NEWPORT, RI – December 14, 2022 – announced today that Dataw Island Marina is a recipient of the 2022 Boaters' Choice Award, an honor recognizing the marinas that consistently provided excellent service to the boating community in 2022. 

For the sixth year in a row, has leveraged its thousands of user reviews to determine the 2022 award recipients. The 2022 recipients list includes a diverse range of marine businesses, from private yacht clubs to public service yards, and locations from the west coast to's hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. 

The Dataw Island Marina is located 3 miles from the Intracoastal within the private gated community of Dataw Island, although the marina complex is open to the public, as is the onsite Morgan River Grill.

With fuel for the body and the boat, the Dataw Island Marina has again become a locals’ favorite since its reopening in 2019, when the Dataw Island Owners Association purchased and rebuilt the facility. Marine Tech Services manages the operation and runs a full-service boat yard, offering in-water and on-land services, as well as haul-outs and launches. 

“Since the Boaters’ Choice Award is earned through positive reviews given by satisfied customers, it’s quite an honor to receive one,” says Marine Tech GM Kristy Carr. “It’s truly a testament to the investment and commitment of the Dataw owners, and the talent of our staff, and we thank them all for their roles in making this an excellent marina.”

The Dataw Island Marina is a full-service facility located where the Morgan River and the Jenkins Creek meet.

About is part of the Wanderlust Group, an outdoor technology company composed of Dockwa,, and At we’ve built the largest and most comprehensive directory of marinas, anchorages, yacht clubs, boat yards and other destinations for boaters.  Our goal is to help these destinations get discovered and help boaters plan new adventures. Because we want to see local marinas thrive, we’ve also got a growing resource center with flash courses on everything from marketing your marina to creating a great boater experience.  Marinas and boatyards who choose to, can also take advantage of technology from our peer company Dockwa to manage their operations.

About Dataw Island
Dataw Island is a gated golf, tennis and boating lifestyle community located fifteen minutes outside of historic downtown Beaufort. The island features 36 holes of golf by designers Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, a tennis center, pickleball, a full-service marina, Community Center with workout and massage facilities, three restaurants, world class croquet lawns, bocce, kayaking, and more. The community has also been ranked the number one best retirement destination in South Carolina by Best Retirement Destinations and is the recipient of 2019 and 2020 “Best Golf Community” from Ideal-Living, as well as the “Club of the Year” (South Carolina Golf Association) and one of four private clubs named by USTA as an “Outstanding Tennis Facility.”

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