MDL Marinas' summer deals have landed!

Posted: 2nd July 2018

Summer is officially here and a glorious season out on the water is underway. At MDL Marinas that means one thing – it’s time for our famous summer offers. There are great deals of up to 55% off across the group, up and down the Thames and along the Solent coastline.

If you’re not yet an MDL member, enjoy cruising some of the most beautiful coastlines and waterways in the UK from the country’s finest marinas with two months’ summer berthing from just £350.

If your boat is in need of a lift and scrub, our boatyards have come up with generous deals - up to £380 off - to make sure boats are gleaming for the summer ahead. Prices start from just £16 per metre for a lift, pressure wash and relaunch at Shamrock and Hythe marinas in Southampton.

For further details on the full range of offers available at MDL marinas this summer visit www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/offers.


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Summer scrub - WLV

SUMMER SCRUB OFFER:

Lift, pressure wash and relaunch for £14.30 per metre*

Available 1st July 2018 to 31st August 2018.

*offer only available to Woolverstone berth holders. 

Marina Day 2018

On the 9th June 2018

Which MDL site will you be heading to on Marina Day? Open to everyone, we’re throwing fun-packed family days out across the group on June 9th.
 
With plenty to do and try on the water, jaw-dropping displays, food stalls, great music and perhaps the odd tipple, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer’s day.
 
Highlights from around the group include jet ski safaris at Sparkes, the Bomb Squad and their robots at Queen Anne’s Battery, jet rib rides with Saber at Shamrock Quay, a flyboarding display and light show at Torquay, an open-air cinema at Mercury Yacht Harbour, sea kayaking at Woolverstone and lots more besides.

Events are being held at the following MDL marinas:

  • Chatham Maritime Marina, Kent
  • Hythe Marina Village, near Southampton
  • Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble
  • Northney Marina, Hayling Island
  • Ocean Village Marina, Southampton
  • Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth
  • Shamrock Quay, Southampton
  • Torquay Marina, Torquay
  • Woolverstone Marina, Ipswich

Please click here for a full list of events.

Special Norwegian Fjords offer for MDL Members

Posted: 2nd May 2018

Circa 1500 miles plus see some amazing sights, berths are available on a Challenger 72 that will sail from Portsmouth to the Norwegian Fjords and back.
 
The plan is to depart from Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth on 13th May and get to Norway 5 or 6 days later. Stavanger will probably be the first port of call. You’ll then spend 5 or 6 days exploring the dramatic fjords before reaching Bergen where we'll then head back down the North Sea through the oil and gas fields and on to Portsmouth.
 
Price is usually £1677 and includes all food on board, fuel, gas, oilskins and insurance. For MDL Members this has been reduced to £1425, a saving of 15%!
 
This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to build miles and get experience of a watch system / night watches / sailing up and down the North Sea / through the Dover Straits / navigating in the Fjords etc.
 
Challenger 72 is an extremely seaworthy yacht and built to sail around the world, a feat it has accomplished twice. A professional skipper and mate will also be provided.

Visit the First Class Sailing website for more information.


Saturday June 9th is Marina Day!

Posted: 27th April 2018

Which MDL site will you be heading to on Marina Day? Open to everyone, we’re throwing fun-packed family days out across the group on June 9th.
 
With plenty to do and try on the water, jaw-dropping displays, food stalls, great music and perhaps the odd tipple, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer’s day.
 
Marina Day started life at our Sant Carles Marina in Catalonia in 2015 and was such a hit that by last summer, the idea had spread right across Spain. We decided it was high time that our UK sites joined the party – we're hoping that other marinas will come on board next year and make this an annual, UK-wide extravaganza.
 
It’ll be a great opportunity for our members to mingle and bring along their friends and family, who are curious about life on the water. There’ll be plenty to entertain the little ones and those who are more comfortable on dry land.
 
Highlights from around the group include jet ski safaris at Sparkes, the Bomb Squad and their robots at Queen Anne’s Battery, jet rib rides with Saber at Shamrock Quay, a flyboarding display and light show at Torquay, an open-air cinema at Mercury Yacht Harbour, sea kayaking at Woolverstone and lots more besides.
 
