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Berthing Rates

short stay:
<15m £8.00 (4hrs)

<12.5m: £3.32 per m

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well stocked

240V, 16/30A



1£ coins

1£ deposit

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9am to 6pm

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About the Marina

Immediately upstream of the RAFYC is Port Hamble Marina, the second of MDL’s marinas on the river, and probably the most popular port of call and which easily records 3000 visitors a year due to its close proximity to Hamble Village. Despite the huge influx of visiting yachtsmen there are no dedicated visitors berths here and berthing can only be allocated according to the number of resident berth holders being away at the time. The fuel berth, which is right on the main channel off ‘B’ pontoon, is well used and operates mainly during offices hours with an extended period over the summer months. One of the many attractions to Hamble Village is that along its narrow winding cobbled high street, there are three yachts clubs and eight restaurants/pubs, all within 100m of each other and just a 5 min walk from the marina.

For the visiting yachtsman there are two cash point facilities, a post office, a very good delicatecent and a co-op newsagents selling food, groceries and liquor till 10pm at night. In the height of summer, the stroll to the foreshore is very worthwhile and from the foreshore public pontoon you can catch the regular ferry service to Warsash and walk along the river trail all the way to Burseldon. The foreshore kiosk with its seating area, serves snacks and fast food washed down with mugs of tea, plus it’s also the ticket office for the Blue Star river trips.
Hamble yacht services, located just off the marina premises, have lift out and repair facilities for yachts up to ocean racing size. Basically if you’ve suffered any major damage or you’re in need of some repair, then this is the place to be.


Marina Approaches

The marina sits immediately off the main channel of the river, and unfortunately at one of its narrowest points. At either end of the day, especially at weekends and at the height of the season, this channel gets very congested with two way traffic, leaving very few opportunities to dither or turn around. The strong ebb, which can reach 4 kts, will churn up a lot of confused water which generally adds to the excitement. So therefore its advisable to call the marina well in advance for berthing instructions.

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