POOLE Quay Boat Haven is celebrating after being named the Towergate UK Coastal Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association for the second year in a row.

Kerrie Gray, Poole Quay Boat Haven marina manager, said: “I am extremely proud that Poole Quay Boat Haven has won the award for Coastal Marina of the Year (under 250) for the second year running.

"This year’s accolade is particularly poignant as it has been a difficult year for all.

"Receiving this award is testament to the hard work and dedication that the entire marina team has shown.”

The awards were established in 2014 to acknowledge the very best of over 160 marina’s from across the globe.

Offering up to 125 berths for everything from jet skis to 75m superyachts, Poole Quay Boat Haven, operated by Poole Harbour Commissioners, is a host to various nautical events as well as being home to 2020 Vendée Globe entrant Pip Hare and the Poole Harbour Boat Show.

The solo 24,000-mile around the world Vendée Globe race got underway on November 8.