Port Denarau Marina Receives Industry Innovation Award

Port Denarau Marina Receives Industry Innovation Award

Port Denarau Marina (PDML) takes great pride in announcing that it has been honored with the Highly Commended Award in the Industry Innovation category at the Marina Industries Association and Nautilus Marine Marina of the Year Awards. The prestigious event, held at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, celebrated the remarkable contributions of marinas across the region.

The recognition received by PDML highlights its relentless efforts to ensure uninterrupted maritime traffic during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. By prioritizing safety and adhering to health guidelines, PDML’s unwavering commitment to the Blue Lanes Initiative enabled the seamless operation of maritime activities. The dedication to facilitating uninterrupted maritime traffic within the region has been acknowledged and celebrated.

In addition, PDML is thrilled to announce that it has become the first marina in Fiji and the South Pacific to achieve both the Gold Anchor and Superyacht Ready status from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). This significant accomplishment sets a new standard for marina facilities and services in the region, showcasing PDML’s commitment to providing a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for boaters and tourists.

The Superyacht Ready status indicates that PDML possesses the necessary infrastructure and capabilities to accommodate superyachts, including those over 80 meters in length. This designation further solidifies PDML’s reputation as a world-class destination for superyacht owners and charterers. Meanwhile, the Gold Anchor accreditation is a highly sought-after international rating system that evaluates marinas based on their facilities, services, and customer satisfaction. Achieving the Gold Anchor accreditation signifies that PDML operates at the highest standard.

With over 20 years of operation, PDML is widely recognized as Fiji’s premier superyacht marina, earning local and international acclaim for its exceptional services and world-class facilities. The marina offers a comprehensive range of services, including berthing for vessels up to 85 meters, on-site customs and immigration clearance, 24/7 security and surveillance, on-dock fuel, power and water supply, and access to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping outlets within an integrated community.

“These accreditations validate our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in marina facilities and services, catering to the needs of both recreational and luxury boating enthusiasts,” said Mr. Malakai Naiyaga, Chair for Port Denarau Marina.

“Receiving both the Gold Anchor and Superyacht Ready status is a significant milestone for PDML and Fiji,” stated Cynthia Rasch, CEO of Port Denarau Marina. “We have made substantial investments in our facilities and services to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. This recognition is a testament to the continued hard work and dedication of our team.”

With a strong focus on achieving the highest levels of accreditation, PDML continues to be a trailblazer in the industry. The Superyacht Ready status assures yacht owners that they can access quality services, including provisioning, technical support, and security while in Fiji. Meanwhile, the Gold Anchor accreditation guarantees that PDML operates at the highest standard, solidifying its position as one of the premier marinas in the South Pacific. PDML’s ongoing success is a testament to its leadership in the industry and its commitment to maintaining excellence for years to come.