep water and a well sheltered estuary on the southern end of a well known cruising ground. Following an assessment by The Yacht Harbour Association, we are delighted to announce that they have been awarded 4 Gold Anchors.
Another Award for the Delightful Whitehills Marina 06-08-2013
Whitehills Marina is an award-winning, village owned marina on the Moray Firth coast of North-East Scotland. Having won the Grampian Awards for Business enterprise and the Alick Buchanan Smith spirit of Enterprise Award in 2004, they have also been awarded one Gold Anchor from The Yacht Harbour Association, being the UK’s first self-assessed one Gold Anchor marina.
Brundall Bay Marina Awarded 4 Gold Anchors 29-07-2013
Tingdene Marinas Ltd. is very pleased to announce that as a result of its commitment to marina improvements and to customer value, Brundall Bay Marina, on the Norfolk Broads, has successfully been awarded Four Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbours Association. This makes Brundall Bay Marina one of the few marinas on the Broads to have received the gold anchors award.
Advice for British boaters venturing across the English channel 19-07-2013
British boaters are entitled to an exemption for duty on the diesel used in their boats providing it is used fuel diesel powers appliances such as heaters and generators.
Karpaz Gate Marina Receives Prestigious 5 Gold Anchor Award 16-07-2013
Karpaz Gate Marina has become the first marina in Cyprus to achieve Gold Anchor status after it was awarded the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor rating following an assessment by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
Peaceful Destination in the Heart of Norfolk 10-07-2013
Situated on a picturesque and peaceful curve of the River Yare on the southern Norfolk Broads and within easy reach of the City of Norwich lies Brundall Bay Marina. Following a recent assessment by the Yacht Harbour Association, Brundall Bay has been awarded 4 Gold Anchors.
Two Quays Marinas receive the Most Prestigious Gold Anchor Award 20-06-2013
Penarth Marina and Portishead Quay Marinas receive 5 Gold Anchors.
Worthy 3 Gold Anchor Marina 20-06-2013
Close to the sailing waters of picturesque Oulton Broad, and where the Broads meet the sea lies Lowestoft Marina. This small, friendly marina has recently been assessed under The Yacht Harbour Associations Gold Anchor Scheme and has been awarded 3 Gold Anchors.
Unexplored Caribbean Island Discovered for Yachtsmen 11-06-2013
BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA - A quickly growing secret, the Western Caribbean Islands of Bocas Del Toro are attracting guests from all over the world. Visitors and long-term customers come from faraway places such as Norway, France, Spain and even New Zealand to make Red Frog Beach Marina & Rainforest Resort their home.
Which-Marina at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013 - Book your place. 29-05-2013
TYHA run the very popular ‘Which Marina?’ feature at the PSP Southampton Boat Show and this is your invitation to take part in a successful and impressive stand, managed and marketed on your behalf.
The Yacht Harbour Association Launches Improved Marina Standards 22-05-2013
The Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) 7th Edition Code of Practice which has been eighteen months in the making was launched at the 2013 Marina Conference on Wednesday 8th May. The Code has been carefully drafted and endorsed by a range of experts in their own fields to offer a guide to best practice for any marina designer, developer or operator. It takes into consideration the needs of TYHA’s expanding international membership, new industry guidelines and with an increased emphasis on the operation of marinas.
7th Edition – Code of Practice for the Design, Construction and Operation of Marinas 01-05-2013
Launched on the 8th May 2013 at the BMF Marinas Conference

This new edition contains over 3,000 updates and additions from our previous Code of Practice.
TYHA 2013 Summer Networking Event 01-05-2013
2nd - 4th July 2013
Holland, France, and Belgium

This annual networking event which is supported by Van Oord dredging contractor is an opportunity for marina operators to visit marinas in 3 different countries which all take very different approaches to running their businesses.
D-Marin Gocek Marina Sail Through another Gold Anchor Assessment 30-04-2013
This fully serviced marina, offering 380 berths plus a drydock for a further 150, D-Marin Gocek marina is currently operating at full capacity. And it is easy to see why.
South West Marinas Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Lee Sanitation
30-04-2013
The Yacht Harbour Association presents the South West Marinas Networking Lunch.
The Royal Dart Yacht Club
Kingswear, Devon, UK
Thursday 6th June 2013
Members and Non-Members both welcome.
Buckler’s Hard - 5 Gold Anchors! 08-04-2013
Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, set on the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest National Park, is one of the most attractive locations on the South Coast. Last year the marina underwent a rigorous assessment by The Yacht Harbour Association and following a series of improvements, we are delighted to announce they have been awarded 5 Gold Anchors.
New benefits for TYHA members 28-03-2013
2013/14 membership benefits with the Yacht Harbour Association have been upgraded once again with a long list of valuable discounts and free services.
Milford Haven Marina has a Bright Future 18-03-2013
With a £60 million redevelopment in store, there’s a bright future for Milford Haven Marina. Plans are in hand for an exciting new marina village, more berthing locations and additional facilities for berth holders.
Istanbul Marina Keeps Standards High 08-03-2013
Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Istanbul and only 6 miles from the Marmara Sea entrance to the Istanbul Strait lies Atakoy Marina a recent recipient of The Yacht Harbour Association’s 5 Gold Anchors.
Emirates Palace Marina - Fairytale Setting, Luxurious Berthing 08-03-2013
Situated on the West Corniche in Abu Dhabi lies a marina which, having recently undergone an assessment by The Yacht Harbour Association, has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors.

