Join our #cleanermarina movement

Why be a cleaner marina

Marinas as hubs of the future.

We marinas are a unique intersection between land and sea. We are gateways, meeting places, safe harbours, centres of safety, utility, maintenance and service. Let's lead as places of experience, innovation, education and conservation.

For cleaner seas.

We need clean, healthy oceans to survive and flourish. With the health of our oceans and wider environment also now top of the global agenda, we must demonstrate our commitment to a better planet and ensure our activities have minimal impact on our waters.

Building a better industry.

Our industry depends on clean seas and waters whilst meeting the challenges of increasing demand, operations and changes to our climate. By investing in and increasing our resilience, we can help ensure a strong and healthy future for our industry.

A coalition for cleaner marinas


Plant. Rewild.

Anti-fouling and bottom-scrubbing.

Pick-up. Clean-up.

Anchoring and mooring rules.

Full waste and recycling facilities.

Low-tox, ocean-friendly products.

Celebrate our species.

Supporting life below the waterline.

Cleaner, safer refuelling.

Poo and pump-out facilities.

At boatfolk, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. As a boating business the coastline is our lifeline, and we need to protect it for the generations to come. We believe that people and places can inspire, educate, and influence behaviours. We want the boatfolk community to have a positive impact on the marine environment (and the planet) and we know that this change must happen soon.  The Cleaner Marina movement is an opportunity for the global sailing community to come together to drive real change and we are excited to be a part of it.


Our business is all about
people and their enjoyment of the marine environment. Joining Cleaner Marina is another step in our journey to make all of MDL’s marinas more sustainable, incorporating what we’re doing now with forward thinking ideas that are flexible enough to be developed alongside changes in government policy and marine related legislation. We’re on our way to cleaner, greener marinas

MDL Marinas

The environment is everyone's business, boaters, tourists, sailors... You must therefore embark with the environment in mind. In my opinion, the principle of freedom of navigation implies the freedom to engage in activities without harming nature. So we respect the sea, the oceans as well as the marinas. A marina is meant to be clean! Floating rubbish, oil-sprayed water, foul smells... apart from respecting the wildlife, a clean marina is as important for the people on board the boats as it is for those who come to enjoy its docks.

Yvan Bourgnon, founder The SeaCleaners

For centuries, marinas, ports and harbours have been our gateways, meeting and resting places, and play a really important role in helping our boating community, and beyond,keep our waters clean and healthy. We've been super inspired by the work of some marinas around the world and want to help champion and inspire others in the same.

Clean Sailors

The water is our playground and it’s essential we preserve it so future generations to come can enjoy it as much as we do. Here at savvy navvy we work to break down the barriers that prevent people from getting into boating by helping people get out on the water with confidence. We also want to do our part to ensure we educate to protect our waters and leave them in the same, if not better, condition than we found it.

savvy navvy

Promoting environmental responsibility within the Marine Industry is a part of Ecoworks Marine. We are keen to work with Cleaner Marina to help promote best practice and work with marinas and berth holders to maintain and encourage healthy port and marina environments.

Angus Johnston, Ecoworks Marine

As a marine business, we at Harba  take it as a chance and responsibility to positively impact sailing and marina best practices. Apart from our core business, we also strive to raise awareness among  sailors and marinas as well as ourselves on how to become more mindful about our choices affecting the marine environment. We are extremely excited to join the Cleaner Marina project - it’s a smart, powerful as well as meaningful initiative uniting marinas and sailors for a cleaner and healthier world.


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