MDL’s Shamrock Quay marina and boatyard in Southampton, UK, has undergone a full spring clean and completed a number of improvements in preparation for the new season. The 255-berth marina is a major centre for refit and boat building, making it a high priority for the marina to have everything in great condition for berth holders and visitors.
The hoist dock, which can lift up to 75 tons, has been fully refurbished and parts of the marina have been dredged for safe passage. The turbulent winter weather meant that the dredging took over a week to complete, but the marina can now be used by all seafaring guests visiting Shamrock Quay.
Essential maintenance work has taken place, including pressure washing all the pontoons, with the unique 70-metre superyacht berth and 60-metre visitor berth ready to welcome visitors. A freshen up of the modern showers and toilet blocks was carried out, as well as electricity checks on all dockside points.
The marina has an active calendar of spring events coming up this season, starting with the Mayor of Southampton, Linda Norris, opening the first ‘Classics on the Quay’ evening meet of the year on 17th April. Back by popular demand, the monthly event proved a huge success throughout 2015, with hundreds turning out to see classic cars and motorbikes, and enjoy the lively social scene and tasty food on offer.
Stormforce Coaching, based at Shamrock Quay, is organising its first ‘Cruise In Company’ of the year in late April, and will be cruising over to France with a stop off at the Channel Islands en route. The ‘Cruise in Company’ has proven popular in recent years with berth holders and visitors alike.
Users of the marina can enjoy plenty of dining options, with the marina being home to Trip Advisor’s number one rated restaurant in Hampshire, Quay Fifteen.
For more information, visit MDL Marinas.