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short stay:
<15m £8.00 (4hrs)

<12.5m: £3.32 per m

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240V, 16/30A

75 ton

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4 ton

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About the Marina

From the mid 1900’s, Hamble Point was a satellite factory to the famous Fairey Aviation Co, mostly building parts for aircraft like the Swordfish and the Firefly before shipping them on for final assembly elsewhere. Whilst building aircraft for the war effort they also developed the technique of cold moulding and started to build lifeboats. These lightweight vessels would be carried under the fuselage of coastal command aircraft and dropped over ditched RAF crews shot down over the sea. After the war, the factory became Fairey Marine and exploited its cold moulding skills to produce the Atalanta - a twin keeled yacht. Ultimately Fairey Marine was responsible for building perhaps the most famous marques of power boating in the 60s and 70s, namely the Huntsman and the Swordsman. A few of which are still on the river and lovingly preserved by their owners.

For sheer location alone, Hamble Point Marina is hard to beat. It’s the first of three marinas that MDL operates within the Hamble River and being situated literally off the mouth of the river, it’s just moments away from the world famous waters of the Solent. The shore side facilities here are impressive and with over 70 tenants on site, covering all aspects of the marine trade, it makes for one of the finest marina sites in the country and its perhaps for this reason why MDL chose Hamble Point as its headquarters.
The focal point is the ‘Ketch Rigger’ restaurant bar, which sort of compliments the marina office. Its has a simple but satisfying menu at very reasonable prices, and there’s an outdoor seating area with views over the river and the marina. Other pubs and restaurants are a 20 min walk away in Hamble village itself, but in summer I’d recommend picking up the water taxi from the marina which can take you direct the Hamble village foreshore, or across to Warsash, which has an equally good selection of eating establishments

Marina Approaches

Coming from the Hamble entrance, the first pontoon /jetty is Hamble Point Quay. This pontoon is not usually available for visitors and is set aside mainly for events. The main marina berth complex is slightly further upstream. During spring tides, the ebb reach 4 knots through the pontoons etc. making berthing a bit tricky at times.

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