FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alexa Zizzi
(BALTIMORE, MD, January 16, 2024) Marinalife is pleased to announce the winners of its 14th annual Best Marina Contest. Boaters, marinas and members of the maritime industry in North America and the Caribbean cast their votes, and the results are as follows:
BEST LARGE MARINA
First Place: Brunswick Landing Marina – Brunswick, GA
Second Place: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina – Hilton Head Island, SC
Third Place: Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles – St. Simons Island, GA
BEST SMALL MARINA
First Place: Chicks Marina – Kennebunkport, ME
Second Place: Jekyll Harbor Marina – Jekyll Island, GA
Third Place: Dowry Creek Marina – Belhaven, NC
Brunswick Landing Marina returns as a back-to-back first place winner in this year’s Best Large Marina category. Located in the heart of downtown Brunswick, the destination boasts well-maintained floating concrete docks in a waterway that is historically safe from hurricanes. The 101-acre marina offers dockside parking, 445+ dry and wet slips, a full-service boatyard, and social events. Over the years, the marina has evolved into a must-see for cruisers by welcoming liveaboards without additional fees.
“Winning the Best Large Marina award two years in a row is an honor. As we strive to provide a world class experience, we are humbled that our customers appreciate our hard work and vision,” said Dock Master Kyle Schieferdecker. “We would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who voted for us. Without your support, none of this would be possible.”
The marina team is currently working with the Army Corp of Engineers and Department of Natural Resources on permit applications to construct coastal Georgia's first permitted mooring ball field adjacent to the docks to provide a lower-cost option for visitors.
Chicks Marina in Kennebunkport, ME, returns as the reigning first place champ for the Best Small Marina award. Tucked away in the southern coast of Maine, this cozy 50-slip marina offers seasonal and transient dockage, heated winter storage and custom boat services. Amenities include laundry, showers, shuttle services, a ships store, and gas and diesel fuel dock. The marina celebrates more than 50 years of top-notch customer service.
“It is such an honor to be recognized for the fourth year as Best Small Marina. We appreciate being noticed for our efforts and the pride that we take in making the stay at Chicks memorable,” said Amy Gaynor, operations manager of Chicks Marina.
As we celebrate 24 years of Marinalife, we send a special thanks to the marinas and boaters nationwide for participating in this year’s contest. Keep an eye out for announcements this summer for our 2024 Best Marina Contest.
Founded by lifelong boaters, Marinalife delivers tools and resources to allow the boating community to fully embrace life on the water. Marinalife joined with Snag-A-Slip in 2017 and together, we create tech-enabled solutions, allowing boaters and marinas to easily connect and transact. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, our crew is passionate about two things: boating and delivering exceptional service to our customers. For information, visit marinalife.com, call 410-752-0505 or email email@example.com