Marinalife Announces the Winners of the 7th Annual Best Marina Contest


Marinalife is pleased to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Best Marina Contest. Congratulations to Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, voted 2016’s Best Large Marina and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, voted 2016’s Best Small Marina.

Orange Beach Marina offers a safe, fully protected harbor and family-friendly environment for all types of boaters. With 161 in water slips, the marina is conveniently accessible from the Gulf, Tennessee-Tombigbee, Intracoastal Waterway, Mobile or Pensacola Bay. Their state-of-the-art docks, facilities, and friendly marina staff enables them to standout as one of the premier marinas on the Gulf Coast.

“Orange Beach Marina is honored to be voted Marinalife’s 2016 Best Large Marina!” states C. Bennett Long, President. “As a family-owned and operated business, our staff takes pride in working every day to exceed our customers’ expectations and provide them with a, second to none, world-class marina experience. Our award winning staff treats our customers like they are members of our family because quite simply, they are. This award honors the entire team at Orange Beach Marina, our staff, customers and boat owners.”

Voted 2016’s Best Small Marina, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the Chesapeake Bay. Boasting 40 in water slips, CBMM’s offers electric, pump-out, climate-controlled showers, and other amenities to members.

“We are delighted to be voted Marinalife’s Best Small Marina,” commented CBMM Guest Services Manager Ed Rowe. “We fully appreciate the recognition from our marina guests, in recognition of the service we offer, and the numerous upgrades we’ve recently made. It’s a great honor to receive this award and we look forward to welcoming our guests whenever they visit.”

Due to the overwhelming amount of votes, Marinalife recognized the second and third place winners in each category. Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort in Grand Rivers, Kentucky was voted second place for the Best Large Marina category, and Wentworth by the Sea Marina in New Castle, New Hampshire came in a close third place. Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Hilton Head, South Carolina was voted second place in the Best Small Marina category and in third place was South Jersey Marina in Cape May, New Jersey.

Thank you to marinas and boaters nationwide for participating in this years’ contest. Keep an eye out for announcements starting Summer 2017 for Marinalife’s 8th Annual Best Marina Contest.



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