Easily accessible by car from Abu Dhabi’s International airport; by seaplane from Dubai or neighbouring Emirates, Emirates Palace Marina is the ideal starting point to discover these excellent sailing waters.
TYHA Annual General Meeting 23-12-2012
11:00am Thursday 17th January 2013
Members of the Yacht Harbour Association are invited to join the TYHA Annual General Meeting to be held in the South Gallery, Room 33 at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show.
Port Marine Safety Code
Published: 18 December 2012
20-12-2012
The Port Marine Safety Code (the Code) applies to all harbour authorities in the UK that have statutory powers and duties.
Yacht CN 2012 29-11-2012
After nine months of intense preparations, the inaugurated Yacht CN 2012 was finally unveiled on the morning of 10th October 2012 starting with a two days "China Marina Conference", followed by a three days "Nansha Bay International Boatshow" which ran smoothly and all ended on 14th October 2012.
Portavadie Marina buoyed by Five Gold Anchor award 29-11-2012
Portavadie Marina has been awarded Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) making it one of only two marinas in Scotland to join this elite group.
VersaDock gets versatile - Tullett Prebon London Boat Show 2013
Stand#: E140
28-11-2012
The DrySail™ System being launched at the 2013 European Boat Shows, including the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show (12-20 Jan) and Boot Dusseldorf (19-27 Jan), shows it in use with the high-octane J/70 sports boat, also being exhibited at the London Boat Show, but it will also suit other sports boat designs such as the SB20 and the B/One by Bavaria.
CRT Guidance For Boaters Without A Home Mooring 20-11-2012
The Canal & River Trust welcomes the Judgment of Mrs Justice Cox DBE, issued in the High Court on 16 November 2012, which has fully endorsed the Trust’s 2011 Guidance For Boaters Without A Home Mooring as a correct interpretation of the law.
Phuket International Boat Show 19-11-2012
With one hundred and twenty days to go to the 10th Anniversary edition of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) at Royal Phuket Marina, the exhibitors and brands are lining up to produce the customary impressive in water display at the end of March 2013.
Debrink Yachting have Gold Anchors stripped 15-11-2012
At the beginning of October 2012, the owner of Debrink Yachting took the decision to abandon management and ownership of his marina. Leaving the keys with the local bank, the management moved away and is now out of contact of customers and suppliers to the astonishment of the onsite restaurant and berth holders.
PIANC Marina Designer Training Program, Rome, Italy 13-11-2012
This course run by PIANC is a great opportunity for consultants, architects and marina professionals to participate in some valuable professional training.
NE1's Newcastle City Marina Awarded Industry Accolade 25-10-2012
Three gold anchors have been awarded to NE1’s Newcastle City Marina.
Marina & Yard Pavilion at METS 2012 24-10-2012
The Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) moves from hall 11 to a spacious, more central location in the Europe Foyer for 2012. It will have its own seminar theatre - The Marina Stage - and the Waterfront Café with catering for exhibitors and guests. It’s an exciting move that sharpens focus on this all important and expanding product sector.
Inland Marinas Forum 08-10-2012
The Biannual Inland Marinas forum will be held at Redhill Marina on the 7th November to conclude the 2012 season and discuss operational opportunities and challenges faced this year.
China (Xiamen) International Boat Show 2012 26-09-2012
Themed on "Get aboard to a new life", China (Xiamen) International Boat Show (CXIBS) 2012 will kick off at Xiamen Marina from 2nd to 5th, November and will definitely bring you a boat-featured visual feast.
China Marina Conference - don't wait, only a month away… 07-09-2012
As there is only slightly more than a month left to the Official Opening of the China Marina Conference, its program and the speaker’s list have already been finalized. All in all, 22 industry experts from around the world will converge on Nansha this October.
Peace and Tranquillity on the Aire and Calder Navigation 05-09-2012
Situated on the outskirts of Castleford, West Yorkshire on the Aire and Calder Navigation, Lemonroyd Marina offers secure, peaceful and exclusive surrounds for their berth holders.
Official Launch Of Aseanarean Bluewater Alliance (ABA) 29-08-2012
Raffles Marina, Singapore and Phuket Boat Lagoon, Thailand, together with 10 marinas around the region, announces the official launch of the Aseanarean Bluewater Alliance (ABA) on Saturday, 1 September 2012, at Raffles Marina.
The Success of "Yacht CN Extravaganza" 28-08-2012
On Saturday evening, 11th of August, Nansha Marina organized and successfully held "Yacht CN Extravaganza" night. The event brought together more than 200 guests, gathering boating core media, confirmed and potential exhibitors, members of the Nansha Marina and overseas partners "under one roof".
RYA Active Marina experience 16-08-2012
New for 2012 at the Southampton Boat Show, this experience will give you the opportunity to refresh your boating skills and gain top tips from expert instructors with free on the water and shorebased workshops. From man overboard drills and berthing manoeuvres to engine maintenance and radar operation, workshops will run each day and will provide you with some real hands-on experience. 
Gateway to the Mediterranean - Alcaidesa Marina 07-08-2012
