Established in 1994, Premier Marinas Limited owns and operates nine of the UK’s most prestigious marinas. Our vision for Premier Marinas is to be the finest marina operator in the UK and we aim to achieve this by providing our customers with quality marinas in good locations and superb customer service. To make sure that we are successful in reaching our business goals we continually invest in our marinas and in staff training. About our marinas Premier’s marinas are all based on the South Coast and our locations include: Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne, East Sussex; Brighton Marina in East Sussex; Chichester Marina in West Sussex; Southsea, Port Solent, Gosport and Swanwick marinas in Hampshire; Noss-on Dart in Devon and Falmouth Marina in Cornwall. Premier’s core business is the wet and dry berthing of leisure craft and in combination, our marinas are able to offer over 5,000 berths. We also provide storage ashore for over 2,000 boats; in traditional cradles and through our dry stack facilities. Alongside our boat storage services, all Premier marinas offer a fully serviced boatyard facility, run by our own highly trained staff who operate modern well-maintained boat lifting and boat moving equipment. But that’s not all, we also focus on the quality of our site security and marina facilities with the aim of significantly enhancing our customers’ boating experience. In practice this means that when you berth your boat with Premier, you can expect a safe and secure environment for both you and your boat, good onsite food and drink provision and showers and toilets that set the standard for the industry. Running alongside our marina services are those offered by our commercial tenant partners. With over 300,000 square feet of property for rent across our marinas, our tenants operate a wide variety of businesses that include boat sales and repair services, retailers and catering companies. These business are critical to the overall attraction of our marinas as they provide vital support services that help us meet our customers’ wider boating needs. Find out more about our commercial properties here. About our service Our guiding principles for the success of our business include making sure that our berth holders and visitors enjoy the time they spend in our marinas and we believe that providing a friendly and efficient service is key to maintaining customer satisfaction. We aim to achieve our service goals not only by providing the practical skills required by our employees, but also by immersing our staff in our cultural values of openness and honesty, approachability and respect for our customers - and each other. Alongside this we aim to empower our employees so that they can make the right day to day decisions in accordance with these principles and to keep us on track, we canvass customer feedback.
Established in 1969 the Tingdene Group of companies first established itself as the leading Park Home manufacturer in the country and since then has expanded its range of operations into becoming one of the UK’s largest operators and owners of Park and Holiday home estates. In 2004 Tingdene acquired the prestigious Thames & Kennet Marina on the Royal River Thames, one of the largest Inland marinas in the country boasting two marinas in one offering Cruiser, Narrowboat, and Dutch Barge moorings. Since acquiring Thames & Kennet Marina Tingdene have increased its interest within the Inland waterway marinas and acquired seven more marinas and seven boat sales offices, establishing the company as one of the largest operators of premier inland marinas in the country. Tingdene recognise the ever increasing demand of meeting customers requirements and will continue to develop and increase the quality and standard of service, facilities and opportunities for berth holders. Our inland marinas are fantastic places and what makes them even better is that they give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. First-rate facilities, superb water front bars and restaurants, excellent boatyard facilities, plus friendly marina teams, will turn your boating dreams into a reality. With nine premium destinations within central and southern England Tingdene Marinas give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. From river boats to narrow boats and barge boats to cruisers, whatever your boating preference we welcome you all.
