Luxury yacht building continues at MDL’s Saxon Wharf

Posted: 1st May 2019

We’re delighted to announce that MDL Marinas and Oyster Yachts have signed an agreement which will see the luxury blue-water yacht maker’s presence at Saxon Wharf, Southampton continue for the next ten years.

“Saxon Wharf provides the perfect South Coast base for us and complements our other sites at Wroxham, Ipswich, Palma & Newport Rhode Island,” says Clive Harrop, Chief Operating Officer at Oyster. 

“Not only do we have a highly skilled and dedicated team onsite to assemble and refit our beautiful boats, we’re minutes from Solent cruising where we initially test all our projects, whether they’re bespoke, or a new build of a traditional favourite.”

Oyster is known for designing and building the world’s finest Deck Saloon blue-water cruising yachts and is built on a foundation of over 20 million blue-water sailing miles, and 90 circumnavigations. 

“We’re delighted Oyster Yachts has chosen to build its future at Saxon Wharf,” says Graham Nash, our Estates Manager. “Saxon Wharf is known as the location on the River Itchen for superyachts and other large craft needing lift-outs, repair work, or full-scale refits and so we’re really pleased that Oyster is staying with us. We consider this a testament to the service and professionalism of our staff and the quality of the marina.”

Saxon Wharf, a marine service centre, features a 200-ton boat hoist and can accommodate boats up to 80 metres. Aside from Oyster, tenants onsite include commercial ventures such as on-shore storage, training and boat repair.

MDL’s Dry Stack facility offers secure dry berthing and on-demand launching and lifting for boats up to 13 metres and its position, near the centre of Southampton, gives it straightforward access to the motorway making it the perfect location for Oyster’s sales team’s head office.