Alcaidesa Marina was opened in 2010 and is located in the natural Bay of Gibraltar. With the famous Rock of Gibraltar overlooking the marina, this area has a rich history and is a popular tourist destination. The marina is easily and conveniently accessible by land, sea and air. Gibraltar’s International airport is within ten minutes walk away from the marina making it an ideal location as either a home port or for owners who are preparing to continue their voyage to the east or west.
China Marina Conference Program Finalised 06-08-2012
The China Marina Conference to be held in Nansha Marina 10th -11th October, is shaping up to be an event no marina operator or developer in China will want to miss.
Intermediate Marina Management School - 2012 02-08-2012
Helping the Best Become Better
The British Marine Federation (BMF) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA) are jointly holding the internationally renowned Intermediate Marina Management Course (IMM) at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club in Dubai.
Confidence builder sessions with ‘Which Marina?’ (stand F004) 27-07-2012
New for 2012 at the PSP Southampton Boat Show is the RYA “Active Marina Experience”.
Marina Trade Association finds out why moorings on Lake Windermere are booming 19-07-2012
The Yacht Harbour Association organises annual marina study tours in different areas throughout the UK and Europe. This year marina operators were invited to get together and explore the unique marinas of Lake Windermere. Delegates got an understanding of what makes this area so popular with boaters and how each of the businesses offer unique services and complement each other.
China Marina Conference, 10-11 October 2012 18-07-2012
Nansha Marina in Southern China is pleased to announce the hosting of the inaugural China Marina Conference from 10-11 October 2012. The conference, together with an accompanying boat show, is promoted as YachtCN (www.yachtcn.net).
Recruiting for a Gold Anchor Auditor 12-07-2012
The Yacht Harbour Association is looking to recruit a Gold Anchor Auditor on a consultancy basis. Reporting into the General Manager, this position is suitable for someone with a qualification or experience within marina management or related fields.
A new Marina for Onley Village, Daventry? 10-07-2012
A new marina with almost 600 moorings could be built in Onley Village, Daventry. Comments on the proposed Marina development are being invited.
IGY Marinas receive ICOMIA Clean Marina Awards 10-07-2012
IGY Marinas announces the granting of the ICOMIA Clean Marina Award (from The International Council of Marine Industry Associations) to its three marinas in the Yacht Haven Grande Collection.
Marina expansion at James Watt Dock Marina, Greenock 09-07-2012
The James Watt Dock marina formally opened its doors on 14th July 2011, after hosting the extremely successfully 2011 Greenock Tall Ships Event, attended by over 50 tall ships.
Which Marina and PSP Southampton Boat Show 04-07-2012
Which Marina is coming to the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the first year ever and will be there in style.
Bembridge Harbour Dredging 29-05-2012
At long last after the longest of waits, the dredger and its associated barges have come to Bembridge Harbour, arriving at 5.00pm today.
BMF appoints Howard Pridding as Chief Executive Officer 15-05-2012
The British Marine Federation (BMF) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Howard Pridding as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Rob Stevens from 1 October 2012.
Waterford City Marina wins TYHA's Prestigious 3 Gold Anchor Award 03-05-2012
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that following a recent assessment, Waterford City Marina has achieved 3 Gold Anchors.
Caen Hill Marina is Open for Business with a Gold Anchor Award 19-04-2012
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Caen Hill Marina, situated on the Kennet and Avon canal has received 4 Gold Anchors.
20th Anniversary Celebrations for Hemingway International Yacht Club 17-04-2012
Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba Welcomes all Cruisers for its 20th Anniversary Celebrations.
Significant changes to taxation on Yachts berthed in Italy 16-04-2012
The Decree-Law 6 December 2011 n. 201, also known as "Decree Save Italy" of Monti’s Government, has re-introduced into law a berth tax for boats providing that, starting from 1 May 2012, all boats with overall length exceeding 10 meters stationed in national seaports, at sea or anchored in public waters, even if in concession to private, were subject each year to pay a berthing fee.
Salterns marina retains 5 Gold Anchors 03-04-2012
Set within one of Europe's largest natural harbours, Salterns marina, offering 285 fully serviced berths has retained The Yacht Harbour Association's (TYHA) top award of 5 Gold Anchors.
RYA & BMF MEET WITH HMRC TO DISCUSS RECENT RED DIESEL ANNOUNCEMENT 05-03-2012
The RYA's Head of Government Affairs, Gus Lewis, and the BMF's Executive Director, Howard Pridding, met with HMRC officials this morning to discuss the Minister's recent statement (20 February) on the continued use of marked "red" diesel in the UK.
Tingdene's Latest Success 27-02-2012
Set in the rural Worcestershire countryside and situated on the River Severn lies Stourport Marina who, having just undergone their first Gold Anchor assessment, can take pride in achieving 4 Gold Anchors. This is a magnificent achievement and reflects Tingdene Marina’s commitment to offering excellent facilities combined with outstanding customer service.
Chichester and Sovereign Harbour marinas receive Five Gold Anchors 24-02-2012
Further accolades for Premier as Chichester and Sovereign Harbour marinas receive 'Five Gold Anchors' in the Yacht Harbour Association's Gold Anchor Scheme.

