Vilamoura Marina has won, for the sixth time, the award for Best International Marina, awarded by The Yacht Harbour Association.
The winners of the various categories were announced at the Southampton International Boat Show 2022, which runs until 25 September at the Marina in Southampton, England.
The award was the result of a vote that ended on August 31, in which sailors had the opportunity to vote, in recent months, for their favourite marina.
For Isolete Correia, Administrator of Vilamoura World, who was on site to receive the award: “The effort and commitment we dedicate to the constant improvement of the infrastructures and services provided, through the offer of high quality standards, is reflected in this distinction that demonstrates the satisfaction of our customers from all over the world.
“To be able to take Portugal across borders and be distinguished, once again, at an international level is a source of great pride for us”.
This is the sixth time that Vilamoura Marina has been recognised as the Best International Marina by The Yacht Harbour Association, having won the award, intended for marinas with five anchors, in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022.
"Best in the world " only in the feeble mind of a marketing wonk, its quite pathetic that the " best in the world " awards keep happening ,
By John from Alentejo on 23 Sep 2022, 08:56
Not many other marinas have been included..... this is beyond the ridiculous. Pure marketing. That marina is an eye sore of Chinese tat.
By K from Other on 23 Sep 2022, 11:58
Agree with John, you have to have a pretty narrow view of marinas to believe this load of clap trap! I would give Portugal a big thumbs up though for managing to totally oversell the country to the Americans. Nice job with paying for product placement/reviews in the US “glossy” ad magazines (Forbes, Barons, Travel and Leisure etc.) that offer very little information in the way of reality!
By Stuart Wood from Algarve on 23 Sep 2022, 14:49
Oh the annual paid for award,like the hotels here.
Here is the real list
1 Marina Grande Capri Italy
2 Marina Di Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
3 Marina Di Portofino, Genova, Italy
4 Puerto Jose Banus, Marbella, Spain
5 Ibiza Magna, Ibiza, Spain
6 Port De Saint Tropez, Saint Tropez, France
7 Port Camille Rayon, Golfe Juan, France
8 Marina Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain
9 ACI Marina Split, Split, Croatia
10 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Know the truth and the truth will set you free
By James from Algarve on 27 Sep 2022, 08:51