Prize Draw Launched for 2015 Round the Island Race

Posted: 6th November 2014

What better incentive to compete in the annual Round the Island Race in 2015 as the ISC launches Prize Draw for three free entries!

Organised annually since 1931 by the Island Sailing Club (ISC), the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is one of the most iconic and best loved yacht races in the world, taking place annually on one day in June and starting and finishing in Cowes, Isle of Wight. The Race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and some 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and one of the largest participation sporting events in the UK.

Competitors come from all over the UK, from other parts of Europe and from as far away as Australia and the USA to race the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron 'line' in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. The Race provides a unique opportunity to watch world-renowned sailors racing against families and first timers. For those not competing, the Island and the South coast have many great vantage points to watch the Race unfold, such as the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Hurst Castle, and The Needles.

To entice you to enter this extraordinary yachting extravaganza, the ISC is running a PRIZE DRAW TO WIN ONE FREE ENTRY TO NEXT YEAR’S RACE ON 27TH JUNE!

The Draw, OPENING ON 10th NOVEMBER, will have one entry up for grabs on each of 9th January, 6th February and 6th March. So go for it and tick off another item on your to do list!

For more details on how to to enter, please visit

Good luck!

If your Prize Draw entry doesn’t get drawn, never fear! You can still enter the Race from 00.01 on 9th January 2015.

London Boat Show 2018

From 10th January 2018 until 14th January 2018

The new 5 day London Boat Show is a celebration of everything you can do on the water. Re-defined and re-imagined, this year’s world-famous show is set to be better than ever.

Climb aboard classic boats and modern yachts, pick up the latest marine technology, and spend quality time with some sailing legends.

Bringing a world of inspiration, on water experiences and exclusive deals, the London Boat Show 2018 will be packed with global, national and boutique brands, first looks, loads of retailers and even unique opportunities to get on the water indoors.

Come and visit us on the Which Marina? stand, WE012.

For More Information
Call: 01784 473377
Email: National Boat Shows

Free Storage Offer

From 1st November 2014 until 31st March 2015
S. D. Marine, Hamble Point Marina
If you buy one of the boats S. D. Marine Ltd have available for sale at Hamble Point Marina, you qualify for free storage ashore until 31st March 2015. This gives you the opportunity to purchase the boat you want, have it stored over the winter before preparing for the new season. Helping you to cut the cost during the expensive months of winter. Call us for more details on 023 8045 7278.

Plenty to See and Do this Weekend at Hamble Point Marina

Posted: 14th October 2014

With news of a mini heat wave forecast this weekend, why not join the team at Hamble Point Marina and enjoy a number of events taking place, including the popular Flare Amnesty, as well as the chance to book a personal slot to step on board and sea trial a J Boat of your choice.

This Saturday (18th October) will be the J Boat Open Day – offering a fantastic opportunity to come and view the J Boat of your choice. On display will be the J/70, J/80, J/88, J/95, J/97E, J/109, J/111 and J/122E, along with a dazzling array of brokerage boats on show. If you wish to book a slot to look around any of the models, or to undertake a demo sail, please just get in touch with the Key Yachting team by emailing or calling 023 8045 5669. On the day, the team will also be at the Ketch Rigger from 9.30am to assist with viewings and sailings.

Following this will be the popular Flare Amnesty (Sunday 19th October) which runs from 10am to 3pm at Hamble Point Marina in conjunction with the Hampshire Constabulary Marine unit and Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies. This event is being held in response to the growing problem of out-of-date flare disposal, which can leave owners facing severe penalties if they fail to follow the correct procedures.
On the day, the parties will be offering a “distress flare amnesty” for private boat owners and the chance to dispose of up to 10 flares per person free of charge*, with a request for a charitable donation. The monies raised by the organisers will go towards the purchase of sailing dinghies which they will then donate to local sailing clubs to be used by young people that may not get the chance to experience the sport of sailing.

There will also be flare demonstrations taking place on the day, which always makes for a popular and rare viewing.

In addition to the Flare Amnesty, the RNLI will be at the marina from 10am to 3pm offering free lifejacket checks. The team will be on hand to check your lifejackets are safe and teach useful tips on how to choose, fit and maintain your lifejacket.

Across the two days the Ketch Rigger will be serving up its delicious range of food including their traditional Sunday carvery from 12pm. The chef will serve up roast beef or roast of the day with Yorkshire pudding, with a selection of delicious fresh vegetables for £10.50 per person.

Hamble Point Marina is home to the largest broker network on the south coast with thousands of boats for sale from some of the world’s leading brands. If you’re looking for a new or used boat, you can be sure to find your ideal solution this weekend.  For details about the onsite brokers and brands, please visit

We look forward to welcoming you this weekend.

*Disposal of more than ten flares will only be possible by prior agreement.

WhisperPower Piccolo 4Kva Marine Generator

From 13th October 2014 until 31st December 2014
Sailfish Marine, Shamrock Quay
Special introductory price on this compact and quiet running marine generator New! WhisperPower Piccolo 4Kva variable speed marine generator - special introductory price of £3,695.00 plus VAT and delivery until the end of December 2014. We're also offering special prices on installation packages. Full details can be found on our website.

10% Discount on Winter Lay Up & Service

From 10th October 2014 until 30th November 2014
Golden Arrow Marine, Shamrock Quay
IT’S TIME TO WINTERISE It may seem odd with the sun not long gone down at the end of a fantastic summer of boating, but it’s time to think about winter servicing and winterisation. Winter service is essential to the long term health of a marine engine no matter what size or type or how much use it has had. During use the oil absorbs contaminants and condensation from the combustion process and the harsh environment in which it operates. This contaminated oil should be removed and replaced with fresh clean marine grade lubricating oil and the best time to do this is before the winter layup. Leaving contaminated oil in the engine over the winter will lead to greater wear and tear and reduced engine life. Combining an end of season service with winterisation is the best care you can give your engine to maintain your investment. Arranging your winter service and winterisation now takes away the worry and sleepless nights when the weather forecasters predict a sudden cold snap. If you also book your recommissioning at the same time you can be sure your boat is up and running when you want it at the start on next season. For bookings received before the end of November 2104 we are offering 10% discount on parts used. So whether you have an outboard motor, a yacht auxiliary or a pair of high performance diesel engines it is time to get your winter maintenance booked. And don’t forget the generator if you have one fitted, they need the same maintenance as a propulsion engine.

RNLI Lifejacket Clinic at Hamble Point Marina

On the 19th October 2014

Are your lifejackets safe? Learn useful tips on how to choose, fit and maintain your lifejacket.  Bring along your lifejacket to a free RNLI Lifejacket clinic at Hamble Point Marina on 19th October between 10am and 3pm.

We will also have our Flare Amnesty running on the same day.

For More Information
Call: 023 8045 2464
Email: Hamble Point Marina

J Boats Open Day at Hamble Point Marina

On the 18th October 2014

The sun is out and shining here in Hamble still!! so come and join us on Saturday 18th October for a J Boat Day!!

A fantastic opportunity to come and view the J boat of your choice. We will have the J/70, J/80, J/88, J/95, J/97E, J/109, J/111 and J/122E and a dazzling array of brokerage boats to show you too.

To ensure you get maximum time to look round the boats please just drop us a line or ring the office to indicate your model(s) of interest and when you'd like to take a peek. Demo sails are also available on request.

The Key Yachting Team will be at the Ketch Rigger at Hamble Point from 09:30 onwards.

For More Information
Call: 023 8045 5669
Email: Mary Sutherland

For More Information
Call: 023 8045 5669
Email: Mary Sutherland