HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (November 9, 2023) – Harbour Town Yacht Basin has been awarded South Carolina Clean Marina Program certification, recognizing its commitment to preserving the environment and enhancing the water quality for recreational boaters throughout the state of South Carolina. This voluntary certification program is a testament to Harbour Town Yacht Basin’s dedication to implementing best management practices that reduce pollution and protect the marine environment.
“Harbour Town Yacht Basin is honored to be acknowledged by the South Carolina Clean Marina Program for our commitment to preserving our beautiful coastal environment,” said Rob Bender, Director of Recreation and Marine Operations. “This certification demonstrates our ongoing dedication to environmentally responsible practices and creating a safe and enjoyable experience for boaters.”
The Clean Marina designation is awarded to marinas that exhibit outstanding characteristics, including design considerations, effective marina management, emergency planning, fuel control, proper sewage and waste disposal, stormwater control, habitat protection, and boater education. Beyond the environmental benefits, these practices also lead to reduced waste disposal costs, attract responsible boaters, and open potential new sources of revenue for certified marinas.
Harbour Town Yacht Basin is part of the national Clean Marina Program, which consists of 38 state programs, united under the common goal of promoting environmentally responsible working and maintenance procedures in marinas. This voluntary program encourages marina operators to collaborate with regulatory agencies and the boating community to ensure sustainable practices.
For more information about Sea Pines Resort and Harbour Town Yacht Basin, visit www.seapines.com.