Carrick Marinacelebrates ‘GoldAnchor’ status

Carrickfergus Marina has been ranked with the top facilities around the globe after retaining its ‘Five Gold Anchor’ status.

Carrick Marina. ct50-083tc
Carrick Marina. ct50-083tc
Carrick Marina. ct50-083tc

Run by The Yacht Harbour Association, the scheme operates in 26 countries with 110 Gold Anchor marinas.

The council-owned facility underwent a series of robust assessments focussing on customer service, cleanliness, environmental compliance, waste management and amenities.

The marina, which has been awarded the standard for another three years, was also mystery shopped and questionnaires were completed by berth holders.

Welcoming the announcement, the Mayor, Alderman Charlie Johnston, said: “I am delighted that it has been confirmed that Carrickfergus Marina has successfully retained its TYHA Five Gold Anchor status. The scheme operates in a similar fashion to the grading of accommodation.

“This is excellent news and visitors to the marina can be guaranteed an excellent level of service and an enjoyable stay.

I would like to thank all of the staff involved in the facility successfully retaining this accreditation for all of their hard work and to commend them on this fantastic accolade.”

Carrickfergus Marina, the local government authority added, can be proud to rank with other similarly rated marinas across the world including Albufeira Marina in Portugal and Al Bandar Marina in Abu Dhabi.