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) is delighted to announce that following their recent assessments, Premier Marinas has maintained their high standards by achieving further Five 'Gold Anchor' Awards at Chichester and Sovereign Harbour marinas.
Idyllic Castlepark Marina receives 4 Gold Anchors 21-02-2012
Situated on a small peninsula in the estuary of the river Bandon and Kinsale only 20 minutes from Cork International Airport, Castlepark marina can pride itself in receiving 4 Gold Anchors from The Yacht Harbour Associations award winning scheme. This is a fantastic achievement for Tadgh Wright whom has been managing the marina for the past 6 years.
Top accolade for two Poole marinas 20-02-2012
Celebrations are underway after two Poole marinas were awarded five Gold Anchors in recognition of quality and service.

Poole Quay Boat Haven and the Port of Poole Marina were two of just a handful of marinas across the world to receive the coveted top rating from The Yacht Harbour Association in the latest round of awards.
Jersey Retains 5 Gold Anchors 20-02-2012
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) is delighted to announce that Jersey Marinas has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors in TYHA's prestigious Gold Anchor Award Scheme. The scheme is a quality standard offering boat owners a trustworthy measure of excellence for finding a permanent or visiting berth.
Tingdene Upton Marina's Success for Inland Waterways 20-02-2012
Situated on the River Severn, Upton Marina has extensive cruising opportunities with access to the Midlands canal network and for more adventurous cruising, head southwards to the Bristol Channel and open waters. This well equipped, modern marina has just been awarded 4 Gold Anchors from The Yacht Harbour Association's award winning Gold Anchor Scheme. This is a fantastic achievement, showing that inland marinas are worthy of competing with the larger marinas on the South Coast.
5 Gold Anchors for Mayflower Marina 20-02-2012
Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina has been awarded top marks of 5 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).

The award follows an extensive review of the marina’s facilities by a TYHA inspector, a mystery shop and a berth holder questionnaire, and is a great achievement of which Mayflower Marina’s directors and staff are justly proud.
The BMF Welcomes Canal & River Trust Funding 01-02-2012
The British Marine Federation welcomes today's announcement regarding the funding of the Canal & River Trust. The BMF has worked hard to bring together the industry’s views on the new charity and ensured that the key issues of maintaining navigation, levels of service and the industry’s role in governance have been central to the debate. The BMF is comfortable that these issues have been fully considered in the negotiation with Government leading up to today’s announcement.
Princess Royal presents Port Solent Marina with 5 Gold Anchors 12-01-2012
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) is delighted to announce that following a recent assessment, Premier's Port Solent marina has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors in TYHA's prestigious Gold Anchor Award Scheme.
Ramsgate's Royal Harbour and Marina awarded 4 Gold Anchors 05-01-2012
Ramsgate's Royal Harbour and Marina has been awarded the prestigious 'Four Gold Anchors' by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
Jachthaven Wetterwille achieves 5 Gold Anchors 19-12-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has announced that Jachthaven Wetterwille has achieved 5 Gold Anchors after a recent assessment.
Marina Muiderzand awarded 5 Gold Anchors 14-12-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) have announced that Marina Muiderzand, close to the town of Almere in Holland, has achieved the maximum 5 Gold Anchor Rating. This is an improvement on their previous 4 Gold Anchor status.
British Waterways Marinas Ltd Completes Gold Anchor Assessment 14-12-2011
Earlier this year, British Waterways Marinas Ltd (BWML) took the decision to participate in the Gold Anchor Award Scheme. As a large inland marinas group, this is an important tool which highlights their services and facilities and allow customers to make an informed judgement on what to expect at each site.
The Latest Report on International Markets – available FREE for BMF Members 13-12-2011
Normally a cost of €300 to BMF Members, the BMF has purchased the publishing rights to this newly released edition of this international report so members can download it for free.
Overwater Marina awarded 5 Gold Anchors 06-12-2011
Overwater Marina is the First Marina on the British Waterways Network to be Awarded Five Gold Anchors.
The Yacht Harbour Association today announced that, following a recent assessment, Overwater Marina, near Audlem, Cheshire, has achieved the maximum five Gold Anchors in its prestigious Gold Anchor Award Scheme.
Charles Partridge MBE 05-12-2011
It is with great sadness we convey the news of the death of Charles Partridge who passed away in hospital late on Friday night 2nd December 2011.
Chairs appointed for Canal & River Trust Waterway Partnerships 01-12-2011
Canal & River Trust, the new waterways charity that will become the guardian of the canals and rivers in England and Wales in April next year, has appointed chairs to a number of the Waterway Partnerships that will play a role in the management of canals and rivers across the network.
Deganwy Quays Marina Retains its 5 Gold Anchors 30-11-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that following a recent assessment, Deganwy Quays has retained its prestigious 5 Gold Anchor ranking and it is noteworthy that they have kept their standards high over the last 3 years.
TYHA's Gold Award Scheme scoops the Initiative of the Year in PBO Green Awards 20-09-2011
The Gold Anchor Award Scheme, brought to all boat owners by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has scooped the prestigious Practical Boat Owner (PBO) Green Initiative of the Year Award.
Revision to mooring guidance for Continuous Cruisers 19-09-2011
Following the case of British Waterways v’s Paul Davies where Mr Davies failed to convince the court that he was using his boat for ‘Bona Fide’ navigation, British Waterways have released a guidance note for boats without a home mooring.
Croatia's First 5 Gold Anchor Marina 07-09-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Mandalina Marina, Croatia has gained 5 Gold Anchors after a recent assessment. This is Croatia's first Gold Anchor marina and hopefully not their last.

Geographically, Mandalina is a perfect location to build a marina which was originally a naval base. With natural protection from the peninsula, Mandalina is a brand new, 367 berth marina for vessels up to 75m. This is a tranquil, idyllic marina, offering abundant natural beauty amongst the numerous islands and national parks.
5 Gold Anchors for Marina de Albufeira 06-09-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Marina de Albufeira has gained 5 Gold Anchors after a recent assessment.

