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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 MDL Dry Stack.

Includes unlimited launching on demand 7 days a week.


How MDL Dry Stack works for you

The MDL Dry Stack 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.
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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.

Annual berth holders also enjoy exclusive membership of Freedom Berthing, which entitles you to free visitor berthing in the UK, Spain, Italy and France, fuel at cost, unlimited free MDL WiFi and much more.


Dry Stacks FAQs

Q: What are the size limits for boats stored in an MDL 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 MDL Dry Stack 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 an MDL Dry Stack berth, how do I arrange to launch my boat?

A: You simply call the marina ahead to book a time slot, or just turn up and your boat will be launched in the next available 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.

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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.

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.
  • Freedom Berthing membership including free visitor berthing in the UK, Spain, Italy and France, fuel at cost and unlimited MDL WiFi.
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