Occupying an enviable position in the midpoint of the Westcountry, King Point Marina in the heart of Plymouth makes it especially easy to explore the South West from a great vantage spot, being equally as close to Cornwall and its spectacular coastline as it is to the rugged moors of Devon for those looking to explore Dartmoor. Plymouth has one of the finest deep water harbours in the country and direct access to some of the best cruising waters in the UK including right on the doorstep including the Rivers Yealm, Tamar, Lyner and Cawsands within easy reach for a day trip, and stunning destinations like Dartmouth, Salcombe, Brixham and Torquay to the east in Devon and picturesque Cornish ports like Fowey and Falmouth to the west. King Point Marina sits in the heart of Plymouth’s historic quarter and can be reached easily by road, rail and sea. King Point Marina provides both permanent and visitor berthing in Plymouth for up to 151 sailing yachts and motor vessels ranging from seven and a half to twenty-five meters in length. The facility is bringing Millbay’s inner basin, designed and built by pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1857, back to life. King Point Marina is part of the transformation of the Coastal Quarter in Plymouth and is seen as one of the flagship steps in a series of developments that include a new boulevard that will link the popular waterfront with the city centre and a dramatic Dubai style structure containing luxury apartments with a view over Plymouth Sound. Creating an impressive focal point for the entire Millbay regeneration project, this is the perfect place to berth your boat in Devon. Amongst the other facilities, King Point Marina includes a contemporary two-storey building with striking views over Plymouth Sound, Drakes Island and beyond. The building offers a marina office with amenity facilities on the ground floor and a first floor restaurant called The Dock. The Dock receives rave reviews for their food, service and ambience. They even stock their very own brand of Sailor’s Coffee.
Shotley Marina is ideally situated at the confluence of the Rivers Orwell and Stour. Its location is second to none, and as a yachtsman you can choose to explore these rivers or access the open sea and plot trips to local harbours. For the adventurous, longer passages to the continent are an option without having to motor or sail for a couple of hours to the mouth of the river. Shotley Marina has 350 fully serviced modern berths all with Electricity and Water. It has 24 hours access – all states of the tide. Our experienced harbour/lock masters are available 24/7 to provide security, help when mooring, local sailing and weather advice. Shotley Marina has a Chandlery providing boat fittings, and a general range of provisions. ‘Suffolk Coast Sailing, providing practical and shorebased RYA courses, own boat tuition, skippered charters and day sails’ www.suffolkcoastsailing.co.uk. State of the art Inogen Leading Light to guide you into the Marina. Shotley Marina also has a launderette with washing machines, driers and ironing facilities Two modern ablution blocks providing showers, baths and facilities for the disabled. It also has free Wi-Fi available on site. Shotley Marine Services – are able to move up to 40 tons and provide full Engineering, GRP and Shipwright services. There is also the Shipwreck Pub and Restaurant – Good food and fine wines and beers can be enjoyed whilst enjoying its unrivaled location adjacent to the marina lock and looking onto both the Orwell and Stour rivers.
Mayflower Marina, located in Plymouth, Devon, offers both permanent and visitor berthing together with some of the most outstanding cruising waters in and around the South West coast of England. With full tide access for boats up to 20m Mayflower Marina is an ideal place to berth your boat. You will be in good company as Plymouth is renowned for boating, sailing and hosting major inshore and offshore racing including: the Americas Cup, the Fastnet finish, power boat championships and a range of regattas and other sailing events throughout the year. Ashore we believe we have most the facilities a boat owner would require, including maintenance, repair, basic provisions and we are particularly proud of our luxury bathrooms and award winning restaurant. Offsite Plymouth’s City Centre is only a 5 minute taxi ride away and has plenty to offer including, the Theatre Royal, cinemas, museums, the marine aquarium, a huge array of shopping opportunities, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cafes. Afloat and ashore there is plenty to do and see, why not come and see for yourself? We look forward to welcoming you to our marina.
Titchmarsh Marina, located on the Essex Coast, is independently owned and operated by the Titchmarsh family with over 400 berths including linear pontoons and foreshore moorings for smaller craft. The site offers high standards and full marina facilities. Titchmarsh Marina boasts a peaceful and sheltered location situated within the unique Walton Backwaters which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a site of special scientific interest. We have 420 Sheltered Marina Berths Linear pontoons in the Twizzle, half tide berths and foreshore moorings. 16 amp Metered Electricity supply delivered to all marina berths. Marine engineers are located onsite, covering all your mechanical needs for every type of craft. Titchmarsh Marina also has a well stocked chandlery covers all requirements from upkeep and repair to essential provisions.
