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A quick update on our tenants

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During these difficult times, we just wanted to give you a quick update on our fantastic tenants. Many are still working within Government rules and some are finding alternative and innovative ways to keep in touch with customers and continue to provide a service while the current situation keeps us all indoors.

Force 4 has started a new daily Q&A on Facebook called Force4 at 4. Even though the shops are temporarily closed, the teams want to continue to support the local sailing community. MDL berth holders can find F4’s experts on Facebook from 4pm-5pm every day. Lawrence, Pip, Billy and Leigh will be standing by to give advice on all things sailing and boating.

Can’t make 4pm? No problem, you can add your questions to the discussion panel at any time of the day, and someone will answer it for you between 4-5pm.

Force 4’s website www.force4.co.uk is open as usual with a small mail order team. Berth holders can continue to call on 0345 1300 710 or email sales@force4.co.uk to place orders.

The Shamrock Quay based sea school, First Class Sailing, is running live online navigation classes. Learn from scratch or cement what you already know in an instructor-led, online group learning environment from the safety and comfort of your own home.

For more information or to sign up visit https://www.firstclasssailing.com/rya-theory-courses

Nicolle Associates based at our Hamble Point Marina has a fantastic range of new and used boats for sale on its website.

The team is available to have a chat and provide further information on any boat that catches your eye. Just call 023 8045 2112 or email info@findaboat.co.uk.

Check out their online listings http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/nicolle.

Bertie & Crew at our marina in Brixham has opened an online shop to serve customers both near and far during this challenging time. A family run business, the team has chosen unique and unusual items of ladies and gents clothing, artwork, gifts inspired by the sea and jewellery for you to buy online.

You can shop here.

Sea Chest, based at our Queen Anne’s Battery Marina, Plymouth, may be closed for the duration but its online store is still fully operational with a large range of nautical books and charts. Shop Now at www.seachest.co.uk.

The team is also very happy to chat and give advice on 01752 222012 or email sales@plymouthseachestltd.co.uk.

Michael Schmidt & Partner Yacht Brokers at our Hamble Point Marina is presenting boats for sale using online 360° tours, offering virtual visits to a boat until you can get on it for real. Please call the team on 023 8045 5714 if you find a boat you like on the website, and they will send you on a tour.

Total Marine Electrical, a Kicker Marine Audio dealer at our Cobb’s Quay Marina, has just opened an eBay site to supply customers with Kicker Marine Audio products, and the team is also offering free delivery. Shop Now Here.

Coast Vibe, a nautical gift and home accessories shop at our Brixham Marina is temporarily closed, but there is an online shop for all your interior design needs. Shop now at www.coastvibe.co.uk.

Hamble Point based lighting and control specialist Lumacon is available over the phone to discuss design, installation and integration of LED lighting on your boat.

Visit the website or give the team a call on 023 8115 9320 for more information on the range of products dedicated to the leisure marine environment. Alternatively, please email info@lumacon.co.uk.

Fine Design Marine at Cobb's Quay would be delighted to chat to you over the phone about its new and used boats. Savings are available on new boats from Ocean Master, Cormate, White Shark, Yamarin, Skipper, Karnic and Clear Powerboats. For further information give them a call on 01202 465327, email boats@finedesign-marine.co.uk or visit www.finedesign-marine.co.uk.

Dealers for Nordstar and SUR Marine, the team at MCC Marine, based at our Hamble Point Marina, is still available to discuss new and used boat sales. Whether buying or selling, contact MCC Marine by phone on 023 8045 6116, email craig@mccmarineservices.co.uk or visit www.mccmarine.co.uk.

Until its customers are able to view the boats in person, X-Yachts is giving them an opportunity to take a more in-depth look around the pre-owned and new X-Yachts for sale via video tours. Check out the tour of the Xc 50 here. For more information contact the Hamble Point based X-Yachts team on 023 8045 3377 or visit https://www.x-yachts.com/

Clarke & Carter Interyacht (Kent) Ltd based at our Chatham Maritime Marina has a large range of used yachts and motorboats for sale on its website.

