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Mercury Yacht Harbour Lifts First Boat and Launches New Boatyard Service

Posted: 7th July 2015

On 1st July Mercury Yacht Harbour officially opened its new boatyard by lifting “Top Secret Too” – the very first boat to benefit from the fantastic range of new marine services available on-site.

The team at Mercury Yacht Harbour celebrated the event in the traditional fashion with some bubbly and the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon across the hoist dock.  

The very first customer using the boatyard, Mr Clive Willis, said: “I would like to thank the friendly, helpful and professional team at Mercury Yacht Harbour for their efficient service which made fixing an engine fault a lot easier.”

As an opening offer, Mercury Yacht Harbour customers can benefit from a lift, pressure wash, up to seven days storage ashore and a re-launch, all for the price of £35 per metre LOA (inc. VAT).

Details of Mercury Yacht Harbour’s new boatyard services can be found here or by calling the Mercury team on 023 8045 5994.


New Marine Services Operations at Mercury Yacht Harbour

Posted: 1st July 2015

We are pleased to announce that as of today (1st July) we are launching the new Marine Services operation at Mercury Yacht Harbour. Previously run by Hamble Yacht Services, the yard will now be run by the fully trained and experienced MDL boat lifting team. 

We have invested in the boatyard over the past few months and you can now enjoy new modern equipment and cradles – ensuring it is one of the leading boatyards in the Solent. The great news is that you will now also benefit from the 30% discount on boatyard services and complimentary storage ashore options which you automatically receive by being a member of Freedom Berthing.

The MDL team will be able to lift, pressure wash, store and launch boats up to 20 tons and you can be guaranteed a great service with our experienced on-site team, as well as benefitting from our summer and winter offers and support available for general maintenance. The launch of the new operation coincides with our summer lifting offer where all of our customers can take advantage of a discounted lift, pressure wash, up to seven days storage ashore and re-launch for £35 per metre LOA (including VAT).

The boatyard offers a very clean and sheltered facility and really is perfect for both summer and winter maintenance and repair there is now no need for Mercury Customers to travel to our other marinas to get a lift out.

Neil Salter, General Manager of MDL’s Hamble Marinas is proud to be able to offer the full MDL service to his customers at Mercury Yacht Harbour: “The MDL Marine Services team are second to none; they really do provide an excellent and thorough service which I know our customers will enjoy. We always strive to make sure our customers have the best possible experience at Mercury Yacht Harbour and I know that by adding the MDL Marine Services we are only enhancing and improving that experience.”


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

Hamble Boat Show Proves a Resounding Success

Posted: 23rd May 2015

Organisers and exhibitors recently welcomed a record 1,600 people to the Hamble Boat Show, held at MDL’s Hamble Point Marina. Each year, the free event celebrates the start of the boating season and brings together boating enthusiasts and members of the local community for an action-packed family weekend on and off the water.

This year’s show attracted a high number of quality exhibitors, including SBS, Rib Shack Marine, Cornish Crabbers, Marco Marine and HeliAir. The event is renowned as being one of the South’s most popular new and used boat shows, showcasing boats for all budgets, from day boats to sports boats, cruisers and RIBs.

A family friendly event, visitors were able to enjoy on-water displays and many more took advantage of the opportunity to actually get out on the water and take RIB rides in conjunction with C2 RIBS and the RYA Active Marina Programme. Hambledon Wineries also reported a great show with strong sales and the Coffee Cruiser saw a solid demand for refreshments throughout the weekend.

Visitors to the show also took advantage of the Distress Flare Amnesty that was run in conjunction with the Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit, and nearly 1,400 out-of-date flares were handed in between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 17th May.

Nic Parton, Manager of Hamble Point Marina, commented: “This year’s Hamble Boat Show has proved to be another resounding success. We have had very positive feedback from both visitors and exhibitors. Visitor numbers were significantly up on last year, no doubt helped by the weather and also the impressive list of exhibitors we attracted. The exhibitors also reported a good show, with many securing sales and gaining strong new leads. A number of companies have already voiced their commitment to next year’s show.”

The show is part of the BMF's "On the Water" initiative, which aims to encourage the nation to get out on the water.


Round The Island Race 2016

On the 2nd July 2016

The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight.  This year the event takes place on Saturday 2nd July. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round 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.

Hamble Point Marina is the closest mainland marina to the start line and is a very poular base both before and after the race. Berths are booking up very quickly so please give us a call to secure your berth to avoid dissapointment. Alternative berths can also be found at our sister locations at Port Hamble Marina and Mercury Yacht Harbour.

For More Information
Call: 023 8045 2464
Email: Hamble Point Marina
Website: http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk

Mercury Yacht Harbour's Great British Breakfast Party

On the 23rd May 2015

We would like to invite all Mercury Yacht Harbour berth holders to our Great British Breakfast Party at Waters Edge, Mercury Yacht Harbour on Saturday May 23rd between 9am and 11pm. You will enjoy a cooked breakfast with tea, coffee and orange juice included. This will be a great way to start the Bank Holiday weekend, so please come and join us!

We have a limited number of tickets, so please call into the Marina Office or contact us using the details below.

For More Information
Call: 023 8045 5994
Email: Colin Jefferies

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

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.


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