Marinas.com’s 2018 Boaters' Choice

Honoring the best of where bow meets berth

With the end of 2018 in sight, it’s time to honor the marinas that served boaters faithfully throughout the year. On Wednesday, December 12th, we’ll announce the recipients of the 2018 Marinas.com Boaters’ Choice Award - an honor recognizing the marinas that consistently provided an excellent home for the boating community in 2018.

With the announcement of this year’s Boaters’ Choice recipients, we are pleased to announce this year the addition of an Elite Fleet tier of Boaters’ Choice marinas. These marinas elicited an overwhelming response of accolades from their boaters throughout 2018, going above and beyond to delight their customers.


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

Every marina, yacht club, and service yard listed on Marinas.com was considered for the 2018 Boaters' Choice Awards. The 2018 Boaters' Choice winners met a given set of criteria which demonstrated 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 determined the 2018 Boaters' Choice Award winners?

The marinas, yacht clubs and shipyards that earned the designation of 2018 Boaters' Choice must have met the following criteria by 12:01 AM on December 5, 2018:

  • The marina's Marinas.com profile has 3 or more reviews in 2018
  • The reviews on the marina's Marinas.com profile average to a 4-star rating or higher

The marinas, yacht clubs and shipyards that earned the Elite Fleet tier of Boaters’ Choice must have met the following criteria by 12:01 AM on December 5, 2018:

  • The marina’s Marinas.com profile has 10 or more reviews in 2018
  • The reviews on the marina’s Marinas.com profile average to a 4.8-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 2019 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 2018 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 certificate 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.