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Port Denarau Marina receives Industry Innovation Award and Prestigious Accreditations

Port Denarau Marina (PDM) has announced that they have been honoured with the Highly Commended Award in the Industry Innovation category at the Marina Industries Association and Nautilus Marine Marina of the Year Awards. This recognition was presented at the prestigious event held at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, which celebrated the remarkable contributions of marinas across the region.

Port Denarau Marinas achievement in receiving the Most Commendable Award highlights their relentless efforts to ensure the continuity of maritime traffic during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. By prioritising safety and adhering to health guidelines, their unwavering commitment to the Blue Lanes Initiative enabled the seamless operation of maritime activities. They say they are thrilled to have been recognised for our dedication to facilitating uninterrupted maritime traffic within the region.

Furthermore, they have announced that Port Denarau Marina has become the first marina in Fiji and the South Pacific to receive both the Gold Anchor and Superyacht Ready status from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). This remarkable accomplishment sets a new standard for marina facilities and services in the region and showcases Port Denarau Marina’s commitment to providing a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for boaters and tourists.

The Superyacht Ready status signifies that Port Denarau Marina possesses the necessary infrastructure and capabilities to accommodate superyachts, including those over 80 meters in length. This designation further solidifies Port Denarau Marina’s reputation as a world-class destination for superyacht owners and charterers. Meanwhile, the Gold Anchor accreditation is a highly coveted international rating system that evaluates marinas based on their facilities, services, and customer satisfaction. Achieving the Gold Anchor accreditation signifies that a marina operates at the highest standard.

Port Denarau Marina, with over 20 years of operation, is widely recognised as Fiji’s premier superyacht marina, earning local and international acclaim for its exceptional services and world-class facilities. The marina offers a comprehensive range of services, including berthing for vessels up to 85 meters, on-site customs and immigration clearance, 24/7 security and surveillance, on-dock fuel, power and water supply, and access to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping outlets within an integrated community.

“These accreditations validate our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in marina facilities and services, catering to the needs of both recreational and luxury boating enthusiasts,” said Mr. Malakai Naiyaga, Chair for Port Denarau Marina.

“Receiving both the Gold Anchor and Superyacht Ready status is a significant milestone for Port Denarau Marina and Fiji,” stated Cynthia Rasch, CEO of Port Denarau Marina. “We have made substantial investments in our facilities and services to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. This recognition is a testament to the continued hard work and dedication of our team.”

With a focus on achieving the highest levels of accreditation, Port Denarau Marina continues to be a trailblazer in the industry. The Superyacht Ready status assures yacht owners that they can access quality services, including provisioning, technical support, and security while in Fiji. Meanwhile, the Gold Anchor accreditation guarantees that the marina operates at the highest standard, solidifying its position as one of the premier marinas in the South Pacific. Port Denarau Marina’s ongoing success comes as no surprise, and it is poised to maintain its leadership position in the industry for years to come.

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