The Yacht Harbour Association

The Yacht Harbour Association




The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) operates as a leading international marina association dedicated to advancing the marina industry through collaborative efforts in sharing, accreditation, promotion, events, and networking.

In the United Kingdom, TYHA provides specialised support and advice to British Marine members who choose TYHA as their dedicated association. Internationally, TYHA extends its support to members in 30 countries, assisting marina businesses in operating at high, contemporary standards.

The TYHA team is committed to elevating marina standards through initiatives such as the Gold Anchor, Clean Marina, and Superyacht Ready programs. Additionally, TYHA collaborates closely with and supports the global network of certified marina managers who play a crucial role in establishing worldwide marina standards and facilitating the delivery of world-class marina customer service.

TYHA's extensive activities and expertise are guided by the TYHA Council committee, composed of highly experienced international marina industry professionals. This committee directs and supports the association's work, ensuring that TYHA continues to benefit its members worldwide.

  • The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) was founded with the goal of advancing the marina industry by providing support to both marina members of British Marine and international members. Our mission is to help protect the interests of marina businesses whilst helping to enhance their services to operate at elevated, modern standards:
  • Gain specialised advice on advancing marina operations and addressing industry issues
  • Showcase your marina to boaters by leveraging TYHA's web-based 'Find a Marina' service
  • Gain exclusive member access to industry insights and documentation at
  • Connect with specialist suppliers to access high-quality products and services for your marina
  • Participate in networking tours, events, and activities, both inland and coastal
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the biennial TYHA marina conference
  • Access valuable templates and documents that support efficient marina operations
  • For the opportunity to exhibit at the prestigious Southampton International Boat Show on TYHA’s ‘Find a Marina’ stand
  • Stay informed about the latest industry news by subscribing to Fore & Aft, our quarterly members' magazine. Take advantage of advertising opportunities for suppliers to enhance your visibility.
  • Obtain international accreditation through the renowned Gold Anchor, Clean Marina, and Superyacht Ready programmes
  • Influence government and national bodies through TYHA's lobbying efforts on marina-related issues.
  • Through TYHA collaborate with marina industry stakeholders to access information and influence agendas