National Award for Troon Yacht Haven

Date published: 19 September 2017

Troon Yacht Haven has been crowned Best UK Marina/Harbour 2017 in the Sailing Today Awards which recognises the very best in the UK and international sailing world.

The Ayrshire marina beat 4 other shortlisted Marinas and Harbours for the title which was voted for by readers of the popular UK sailing magazine, Sailing Today. Readers chose Troon over marinas from Cornwall, the Solent, the east of England and the Channel islands.

There was further good news for the Scottish west coast with the region being, once again, nominated as the best Cruising Grounds in the world.

Stephen Bennie, Director at Troon Yacht Haven, commented on the award saying, “The marina team work tirelessly to assist berth holders and marina visitors, so this is an amazing way to finish to summer. “This award follows an incredible 12 months for us. Last summer was the busiest on record for Troon Yacht Haven with The Open Golf Championships in the town. Then our sister-marina, Largs Yacht Haven, was awarded a similar UK Coastal Marina Of The Year award in January. All these things reaffirm that the stunning cruising grounds of the Scottish west coast is ably supported by 2 of the finest marinas in the UK.”

The award was announced at the Sailing Today Awards’ reception at the Southampton Boat Show.

Deputy Editor of Sailing Today, praised Troon saying, “The west coast of Scotland is a truly beautiful part of the world, and Troon Yacht Haven is perfectly placed to serve it. As with all Yacht Haven marinas, Troon offers excellent services, modern facilities and friendly staff, making cruising in the area all the more enjoyable.”