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Vilamoura named world’s top marina for third year

For the third year running, Vilamoura has been voted the world’s ‘Marina of the Year’ by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).

The award also earned the marina the title of ‘International Marina of Distinction 2015-2017’ at the London Boat Show on Thursday (January 12).

“It is a huge honour for us to receive such an important prize for the Algarve and Portugal,” Isoleta Correia, the marina’s managing director, told reporters.

“It is the acknowledgement of the work we have been developing for over 40 years at the marina, which is the largest, oldest and most cutting-edge in Portugal,” she added.

Correia said that a €500,000 investment, promoted by the resort’s ‘master developer’ Vilamoura World, is currently underway to improve “services and infrastructures” and improve the overall experience of the marina’s visitors.