MDL Marinas | Land Rover BAR: Two Tribes, One Choice

Posted: 2nd October 2015

The UK’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, has developed a powerful video to celebrate being signed as the Official UK Marina Partner for Land Rover BAR.

The video was made using a drone that filmed aerial shots of the Land Rover BAR team training and competing at their headquarters in Portsmouth. The video features a compelling script, which celebrates the dedication and training of the Land Rover BAR team values that are shared by the team at MDL.

‘Ropes whip, sails crack. hull creaks, wind screams.
Boom swings, crew scrambles, battling, winching, sailing, foiling… flying.
Preparing, securing, steadying, lifting... flying.’

Drones were also used to film the MDL teams hard at work at Hamble Point and Port Hamble, both situated on the River Hamble. The captivating footage promotes the likeness between the crew and the marina managers by highlighting the shared desire to win and succeed using a combination of hard work and determination.

The exciting video sees the MDL group get behind the team – as they compete on home waters for the first time – and join the nation to back Land Rover BAR’s quest to bring the Cup home.

To support the Team, MDL has provided essential access to the Solent to enable team training. Land Rover BAR has also been given full use of MDL’s network of leading marina locations and facilities across the south.

On behalf of the Team, Ben Ainslie commented: “It’s great to have MDL Marinas on board as our Official UK Marina Partner. As the leading marina operator in the UK and the longest-standing British marina group it was a natural fit. We are looking forward to closely working together on this momentous challenge.”

To keep up to date with the team and the America's Cup, visit our Online Portal.


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GJW Direct Presents Action Prize to MDL Berth Holder

Posted: 12th September 2015

To mark the first day of this year’s Southampton Boat Show, GJW Direct, MDL’s boat insurance partner, awarded a lucky berth holder with a Garmin Action Camera.

In the weeks running up to the Southampton Boat Show each of MDL’s UK marinas invited their berth holders to enter the draw with an added incentive of a prize given to the marina that submitted the best percentage of entries.

A large crowd gathered on Friday morning to find out who the winner was. The lucky berth holder was Bev Harrison from Shamrock Quay with the boat Topcat, who will receive the newly released to market VIRB X, which is a top of the range Garmin Action Camera.

The winning marina was Northney Marina who won two boxes of Prosecco. A box of Prosecco was also given to Shamrock Quay for coming in at a close second for submitting the best percentage of entrants.

Glen Wallis, Business Development Manager from GJW Direct, commented: “We had such a fantastic turnout with so many entrants and we were so lucky with the weather, it was a beautiful morning. What a great way to start this year’s Southampton Boat Show.”


MDL Marinas Appoints New Managing Director

Posted: 2nd September 2015

We are pleased to announce that Lesley Robinson (pictured) will succeed Eamonn Feeney as the new Managing Director for MDL Marinas.

The change comes as Eamonn recently announced his intention to retire after almost 5 years at the helm overseeing the continued growth and success of Europe’s leading marina group.

Eamonn said “I’ve really enjoyed my time with MDL, in what is a great industry with great people, and I’m personally pleased to be handing on a business in great shape to my successor. Whilst this is the first phase of my retirement plan I’ll be keeping up my links with the industry as I think I’ll find it hard to stay away.”

Lesley joins MDL Marinas as a proven business leader with a strong commercial, customer focused background across a broad range of fields. Lesley has operated at director level in the leisure, FMCG, media and technology sectors both internationally and in the UK and will be joining MDL from her most recent Director role at the Money Advice Service.
 
Lesley will join the business in early November and will be relocating to the Hamble area.
 
Lesley said “I’m delighted to be joining MDL and looking forward to getting started as soon as possible. I’m excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead for the business and to being part of the excellent team dedicated to serving MDL’s customers.”


MDL Gears Up for the 2015 Southampton Boat Show

Posted: 26th August 2015

MDL Marinas, Europe’s leading marina operator, is looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, when it will return once again to its impressive two-tier waterfront location.

Staff members will be on hand throughout the show to welcome berth holders and visitors to the stand and showcase MDL’s network of outstanding marinas in the UK and Europe. This year, the team will be running a competition to win a year’s free berthing at MDL’s stunning five-star Marina di Stabia. Located in the beautiful Bay of Naples in Italy, Marina di Stabia is a new generation superyacht facility offering long-term berthing opportunities at incredible rates. With 900 berths, the marina is located in close reach of a rich picking of famous scenic spots including Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi and Pompeii.

Freedom Berthing members will, as normal, benefit from exclusive hospitality in our MyMDL Lounge. The balcony offers a wonderful view over the boat show marina, ideal to enjoy a complimentary drink or two in the sun (should the weather be kind to us). Berth holders can also take advantage of free parking at Ocean Car Park in Ocean Village Marina. Simply hand in your parking ticket when presenting your card at the Freedom Berthing reception desk and we will exchange this for an exit pass.

