Marina Manager achieves Certified Management status

The Marina Manager at Largs Yacht Haven has become one of a handful of managers worldwide to achieve the highly acclaimed status of Certified Marina Manager (CMM).

Dave Hewitt, who took on the management of Largs Yacht Haven in early 2022, successfully passed the qualification to become certified by the Global Marina Institute, giving customers at Largs Yacht Haven the added confidence that the marina is run by one of the industry’s highest qualified managers.

The course, run in partnership with British Marine and the Marine Industries Association (MIA), is only available to marina staff with multiple years management experience, that meet a turnover threshold and have at least 100 berths.

“Since joining the company Dave has exemplified the Yacht Haven core values and behaviours – hard working, personable, a strong team player and a lifelong interest in all things marine,” said Yacht Havens director Carolyn Elder. “Dave progressed his way up through the marina team as well as becoming Helmsman/Mechanic at the Lifeboat, establishing himself as a vital figure within the local boating community. We’re so proud that he has achieved Certified Marina Manager status and that the Yacht Haven is in safe hands under his supervision.”

Dave Hewitt commented: “I’m hugely grateful to the company for giving me the opportunity to manage Largs Yacht Haven, and to get the CMM qualification needed to provide me and the marina team with the theory and confidence to run a professional, safe marina operation. We have an exciting 2024 coming up with our 40th Birthday and our flagship regatta, Largs Regatta Festival in late-August.”

Dave Hewitt joined Largs Yacht Haven in 1999 as a young Marina Assistant alongside volunteering duties with the Largs RNLI Lifeboat.

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