Situated on Portugal's South Cost at the edge of the historical city of Albufeira, this fully serviced, 475 berth marina is a well equipped, pleasant marina.
Marina Vilamoura Continues to Fly the 5 Gold Anchor Flag 06-09-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Marina Vilamoura has again been awarded 5 Gold Anchors.

Marina Vilamoura is a luxury boating destination with a vibrant atmosphere. This is a busy, bustling marina offering 825 berths up to 60m. This is Portugal’s biggest marina and one that offers an excellent service to sailors and vessels. Their professional and well trained staff offer 24/7 cover at the marina.
BMF TV presents the Gold Anchor Award Scheme and Marina Manager training 29-07-2011
BMF TV reports from the UK Marinas Conference on the huge leap forward in marina standards and training launched at the recent marinas conference.
Award winning Chinese marina hosts a high profile opening ceremony 19-07-2011
Following some excellent opportunities at the World Marinas Conference in Singapore, TYHA have secured a number of new international members and a great deal of interest in the newly revised TYHA Gold Anchor Award Scheme.

We are very pleased to announce that we have awarded the first Gold Anchor rating in China to Nansha Marina, this superb facility is based in some excellent boating waters in an area that the Economist magazine called the 'Workshop of the World'. Our Asian assessor YP Loke described the facility as 'a flagship marina product of showcase quality' and this week one of our TYHA Directors, Simon Haigh is the VVIP guest at their official opening ceremony along with the IOC Chairman Jacque Rogge to present the award.
The Tall Ships Races starts with a bang 11-07-2011
After a wait of 12 years, Greenock is finally ready to welcome back The Tall Ships Races in a free, four day extravaganza starting this weekend (9th-12th July).

Representing 14 nations, 57 ships have sailed into Greenock over the past few days and the 1,800 plus crew members are getting them all ship-shape to welcome visitors from all over the UK. More than 700,000 trips by visitors are anticipated over the next four days to the multi-million pound renovated James Watt Dock and Inchgreen sites.
Brian Savill Folley 14-06-2011
We regret to announce that Brian Savill Folley passed away peacefully on 15th May 2011. Brian was a well respected founding member of TYHA and successful Marina operator, Golfer and entrepreneur.
Newly Qualified CMM’s 07-06-2011
Achieving the internationally recognised Certified Marina Manager (CMM) is a major step toward international recognition as a senior marina manager, who has distinguished themselves himself or herself as an outstanding professional.

TYHA wish to congratulate each of the following newly qualified CMM’s who have completed a number of training courses and satisfied a tough set of criteria to prove their competence.
TYHA Summer Visit - 13th July 2011 - Dorset, UK 06-06-2011
Arrangements for the 2011 summer visit are now finalisd, with the day kicking off at Portland House, the new RYA Olympic venue, providing a brief update on how the area is preparing to host the sailing event for the London 2012 Olympics.

NOTE: This event is now fully booked.

Sponsored by Dura Composites: www.Duracomposites.Com
Oban Marina Welcomes Regattas 06-06-2011
The season is in full swing at Oban Marina based on the picturesque Isle of Kerrera, gateway to the Scottish Western Isles and a short distance from Oban. This summer, the marina will welcome several new regattas with competitors from afar afield as Denmark.
NEW trustees announced to lead waterways into third sector 24-05-2011
The founding trustees have been appointed for the new waterways charity that will take over the running of British Waterways' canals, rivers and docks in England and Wales from April 2012. Working closely with British Waterways’ Board until the new charity takes control, the eight trustees bring a wealth of senior level experience of managing heritage, volunteering, leisure, boating and commercial interests.
Gillingham Retains 5 Gold Anchors 23-05-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Gillingham Marina has retained 5 Gold Anchors which is a great achievement. Gillingham has been assessed several times and has always achieved an excellent result.
Portland Marina - Dean & Reddyhoff’s First Gold Anchor Marina 23-05-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Dean & Reddyhoff’s Portland Marina has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors under their new scheme.
Setting Gold Anchor Standards in Greece 23-05-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that LAMDA Flisvos Marina S.A. in Athens (Paleo Faliro) has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors – the first Greek marina to achieve this.
Bangor Marina Still Flying 5 Gold Anchors 19-05-2011
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Quay Marinas Bangor has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors for a fourth time, maintaining their high standards. Bangor marina is one of two 5 Gold Anchor marinas in Ireland and 58 worldwide.
Milta Bodrum Retains its 5 Gold Anchors 04-05-2011
We are delighted to announce that Milta Bodrum keeps the standards extremely high and has retained its 5 Gold Anchor Rating.
British Waterways testing Continuous Cruising policy in the courts 05-04-2011
British Waterways welcomes today’s (31/3/11) Judgment made in Bristol County Court in which His Honour Deputy Judge O’Malley said he favoured BW’s interpretation of Section 17 of the British Waterways Act 1995 (relating to Continuous Cruising).In doing so, the Learned Judge found that the Defendant, Mr Davies (who lives on his boat), had not complied with the requirements of the 1995 Act and that British Waterways was justified in bringing the legal proceedings against him.
TYHA 2011 AGM Minutes 16-03-2011
The Minutes of The Yacht Harbour Association 2011 Annual General Meeting are now available for download.
Advanced Marina Management School - 2012 02-03-2011
26 February – 2 March 2012 Poole, Dorset, UK

Helping the Best Become Better

The British Marine Federation (BMF), in conjunction with the Yacht Harbour Association, presents the internationally renowned Advanced Marina Management School.
Latest Edition of Fore & Aft available 01-03-2011
The March 2011 Edition of The Yacht Harbour Association's Magazine "Fore & Aft" is now available.
2011 Marina Conference 09-02-2011
The focus for 2011 is change. Preparing for change and making the most of the opportunities change will present.

