TYHA recognised by International Navigation Association 29-08-2013
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), a trade association for marinas, has been recognised as a strategic partner by the World Association for Waterborne Transport, known as PIANC.

PIANC was founded in 1885 and now has members in 65 countries. It’s an internationally renowned forum of professional marine organisations which looks at worldwide trends and challenges in port and waterway development and management.

TYHA has established global credibility for its work in supporting and developing the marina industry, originally in the UK but now in 27 countries. Its recently reviewed Code of Practice is recognised as a leading work for marina operators, ultimately ensuring that the boating consumer has a safe and comfortable experience when berthed in a marina.

The new partnership between PIANC and TYHA, both non political, not for profit organisations, will enhance the initiatives already being undertaken by them to develop and improve the standards and professionalism of the global marina industry. This includes PIANC’s Marina Designer Training Program, the MEDA Marina Excellence Design “Jack Nichol” Award, the reports and guidelines for designers, including the recent design and operational guidelines for Superyacht facilities and TYHA’s Gold Anchor award scheme.

Sarah Hanna, TYHA Chairman, says “PIANC is a very well respected, international organisation and we are delighted to be working so closely with its members. This partnership is another indication that TYHA is now well regarded across the global marina industry”.

Elio Ciralli, Chairman of the PIANC Recreational Navigation Commission, says “TYHA demonstrated to be an organization strongly involved in promoting quality and best practice in design and management of marinas at an international level. Being this the main goal of our Commission, we are very glad of this fruitful partnership.”


Mr Goldie - TYHA (left) and Mr Van Schel - PIANC (right) sign the MoU