Gold Anchor Award Scheme - Quality Assured Berthing


TYHA Gold Anchor Award Scheme

We audit marinas to help you decide where
to berth!"

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The Gold Anchor award scheme has been auditing marinas throughout the world for over 25 years and is well known as a credible measure of the marina quality. Any rated marina will have been subject to a serious of rigorous tests, including:

The Marina Audit

A comprehensive set of criteria which is checked and surveyed by a marina expert. This audit counts for 80% of the Gold Anchor score, but if the marina does not meet the basic industry standards it cannot achieve any Gold Anchors.

Mystery Shops

A series of 3 mystery shops test the marinas approach to customer services and the first impressions that it offers. The results of this test counts for 10% of the Gold Anchor score.

Berth Holders Questionnaires

Existing berth holders at a Gold Anchor marina are surveyed for their experiences of the facilities and customer services. This represents 10% of the final Gold Anchor score.

All Gold Anchor marinas meet the industry standards, where higher ratings denote more facilities and a greater focus on customer services. Details of the specific criteria can be found by downloading the Gold Anchor information pack here.

When looking for your next berth make sure you look out for the Gold Anchor rating, if the marina has one it has worked hard to get it.

Marina Feedback Form

Gold Anchor Criteria

To find out more about the Gold Anchor assessment have a look at the information pack which explains all the criteria and our assessment stages.


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