The Birkenhead Point Marina has been awarded the highest possible accreditation under the Global Gold Anchor Scheme with 5-gold anchor platinum status. This is the first marina in Sydney Harbour to achieve this status. With only seven marinas across the world now holding the coveted title, it recognises the marina's abundance of luxury, unrivalled location on Sydney Harbour and its world-class members facilities.
In order to receive a platinum status a marina must score 95% across the assessment that includes direct feedback from a sample of berth holders.
The platinum status also comes with a significant responsibility as a leading global marina to ensure that a high level of performance is maintained and there is an on-going commitment to continual improvement. Birkenhead Point Marina will provide a regional and global benchmark that other marinas will seek to emulate.
In the coming weeks, an award ceremony will be held with a plaque being presented to the marina by MIA Chairman Andrew Chapman along with the official Global Gold Anchor flags – highlighting the new status of the marina.
Birkenhead Point’s Marina Manager, Philip McGowen, said, “Opening in July and receiving such a prestigious award is an amazing achievement. It serves as a massive reward for all of our hard work, and we’re all so excited to be included in such a small and exclusive world group. Birkenhead Point Marina is truly unique with no-through marine traffic, its close proximity to the CBD as well as having Birkenhead Point Outlet right on the doorstep.”
Unveiled in July, the fully serviced 201-berth marina revealed its new member facilities, world-class suites, full service refuelling, five star club lounge and integrated kitchen, all adjacent to premium retail precinct Birkenhead Point. The marina directly connects to Sydney’s first-class brand outlet centre, providing convenient and direct access to top quality restaurants, international fashion and lifestyle brands, as well as supermarkets and a medical centre.
Chairman of the Marina Industries Association (MIA) Andrew Chapman said, “On behalf of the MIA and our Global Gold Anchor partner The Yacht Harbour Association, we congratulate the team at Birkenhead Point Marina. This is the highest standard that can be awarded for marina service, standards and facilities and we welcome you to the elite group of trusted high level marinas around the world.”
The Gold Anchor scheme was developed to provide boat owners and marina users with a simple way to determine which marina best fit their needs, with the criteria covering key areas, including design, services offered, environmental considerations, food and beverage facilities and local attractions. The 5-Gold Anchor Platinum status awards and celebrates Birkenhead Point Marinas’ uniqueness, now recognised as an international benchmark for luxury and prestige.
For more information visit www.birkenheadpointmarina.com.au