Marinas.com’s 2021 Boaters' Choice

Honoring the best of where bow meets berth

2021 has been a year like no other. But with the end of 2021 in sight, it’s time to honor the marinas that served boaters faithfully throughout the year. On Wednesday, December 15th, we will announce the recipients of the 2021 Marinas.com Boaters’ Choice Award - an honor recognizing the marinas that consistently provided an excellent home for the boating community in 2021.


What types of businesses can be named a Boaters' Choice?

Every marina, yacht club, and service yard listed on Marinas.com is considered for the 2021 Boaters' Choice Awards. The 2021 Boaters' Choice winners meet a given set of criteria which demonstrate exemplary service to the boating public.

To find your marina's profile, click here and enter the business name in the search box. If you have trouble finding your business, or your business is not listed and you believe it should be, please contact us.

What criteria determines the 2021 Boaters' Choice Award winners?

The marinas, yacht clubs and shipyards that earn the designation of 2021 Boaters' Choice must meet the following criteria by 12:01 AM on December 10, 2021:

  • The marina's Marinas.com profile has 3 or more reviews in 2021
  • The reviews on the marina's Marinas.com profile average to a 4-star rating or higher

The marinas, yacht clubs and shipyards that earn the Elite Fleet tier of Boaters’ Choice must meet the following criteria by 12:01 AM on December 10, 2021:

  • The marina’s Marinas.com profile has 10 or more reviews in 2021
  • The reviews on the marina’s Marinas.com profile average to a 4.7-star rating or higher
What if my marina meets the criteria but missed the cut-off date?

Keep up the good work! Maintaining a 4-star rating throughout the next year will put you in good shape for the 2022 Boaters' Choice Awards.

How can I improve the likelihood of being named Boaters' Choice in the future?

To improve your Marinas.com rating, visit our Marina Blog for tips on how on how to create the best possible boater experience, both at your marina and online, and remember to ask your guests year-round for reviews.

What does my marina get if named a 2021 Boaters' Choice winner?

As a Boaters' Choice winner, you are one of the top 2% highest-rated marinas in the United States. We’ll help you promote your win by featuring your marina on our Boaters' Choice page, and promoting it through our social media channels.

To help you promote your win yourself, we will provide you with:

  1. A Boaters' Choice “badge” to place on your website.
  2. A printed Boaters' Choice window cling to hang at your marina
  3. Pre-written posts to share your win on your marina’s social media
  4. A pre-written email to share with your boaters, contacts and local press

To amplify our Boaters' Choice social posts, follow Marinas.com on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.