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.

Flare Amnesty Day at Hamble Point Marina

On the 15th May 2016

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 15th May 2016, which conincides with the second day of the Hamble Point Boats on Show.

The disposal of out-of-date flares is a growing problem for boat owners who face severe penalties if they fail to follow the correct procedures.

Come down to the marina between 10am and 3pm to dispose of your flares safely.

For More Information
Call: 023 8045 2464
Email: Nic Parton
Website: http://www.hamblepointboatsonshow.co.uk

Cummins Engine Company Port Tour

From 14th April 2015 until 15th April 2015

All berth holders and tenants are invited to Hamble Point Marina when the Cummins Engine Company Port Tour visits on 14th and 15th April 2015. Cummins will have some new products on display and you can discuss with their sales and service staff any questions you might have. Learn more about Cummins Marine diesel power solutions and support for a wide range of applications.

Come and join the Cummins marine experts for some light refreshments and find out more about Cummins range of marine solutions for commercial applications. As well as a wide range of brochures, specification sheets and branded merchandise they will be showcasing the following Cummins products:

  • QSB7-DM and QSM11-DM Auxiliary
  • QSK19-M Propulsion
  • Cummins Onan Genset 6kW
  • C Command Control Panel
  • Cummins Genuine Parts
  • Fleetguard Filters and Coolants
  • Valvoline Premium Blue Engine Oils


For More Information
Call: 07747 474308
Email: Francois Herman

Hamble Point Easter Egg Hunt and meet the Easter Bunny

On the 5th April 2015

This Easter the Hamble Point kids (even the grown up ones) can join us in hunting out Easter Eggs in the marina.  We will be keeping the parents happy by keeping the kids happy! There might even be an appearance from the Easter Bunny along the way. Join us for our first event of the year!

For More Information
Call: 02380 452464
Email: hamblepoint@mdlmarinas.co.uk

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.

Free Berth Competition Winner Announced

Posted: 30th March 2015

We have now drawn the winner of our free berth competition and are pleased to be welcoming Barry Walker and his family to Hamble Point Marina at the start of the new season.

Barry was offered the chance to berth at any of our UK marinas with his boat and will enjoy all of the benefits included in the Freedom Berthing package, including access to the largest cruising network in Europe with complimentary berthing at over 90 marinas, as well as benefits including fuel at cost, unlimited free WiFi and discounted boatyard services.

Barry was given a tour by marina manager, Nic Parton who also presented them with some flowers, chocolate and wine as a welcome.

Barry and his wife Mary took up sailing when he retired in 2011 and bought their yacht, a Hunter Legend 340 from MDL’s Port Hamble Marina. He was delighted with his win, commenting: “I was so surprised and excited when I received the phone call to let us know we’d won the berth. We chose Hamble Point Marina as most of our sailing is in and around the Solent so it is a perfect location for us. We were so pleased when we were told there was a berth available and we’d like to say a big thanks to the marina manager, Nic for the great welcome we got and for showing us around. We were very impressed with the facilities and look forward to berthing our boat there in April.”

More information on Hamble Point Marina can be found here.

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Dry Stack Berthing on the Hamble Just £309 Per Month for a 7m Boat

Posted: 13th February 2015

Great for your boat – now even better value for you.

There’s great news for those looking for a convenient dry stack berth in an unbeatable location, with Hamble Point Marina offering excellent value for the season ahead. You can be safe in the knowledge you are storing your boat with the UK’s most experienced dry stack provider, and Europe’s leading marina group, with annual berths just £309 a month for a 7 metre boat.

The dry stack facility at Hamble Point Marina is one of the best in the UK, offering dry berthing for boats up to 10m at one of the UK’s most prestigious boating locations.

A fantastic way of storing RIBs and motorboats, the slick system offers unlimited launching on demand seven days a week, 365 days a year. You simply call ahead or turn up and have your boat placed in the water ready to go. When you don’t need your boat, it’s stored safely and securely out of the water.

There are so many benefits to dry stack berthing including:

  • Easy-to-access out-of-the-water storage for your motorboat
  • Unlimited launching on demand, seven days a week
  • No need for antifouling
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Reduced salt water deterioration
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Enhanced residual value
  • Increased security and protection
  • Use of superb marina facilities and on-site services
  • An experienced, fully-trained team who know exactly how to handle your boat

Freedom Berthing members not only enjoy a 12-month home for their boat and access to the superb marina facilities and on-site services, but also receive a whole stack of benefits including complimentary stays at MDL’s entire network of marinas - perfect for a day trip to Ocean Village or to drop in for lunch at Banana Wharf in Port Hamble. The many other benefits include fuel at cost, unlimited WiFi and the most generous discount of any boatyard service provider.

Alan Weeks is a Freedom Berthing customer at Hamble Point Marina, who uses the dry stack storage facilities for his boat, Cordisque. He commented: “Hamble Point Marina is ideally located for easy access to the Solent and the dry stack storage services at the marina are very convenient. A quick phone call from me, and my boat is always in the water in less than an hour. The Freedom Berthing scheme offers even more flexibility, allowing us to berth at any other MDL marina when we go out on the water. In the past couple of months we have visited Cobb’s Quay Marina, Hythe Marina Village and Ocean Village Marina using this service. The marina’s prime location on the River Hamble, with its good facilities, together with the added benefits of Freedom Berthing and fuel at cost, makes remaining at Hamble Point an easy decision.”

Nic Parton, Marina Manager at Hamble Point Marina, commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer customers even greater value for the 2015 boating season. We are always looking at ways to enhance our customers’ boating and look forward to welcoming even more owners to dry stack this year. It is very important to us at MDL that we are constantly reviewing our offering in order to maintain our position as Europe’s leading marina operator.”

The dry stack facility at Hamble Point Marina is just one of the class-leading options from MDL Marinas. In addition, Cobb’s Quay Marina, which was the first dry stack system and the largest in the UK, offers 240 berths for motorboats up to 10m. However, if you are looking for secure dry berthing for larger models, Saxon Wharf in Southampton also offers berthing, on-demand launching and lifting for boats up to 13 metres.

What’s more, all dry stack berths are in prime boating locations within superb marinas. So alongside the convenience of your dry stack berth, you will find an unbeatable range of ancillary maintenance and repair services on-site, as well as great marina facilities such as showers, toilets and car parking.

Call Nic Parton and the team for a competitive quote today on 023 8045 2464. You can also visit www.mdldrystack.co.uk for more information.