Yas Marina Becomes First Marina in the UAE and GCC to Achieve Prestigious 5 Gold Anchor Platinum Accreditation  

Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi’s premier lifestyle destination to dock, dine, and discover, has been awarded the esteemed 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation by The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA), the industry’s oldest and most respected marina association. The coveted award positions Yas Marina as the first marina in the UAE and GCC to be awarded with the industry’s highest accolade with TYHA having only awarded five other marinas the distinguished 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation. 

“We could not be prouder to have been awarded the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum status. The reward is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at Yas Marina to deliver the highest standard of service to its members and visitors, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities we provide. We’re honored to be placed amongst the best in the world and will strive to keep raising the bar,” said Billy Canellas, General Manager of Yas Marina. 

Commenting on the award, Jon White CMP, General Manager at The Yacht Harbour Association said, “My sincere congratulations to the team at Yas Marina for achieving the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum standard. The Platinum standard was originally designed to recognise the small number of luxury marinas in the world that deliver the ultimate marina experience to a very discerning customer base. Following significant investment and work in recent years, Yas Marina now definitely deserves this recognition and accolade. I wish Yas Marina and the team every success in the future and look forward to the opportunity to visit soon to congratulate everyone and celebrate their 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation with them,” he continued. 

The Gold Anchor Award Scheme has been recognised as a leading worldwide marina accreditation programme for over 25 years. It follows a rigorous auditing process including onsite assessments, compliance with all local and regional regulations, member satisfaction surveys, concierge services, premium facilities and much more.  To retain the award, audits are conducted every three years to ensure the highest standards are continually maintained.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the entire team at Yas Marina since 2017 when they achieved 5 Gold Anchors at their first assessment and is testament to how the structure of the marina was set up initially. It has been the aim of the management to be the first marina in the UAE to achieve 5 Gold Anchor Platinum and demonstrate to their customers the will to become the best marina in the UAE not only for facilities but customer service. The establishment of a new Concierge service with dedicated staff firmly demonstrates the management ethos,” said Tony Dye CMM, Gold Anchor Assessor. 

Over the last decade, Yas Marina has been established as one of the premier destinations in the UAE for yachting enthusiasts. Home to some of the largest superyachts in the world (up to 175m), 93 dry stack berths and an on-site fuel station, Yas Marina offers a dedicated member concierge, member and crew benefits program, and a vibrant shore-side destination. It also boasts attractive packages for visiting international boats as well as competitively priced annual tariffs including berthing packages during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  

The iconic waterfront destination is home to a variety of licensed outlets and leisure experiences together with comprehensive sports and watersports amenities, including wakeboarding, boat tours and the Yas Marina Sailing and Rowing Centre.  

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