Marina of the Year Entries

All Marina members of the Marina Association of Texas with confirmed Clean Texas Marina status are eligible to enter the 28th Annual Awards Competition, except those winners from 2016 and 2017.

Since 1990, when the first awards were presented, the 54 Marinas chosen have really been “All Stars”, providing outstanding facilities and services for their boating clientele.

This year we have two categories:

Category 1 - Under 250 Slips

Category 2 - 250 Slips and Over

We want to encourage all Marina members to enter this competition.  It is a golden opportunity for you to earn widespread publicity, but more importantly your boaters will realize the outstanding facility that you provide for them.

Applications are due July 31, 2018 and may be completed online or printed and mailed to:

Marina of the Year Awards
Marina Association of Texas
P.O. Box 490
La Vernia, Texas 78121

The two winners will be announced at the 46th Annual Conference, October 14-17, 2018 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.  

The evaluation is based on overall appearance, quality of facilities and services including launch facilities, food service, ship’s store, gas dock, service and repair area, docks, recreation areas, and special awards for service, promotions, civic affairs, employee recognition, as well as unique community service or educational programs.

The idea is to put your best foot forward in your award application.  The Selection Committee will evaluate the application and if necessary, conduct an on-site evaluation of each project nominated.  You want to place emphasis on quality – services, facilities, staff and the most important quality of all – professional management.

Get the recognition you deserve for your Marina and the hard work that you put into your operation.  Send your 2016 MAT Outstanding Marina Award application in today.  YOU COULD BE A WINNER IN 2018!

For more information, contact MOY Chair, Bill Gauspohl at 512.331.5375 or email


Clean Marina of the Year Entries 

All Marina members of the Marina Association of Texas with confirmed Clean Texas Marina status are eligible to enter the 22nd Annual Clean Marina Awards Competition.  The best overall entry will receive the MAT Award for the Best Environmental Education Program.  There will be no size categories or divisions.  The winning entry will be announced during the 46th Annual MAT Conference October 14-17, 2018 Horseshoe Bay Resort.  Entry deadline is July 31, 2018.

The evaluation is based on the following criteria:

1)    Activity that best represents the theme of the National Clean Boating Campaign – “Boating is good clean fun.  Let’s keep it that way.”

2)    Activity that represents a positive approach to helping boaters appreciate the value of clean water and provides a positive environmental message to boaters.

3)    Activity that focuses on clean boating practices that really work, are affordable, and can be environmentally effective.

4)    Activity that is fun while providing boaters clean habits and allows them to celebrate the need for clean water for good boating.