A NANTWICH marina has been named ‘Marina of Distinction’ in 2017 by The Yacht Harbour Association.

Overwater Marina, in Coole Lane, is one of only five marinas worldwide to receive the accolade so far in 2017 for the ‘UK inland marina of the year’ category of the Marina of the Year awards.

The honour distinguishes a marina with over three consecutive years of continual customer service excellence, as voted for by its customers in the Marina of the Year competition.

To qualify, marinas must rank as a finalist over three consecutive competitions. On the third year, they automatically receive the title of Marina of Distinction.

Janet and Angus Maughan, owners of Overwater Marina, remarked upon receiving the award: “We, and the whole team at Overwater Marina are absolutely delighted to receive this Award. It’s made all the more special by virtue of the fact it is voted for by our customers.”

To commemorate their achievement, winners and runners up of the Awards, as well as receivers of Marina of Distinction, were presented with laser etched glass trophies and framed certificates by Glen Wallis, business development manager at GJW, and Sarah Hanna, Chairman of The Yacht Harbour Association.

Jon White, general manager of The Yacht Harbour Association, said: “A huge congratulations to all the winners, runners up and all marinas who were voted for in the 2017 Marina of the Year competition.

“The array of marinas who stood out in this year’s competition showed how strong the today’s marina industry is at achieving, and in some cases exceeding, the modern consumer’s standard of quality service and excellent facilities.

“The new Marina of Distinction accolade goes one further, honouring outstanding long-term customer service. We are delighted this year to be awarding five marinas from across the world for the first time with the title of Marina of Distinction.”

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