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The MDL Team

The MDL team includes experienced and professionally qualified specialists in all facets of marina development and marina operations. As well as the UK base, MDL has an office in Spain with an experienced representative. During the course of 50 years’ operating in the marina sector, we have developed a complete in-house management and development resource that is not only self-sufficient but broad in its experience and knowledge. Meet the Team

MDL and the Environment

The beautiful locations of our marinas deserve special consideration if we are to enjoy them in years to come. MDL recognises that virtually all the activities of the Company, and that of our customers and tenants, have some impact on the environment. That is why MDL is committed to environmental improvement, employs a dedicated Environmental Policy Manager and supports The Green Blue; the environmental awareness campaign for the boating community. Read More

Solar Energy

Since 2018, we’ve been investing in solar panels to efficiently convert the sun’s energy to be used on-site. By working with Your Eco, we’ve now got close to 1,000 solar panels on buildings at five of our marinas, which in 2020 generated 120,346 Kwh of electricity. View the Data

Sail Training Awards

Over the last two decades, the MDL Sail Training Awards has given more than 140 young people the sailing adventure of a lifetime, in recognition of their personal achievements in the face of adversity. Inspirational young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected for a week’s sailing trip on board Prolific, operated by Ocean Youth Trust South. Read more

This Marina Life Podcasts

This Marina Life is our monthly podcast, talking all things marinas, boating and the marine environment for those who share a love of the water. In each episode, marine podcaster, Ceri Hurford-Jones, is joined by members of the MDL senior management team together with leading experts, partners and berth holders across the MDL community to discuss a wide range of trending topics, from exciting marine innovations and events to pressing green issues. Listen Here


At MDL we’re well aware that its people, not pontoons, who ensure our success. That’s why we go to great lengths to choose the right people to join us – energetic, enthusiastic and talented individuals who share our passion for first-class customer service. If you’re thinking of working in marina management, administration or are interested in marina operations generally, there’s no better place to make your career. View our vacancies


When it comes to successful marina operations, no other company has more experience or offers greater expertise than MDL. Established in 1973, we’re now Europe's leading marina group currently operating 20 major marinas and boatyards and managing over 7,000 berths.

Through Passeport Escales, we offer the largest marina network available from any operator – over 160 marinas in the UK, Spain, France and Portugal.

Holiday Parks

Set in 22 acres of beautiful parkland on the River Orwell, Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park is the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life. Our luxury lodges are designed to bring you closer to nature, with numerous walking and cycling routes within easy reach. If you’re looking to get out on the water, there is a sailing school located at the marina and yacht chartering closer to town.

Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park offers the choice of self-catering accommodation, available all year, or campsite and touring facilities open from March to October. The park is ideally situated for reaching the many attractions in Hamble and the surrounding areas.

Commercial Property

MDL Marinas boasts a variety of large and small industrial, office, and retail properties in prime marine locations, all available on flexible lease terms and at competitive rents. Managed by MDL Marina Estates, we provide full facilities to over 400 tenants in the extensive marine trades and services, all with access to MDL’s customers, marinas and boatyard facilities.

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