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Dry Stack is the increasingly popular way to store RIBs and motorboats up to 13 metres. And nobody does it better than MDL, the UK's leading Dry Stack provider.

When you don't need your boat, it's stored safely and securely out of the water at one of our superb marinas. When you do need it, we launch it for you on demand. Imagine the benefits: easy access, increased peace of mind, reduced boat maintenance costs, and much, much more when you choose Dry Stack Plus Otium.

Includes unlimited launching on demand 7 days a week.

How Dry Stack Plus Otium works for you

The Dry Stack Plus Otium service is all geared around your needs, so our service includes unlimited launching on demand - seven days a week, 365 days a year.

  • You simply call ahead to notify our team of your intended launch.
  • Our fully trained staff then safely move your boat from the rack to the water ready for your arrival.
  • When you return to the marina with your boat, our staff take care of everything once again.

Online Dry Stack booking system

For even greater ease, we’ve launched a new online booking system to allow Dry Stack customers to make advanced bookings to have their boats launched, ready for their next on water adventure.

Access to the new online dry stack booking system is via the MyMDL customer portal.

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By choosing MDL, the UK's most experienced Dry Stack operator, you can be sure of the very best hoist and stack facilities, all run to the highest professional standards by fully trained teams.

What's more, your Dry Stack berth will be in a prime boating location within a superb MDL marina. So, alongside the convenience of your Dry Stack berth, you'll find an unbeatable range of ancillary maintenance and repair services on-site, as well as other great marina facilities such as showers, toilets, car parking and WiFi internet access.

The Locations

Dry Stack is available at the following MDL locations:



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Dry Stack Plus Otium FAQs

Q: What are the size limits for boats stored in a Dry Stack berth?

A: Our Cobb's Quay and Hamble Point Dry Stack facilities can take boats up to 10 metres (32 ft). Saxon Wharf is able to accommodate boats up to 13 metres (43 ft).

Q: During what times does the Dry Stack Plus Otium launch and recovery service operate?

A: 8am to 8pm during the summer and 8am to dusk during the winter. For boating outside these times, the waiting pontoon at each marina can be used to allow an early morning or late evening departure / return.

Q: Once I have a Dry Stack berth, how do I arrange to launch my boat?

A: You simply use our online booking system or call the marina ahead to book a time slot.

Q: Can I store the boat just for summer?

A: Yes, we're happy to offer a monthly service if a Dry Stack berth is available at your chosen marina.

Q: Can I have a visitor berth in the marina?

A: Yes, as part of your Dry Stack Plus Otium package you are entitled to visitor berthing in your home marina. This is subject to availability and not for extended periods of time.

Q: Do you flush engines and wash the boat down?

A: We will always give the boat a quick rinse on the bottom to clean off saltwater, but we do not flush engines. If you would like to do this yourself then please book a ground rack with one of the Dry Stack team.

Q: I am upgrading my boat and not sure if it will fit?

A: Please speak to the Dry Stack team who will be more than happy to offer you a test lift.

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Dry Stacks Benefits

Good for you, even better for your boat

If you're an owner who wants to make the most of your boating time while also maximising the life and value of your craft, then dry stack is the solution for you.

MDL Dry Stack offers many benefits:

  • Easy to access out-of-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 and enhanced residual value.
  • Increased security and protection.
  • Use of superb marina facilities and on-site services.
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