The conference is an important date in the Marina Managers’ calendar as it is an invaluable chance to interact with other members of the industry.

New for 2011, if you book five delegates from the same organisation, you will receive an additional free day delegate place.
Congestion fears for Inland Marina 02-02-2011
Plans for a new inland marina near Daventry with 585 berths have been criticised over fears it will increase congestion on the canal.
Time Expired Pyrotechnic Disposal Service 01-02-2011
The Time Expired Pyrotechnic Disposal service is provided by EOD Contracts Ltd to any BMF/TYHA member at a minimum discounted rate of £2.25/kg.
Upcoming Inland Marinas Meetings 28-01-2011
TYHA Inland Marinas Forum, 2nd March 2011 at the Premier Inn, High Street, Weedon, Northampton, NN7 4PX - TYHA are hosting a forum for our marina members to discuss problems and opportunities which are facing the sector at the moment.
British Waterways – Marina developments with planning or being processed. 28-01-2011
Read the current list of Marina Schemes Approved but not yet under construction and Submitted but decision pending
Online mooring reduction statistics 28-01-2011
Online mooring reduction statistics - please review these figures for your local area.
Gold Anchor Scheme to be re-launched in the spring 25-01-2011
The world renowned Gold Anchor Scheme is to be re-launched in May by one of the British Marine Federation’s [largest/long established] Associations.
Red Diesel Duty Increase from 1st October 2010 01-10-2010
Please note that the additional duty that needs to be collected when selling red diesel has increased today to 47.01 ppl. An updated example showing how to calculate sales of red diesel is provided, click "Read More" for information:-
New Civil Society for Inland Waterways 27-09-2010
In a recent statement, DEFRA Minister, Richard Benyon MP, outlined the Government’s plans for the mutualisation of British Waterways involving the possible inclusion of the Environment Agency navigations into a single ‘civil society’ organisation, while also calling a halt to the recently published Waterways for Everyone Strategy.
British Waterways - Policy relating to offline and online long term moorings 27-08-2010
British Waterways have developed through consultation with TYHA, a policy to reduce online moorings within their network of canals and rivers. This policy commits to reducing on line moorings within a 30 mile radius of each new marina at a ratio of 1:10 within 12 months of a new marina opening.
New Diesel Legislation – Fuel Quality Directive 27-07-2010
Legislation (EU Directive 2009/30/EC will be introduced on the 1st January 2011 which requires that all gas oil (red diesel) used for inland recreational craft should contain no more that 10 milligrams of sulphur per kilogram of fuel (virtually sulphur free).
TYHA Summer Visit 2010 08-07-2010
41 Marina Industry delegates including the new BMF President Alan Morgan, met in the Norfolk Broads on the 7th July to see the spectrum of marina developments which service an incredible (12,331 boats).
Tall Ships Races, Hartlepool 24-06-2010
Hartlepool Borough Council is thrilled to be hosting The Tall Ships Races 2010. It’s a huge event on the European nautical calendar, and hosting the party at the end of the final leg is usually awarded to a big port such as Liverpool or St Petersburg.
New rules for harbourmaster formalities in Italy 04-06-2010
The General Management for Sea Freight Transport of the Ministry of Transport has informed the Italian Harbour Master’s Office in Rome of the new procedure about the Harbour-Master formalities regarding arrival and departure of Italian, European and Non-European commercial yachts or pleasure vessels.
Brighton Marina conference 2010 17-05-2010
The Walcon Marina Managers' Conference in Brighton was a tremendous success

The sixth annual Marina conference sponsored by Walcon Marine was held in Brighton in May.

The two day networking event was attend by 119 delegates, including Steve Sammes CMM and Jeff D’Albora CMM from Australia.
New team at the helm of The Yacht Harbour Association 26-04-2010
With a recent HQ relocation to Marine house in Egham, Surrey, TYHA is also pleased to announce the appointment of a new HQ team, Gareth Turnbull and Libby Gordon who are now in an excellent geographic and strategic position to support TYHA members by building on it’s association with the British Marine Federation.
British Marina Initiative Receives International Recognition 14-12-2009
The highly acclaimed British Gold Anchor Award scheme became a requirement for marinas across Flanders to adhere to on Friday 4 December.

The scheme, founded and run by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), a group association of the British Marine Federation (BMF), has gathered international recognition over the past few years and is now to be adopted in full across Flanders under the instruction of the Minister of Public Works, Mss Hilde Crevits.

