Spotlight on MDL’s Hamble Marinas

Spotlight on MDL’s Hamble Marinas

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MDL’s Hamble Marinas – your gateway to the Solent…

Europe’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, operates three 5 star Gold Anchor award-winning marinas on the River Hamble – Hamble Point Marina, Port Hamble Marina and Mercury Yacht Harbour. Offering easy access to the world famous waters of the Solent, all three marinas enjoy idyllic surroundings and are situated at the heart of the South Coast’s sailing scene.

Hamble is a picturesque destination, which is ideal for anyone wanting to discover some of Hampshire’s best coastline and countryside. With superb riverside views, Hamble village and its quaint surroundings offers a beautiful dining and leisure experience.

Hamble is steeped in history – the village played a role in the World War II D-Day landings, as well as being the original home of the aircraft training centre for iconic planes including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

hamble-point-marinaYou can sit and watch boats cruise along the river from one of its many pubs and restaurants, which serve up a delicacy of local delights, including the Ketch Rigger at Hamble Point Marina, the renowned Banana Wharf at Port Hamble, or the Water’s Edge at Mercury Yacht Harbour. It’s also the perfect place to spot a number of prestigious yachts and cruise ships as they sail along the Solent.

The nearby villages of Netley Abbey and Warsash offer plenty to do with an array of local shops and cafes, as well as the Royal Victoria Country Park, Manor Farm Country Park and the River Hamble itself – each offering a unique way of enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

The River Hamble is a hive of activity and there’s always plenty going on, with fleets of racers out every weekend during the summer, particularly when events such as Round the Island and Cowes Week take place. Throughout autumn, many hardy sailors also participate in the Hamble Winter Series. There’s a real buzz at the marinas on the weekends, as members enjoy social events together before and after each race.

Explore with MDL – added value cruising opportunities

As an MDL berth holder you don’t just get to enjoy your home berth, but for your annual berthing fee you get complimentary access to over 100 marinas across the UK and Europe. This is unique to MDL Marinas and opens up an ocean of cruising opportunities.

Hamble is the perfect base to explore and you can easily enjoy the delights of Cowes, which is only a few miles away and is home to some fantastic restaurants and shops, with big brand names including Jack Wills and White Stuff. You can also enjoy day trips to the historic Portsmouth harbour and gain a fascinating insight into our naval heritage, or visit the renowned shopping outlet centre at Gunwharf Quays. Alternatively you could travel west and explore the peaceful waters of Beaulieu River, Lymington and Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world and a beautiful place to spend the afternoon anchored alongside Brownsea Island reading the Sunday papers and making memories with the children. 

Those wishing to venture further afield to enjoy the spectacular sailing in the West Country can enjoy berthing at Torquay and Plymouth – both great holiday destinations with plenty to see and do, with coves and sheltered waters along the way that can only be enjoyed by boat. Cherbourg, the Channel Islands and the Brittany coastline are also all within easy cruising distance.

mercury-yacht-harbour-minWith access to a huge network of marinas across Europe there’s really no stopping you planning leisurely visits to France, Spain and Italy – the opportunities really are endless and even more MDL customers each year are taking advantage of this and really exploring what Europe has to offer.

Class-leading facilities

All of MDL’s Hamble marinas boast plentiful facilities, including first-class berths, toilets and showers, laundry facilities, electricity and WiFi. There are also extensive shore-side facilities, including well-stocked chandleries, bars and restaurants.

With all three marinas within such easy reach, boat owners get to enjoy all of the benefits of each location. The 230-berth Hamble Point Marina is home to the best range of new and used boats for sale on the South Coast, and has over 50 on-site tenants to cater for your every boating need. It’s also an MDL Marine Service Centre, offering excellent maintenance and repair facilities.

There is storage ashore for over 650 boats and the marina enjoys a dry sailing facility, enabling boats to be launched for the weekend and put back in dry storage for the week. Hamble Point Marina is also home to one of the leading dry stack systems on the South Coast, with 121 berths for motor boats up to 10m. This service offers increased security and lower maintenance costs, with unlimited launching seven days a week. Other facilities include a wide slipway, 75-ton boat hoist and 4-ton crane. 

Port Hamble Marina has 310 berths, is one of MDL’s most popular locations, and an obvious choice for racing enthusiasts. It’s also home to
MDL’s high quality on-site refuelling facilities. Located at an easily accessible point there is both petrol and diesel available seven days a week, with late night opening during summertime to make the most of
the evenings.   

Mercury Yacht Harbour, which was originally built by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has berthing for over 360 berths and is in a tranquil location which enjoys deep water at all states of the tide. Benefiting from its own boatyard, Mercury is another perfect location to carry out any essential maintenance work. In addition there is storage ashore for over 100 boats, a boat mover and a 20-ton travel hoist.

hamble-river-minFind out more

Hamble Point Marina, Southampton SO31 4NB
Tel: 023 8045 2464

Mercury Yacht Harbour, Southampton SO31 4HQ
Tel: 023 8045 5994

Port Hamble Marina, Southampton SO31 4QD
Tel: 023 8045 2741

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