The company was set up in 2006 by two of the UK's leading marina experts John Harding and Sam Bourne, with the backing of one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs. Our purpose is to offer great facilities, service and value, to provide safe and secure berthing and access to services needed to get the most out of boating. Our motto remains as relevant today as it has been since our formation in 2006, despite now owning 11 marinas around the country, providing over 2600 berths. We are a customer-focused company, committed to going the extra mile to provide convenient, personal and efficient services to our customers. Castle Marinas owns 11 marinas in outstanding locations. Two coastal marinas at the hub of UK sailing and motorboating on the South Coast, and nine marinas surrounding the heart of the UK's inland waterways. Our coastal locations are Royal Clarence Marina in Portsmouth and Birdham Pool in Chichester Harbours. Our nine inland marinas are perfectly distributed to cruise the UK canal network and include some of the UK's leading locations. Our main objective is to offer you a safe, secure and enjoyable berthing environment, a sense of family and community, and group-wide benefits. Both Inland and coastal marinas offer reciprocal berthing arrangements. Find out about our flexi-bething and our introductory scheme.
In 1981, after 89 years of commercial operation, the Port of Preston closed. The town of Preston was faced with the question of what to do with a 40 acre basin of water just outside of the town centre. It did not take long before the idea of redeveloping the docklands area into a leisure/retail and residential centre emerged, with a marina at its heart. It was never going to be easy, with a location that is up an extremely tidal and shallow river some 16 miles from the rough and exposed Irish Sea , it could hardly be argued to an ideal place to start a marina. Many prominent figures from the worlds of yachting and business looked at and then shied away from the idea, but one Preston based yachtsman, whose small road transport business had regularly worked from the Port thought that although Preston will never be an ideal cruising ground, perhaps with a lot of hard work and some creative and diverse thinking Preston Marina might be a useful winter base for boat owners from the North West of England, and so formed a Company. In 1985, before the surrounding land was re-developed, a “trial version” of Preston Marina was opened, initially with only 6 swinging moorings in the dock basin and not much else around – but gradually boats started to come – and indeed found us to be the useful winter or laying-up base that was at the heart of the concept. A lot has happened since 1985….with fully serviced pontoon berths, boatyard, chandlery and lifestyle shop and a very popular water-side coffee shop (all of which opened in April 1990), Preston Marina has become a hub of Lancashire’s small but vibrant boating community as well as the jewel in the crown of the City (since 2002) of Preston’s Riversway Docklands.
When it comes to successful marina operations, no other company has more experience or offers greater expertise than MDL. Established in 1973, we’re now Europe's leading marina group currently operating 20 major marinas and boatyards and managing over 7,000 berths. Through Freedom Berthing, we offer the largest marina network available from any operator – 150 marinas in the UK, Spain, France and Portugal. All of which are free to visit with Freedom Berthing membership. The MDL team includes experienced and professionally qualified specialists in all facets of marina development and marina operations. As well as the UK base, MDL has offices in Spain with experienced representatives in each country. During the course of 45 years’ operating in the marina sector we have developed a complete in-house management and development resource that is not only self-sufficient but broad in its experience and knowledge. The beautiful locations of our marinas deserve special consideration if we are to enjoy them in years to come. MDL recognises that virtually all the activities of the Company, and that of our customers and tenants, have some impact on the environment. That is why MDL is committed to environmental improvement, employs a dedicated Environmental Policy Manager and supports The Green Blue; the environmental awareness campaign for the boating community.
Welcome to Essex Marina, located N 51° 37.34' E 0° 47.85' on the River Crouch, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Essex Marina boasts 500 deep water moorings, including 50 swinging moorings all with access to the sea at all states of the tide. Our pontoons are modern with all berths having water and electricity available. Located just 7 miles from Southend and less than an hours drive from London, Essex Marina attracts customers from all over the South East. We offer storage for approximately 300 boats fully serviced with 240v electricity and water points, all set within a secure compound. Storage ashore is free of charge to annual berth holders. We also offer competitive rates for short term visitors. Our Marine Travelift Hoist can lift loads up to 70 tons and 6.7m beam, easily and efficiently. With hydraulic sling adjustment for fast, precise handling and precision independent hoist control at all four corners, this hoist is state of the art equipment. Essex Marina is the only Marina on the East Coast to have a hoist with such a lifting capacity.