Sanya Marina awarded highest Global Gold Anchor certificate
Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Sanya Serenity Marina in China has been accredited at the highest level of the Global Gold Anchor Scheme, which awards marinas showing commitment to upholding standards of infrastructure, procedures and customer service.
(Photo: Colin Bransgrove - L to R: Godfrey Zwygart, Marina Director; Lu Qunxiang, Deputy General Manager; Andrew Chapman, MIA President and Chairman)
In a ceremony held at the marina as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Marina Industries Association (MIA) President and Chairman, Andrew Chapman, presented the Sanya marina with its certificate, flag and plaque for a platinum level five Gold Anchor accreditation.
Sanya Serenity Marina has 325 full service-berths, boat repair and maintenance, and extensive resort facilities including a hotel. It has been the chosen Chinese marina for the last two Volvo Ocean Races and the upcoming two Clipper Around the World races.
Chapman said the marina is the first in China to attain platinum status. “The owners, staff and clients of Sanya Serenity Marina should be proud of this achievement. The Global Gold Anchor Scheme is based on a customer-focused and very thorough assessment process.
“This includes a desktop assessment; full day inspection by an independent expert and telephone interviews with marina berth holders. A Global Standards Committee has the final input into deliberations.”
Godfrey Zwygart, Marina Director at Sanya Serenity Marina said: “On behalf of everyone involved at Serenity Marina, I am very thrilled and honoured to accept this platinum anchor marina accreditation from MIA, TYHA and Chapman. This award comes as a proof that China can do well in this industry, and as recognition of our hard work and the value of our great team. This award is a fantastic achievement.”