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13 July, 2016 - 16:52 By Kate Sweeney

Pier expands marine PR portfolio

East Anglian PR agency Pier continues to develop its marine client base, having been appointed by leading independent marina Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

Briefed to help build awareness of Suffolk Yacht Harbour regionally and nationally, Pier is also working closely with the marina to raise the profile of its annual regattas and events.
The Pier team has worked at the British Marine Federation and National Boat Shows and on promoting superyachts. The Felixstowe-based marine PR team is also working with renowned modern classic yacht designers and builders Spirit Yachts.

In 1961, four entrepreneurs saw an opportunity in 60 acres of flooded marshland on the north bank of the Orwell; 55 years later and Suffolk Yacht Harbour has become a ‘marine hub’, serving commercial and leisure vessels on the east coast with a vast array of services run both by Suffolk Yacht Harbour and independent businesses.

The marina now has 550 berths plus additional swinging moorings, boatyard, maintenance, repair and chandlery facilities. They can also offer top class sailmaking, spar and rigging services, electronics, sailing school, brokerage and new boat sales, plus inboard and outboard engineering.

Haven Port Yacht Club’s clubhouse, Lightship, is the heart of the marina, welcoming visitors and regulars alike with food and a bar.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour continues to grow, with further development in the planning stages to expand facilities for the future.

• Picture credit: Emily Harris

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