Cross Channel Cruise In Company

From 28th August 2015 until 31st August 2015

In association with RYA Active Marina and MDL Marinas, Stormforce Coaching will be hosting a Cross Channel Cruise in Company over the August Bank Holiday weekend especially for MDL berth holders.

Have you always wanted to cross the channel but never wanted to do you first trip alone? Stormforce Coaching will provide an experienced Skipper to accompany you and other like-minded sailors across the Channel. Enjoy the long weekend in France before heading back on Monday afternoon.

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

From 21st July 2016 until 24th July 2016

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series returns to Portsmouth from the 22-24 July 2016, and Land Rover BAR will be looking to repeat their 2015 victory in front of the home crowd. The three days of spectacular entertainment will be centred on Southsea seafront. The race village will include a hosted main stage, big screens with commentary to watch the racing, a market of shops and food stalls, and a visit by the RAF display team, the Red Arrows. Land Rover BAR’s home city of Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant place, with its proud naval and maritime heritage, towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat and miles and miles of beautiful waterfront.

As Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing’s Official UK Marina Partner, staff at MDL Marinas are looking forward to exhibiting within the ACWS Marketplace. Up to 650,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day sporting and entertainment spectacular.

For More Information
Email: Charlotte Kootstra
Website: http://www.lvacwsportsmouth.com

An Evening of Crab Cracking in Brixham

On the 3rd October 2015

Berth holders at Torquay Marina are invited on a trip across the bay from Torquay to Brixham Marina for an evening of ‘Crab Cracking’. The event will take place at Rockfish restaurant with the group Head Chef on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 4.30pm.

Those attending will be able to enjoy a delicious fish and chip supper, dessert and glass of Prosecco at Rockfish, a winner in the 2015 National Fish and Chips awards. After spending an exciting evening in Brixham, sailors are welcome to return back to Torquay at their own leisure on the Sunday.

Tickets cost £25.00 per person.

For More Information
Call: 01803 200210
Email: Mike Smith
Website: http://www.therockfish.co.uk/restaurants/torquay

MDL's Torquay Marina Invites Berth Holders to a 'Cracking' Evening

Posted: 24th June 2015

MDL’s Torquay Marina is inviting berth holders to join them on a trip across the bay from Torquay to Brixham Marina for an evening of ‘Crab Cracking’. The event will take place at Rockfish restaurant with the group Head Chef on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 4.30pm.

Set to be a fantastic evening, those attending will be able to enjoy a delicious fish and chip supper, dessert and glass of Prosecco at Rockfish, a winner in the 2015 National Fish and Chips awards. After spending an exciting evening in Brixham, sailors are welcome to return back to Torquay at their own leisure on the Sunday.

Mike Smith, Manager at Torquay Marina, commented “We’re really excited for the upcoming ‘Crab Cracking’ evening, it’s looking like it will be a wonderful evening for everyone and we are looking forward to seeing lots of our berth holders there!”

Tickets cost £25.00 per person. To book call Mike Smith on 01803 200210.


TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018

From 14th September 2018 until 23rd September 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, enjoy a great day out at the Southampton Boat Show from the 14–23 September 2018. Experience something new, learn from the experts and get out on the water free, with the Show’s signature attraction Try A Boat. Plus, compare and explore almost 1,000 boats, see new models, brands and products including the most prestigious marine brands, from Britain's iconic names to international favourites. Immerse yourself in new attractions as well as old Show favourites.

Come visit MDL Marinas on Stand E52, overlooking the marina. Freedom Berthing members will, as always, benefit from our exclusive hospitality in our customer lounge, free parking at Ocean Car Park, guest speakers and one of the best views at the Show!

For More Information
Call: 01784 223612
Website: http://www.southamptonboatshow.com

MDL Welcomes Some of the World's Top Sailors to Torquay Marina

Posted: 17th June 2015

Torquay Marina in Devon is eagerly awaiting the arrival of some of the world’s top sailors when the 45th edition of La Solitair du Figaro arrives in Torbay Harbour late Wednesday evening.

Considered to be the world championships for single-handed yachtsmen and women, and one of the main training grounds for the famous Vendee Globe race, the sailors will race into Torbay Harbour for the first time in race history, berthing an impressive fleet of Figaro Bénéteau IIs (identical 33ft boats made for solo sailing).

The 40-strong fleet of both British and French boats and their skippers are calling in as part of a 2,000-mile challenge which criss-crosses the English Channel - visiting the UK for only the second time in the 11 year history of the prestigious event.

Currently there are five British boats in the top twenty and three in the top ten, including local sailor Henry Bomby. The MDL team will be cheering them all on after racing an impressive 1585 miles, with 600 miles still to go.

Celebrations will include a grand firework display at 10pm on Saturday and plenty of entertainment from the race village, as thousands of onlookers are expected to attend.