Established to improve the standards of facilities available to all boat owners, the Gold Anchor Scheme works in a similar way to a hotel starring system, but with a fundamental difference, in that any number of anchors received represents a mark of quality.
The TYHA Summer Jaunt to Plymouth Sound 03-08-2009
The jaunt began on Tuesday 14th July when 35 Members of the BMF and TYHA enjoyed dinner together at Astra’s Restaurant, on site at Mayflower Marina. Great food and company on this evening was a good start for the next day’s trip around the Plymouth Sound on 15th July.
Find the perfect marina with the Gold Anchor Scheme 29-05-2009
The Gold Anchor Scheme is a user friendly initiative designed by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), a Group Association of the British Marine Federation (BMF), which has been helping boaters to asses the standards of facilities in marinas since 1985.
Make Use of TYHA’s Free Berth Search Service 15-03-2009
All BMF members with marinas and moorings can benefit from a free service to fill vacant berths through TYHA’s berth search website.
TYHA Summer Visit 2009 01-03-2009
TYHA are holding their Summer Visit in Plymouth on Wednesday 15th July 2009. Full details coming soon for a day in Plymouth, visiting Mayflower Marina; Queens Anne’s Battery Marina and Plymouth Yacht Haven.
Advanced Marina Management School 2009, Lignano Italy 28-02-2009
The latest Advanced Marina Management school was held on the Italian Adriatic coast at the invitation of, Dr Roberto Perocchio, President of the Associazione Italiana Porti Turistici. Thirteen delegates representing marinas from the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Portugal and the UAE, participated in the demanding but rewarding course.
Honorary Membership for Captain Yilmaz Dagci 01-02-2009
The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Captain Yilmaz Dagci has been awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership of TYHA. This Honorary position was presented to Yilmaz at the recent Annual General Meeting when he was presented with a prestigious TYHA 5 Gold Anchor Award flag.
TYHA’s Which Marina? Stand – Better than Ever Before! 31-01-2009
They do say that it is rude to ‘Blow One’s Own Trumpet’ – however, how can that be helped when we all know of the great success of the TYHA Which Marina? Stand at the London International Boat Show 2009.
BMF AGM and Conference 2009 22-12-2008
A Date for your Diary for 2009 - The BMF AGM & Conference 2009 will take place at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on Thursday the 26th March.
TYHA Which Marina? Stand – N63 – The Way to Go! 19-12-2008
Once more, TYHA has worked hard to produce an even bigger stand than before. With over 170 sq metres of space, our stand designers, Evolution FX, have excelled themselves, enabling cost effective participation in a big way for over 65 member marina and mooring sites. The design has allowed for marina and mooring sites, both inland and coastal to take one or more exhibition panels measuring 2m tall by 1m wide.
Inland Marina Sector Worth Over £150m To UK Economy 16-12-2008
A report released recently by the British Marine Federation (BMF) details the value of inland marinas to the UK economy, taking into account the impact of the associated industry and tourism related revenue.
The Latest BMF Guidance on Red Diesel 15-12-2008
This guidance is intended to assist companies who supply fuel to private pleasure craft to implement the changes that have taken place on 1 November 2008 following the expiry of the UK derogations to the Energy Products Directive that allowed for a reduced rate of duty on fuel supplied to private pleasure craft users.
Successful TYHA Inland Marina Conference 18-10-2008
Once again, TYHA are happy to announce a very successful Inland Marina Conference which took place on Wednesday 15th October 2008 at Warwick Castle.
TYHA’s Which Marina? Stand is featuring at the London Boat Show 2009 05-08-2008
TYHA’s Which Marina? Stand will be featuring at the next London Boat Show on January 9th – 18th 2009. The Stand has been newly designed, giving more space and opportunity for cost effective participation.
Sally Banham Memorial Fund 31-07-2008
It is with regret that TYHA and the British Marine Federation has to inform the industry of the very sad news regarding the death of former employee, Sally Banham. Sally was a popular and valued member of the executive team and did a great deal to promote boating and sailing issues - activities which she herself loved.
Visit to Turkey in 2010 – Tall Ships Race and Cultural Centre of Europe 28-07-2008
There is an opportunity to take part in a visit to Turkey in May 2010 to celebrate the Tall Ships Race.
Defra Publishes the Maintenance Dredging Protocol 18-02-2008
Marina and Boatyard operators that undertake maintenance dredging in coastal locations should be aware that Defra have recently published the Maintenance Dredging Protocol. This Protocol is intended to streamline the consents process for regular and routine application for consents to undertake maintenance dredging in or adjacent to Special Protection Areas (SPA’s) and/or Special Areas of Conservation (SAC’s) (i.e. environmentally sensitive sites designated under European Directives).
Change At The Top For Transeurope Marinas 11-02-2008
After 3 years as Chairman of TRANSEUROPE MARINAS, Jean-Michel Gaigné, CMM, has handed over the Chair to Andrew Jaggers, CMM, at the Association’s Annual Meeting, recently held during the Collins Stewart London Boat Show.
The Which Marina? Stand enjoyed a Positive Audience 01-02-2008
Another successful opportunity for TYHA members has taken place! TYHA had a very positive audience at the 2008 Collins Stewart London Boat Show providing a bespoke Marina Stand which offered cost effective participation at the Show for TYHA Members.
Coastal Marina Sector worth over £500 Million to UK Economy 10-12-2007
A new comprehensive study of coastal marinas in the UK and Channel Islands has revealed the vital role played by marinas in economic development. The report, entitled Economic Benefits of Coastal Marinas of the UK and Channel Islands, shows that the sector directly employs over 1,700 people, supports the employment of 22,000 more people and has a value added of over £500 million a year to the British economy. There are significant benefits to local economies in terms of supply chain businesses and tourist jobs.
TYHA – Which Marina? Stand – NO42G 07-12-2007
Once again, TYHA is delighted to announce that they have taken space at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show at Excel, Docklands. The Show, which runs from 11th to 20th January 2008 is going to be a great success. The Which Marina? Stand covers 155 sq.m of space and has been designed with care and attention by Simon Jordon from Evolution Exhibitions. Situated in the North Hall, accessed via doors N5 and N7, the Stand has a privileged position and looks forward to receiving many visitors.
Water Regulations and the Use of Hoses in Marinas 04-12-2007
Marinas will be aware of the ongoing issues in relation to the new Water Regulations. Both TYHA and BMF are making strong representaions against these proposed enforcements.
BMF Red Diesel Update 01-12-2007
The British Marine Federation is continuing to work with Government to ensure a suitable outcome regarding the loss of the Red Diesel derogation for private pleasure boats. As part of its ongoing work, the BMF has recently submitted its response to HMRC's Consultation.It outlines its preferred option of self regulation, which would have the minimum impact on the industry as it would permit fuel suppliers to continue to retail fuel at the rebated rate to recreational boaters, requiring the individual to declare the additional duty due periodically. This is the industry's preferred option as it limits the cost, bureaucratic and compliance burden on marine companies who supply fuel.
Which Marina? Exhibiting at London Excel in 2008 13-11-2007
TYHA is very pleased that their plans for the Collins Stewart London Boat Show 2008 are going well. Of the 28 available exhibition panels on the Which Marina? Stand there is only one left!
Marina Management Courses 31-07-2007
There are a few places left on the Advanced Marina Management Course in November 2007 and the Intermediate Marina Management Course in February 2008. Read more to find out about course content, schedules and how to book.
Red Diesel 30-07-2007
The BMF and RYA recently met with HM Revenue & Customs together with the Inland Waterways Association and Federation of Petroleum Suppliers.
Four Gold Anchors proudly achieved by Saint Quay Port d'Armor 20-07-2007
Saint Quay Port d’Armor on the north Brittany coast has been awarded Four Gold Anchors
New 2007 Issue of the Code of Practice 01-07-2007
The new re-written 2007 "Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, and Operation of Coastal and Inland Marinas and Yacht Harbours" is now available
The Third Annual Marina Conference - A Huge Success 11-05-2007
145 delegates attended the third Annual Marina Conference recently organised by British Marine Federation in conjunction with the UK CMM Group and the Yacht Harbour Association. The event was held at Southampton Solent University Conference Centre and was proudly sponsored by Walcon Marine.
Gold Anchor Award Scheme 01-03-2007
The Yacht Harbour Association is pleased to announce that its Gold Anchor Award Scheme is running well with re-inspections totally up to date and new applications coming in from various areas of the industry.
NEW “AT A GLANCE” PLANNING GUIDE 09-02-2007
The British Marine Federation (BMF) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have launched a simplified guide aimed at providing information on marine related planning issues to local authorities and key decision makers. The aim of the new guide is to raise awareness among decision makers of the essential requirements for marine based developments.
NO RED DIESEL REBATE 01-02-2007
By now, we feel that almost everybody knows that the EU have rejected the UK Government’s application to renew the UK’s derogation on red diesel for private recreational boaters. The BMF and RYA have met with HM Revenue and Customs officials to discuss the way forward now the decision has been made.
'WHICH MARINA? THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR MARINAS 15-01-2007
A VERY SUCCESSFUL PRESENCE!
TYHA have been very excited about the Collins Stewart London Boat Show. For the very first time marinas had an enormous presence at the Show.
RED DIESEL UPDATE 21-12-2006
The BMF has received a letter from HM Treasury Minister, John Healey MP which confirms that there will be no immediate change from 1 January 2007 as the Government will need to take time to implement the decision taken by the European Commission. A copy of the Minister's letter is attached together with a statement issued by the BMF.

