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£5 minimum

£2.00 per metre

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About the Marina

Although this is primarily a superyacht boatyard capable of building and dry docking vessels up to 80m it has a small 50 berth marina for boats up to around 20m. The inner pontoon berths have around 1.2 m of water and outer berths have around 2.15m of water and there is a dedicated visitors berth at the base of the ramp with 1.75m of water.
Being situated amongst the industrial and aggregate wharfs of Southampton, its doubtful that visitors would come here out of choice, but more of a case of necessity should the Shamrock Quay, Ocean Village or Kemps Marina be full. The managerial staff are very accommodating and friendly and although the toilet and shower facilities are limited, they are functional and clean. There're no shops to speak of nearby for provisions and the like, however the Southampton City Buses regularly stop off by the road entrance to the marina and will take you into town within 10 minutes or so. Its worth mentioning that Ocean Quay is just downstream of MDL's Shamrock Quay Marina and its only a 7 minute walk away by foot, where you find a wide selection of pubs and restaurants on the campus, and the Yellow Welly Cafe sells pints of milk to yachtsmen in need. If your're a keen football fan, the marina is almost in the shadows of the St. Mary's Stadium of Southampton FC which has hosted the odd England international during the troubled times when the new Wembley Stadium was being rebuilt.

Immediately over on the opposite shores of the Itchen once stood the world famous Supermarine Factory which produced the Spitfire. It was heavily bombed by the Germans during WW2 forcing almost full production to move up to the Castle Bromwich factory, and there is a memorial to the Supermarine factory close to the shore. Also, if you follow the road from the marina entrance to the roundabout at the end of the Itchen road bridge, you'll come across the Southampton Hall of Aviation. The museum is dedicated to the memory of RJ Mitchell who designed the Spitfire, and inside the museum is a Spitfire Mk 23, and a Sandringham Flying boat with cockpit tours on request.

Marina Approaches

The marina is about a mile north of the junction of the Rivers Test and Itchen, and its just beyond of the Itchen road bridge. Coastal commercial traffic uses this stretch of the water quite frequently, so keep well to the starboard side of the Itchen and cross swiftly towards the marina.

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