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03 Aug



Marinalife Hosts Second Annual Best Marinas Contest

Online Voting Open for Best Transient Marina and Best Customer Service Marina

Marinalife—the full-service online concierge service for boaters—announced today the opening of online voting for its 2011 Best Marinas Contest. Voting is open August 1-October 15 on Marinalife members and boaters are invited to vote for the Best Transient Marina and the Marina with the Best Customer Service. The annual Best Marinas contest is a way for the active boating community to pay accolades to the marinas that contribute to their positive boating experiences throughout the season.

Transient marinas are integral to coastal cruising and are popular with boaters who follow a snowbird schedule or explore ports along different waterways. Boaters often look for amenities like easy access to fuel and pump out facilities, dog-friendly areas, wifi networks and perhaps restaurants or other shopping opportunities at transient marinas. Marinas that offer the best customer service will stand out in a boater’s mind perhaps from an interaction with a dockhand, reservation staff or dockmaster; and often, those positive customer service experiences will mean positive reviews and references for the marina.

Nantucket Boat Basin Crew

In 2010, the Nantucket Boat Basin in Nantucket, Massachusetts, was voted as the Best Transient Marina and Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall, Maryland was selected for Best Customer Service. There are over 8600 marinas in the Marinalife database that cover the cruising areas of the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America and they are all eligible to be selected as the 2011 Best Marinas. The winning marinas will be recognized at the Marinalife booth at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, reviewed in the Winter 2011-2012 issue of Marinalife Magazine and will receive a marketing package valued at $2000.

Whether a voter is a seasonal slipholder, year round marina resident, or simply a transient guest of a marina, the Best Marinas Contest is a chance to highlight the marinas that have gone above and beyond in the categories of Transient Service and overall Best Customer Service. Joy McPeters, CEO of Marinalife notes, “Boaters have posted thousands of marina reviews on our website but this contest is a chance for us to recognize on a larger, and more public scale, the marinas that really stand out to boaters as the best.”

Haven Harbour Marina

Marinalife provides comprehensive cruising solutions through innovative trip-planning tools like Navigation Alerts and the Nautical Chartviewer, an online reservation system, marina recommendations, preferred dockage and fuel rates for members, and online features such as cruise templates, marina reviews and a fuel locator. The Best Marinas Contest is one more way that Marinalife connects the active boater with marinas and cruising services. Boaters can vote August 1-October 15 and voting can be done on

For more information contact Joy McPeters, Marinalife, LLC, 1414 Key Highway, 3rd floor,
Baltimore, MD 21230 410.752.0505,

About Marinalife
Marinalife is the first and only company to bring together the boating community to offer marina information and provide a unique centralized online booking system. Marinalife’s mission is to provide boaters with a wealth of marina options and information to enhance their boating experience by creating services to simplify logistics and alleviate stress during the planning and booking process. Marinalife strives to promote a more enjoyable boating lifestyle by providing the boating community with the most extensive online directory of marina information. For more information on Marinalife, please call 1-800-736-8275 or visit

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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized


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