Lakewood Yacht Club has been named Marina of the Year 2013 by the Marina Association of Texas
Announcement of the award was made at the MAT Installation and Awards Dinner at the Horseshoe Bay Resort on Lake LBJ near Austin during the group’s annual conference.
LYC Harbor Administrator Lynda Hall accepted the honor for the Seabrook yacht club.
Lakewood was chosen after several site visits by members of the Marina of the Year Committee, whose job it is to visit applicant marinas and determine the marina that best meets the high standards of the award. In order to qualify for the Marina of the Year award, the marina must first be a Certified Clean Marina.
The evaluation is based on overall appearance, quality of facilities and services, including launch facilities, food service, ship’s store, fuel dock, service and repair area, docks and recreation areas.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen Marina of the Year,” Commodore Carl Drechsel said.
“This award recognizes all of Lynda’s hard work put into the management and operation of Lakewood’s marina, as well as the continual upkeep and improvements supervised by our General Manager Mr. Terry Chapman.”
MAT began in 1973 as a non-profit, voluntary association dedicated to looking after the interests of marinas. Today, it boasts 104 marina members and 84 associate members, as well as Associate Advisors from Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Texas Sea Grant Program, and Board Legal Counsel. A yearly conference for all members is held at various resort locations where speakers present topics relevant to owning and managing a marina. At the conference, associate members exhibit their products and services so that marina owners and managers can access valuable information needed to supply their infrastructure as well as the business side of things such as software and insurance.