The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has announced that the world’s first Platinum status superyacht marina, Porto Montenegro, has been awarded their nationally recognised Clean Marina accreditation. Located on the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor, luxury marina village Porto Montenegro is the first marina in Europe to be awarded with this international accreditation.
The newly developed International Clean Marina Programme conducts a rigorous assessment of a marina’s services, procedures, and amenities. The accreditation is designed to deliver a clear and recognisable identity for marinas, yacht and boat clubs, slipways, boatyards, and associated industry operators worldwide. The voluntary accreditation system paints a picture of their achievements in consistently using practises that reduce environmental impact.
The goal of the Clean Marina Programme is to reduce ‘non-point source pollution’ associated with boating and marina facilities, and to promote clean water, clean air and helping marina industry businesses to thrive.
Porto Montenegro is pioneering in its sustainable practices, offering an unparalleled level of amenities, along with excellent customer service and crew lifestyle facilities. The marina offers taxfree fuel, 24/7 yacht assist, complimentary black and grey water disposal and 7 per cent marine-related tax for its 460 berths. The marina is complemented by a retail and entertainment village, which offers luxury waterside residences, restaurants, bars, designer boutiques and more.
In 2017, Porto Montenegro was crowned as the first marina in the world to receive a 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation, which is the highest level of award by the Marina Industries Association (MIA), a global programme administered in collaboration with the TYHA.
Porto Montenegro is now the first to receive both the Clean Marina and the Platinum-status accreditation, further cementing its’ position as one of the world’s leading superyacht marinas, as well as a premium lifestyle destination.