On Dec. 6, Marinas.com named the national winners of the 2017 Boaters’ Choice awards for best marinas in the United States, based on its members’ satisfaction with the marina’s accommodations, amenities and service. The Port of Kingston was one of only three West Coast marinas to win the award for “exemplary service to the boating public.”
“Obviously, we’re very proud to have received the award,” said Port Executive Director Jim Pivarnik. “Much of the credit has to go to our great staff.”
To be eligible, marinas, yacht clubs and service yards listed on Marinas.com had to have three or more reviews on their Marina.com profiles and have all four- or five-star ratings.
The Port of Kingston had six reviews from June 9 to Sept. 5; all gave the marina five-stars, the highest possible ranking.
“Staff was waiting at the slip to assist me. Very friendly and helpful. Nice facilities, close to nice stores and restaurants and groceries a short walk away. [We] liked it enough to stay an extra day,” wrote one boater.
“Very nice facilities and very affordable,”another boater said. “Food and other supplies are within walking distance. The local market offered to pick up our cart at the marina. That is a community that supports boating!”