The team is available to have a chat and provide further information on any boat that catches your eye. Just call 01634 571605 or email kent@clarkeandcarter.co.uk

Check out their listings at https://www.clarkeandcarter.co.uk/boats-for-sale/

Ancasta, based at our Port Hamble Marina, will be opening the doors to The Ancasta Virtual USED Boat Show on Thursday 21st May 2020. The show will include over 100 quality used sail and power boats on display. Visitors will be able to compare and contrast different models, take time to view details or jump onboard to take a look around via 360-degree tours.

Ancasta’s staff will be on-hand to answer any questions about the boats, specs and delivery times.

Unlike normal boat shows, there’re no queues, no need to remove shoes, or even leave the comfort of your sofa.

For more information, visit https://ancasta.com/news/the-ancasta-virtual-boat-show-2020/

As the UK's South Coast Dealers for Dufour Yachts, Universal Yachting based at our Mercury Yacht Harbour are still available to discuss new and pre-owned Dufour sales.

Visit the newly launched Dufour Virtual Marina to view the entire Dufour range including the launch of the New Dufour 61 and please call for a guided tour.

Alternatively talk to Universal Yachting about your future sailing plans and find out more about their RYA Sailing School, fleet of yachts available to charter in the Solent or their owner care packages.

For more information, contact Universal Yachting by phone on 023 8045 8737, email chris@universalyachting.com or visit www.universalyachting.com.

Saxon Wharf based Ocean Safety is running some attractive offers during this lockdown period on flares and strobes, and Typhoon bags. Click on the links for details:

Flares | Bags

Although their classrooms may be closed, Elite Sailing, based at our Chatham Maritime Marina is still available to discuss future training and charter holidays. The RYA Training Centre also offers Distance Learning courses for RYA Day Skipper Theory and Yachtmaster Theory. View details on their website https://www.elitesailing.co.uk/shorebased-courses/distance-learning/ and follow them on Facebook @EliteSailing.

Dolphin Sails, based at our Hamble Point Marina, is available to give advice on sail maintenance. Give the team a call on on +44 (0)1255 243366, drop them an email at sails@dolphin-sails.com or ask The Pod – their FB group for all things boating!

Volspec Ltd is still available to support customers looking for genuine Volvo Penta parts. Although operating with a skeleton staff, the team of Parts Administrators is working around the clock to process, pack and dispatch orders within the usual delivery times. With the largest stock of genuine parts in the UK, 'Express' orders are currently arriving with customers within 1-2 days. Find out more: https://mailchi.mp/19d17ce68a4a/order-parts-online-3928282

Based in Plymouth at our Queen Anne's Battery marina, Atlantic Yachts is holding a Big Stock Discount Event from 20th April - 3rd May. Take a virtual tour of the Jeanneau range, and if you place a new order with a deposit during the lockdown you will receive a discounted price from that advertised. For more information visit https://www.atlantic-yachts.co.uk/event-details/big-stock-discounts or call Atlantic Yachts on 01752 600120 or email info@atlantic-yachts.co.uk.

The Boathouse Hotel & Restaurant based at Hythe Marina Village is offering rooms at special rates for key workers who need to be onsite in the local area. Due to the Covid 19 regulations, there is no bar or restaurant service but a continental breakfast will be delivered to the room free of charge. For more information, email info@boathousehythe.co.uk or phone 023 8084 4066.

Shamrock Marina based marine engineering and maintenance firm, Motive Marine, would like to offer MDL berth holders a choice of two services to ensure boats are in tip top condition when the lockdown restrictions are finally eased. 1) A weekly, fortnightly or monthly 12-point inspection, whether ashore or afloat and 2) Carrying out of any maintenance tasks neglected prior to the lockdown - they would endeavour to complete this before you next are able to get down to your boat. Both offers would be carried out, strictly in accordance with the Government guidelines. To find out more please call 023 8023 2009 or email confid@motivemarine.co.uk.

This list is by no means exhaustive. We’re checking in with all our tenants and will update you on their status as soon as we know what they’re doing. 28/04/2020

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