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Number of Marinas.com Boaters' Choice Award Elite Fleet Recipients Grows 157% as More Marinas Prioritize Reviews

Marinas.com lists 249 Boater’s Choice Award winners as the top U.S. and Caribbean marinas of 2019.


CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 11, 2019 – Marinas.com announced today the recipients of the 2019 Boaters' Choice Awards, honoring the marinas which boaters most praised throughout the year. Click here to see the complete list of 2019 Marinas.com Boaters’ Choice Award Winners


Boaters’ Choice Award marinas were chosen based on their number of reviews and average star-rating on Marinas.com. By relying on reviews submitted throughout a marina's season, all boaters had an equal voice in determining the outcome of the Boaters’ Choice Awards and all marinas an unbiased assessment of their standing in the boating community.


Marinas with at least five reviews in 2019 and an average rating of at least four stars received the accolade of being a 2019 Boaters' Choice marina. This year, 249 businesses received this award, up 5% from 2018.


Last year, Marinas.com added the Elite Fleet tier to the Boaters' Choice Awards, to recognize marinas that went above and beyond to provide excellent experiences to their boaters. Any marina with at least ten reviews in 2019 and an average rating of at least 4.8-stars received Elite Fleet status. This year, 54 businesses received the Elite Fleet status, up 157% from 2018.


The growth of marinas qualifying for Elite Fleet status represents a positive trend in the marina industry, as more marinas recognize the power of customer reviews to attract new boaters and to motivate staff to provide the best possible customer service. 


The 2019 recipients include a diverse range of marina businesses, from private yacht clubs to public service yards, and locations from the west coast to Marinas.com's hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. Marinas.com includes profiles for more than 8,500 U.S. and Bahamian marinas, which places the 2019 Boaters' Choice winners in the top 3% highest-rated marinas in the US & Caribbean.


About Marinas.com

Founded in 1996, Marinas.com has the world's most extensive database of marine locations, featuring low altitude, high-resolution aerial navigation photography of marinas, key inlets, detailed overviews of waterfront communities, bridges, locks, anchorages, lighthouses, along with other major nautical points of interest. For more information, visit: http://marinas.com/ and follow Marinas.com on Facebook.

About The Wanderlust Group

Founded in 2014, The Wanderlust Group is a technology leader in the marine and outdoor travel industries made up of subsidiaries Dockwa and Marinas.com. We believe that the world is a better place when people are able to spend time outdoors, connected to nature and each other. To support this mission, we make technology that enables accessibility, enjoyment, and affordability to outdoor experiences for all. With offices in Newport, RI, and Cambridge, MA, the company has expanded to more than 30 countries, 15,000 marinas, and 250,000 boaters worldwide.

For more information, visit: https://wanderlustgroup.com, https://dockwa.com, https://marinas.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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