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    Phase One of Swanwick Marina Expansion Open for Business


    Phase One of Premier’s Swanwick Marina boatyard development is complete; offering new and existing customers first class facilities and an outstanding line up of marine services.

    Located on the eastern bank of the River Hamble, Swanwick Marina accommodates over 300 berths and boasts 24 hour access to the Solent. With the existing boatyard having been in operation since the 1970’s, Premier has invested 5.8 million to build a modern, industry leading boatyard and Phase One of Swanwick’s boatyard is now set to challenge the best on the South Coast. At the heart of the new development is a modern, industry leading boatyard with purpose built accommodation for a suite of marine services.


    Existing tenants, Dixon Yacht Design, Clipper Marine, Sea Ventures, Marine Clean and Swanwick Marine Engineering are all making the move into the new boatyard complex; attracted by the lighter and more spacious units with adjacent parking and luxury showers and toilets for both berth holders and tenants.


    Comprising 16 individual offices and workshops, the new boatyard building houses a number of new companies; adding a fresh line up of marine services to the mix. Services include everything from boat sales to heating and engine maintenance and marine electronics to property consultancy and RYA courses.


    Marine engineering specialists Keto Marine and Hamble (Boat & Rib) Centre and also boat sales company M.i.Cats, property consultants Knight Frank and RYA accredited training school, Urban Truant have all been attracted to the site. Hendy Marine (division of the Hendy Group) has also secured 4 units in the new complex and will be moving in shortly; experts in engine servicing and suppliers of new and refurbished engines for the marine, industrial and automotive industries.


    The new boatyard aims to set the standard for the marine industry by providing a larger, more modern and user friendly business environment for tenants. But whilst the facilities in the new yard are up to the minute, the buildings have all been designed in an architectural style that reflects the heritage buildings on the site and preserves the character of the marina.


    To complement the services provided by on-site tenants, Swanwick Marina has also upgraded its boatyard facilities to make it the one-stop location to carry out boat maintenance.


    A new dedicated dry stack area has been installed to offer storage for 80 boats up to 11m and a specialist Neptune dry stack forklift provides fast lifting and launching from the rack to the new dry stack launch bay. The new boatyard also boasts a new hoist bay and new in 2015 and unique to UK coastal marinas is the addition of a new self-serve fuel pontoon with a dedicated high-speed diesel pump for large power boats and pump out facilities.


    Premier Marinas Chief Executive Pete Bradshaw commented: “Premier Marinas prides itself on providing first-class facilities and customer service at all its marinas. Swanwick’s new boatyard will provide an unrivalled boatyard on the River Hamble and in turn, the expansion of the marina will encourage growth across the whole site, attracting further businesses and generating more employment in the area.”


    Work on the new boatyard began in early 2014 and the second phase, due to be completed by March 2015, will include an additional building for boat sales offices and new tenant, Maricom; suppliers and installers of navigation and electronic systems.

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    SWANWICK MARINA INTRODUCE NEW DRY STACK 

    The new dry stack will store up to 80 boats of between 6m and 11m in length, but Premier is expecting the dry stack to be extremely popular amongst RIB and sports boat owners and fishermen as a convenient alternative to towing, launching and recovery.

    Dry stacking is the ideal way to store small to medium motor-driven boats as it provides improved security against theft and allows boat owners to maximise their time on the water by reducing the time they spend on the launch and retrieval of their boat.
    Boat owners can also expect to benefit from easier maintenance, as dry stacking reduces wear and tear on the hull, which in turn means improved through the water performance and reduced fuel consumption. Maintenance costs are lower too and the boat’s residual value is maintained for longer.

    As part of Premier’s dry stack service, customers will be able to request for their boat to be put in the water, any day of the week – with at least 1 hour’s notice (9am-5pm). A specialist marine forklift will lift the boat gently out of the dry stack and launch it safely into the water ready for immediate use. On returning to the marina, boat owners will be able to leave their vessel on the new waiting pontoon, where it will be lifted ashore, washed off and stored safely until their next visit to the marina.
    Flexible service aside, Swanwick Marina offers excellent on-site facilities and a fantastic mix of marine services. Premier’s dry stack customers can also enjoy the benefit of free nights at other Premier marinas, fuel at cost and 15% discount on boatyard services and savings on marine insurance.

    Andy Osman, Swanwick Marina Manager commented: “We’re excited about this new service as it offers a safe and secure solution to storing motorboats or RIBS. Cheaper than a marina berth it is a great alternative to towing and launching and gives boat owners almost instant access to their boat, 7 days a week.”

    Swanwick’s dry stack service is available now and includes unlimited launches and recoveries throughout the year for annual dry stack customers.

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