Get Some Yummy Honey at Cobb’s Quay

Posted: 24th October 2016

We are offering you the chance to purchase delicious Green Island honey from the marina office at Cobb’s Quay Marina.

Perfect for your morning toast or to ward off those pesky winter bugs, the honey from the island in Poole Harbour has been produced for the last three years and is being sold with handmade wooden spurtles (honey dippers), with proceeds going to children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House. 

You can purchase an 8oz jar for £5.50; an 8oz jar with honeycomb for £6.50 and a 1lb jar for £12.50.


Complimentary WiFi for all Cruising Club Members

Posted: 12th September 2016

We have great news! If you are a member of our Cruising Club you will now receive complimentary WiFi at all of our UK marinas as part of your membership. We are constantly looking at ways to ensure we are leading the way with both our Freedom Berthing package and Cruising Club and hope you are pleased with the new addition.

To access the complimentary WiFi, simply connect to the MDL WiFi Hotspot and enter your Cruising Club number as the user name (from the back of the card), followed by your home postcode as your password... and that’s it! Simple and easy access to super fast WiFi.

The complimentary WiFi is available right now and is the same high speed connection that our Freedom Berthing members enjoy. If you haven’t signed up to our Cruising Club don’t delay as it’s free to join and not only do you get access to the WiFi but you enjoy every 7th night free when berthing at our 18 UK marinas.

If you have any issues connecting, please contact the WiFi Spark helpdesk on 0344 848 9555.


Warming Winter Offers from MDL Marinas

Posted: 4th September 2016

Whilst we don’t want to talk too much about the coming winter, we do have some fantastic offers that will take the edge off any winter chill and ensure your boats are kept safe and maintained through the winter months, with fantastic savings on essential maintenance and winter berthing packages.

We are offering great value winter offers at our marinas on the south, east and west coasts of the UK, including the chance to enjoy three months berthing at Shamrock Quay or Ocean Village Marina for just £649 including VAT for an 8m boat. Other marinas offering similar packages include Hythe Marina Village, Hamble Point, Northney, Queen Anne’s Battery and Port Hamble. Cobb’s Quay in Poole is also offering a winter dry stack berthing solution for any boat up to 7.5m.

You can also save on winter scrubs and storage ashore at a number of our boatyards with typical savings of up to 40% for Freedom Berthing members. There are also additional packages at selected marinas, including Queen Anne’s Battery, Mercury Yacht Harbour and Hythe Marina Village.

As always we encourage you to book early as these offers are always very popular!

For more information on the offers we have available, and to book, please visit www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/winter-offers.


MDL is First UK Marina Group to Install Tesla Electric Charging Points

Posted: 31st August 2016

MDL Marinas, Europe’s largest marina operator, continues to lead the industry by becoming an official Tesla Destination Charging location and the first UK marina operator to offer electric vehicle charging points for the prestigious range of vehicles.

The new units have been installed at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, Cobb’s Quay Marina in Poole, Queen Anne’s Battery in Plymouth and at Hamble Point Marina alongside universal electric charging points, with a view to installing even more at its portfolio of 19 UK Marinas over the coming months.

MDL Marinas is renowned for being an innovator in the industry and is fully committed to ensuring its customers enjoy the latest technology and benefits as part of their berthing package with the group. They were the first operator to launch WiFi in 2004 and are well-known for being a company that doesn’t stand still, with a full corporate social responsibility plan and what remains the most comprehensive berthing package available in the marketplace.

Adrien Burnard, Head of Marketing at MDL Marinas, commented: “We are always striving to find new ways to add value to our customer experience and recognise the increased demand for electric vehicles and charging points. Many of our customers spend a lot of their pleasure time with us and so we wanted to ensure we made this time as convenient as possible by installing the charging points for them.

“We are very pleased to provide this service for Tesla owners as well as other EV owners. It’s a fantastic brand and a number of our customers have models from the range. However, we recognise the growing market for electric cars and the diverse range of models that are available and so have also installed Universal charging units to ensure we are offering choice and catering for our customers’ needs.”


Share Your Bank Holiday Adventures With Us!

Posted: 25th August 2016

The long weekend is almost upon us and there’s plenty going on at our sunny marinas. We’d love to see how you are spending your time on the water and it would be great to see you all flying your burgees and sharing your adventures on our social media pages, using #burgeesontour.

We know there’s loads planned at our marinas so whether your burgee is joining you for the Pirates of the Caribbean Cruise at Shamrock Quay, enjoying a tipple on the back of your boat on the Thames or visiting the ice cream boat on Bournemouth Beach, we’d really like to get our social media buzzing with all of your photos in the spectacular weather we’ve been promised!

It’s also a great chance for you to showcase your cruising adventures with other fellow boaters, and us (we will certainly be green with envy)! Why not share your photos and let us know your cruising destination and any new-found gems you’ve uncovered. Just remember to use #burgeesontour.

If you haven’t picked up your burgee yet, please pop into the marina office where yours will be waiting.

Happy Bank Holiday boating!


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