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MDL boasts 11 fully serviced boatyards in the UK, stretching from Plymouth to Ipswich.

Each one is recognised for its long tradition and experience in motorboat and yacht care, reinforced by our customers who return year after year to take advantage of this expertise. Coupled with an unrivalled choice of first-class marine service providers you'll find everything you need at an MDL boatyard to keep your boat in first class order.

But we don't just invest in our facilities - investment in our teams ensures that your boat is handled by people who care and use equipment designed for the task in hand. Our teams go to great lengths to make certain that whether we are providing boat lifting, storage ashore, pressure washing or towage, each service is delivered as the designer intended.

Our professional, highly qualified teams are also on hand to help identify quality providers. The wide range of marine trades and services available on site or close to our boatyards means we can put you in touch with experts specialising in everything from sail making and engine repairs to hull care and electronics. In fact, shore or afloat, we can cater for your every need.


We offer a range of services, including:

  • Pressure Washing - cleaning the boat hull with a high pressure water spray.
  • Lift, block off/load onto transport - boat lifted and placed in cradle or blocked off. Then lifted onto a transporter.
  • Relaunch/launch off transport - boat lifted off transporter and launched into the water.
  • Lift, hold and relaunch - boat lifted out of the water, held in slings for 30 minutes and then put back in the water.
  • Mast step single spreader - lifting single spreader mast and and placing the mast ready for fitting onto the boat.
  • Mast step double spreader - as above but for a double spreader mast.
  • Mast unstep single spreader - lifting single spreader mast from the boat.
  • Mast unstep double spreader - as above but for a double spreader mast.
  • Towing / boat movement - within and outside the marina basin.
  • Storage Ashore - boats that are taken out of the water and kept on land (normally in the winter months). Also for masts.

Please note that the services offered does vary between each boatyard.

Boatyard Services

For a full list of the options available at each of our boatyards, please select from the list to the right.


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