The Marina Industries Association (MIA) awards have been announced at Marine13 in Sydney.  The awards are for the 2013/14 period and based on performance over the previous financial year period. MIA President Andrew Chapman said the awards have been very well supported by industry with 43 submissions received.

 “Congratulations to not only the winners but to all entrants in these awards that have attracted strong support nationally and internationally. The awards celebrate industry best practice and provide a benchmark for other businesses to aspire to.”

 The Award winners and categories are:         

  •      Soldiers Point Marina, NSW – Commercial Marina Up To 140 Boats
  • Mackay Marina Village , QLD – Commercial Marina – 140 Plus Boats
  • Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore – International Marina
  • Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, NSW – Highly Commended, Club Marina
  • Sandringham Yacht Club, Vic – Club Marina
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Marina Industry – John Spragg, Bellingham Marine Australia
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour, WA – Public Boat Harbour
  • Soldiers Point Marina, NSW – Most Innovative Marketing
  • Marina at Keppel Bay, SIngapore – Best Environmental Initiative
  • Soldiers Point Marina, NSW – Best Community Engagement InitiativeSandringham Yacht Club, Vic – Highly Commended, Marina Restaurant
  • Southport Yacht Club, Qld – Best Marina Restaurant
  • Bellingham Marine Australia – Best Marina Innovation by Supplier
  • Fenwicks Marina, NSW  – Highly Commended, Best Marina Boat Yard
  • Gold Coast City Marina, Qld – Best Marina Boat Yard
  • Darren Wilkinson, M-Tech – Outstanding New Employee – Supplier
  • Doug Taylor, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay – Best Marina Employee People’s Choice.

The People’s Choice Award attracted hundreds of online voters in support of staff from 26 marinas