Mike Smith, Manager at Torquay Marina, commented: “We’re really looking forward to the race coming to Torbay Harbour for the first time in the race’s history.  It’s a very exciting time for Torquay and our team and berth holders will be joining in with all the celebrations as part of this momentous occasion.”

Leg four will begin from Torbay on Sunday 21st June at 2pm where the MDL team will be joining thousands of people to cheer the skippers out of the marina as they begin their final race to France.


Hamble Boat Show Returns This May

Posted: 20th April 2015

If you are looking for a fantastic event to attend this spring with family and friends, then you need look no further than Hamble Boat Show. Taking place at Hamble Point Marina on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015, this event is renowned as being one of the South’s leading new and used boat shows – attracting some great brands in a beautiful location and offering a fun day out.

With free entry for all, Hamble Boat Show offers the perfect opportunity to see new products and services, speak to expert brokers and find out more about the on-site marina services. Hamble Point Marina is home to the largest selection of boats for sale onshore and afloat and this only expands during the event – with even more great brands showcasing and offering sea trials on a number of new models.

The show will once again be part of the BMF's "On the Water" initiative, which aims to encourage the nation to get on the water. Visitors will also be able to enjoy on-water displays, take part in informative workshops in conjunction with the RYA Active Marina programme, as well as see how easy and convenient it is to use the dry stack services at the marina, with regular demonstrations taking place. Refreshments will be available from the Ketch Rigger bar and restaurant throughout both days, where visitors can enjoy a quick bite to eat, a long lunch, or just a delicious cup of coffee. Parking will be free all weekend.

Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit in conjunction with Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies, and Hamble Point Marina are offering "a distress flare amnesty" for private boat owners on Sunday 17th May between 10am and 3pm.

There will be official launches of these exciting new boats:

  • Shrimper 21 - the highly anticipated new addition to the Cornish Crabber range
  • Dufour 560 Grand Large – first one in the country of this new model will be at the show with Marco Marine
  • Dufour 382 – again, the first in the country of this new model and will be will be available to view at Port Hamble Marina during the show
  • C&C 30 – new into the country via Checkmate Sailing


A number of fantastic exhibitors have already signed up for the show including Hamble-based yacht brokerages SD Marine and MGM Boats; hands-on sailing experience provider, Blue Box Sailing; training provider Sail Power Courses; children’s clothing retailer, Little Waterproofs; Hambledon Wineries Ltd; and international wine specialists, Pieroth.

Exhibitors are from a variety of sectors, and alongside a fantastic array of boats for sale previous shows have also included car, food and drink, clothing and lifestyle brands.

For more information, visit www.hambleboatshow.co.uk. If you would like to exhibit at this year’s show, contact Nic Parton at Hamble Point Marina by calling 023 8045 2464, or email enquiries@hambleboatshow.co.uk.


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MDL Partners with One Water to Deliver Life-Changing Gift

Posted: 30th March 2015

Europe’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, recently partnered with UK charity water brand, One Water, to provide its customers with a gift that will not only help to save lives in Africa’s developing countries, but also keep them hydrated whilst afloat this summer.  

MDL purchased over 5,000 1.5 litre bottles of One Water to send out to their customers in special water cooler bags, ahead of the new boating season. As well as being the perfect practical gift for a long day out on the water, 100% of the profit generated by One Water’s bottled water is donated to bringing safe, sustainable water supplies to communities across Africa. 

Adrien Burnand, Head of Marketing for MDL Marinas, commented: “We are really pleased to have collaborated with One Water to give our berth holders a renewal gift that will help transform lives. We feel there is great synergy between our two organisations and hope the water we purchased will help make a real difference.”

Since launching 11 years ago, One Water has raised more than £11 million and changed the lives of 2.7 million people, funding water programmes in countries such as Malawi, South Sudan, Angola, Kenya and Niger. Ian Spooner, Marketing Director at One Water, commented: “Teaming up with a prestigious marina organisation such as MDL Marinas provides an excellent way of informing an audience, which is passionate about water, about the global water crisis, and how they can help.”

If you would like to help this hugely worthwhile cause, MDL has set up their own JustGiving page. Alternatively, you can donate to One Water by simply texting MDLM47 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070.

For more information about One Water and their life changing work, visit www.onedifference.org/projects.


MDL Torbay Ladies Training Day

On the 13th June 2015

On Saturday 13th June, Torquay Marina will be hosting a Ladies day for MDL Torquay berth holders. The cost of a ½ day practical training workshop is £15.

These courses are run on RYA Sea School boats with a maximum of 5 participants per workshop. The 3hr workshops (available am and pm) will focus on mooring techniques, basic boat handling, MOB training, VHF radio operation and more with the aim of providing training to increase the skills and confidence of lady crews.

Book early as places are strictly limited.

The RYA Active Marina programme provides funding to support the cost of providing these workshops to berth holders.

For More Information
Call: 01803 200210
Email: Mike Smith

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