The Yacht Harbour Association Marina Awards 2023 anchored by Haven Knox-Johnston Launched

The Haven Knox-Johnston crew are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), signing up as title sponsor of the prestigious Marina Awards 2023.

The TYHA Marina Awards have grown to be a real highlight of the marine industry calendar.  The public vote showcases the crème de la crème of marinas who stand out in delivering an outstanding experience, for both resident and visitor boat owners.   

Haven Knox-Johnston are excited to help facilitate the awards, enabling boaters to reward their favourite havens afloat and give a little back to the global community of marina operators who form the backbone of the boating world.  The sponsorship reflects Haven Knox-Johnston’s commitment to nurturing growth and development within the boating industry and their continuous drive for the highest service standards.  The marina community is an essential element of getting out on the water and Haven Knox-Johnston recognises the effort it takes operators to provide incredible services and facilities for boaters.

New for 2023 THYA and Haven Knox-Johnston have introduced an award to celebrate the achievements of marinas in their efforts to become more sustainable, ‘The Sustainable Marina of the Year’.  The award will celebrate and share the fantastic work going on every day to improve our marine environment, by individuals and marinas around the world.


The seven award categories will be: 

  • Coastal Marina of the Year - under 250 berths
  • Coastal Marina of the Year - over 250 berths
  • Inland Marina of the Year
  • International Marina of the Year
  • Superyacht Marina of the Year
  • Marina Employee of the Year
  • Sustainable Marina of the Year Award

Paul Knox-Johnston, Marketing Manager at Haven Knox-Johnston, said: “At Haven Knox-Johnston, we love being part of the boating community, and marinas play such an important role in the boating experience, often going above and beyond to bring people together.  We are looking forward to helping TYHA raise awareness of the great work that marinas do and helping them celebrate it in our own fun-filled way.”

Jon White, General Manager at The Yacht Harbour Association, added: “We are delighted that Haven Knox-Johnston are partnering with us to further develop the Marina Awards. The HK-J team brings new ideas and experiences which we look forward to using to the benefit of marinas and their berth holders across our membership in 29 countries.”  

The vote is now open and can be placed online at Voting closes at midnight on 27th August 2023.  Haven Knox-Johnston and TYHA will announce the winners at the Southampton Boat Show 2023 TYHA Awards Ceremony.


About Haven Knox-Johnston
Haven was formed as a boat insurance provider in 1986 and merged with Knox-Johnston Insurance Brokers in 1992 to become Haven Knox-Johnston, part of the Amlin Group.  A further merger in 2016 saw the business renamed MS Amlin.  

MS Amlin Boat Insurance grew to become one of the UK’s leading boat insurance providers, covering the full spectrum of marine craft from a much-loved family dinghy or dayboat, to a racing yacht or RIB, as well as all types of cruising and motor boats to brand new multi-million pound superyachts in the UK, Mediterranean and further afield.

Following the sale of the boat insurance business to Aston Lark, MS Amlin Boat Insurance has been re-branded Haven Knox-Johnston, keeping the existing team and providing the same high-quality service.

Welcome to the future, “Boat insurance, ship-shaped around you”.  

About The Yacht Harbour Association
The Yacht Harbour Association was established to develop the marina industry by specifically supporting marina members of British Marine and International Members.  They help boat users find good quality marinas and help marina businesses improve their services and operate to high, modern standards.

THYA offers expert advice on a range of issues, marketing and promotional tools, specific training for marina management and the opportunity to work with other businesses to find the best way to address problems.  These services work together to save money and valuable time.  The development of marina standards is at the heart of their work, supported and recognised through the Gold Anchor and Clean Marina global marina accreditation schemes. 

Image credits -  Haven Knox-Johnston

For further information please contact:
Chris Jones | The Knot Agency |  | 020 3468 3458
Paul Knox-Johnston | Haven Knox-Johnston |  | 01732 223629
Hayley Cloke | The Yacht Harbour Association |