Fairview Sailing Partners with MDL to Benefit Berth Holders

Posted: 5th September 2014

Fairview Sailing, in conjunction with Dream Yacht Charter, has partnered with MDL Marinas to offer MDL berth holders an exclusive £150 discount on global yacht charters.

A long-standing tenant at Port Hamble Marina for over 25 years, Fairview Sailing is delighted to have recently been selected as the UK base for worldwide yacht charter company, Dream Yacht Charter, offering bareboat and skippered yacht charters.

MDL Marinas is renowned for having the most comprehensive marina package in the marketplace with its Freedom Berthing package and continues to add even more benefits and discounts for its customers. In addition to complimentary visitor berthing, fuel at cost and free WiFi, MDL berth holders will now enjoy an exclusive £150 holiday discount which can be claimed when booking a charter at the Southampton Boat Show before 21st September. After the show, all bookings made will receive a £100 discount, which can be used in addition to repeat booking discounts, early booking and last minute offers.

Operations and Marketing Director, Dean Smith, commented: “It’s great news Fairview Sailing has been selected as the UK base for Dream Yacht Charter at Port Hamble Marina, and we are really pleased to welcome them as a partner, joining the likes of GJW Direct and the RNLI. We are always looking to add value to our Freedom Berthing package and hope many customers enjoy the discounts and incentives on offer.”

Dream Yacht Charter is the largest privately owned charter company in the world and on a range of monohull and catamaran yachts between 37ft – 80ft, from top quality boat manufacturers including Beneteau, Catana, Lagoon, Dufour and Pajot, most of which are under 4 years old.

To find out more about Dream Yacht Charter, the destinations and yachts available please visit www.dream-yacht-charter.com or pop along to the Southampton Boat Show from 12-21st September and visit stand J064 in the Mayflower hall.


P1 SuperStock and AquaX National Championships

From 9th August 2014 until 10th August 2014

Powerboat and jet ski racing returns to Torbay this weekend with the fourth round of the P1 SuperStock and AquaX National Championships. A fleet of ten P1 Panther race boats and more than thirty jet ski riders will take to the water for two days of fast, furious and free-to-watch action in the 'Torquay Grand Prix of the Sea'.

Starting at midday, spectators should head for Haldon Pier. There will also be entertainment including jet ski freestyle displays.

For More Information
Call: 0207 935 4977
Website: http://www.powerboatp1.com

Last Call for Entries for our 2014 Photography Competition

Posted: 5th August 2014

There’s still time to enter our annual Photography Competition to find MDL’s 2014 Photographer of the Year, as well as MDL’s 2014 Junior Photographer of the Year for the Under-16s – but you’ll need to be quick, entries close at midnight on Sunday 10th August.

Open to both amateur and professional photographers, the lucky winner crowned Photographer of the Year will receive a boat portfolio taken by professional marine photographer, Brendan Fitzgerald of Fitz Marine Photography, presented in a handcrafted leather bound album worth £700!  The runner-up will get to enjoy a magnum of champagne.

In the Under-16 competition, the lucky winner will be presented with the brand new Nikon COOLPIX AW120 digital camera – which is waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof – whilst the runner-up will be awarded £50 worth of Amazon vouchers.
   
Entries can be submitted via an online form or by post.

Remember, the competition closes at midnight on Sunday 10th August, with the winning shots set to be unveiled at September’s PSP Southampton Boat Show.

Happy snapping!


Popular Bistrot Lounge Set to Open in Torquay

Posted: 4th August 2014

Restaurateurs behind a national chain are set be at the heart of the Palm Court redevelopment. French restaurant group Le Bistrot Pierre will open a flagship eatery in the seafront site creating at least 35 jobs.

"Abbey Sands is going to be a very striking addition to the Torquay seafront," said Rob Beacham, co-founder of Le Bistrot Pierre.

It will be a landmark building for Torbay and we are delighted to be part of such a prestigious scheme."

"The Le Bistrot Pierre approach to dining is relaxed and welcoming," said Mr Beacham.

"Each of our bistrots is styled a little differently to complement the building it is in but, whilst our look changes between each bistrot, customers can expect the same personal, attentive service and high quality simple French cookery to enjoy every day."

The company prides itself on preparing all food on site, from sauces through to desserts, in the style of typical continental bistrots.

Some food, such as the nutty flavoured St Marcellin cheese from Isere, the Toulouse sausage and the traditional escargot from Burgundy, are imported but they aim to source local suppliers wherever possible.

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Torquay Marina Celebrates the Season with Summer Party

Posted: 29th July 2014

Staff at Torquay Marina recently welcomed MDL berth holders to the Royal Torbay Yacht Club (RTYC), to celebrate the height of the boating season at their annual Summer Party. 

Sponsored by Sunseeker Torquay, the evening was a great success. Guests admired the beautiful setting of the yacht club, with its stunning backdrop of views out to sea, and made the most of the warm summer weather by mingling on the outside decking.

Talented local singer, Celine Dos Santos and her band treated guests to a brilliant live acoustic performance, adding to the relaxed atmosphere of the evening. An impressive firework display from Paignton seafront made a perfect end to the evening.

The team at Torquay Marina would like to say a big thank you to Sunseeker Torquay for their support and for helping to make the evening a special one.


10% Discount on New Bavarias

From 18th July 2014 until 31st July 2014
Clipper Marine - Hamble, Poole and Suffolk
Due to the current strength of the pound and some additional factory support, we can offer a special discount of 10% off any new Bavaria (excluding the Easy 9.7) ordered before 31st July 2014.* There are limited build slots available - once these are gone there will be no more, so don't miss out. Call your nearest Clipper office for full details now! Hamble Point Marina - 023 8060 5060 | Cobb's Quay Marina - 01202 916424 | Woolverstone Marina - 01473 780266 *subject to T&C's
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