Porto Montenegro has received the first THYA Platinum Marina award for its marina facilities in Montenegro.
Launched last year by TYHA and MIA, joint operators of the Gold Anchor award scheme, the new Platinum accreditation has been designed to recognise the world’s finest superyacht marinas.
Jon White, TYHA’s general manager, commented, “Our assessor conducted an exhaustive procedure to ensure that all of the scheme’s criteria were met before the report was reviewed by the standards panels of both The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA)”.
Gold Anchor assessor Tony Dye added, “The level of refinement at Porto Montenegro included on-jetty air-conditioned waste facilities to prevent odours, on-site fire brigade team, state-of-the-art fuel service and high levels of environmental management. The concierge team are active 24-hours and the crew facility provisions exceeded expectations, especially with regard to leisure time.”
Upon receiving the award, Porto Montenegro’s marina director Tony Browne said, “When launching Porto Montenegro back in 2010, we had a bold vision to become the world’s leading superyacht marina. In re-writing the rulebook for product and service standards we have sought inspiration both from within and without our own industry to prove that a new-build marina in the Adriatic can match and indeed better what is on offer in the western Med.
“Being the first and only Platinum marina in the world today is a credit to the tireless dedication of the entire Porto Montenegro team, without whom none of this would be possible.
“At a strategic level, the Montenegrin government should also be recognised for having grasped the opportunities presented by high-end nautical tourism for the local population and for supporting our efforts right from the start.”
For more information, visit Porto Montenegro.