Thursday, 5 January 2012

Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour and Marina awarded 4 Gold Anchors

Boasting many new facilities for its visitors and permanent berths has
enabled Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour and Marina to be awarded the
prestigious ‘Four Gold Anchors’ by The Yacht Harbour Association

Having already achieved Three Gold Anchors, the recent assessment by
The Yacht Harbour Association awarded an extra anchor to the Royal
Harbour and Marina as a number of positive improvements have been
undertaken following the previous assessment in 2009. 

Ramsgate’s thriving waterfront is widely regarded as one of the most
stunning in the country and is already chosen by many to moor their
boats and the Mariana is set on a cosmopolitan waterfront, full of chic
bars and restaurants. Its 700-berth Marina is one of the best in the
south east and is a distinctive landmark, servicing both local and
international yachtsmen, a local fishing industry and a range of
marine-related businesses operating in picturesque arches under the
Royal Parade.

The Marina boasts many superior facilities, including 24 hour security
with recorded CCTV, gated marinas, broadband WIFI access, 40 tonne boat
hoist and wash off service, full repairs facilities ashore, readily
available water, electricity, petrol, diesel and a modern amenity block
with free showers, toilets, launderette facilities and touch screen
information panels. Permanent and visitors berths are served by
dedicated parking and selected moorings and have access for people with
disabilities, with a wheelchair accessible amenity block. 

TYHA praised the Marina’s staff for the improvements made and
comments from berth holders have reported that the staff security,
ambience and lighting are all provided to a very high standard. 

Gareth Turnbull, TYHA General Manager says, “I believe that what Rob
and his team have done is up to a very high standard. This is an
extremely well run and secure site, and is a pleasant yacht harbour.”

Rob Brown, Maritime Operations Manager and Harbour Master, said: “We
are delighted and honoured to have been awarded the Four Gold Anchors
from The Yacht Harbour Association. 

“This, along with the improving visitor numbers, reflects the hard
work that’s been carried out by the whole team, to make improvements
to The Royal Harbour and its Marinas. The officially recognised award
will help to ensure that both our permanent berth holders and visitors
have an enjoyable experience and keep coming back.”

Leader of Thanet District Council, Cllr. Clive Hart, said: “This
announcement is great news for Ramsgate and the council and ensures the
Royal Harbour and Marina is once again getting the recognition it

"The staff have worked hard to make improvements to the Marina to
ensure that both visitors and more permanent residents have a truly
enjoyable experience and have access to facilities they need. 

“The Ramsgate port and harbour area will continue to be a firm focus
for the new administration at 
the council. . We have a great range of facilities on offer and
Ramsgate's seafront offers a vast amount of restaurants and cafes, to
cater for all tastes".

The Marina is also home to a range of varied events throughout the
year, including the prestigious Ramsgate Week, widely regarded as the
‘friendly regatta’ and the alternative to Cowes, which takes
place in July every year.  

For more information about the Marina and what is has to offer, visit 

For more information about TYHA’s Gold Anchor Scheme, please contact
Libby Gordon on 01784 223817 or visit 

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