Special Features

Yacht Haven Quay, Plymouth

Yacht Haven Quay is the first purpose-built dry stack marina in the UK, offering secure, save and cost-effective berthing to over 200 boats. Located in the epicentre of the south west’s marine scene, Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth offers hassle-free, undercover berthing for RIBs and motorboats up to 11m in length. Part of the multi-award winning Yacht Havens Group, Yacht Haven ...

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Royal Quays Marina

Royal Quays Marina lies close to the mouth of the River Tyne at North Shields near Newcastle upon Tyne. The marina first opened in 1998 and was part of the flagship Royal Quays urban renewal scheme undertaken by the former Tyne and Wear Development Corporation around the disused Albert Edward Dock. The area has been transformed and Royal Quays Marina ...

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Hamble Yacht Services Marina

Hamble Yacht Services Marina is located at the heart of the sailing scene in the UK. Hamble River has long been the favourite of yacht owners and crew as the perfect place to keep a boat. Just an hour-and-a-half from London, Hamble River feeds into Southampton Water and from there to the Solent and beyond. For racing yacht owners, having ...

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Port Solent Marina

Located in the sheltered waters of the northern reaches of historic Portsmouth Harbour, Port Solent is a wonderful destination marina with its modern boatyard and family friendly facilities. Port Solent Marina began construction in 1984 and was officially opened four years later by HRH Princess Anne on 29 July, 1988. A safe and secure locked marina, with 430 berths, a ...

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Cobb’s Quay Marina

Cobb’s Quay Marina is a boating haven in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Situated at Hamworthy in Holes Bay within Poole Harbour, Cobb’s Quay Marina is a firm favourite with both yachtsman and motor cruisers. A berth at this stunning location gives unrivalled access to the world’s second largest natural harbour, with plenty of wildlife and ...

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RYA Review of the year

We take a look back at some of the RYA highlights of 2016. January At the London Boat Show recreational sailor Angus Watson was awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year Award for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. Amateur round the world yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, ...

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King Point Marina

King Point Marina is a striking, contemporary marina built three years ago in the heart of Plymouth’s dynamic new Coastal Quarter. Plymouth is a prime destination for sailing enthusiasts, sitting on the cusp of some of the finest cruising waters in the world, and home to famous maritime legends. The city is a regular host for world-class watersports events and ...

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A shared dream

When Stephen Benham bought an Oyster 55 for £4,000 his friends could not believe it. However Stephen has not looked back and believes he has discovered the best route to boat ownership. It amuses me to slip into conversations with friends, colleagues or acquaintances that I own a yacht. When they find out I own Brighton Belle, an Oyster 55, ...

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Carrickfergus Marina

Carrickfergus Marina lies on the northern shore of Belfast Lough and is located within a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.   The marina was originally built in the mid-1980s and officially opened on 1 April 1985. There was a major refurbishment in 2008 when all pontoons and fingers were replaced. Recently the council has made a major financial investment in ...

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Paralympic sailing bows out on a high

After Britain topped the sailing medal table at the Olympics the Paralympic sailors were hoping to achieve a similar success when the Paralympic sailing regatta got underway in Rio. Six British sailors across the three Paralympic sailing classes were bidding to achieve ParalympicsGB’s best ever sailing medal return. Rio lived up to its reputation as one of the hardest places ...

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