Vilamoura has been named the world’s top marina again, receiving the award for ‘International Marina of the 2019/2020 Year’ from the Yacht Harbour Association at the Southampton Boat Show.
As the marina’s management points out, the award is based on the votes of clients who visit the world’s best ‘5-anchor’ marinas, “which reflects the high level of satisfaction regarding the infrastructures and services provided by Vilamoura Marina”.
This is just the latest distinction for the marina, which was named ‘International Marina of the Year’ for three years in a row, between 2015 and 2017. This also led the marina to be singled out with the title of ‘International Marina of Distinction 2015-2017’.
It was also named ‘International Marina 2018/2019’, proving that it has remained at the top of its game for many years.
In a statement, the management says the marina was a “pioneer in Portugal” and is this year celebrating its 45th anniversary.
Vilamoura Marina has 825 berths for boats ranging from six to 60 metres, a shipyard, a training centre, shops and restaurants and has played host to several major nautical events, such as the 420 World Championship.
“It is a huge honour to receive this award,” said the marina’s managing director Isolete Correia.
“It is especially gratifying because it is based on client votes. The Vilamoura Marina team looks at this award as motivation to reinforce our commitment to meeting the expectations of our clients.”