Some members have had confusing messages from their fuel suppliers suggesting that they will not be able to supply red diesel at a lower rate of duty from 1 January. That is not the case. The BMF has contacted the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers who have put out a clear message to their members and on their website www.fpsonline.co.uk
Seeing Red – disappointing news for boaters 13-12-2006
The news on Thursday 8 December that the EU Commission has rejected the UK’s application for the retention of the current derogation on red diesel is very disappointing. It will have an impact on the boating market and business implications for some companies in the industry.

The Seeing Red Campaign, run by the British Marine Federation (BMF), the RYA and the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) was successful in many respects. Through our efforts the UK Government recognised and accepted the problems that the loss of the derogation would bring and fought for the derogation to be retained. However, despite the considerable efforts of the campaign partners and the Government, we were unable to halt the EU’s march on tax harmonisation.
Marine Consents - Latest News for TYHA Members 01-12-2006
BMF were recently involved in a 1:1 meeting with the Marine Consents and Environment Unit. Represented by Mike Ward of Marina Projects Limited, BMF put a marker down about the need for a dramatic improvement in performance from MCEU in view of the recent significant uplift in FEPA licence fees and their move to full cost recovery.
EA Draft Drought Plan Consultation 10-08-2006
The Environment Agency have reviewed and updated their plans for dealing with periods of drought and have recently published them in draft form on the internet.
DEFRA Announces Fee Rises For Marine Licensing 03-08-2006
The fees for marine industry environmental licences have increased from 24 July 2006. The decision to implement the fee rises for disposal licensing will allow Defra to fully recover it's costs.
Downloading Consultation Documents 02-08-2006
The Government Relations area of the BMF website has now been updated to fully incorporate a Consultation Diary which catalogues all the consultation documents that the BMF are responding to on behalf of the industry.