Marinalife names top U.S. marinas


Marinalife named the Nantucket (Mass.) Boat Basin and Haven Harbour Marina in Maryland as winners in the fifth annual 2014 Best Marina Contest.

Nantucket Boat Basin was named Best Transient Marina and Haven Harbour Marina, of Rock Hall, Md., was voted 2014 Best Customer Service Marina.

“Nantucket Boat Basin in Massachusetts goes the extra step to welcome boaters with complimentary pre-arrival concierge services, pumpout at slip, Wi-Fi, welcome bag and also pet and kids amenities,” Marinalife said in a statement. “The 240-slip full-service marina caters to the boater and is just two blocks from Nantucket Center, a historic and charming seaport with unique shops, galleries and fantastic restaurants.”

Marina operations director Christina Martin said it was an amazing honor.

“Our staff takes pride in working every day to exceed our guests’expectations and ensure their stay with us is second to none,”Martin said in a statement. “We appreciate our customers’support and thank them and Marinalife for this great recognition.”

Haven Harbour Marina is “a complete yachting center and full-service boatyard for those who want a family-oriented marina, resort amenities and transient dockage”where the “owner and staff strive for perfection, anticipating all your needs by creating an environment to make your boating a pleasurable experience,” Marinalife said.

“At Haven Harbour Marina we strive daily to make every customer’s experience a positive one,”general manager Woody Loller said.“We are very honored to receive this award and wish to thank all of our customers for their support.”

Newport (R.I.) Marina came in a close second as the runner-up for Best Customer Service Marina.

Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Hilton Head, S.C., and Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., tied as the runner-up marinas for Best Transient Marina.