Safe Harbor Charleston City Awarded S.C. Clean Marina Certification

Safe Harbor Charleston City, formerly known as “The City Marina,” in Charleston, S.C. was recently recertified as a South Carolina Clean Marina for their commitment to protecting and improving water quality in the Charleston area. Originally developed in the 1960s, Safe Harbor Charleston City was first certified in 2003 and has maintained Clean Marina status for 20 years.

Trey Hayes is the current Harbormaster of Safe Harbor Charleston City, and as Harbormaster he oversees day-to-day operations, slip leasing, and regulatory compliance, as well as assists with project management during the marina’s current expansion project. The marina’s most prominent feature is a 1,530-foot floating fuel dock, the Megadock, which services nearly 5,000 transient vessels per year. With the marina covering 40 acres of water, Hayes recognizes the importance of healthy water quality and protecting the natural environment.

“As a marina and steward of the environment, healthy water quality is essential to maintain our way of life. The Clean Marina Program helps us achieve this by providing a benchmark for how to sustainably run a marina.” The Program also “serves as a great educational platform and an opportunity to network with like-minded industry professionals,” Hayes says about the benefits of being a certified Clean Marina.