Sanctuary Cove Marina Triumphs as Marina of the Year at the MIA Awards

18 May 2023

Sanctuary Cove Marina Triumphs as Marina of the Year at the MIA Awards


Sanctuary Cove Marina, Australia’s premier waterfront destination, is thrilled to announce its recent achievements as the recipient of two prestigious accolades: Marina of the Year and Industry Innovation award. The awards were presented by the esteemed Marina Industries Association (MIA) and award sponsor, Nautilus Marine Insurance, at their bi-annual awards event in Sydney.

Marina of the Year Award is a remarkable honour that recognises Sanctuary Cove Marina’s exceptional commitment to excellence, outstanding customer service, and continuous efforts to enhance the marina experience for visitors and boat owners alike. Sanctuary Cove Marina has established itself as a benchmark within the industry, providing world-class facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and unrivalled hospitality.

The Industry Innovation of the Year Award further solidifies Sanctuary Cove Marina’s position as a pioneering force in the marine industry. This prestigious accolade celebrates the marina’s innovative initiatives as the first recreational marina in the southern hemisphere to offer covered berthing to vessels. The covers protect boats from UV rays and extreme weather while integrating a distinct aesthetic that is resemblant of ribbons in the breeze.

Steve Sammes, Sanctuary Cove Marina General Manager, expressed his delight at receiving these distinguished awards, stating, “Winning both the Marina of the Year, and Industry Innovation of the Year Awards is an extraordinary honour for Sanctuary Cove. It is a testament to the relentless dedication and hard work of our team, who strive to provide an exceptional marina experience for our valued customers. These awards not only recognise our achievements but also reinforce our commitment to setting new standards of excellence in the marine industry”.

With its prime waterfront location, world-class facilities, and a commitment to environmental stewardship, Sanctuary Cove Marina stands as a beacon of luxury and sophistication. This marina destination offers a range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of boat owners, including secure berthing, first-class maintenance partners, access to a vibrant Sanctuary Cove community, fitness, and resort facilities.

Sanctuary Cove Marina’s prestigious awards add to the already impressive portfolio of achievements and recognition the marina has garnered over the years including Platinum Gold Anchor Marina, Superyacht Ready Marina and Clean Marina accolades. These further strengthen the marina’s reputation as a leading destination for boat owners, captains, crew and enthusiasts seeking a world-class experience in the heart of Southeast Queensland’s marine playground.

To learn more about Sanctuary Cove Marina and experience the award-winning facilities firsthand, please visit

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