TROON Yacht Haven has been crowned Best UK Marina/Harbour 2017 in the annual Sailing Today Awards.

The 400 berth Ayrshire marina beat four other shortlisted marinas and harbours from Cornwall, the Solent, the east of England and the Channel Islands.

There was further good news for the Scottish west coast with the region being, once again, nominated as the ‘best cruising grounds in the world’.

Stephen Bennie, director at Troon Yacht Haven, commented on the award saying, ‘The marina team work tirelessly to assist berth holders and marina visitors, so this is an amazing way to finish the summer.

‘This award follows an incredible 12 months for us. Last summer was the busiest on record for Troon Yacht Haven with The Open Golf Championships in the town. Then our sister marina, Largs Yacht Haven, was awarded a similar UK Coastal Marina Of The Year award in January. All these things reaffirm that the stunning cruising grounds of the Scottish west coast is ably supported by two of the finest marinas in the UK.’