The show will also see the MDL team recognise the achievement of a group of deserving young people who have completed their Sail Training Awards, during a special ceremony. The MDL-sponsored awards have been running for nearly 30 years, offering admirable young people - carefully selected due to their exceptional accomplishments, or for overcoming adverse personal circumstances – the opportunity of a lifetime aboard a training yacht operated by Ocean Youth Trust South.

Other highlights of the show for MDL include cheque presentations to two UK charities, Heroes on the Water and Julia’s House children’s hospice, thanks to Cobb’s Quay Marina’s fundraising efforts. The marina holds an annual fishing competition to raise funds for sailing charity, Heroes on the Water, which this year raised £650. The team also recently held a golf day at Bulbury Woods golf course, raising an incredible £2,000 for Julia’s House.

Our cleat challenge game, first seen at the America's Cup World Series event in Portsmouth, will make a welcome return. Those participating will have the chance to win a Henri Lloyd jacket by posting the fastest time during the course of the show.

MDL will also be announcing the results of its annual ‘MDL in Bloom’ competition, which rewards green-fingered marina teams across all 19 UK locations, who have been working hard throughout the summer to ensure that their sites are looking their best.

Adrien Burnand, Head of Marketing at MDL Marinas, commented: “The Southampton Boat Show is a real highlight of the boating calendar for us and a show at which we really enjoy exhibiting. We look forward to welcoming visitors, along with our existing berth holders for exclusive hospitality, and have lots of exciting events planned. The show also gives us a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of our staff and the young people receiving their Sail Training Awards.”


MDL Signed as Official UK Marina Partner of Land Rover BAR

Posted: 23rd August 2015

The UK’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, has signed a six-year deal to become the Official UK Marina Partner for Land Rover BAR. The exciting news sees the MDL group get behind the team and join the nation to back Land Rover BAR’s quest to “bring the Cup home”.

To support the Team, MDL has provided essential access to the Solent to enable team training. MDL Marina Consultancy, a division of MDL Marinas, recently project managed the design and construction of a high specification customised pontoon to complement the Land Rover BAR team’s innovative new headquarters in Portsmouth.  

Manufactured by Walcon Marine, the MDL-branded pontoon has been created with the highest quality materials, including continuous concrete flotation and beautiful sustainably-sourced hardwood decking. Strong attention to detail extends to the MDL logo embedded in the deck boards with a CNC machine – a first for the industry. The pontoon is fully serviced with water and electricity and lit with stainless steel lighting, recessed into the deck.

Dean Smith, Operations and Marketing Director at MDL Marinas, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as the UK Marina Partner for Land Rover BAR and to be part of the winning formula to help bring the America’s Cup home. We are a long-standing British company and are proud to be part of this historical moment. We are planning a number of events and opportunities in and around our marinas and will be getting our customers and teams fully involved in the excitement of it all. We will certainly be backing the Land Rover BAR team all the way.”

On behalf of the Team, Ben Ainslie commented: “It’s great to have MDL Marinas on board as our Official UK Marina Partner. As the leading marina operator in the UK and the longest-standing British marina group, it was a natural fit. We are looking forward to closely working together on this momentous challenge.”

Visit our Land Rover BAR Portal for all the latest information from the America's Cup, including team news and race results.


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Flare Amnesty & Open Day at Northney Marina

On the 23rd August 2015

Northney Marina will be holding an Open Day and Flare Amnesty Event and would love you to join us. Hampshire Marine Unit, in conjunction with Ramora, will offer free flare disposal and Hayling Island Lifeboat Crew will be offering a free lifejacket clinic. JayKay Boat Sales will be open for business along with Rib-X and complimentary refreshments will be available from the marina office.

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Marina Open Day and Flare Amnesty at Northney Marina

Posted: 7th August 2015

Northney Marina will be holding an Open Day and Flare Amnesty on Sunday 23rd August, in conjunction with Hampshire Marina Unit and explosive disposal specialists, Ramora UK.
The amnesty will be open from 10am to 3pm and visitors are invited to hand in their out-of-date flares for safe disposal.

Hampshire Marine Unit will also be offering their free ‘Immobilise’ service, allowing visitors to register their property on a secure online database, helping Police to identify the owners of recovered stolen items.

Hayling Island Lifeboat Crew will be in attendance and will be offering sea safety advice and a free ‘lifejacket clinic’. The team will be on hand to check lifejackets and provide advice for keeping safe when out on the water.  

A number of Northney Marina’s on-site tenants will also be taking part and will be open throughout the day. These include sportsboat, RIB and cruiser sales and boat brokerage, Jaykay Marine Sales, and RIB manufacturers, Rib-X.

All are welcome and complimentary refreshments will be available.


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