If you’re already a member of MDL, why not make the most of your Freedom Berthing membership and check out the action at another MDL marina - or maybe two?
 
Just some of the activities taking place at a marina near you can be found here!


Father's Day at MDL's Marinas

On the 17th June 2018
A thank you to all the Dads from MDL Marinas. Come down to your marina for a special Trolley of Treats or gifts from the marina office.
For More Information
Email: enquiries@mdlmarinas.co.uk

And we’re off!

Posted: 2nd April 2018

It was wonderful to see so many of you celebrating the start of the new season during the Easter weekend. Even if the weather wasn’t entirely spring-like for everyone, waterside treats from the Easter bunny and a steady stream of hot cross buns emerging from the dock offices certainly set the mood.
 
What’s more, with a packed schedule of events on and off the water this summer, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to burn off any excess calories all those chocolate eggs.
 
Here are a few shots of the Easter bunny dishing out treats to members at Torquay (including one young sailor who exchanged all her dummies for an Easter egg!) and Queen Anne’s Battery. The office at Ocean Village was packed with around 50 members who called in to toast the new season with friends old and new.


Set sail for a fun-filled season with MDL

Posted: 29th March 2018

With winter finally, if reluctantly, giving way to spring, we’re excited about a fantastic summer of cruising and events.

The teams have been hard at work getting the marinas ready. The winter dredging programme is wrapped up – with a £1million investment every year, it’s no small undertaking. In 2016, enough material was dredged to fill more than 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The upgrade at Ocean Village is continuing, with a smart new look and members already enjoying the spa, gym, restaurants and bars at the luxurious Harbour Hotel on the waterfront. At Cobb’s Quay, a new a 40 ton hoist has been installed, meaning larger boats can now be accommodated.

As you’d expect, we’ve been planning our social calendar with as much attention to detail! Big news for this year is Marina Day on June 9th. After the enormous success of the inaugural family open day event at our Sant Carles marina in Spain in 2015 – the popular celebration spread to marinas across Spain within two years – we’re bringing the fiesta to the UK. It’ll be a day of music, food, fun on the water and entertainment into the evening. Don’t miss it.

Just a few of the other social highlights this year include ‘dress as you please day’ at Ocean Village in June (with prizes, of course!), outdoor film nights in July and August at Northney, adventure golf complete with cream teas at Hythe in June, the British Firework Championships at Queen Anne’s Battery in August and a beer and wine festival in September at Bray.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you, do pop into the site offices to say hello and don’t forget to make the most of your Freedom Berthing membership to visit other marinas in the group this season – and maybe even complete the set!


Meet MDL’s Romsey Relay Marathon All Stars!

Posted: 21st March 2018

Helping the next generation to discover the joys of life on the water is something MDL is passionate about.  For over 20 years, we’ve supported the Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) South, a wonderful charity that gives hundreds of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people their first taste of sailing.

On May 13th, to raise vital funds, an MDL team will be running (and possibly struggling) around the grounds of Broadlands House outside Romsey in Hampshire for the third annual Romsey Relay Marathon.

Our team is made up of engineers, a HR administrator, our head of marketing and two directors. Team members have varying degrees of running experience, from marathon veterans to complete newbies.

Dan, Ollie, Adrien, Jo, Dean, Jane, Mike and Ben will each run a 2.6 mile leg of the course, competing alongside 130 other teams.

We’d love your support to help us reach our fundraising target of £1,000 and continue to support OYT South and all the incredible work they do. Sponsor us here.

For more information about the charity, visit their website at www.oytsouth.org

Thank you!

Those participating are: Dan Chamberlain (Marina Development Advisor), Oliver Witt (Projects Assistant), Adrien Burnand (Head of Marketing), Jo Meekley (Project Manager - Civils & Marine), Dean Smith (Commercial Director), Jane Whitcher (Payroll & HR Administrator), Mike Glanville (Director of Operations) and Dr Ben Carroll (Assistant Project Manager).


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