The member of British Marine Federation (BMF), Milford Haven Marina, has a very bright future in store with a £60million redevelopment programme in the pipeline. Plans are in hand for an amazing new marina village, more berthing locations as well as further facilities for berth holders. Situated in the lovely Western reaches of Wales, Milford Marina has recently been assessed under The Yacht Harbour Associations (TYHA) prominent Gold Anchor Scheme and has been honored with four Gold Anchors.
Offering 328 fully serviced berths, they also have an excellent environmental policy, and all policies and procedures are in line with TYHA Code of Practice. A programme of berth holders’ events is in place for 2013, which is a real attraction for the keen boater. The assessor was also impressed with some of their advertising campaigns, particularly those centred on safety. Undoubtedly, one of the key assets for this marina is the stunning location within the UK’s only coastal National Park.
The waterway goes out through ‘The Heads’ to the scenic and stunning Pembrokeshire coast line. The islands of Skomer and Skokholm lie just off the headland, both of which are internationally important sea bird colonies. These are worth visiting to experience the Puffins alone. Up river there are picturesque villages with local pubs and tea rooms to discover, whatever the weather.
The Team, under the management of Eira Griffiths, are known among their berth holders as helpful and enthusiastic and this was mirrored in the berth holder survey results. Eira says of their award, “I’m delighted that we’ve retained our four Gold Anchors. This is the third time we’ve been recognised for our quality facilities and excellent customer service, which makes me really proud of the whole team. At the moment we’re busy getting ready for the start of this year’s season and are looking forward to seeing more of our regular berth holders as well as welcoming new visitors.”
TYHA Assessor, Gareth Turnbull says, “There are some great services on offer at Milford Haven Marina, particularly the positive customer service that the marina team provide. It was a pleasure to assess them and they deserve their four Gold Anchors.”