TYHA awarded Green Initiative of the Year Award

Mon Sep 19 2011, 11:50 AM

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has received the Practical Boat Owner (PBO) Green Initiative of the Year award for its Gold Anchor Award Scheme

The PBO award recognises marine businesses and individuals who have taken steps to make the leisure boat industry more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

THYA’s Gold Anchor Award scheme is a voluntary assessment programme focused on customer service and providing Quality Assured Berthing for any boat owner. The scheme has 120 marinas around the world which are rated from one to five gold anchors. Any award is a sign of meeting industry standards with the number of anchors indicating the quality of services and facilities.

Commenting on the Green Initiative of the Year award, TYHA General Manager Gareth Turnbull said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. I believe that good environmental practice should be a way of life for modern businesses and so any marina which is Gold Anchor accredited must show that they take care of the basics by managing waste properly and by going putting an environmental plan in place with the help of organisations like The Green Blue.”

The Green Initiative of the Year Award was presented to TYHA chairman Julian Goldie by PBO editor Sarah Norbury at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.