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International Marina of Distinction: 2015-2017

Vilamoura Marina in the Algarve has been awarded the title of, “International Marina of Distinction: 2015-2017”, by The Yacht Harbour Association, (TYHA). The presentation was made at the London Boat Show, in London earlier today.

The “International Marina of Distinction: 2015-2017”, award was received after claiming the Best International Marina for three consecutive years. Voting is carried out exclusively by boat owners who visited Marinas classified with 5 Anchors in 2016.  For five years Vilamoura Marina has retained the “5 Anchors” classification, the highest given by, The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and upheld by the British Marine Federation.   

Isolete Correia, Director of Vilamoura Marina states, “it is with enormous pride that we receive this award, one that is so important to the Algarve and Portugal.  The award represents recognition for all the work that we have developed for more than 40 years. This prestigious award is testimony to the service that we always strive to provide and is specifically for the last three years, giving us even more encouragement to fulfil our commitment to improving our services and infrastructures”.

Vilamoura is a top destination internationally, and the Marina is its main attractions. In this respect, and given the excellent results regarding the summer of 2016, Vilamoura World has a €500,000 investment programme for the Marina underway.

Providing a warm welcome to three million national and international visitors, is a fundamental goal of Vilamoura Marina, which is enhancing its premises and developing new parking facilities to ensure improved access. In conclusion, Vilamoura Marina will continue to modernise and prepare for the summer of 2017, so that it can continue to be seen as the Best International Marina with 5 Gold Anchors; ISO 14001 and 9001 certified, while holding the Blue Flag award.     

Vilamoura Marina has successfully managed to meet the demands of an ever-changing market, putting itself on the map not just as a yachting destination but also as an important regional and national tourism hub.

Vilamoura World is pressing ahead with its revitalisation plans for Vilamoura by implementing and developing its 400 hectares Masterplan. In this way, the master developer has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the resort’s development and, therefore, to tourism development and investment in the Algarve region.