BALTIMORE, MD — Marinalife announced that voting is now open for this year’s 7th Annual Best Marina Contest. Boaters nationwide are welcome to vote for their favorite marina in two categories: Best Large Marina (over 100 slips) and Best Small Marina (under 100 slips). Visit marinalife.com/marinacontest to cast your vote. Contest ends Oct. 1, 2016.
With thousands of submissions that came in, it was a close race for the 2015 winners. River Dunes Marina located along the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Oriental, N.C., was voted Best Large Marina. With its 150 slips, guests have access to high-class amenities including steam showers and laundry, a courtesy car, fine and casual dining, pool, spa, fitness facility and more.
Voted 2015’s Best Small Marina, South Jersey Marina in Cape May, N.J., has been providing first-class accommodations and services to boaters for more than 20 years. Close to the historic town of Cape May, the marina’s 75 slips feature state-of-the-art floating piers and amenities that include showers, laundry, an on-site restaurant and food markets.
Due to the overwhelming amount of votes that came through, Marinalife recognized second and third place winners in each category. Southport Marina in Southport, N.C., was voted second place for the Best Large Marina category, and Wentworth by the Sea Marina in New Castle, N.H., came in a close third place. Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Hilton Head, S.C., was voted second place in the Best Small Marina category and in third place was Key West Harbour in Key West, Fla.
Marinas are encouraged to promote the 2016 Best Marina Contest to valued customers and boaters that frequent their marina. Marinalife suggests promoting the contest on the marina homepage, by email to customers and through word of mouth. To request contest images, email firstname.lastname@example.org.