MDL Marinas sells Dartside Quay boatyard

United Kingdom
13th March 2023

MDL Marinas sells Dartside Quay boatyard

MDL Marinas has sold its boatyard at Dartside Quay, Devon. The agreement will see the expansion of the boatyard services on offer to MDL customers and the wider boating community.

The new owners, Dolphin Boatyard, currently operates a boatyard and berthing services across the water at Dolphin Haven. The yard brings a great deal of experience, local knowledge and a long history of boat restoration and refit to Dartside Quay, and the purchase will be followed by substantial investment in the site to extend the services on offer.

Situated at the head of Galmpton Creek, Dartside Quay is three miles upriver from Dartmouth. In a sheltered position with views across to Dittisham, Dartside Quay offers extensive facilities for all boat owners.

With space for over 300 boats ashore, the seven-acre dry boat storage area is serviced by a 65-tonne hoist, which operates from a purpose-built dock. There is also a 20-tonne trailer hoist operating from a slipway, and various onsite marine tenants provide specialist boat repairs and maintenance services.

With its HQ in the UK, plus offices in Spain, MDL is a specliast in marina development and marina operations. Established in 1973, it now operates 20 major marinas and boatyards and manages over 7,000 berths.

Michael Glanville, Managing Director at MDL Marinas, said:

Dartside Quay customers will continue to enjoy the boatyard’s services, with existing MDL berth holders retaining the advantages of Freedom Berthing, 20 per cent off lifting services and eight weeks of storage ashore. There will be no changes to the tenants on site, and it will be business as usual for the team.

Ben Morris, Managing Director of Dolphin Boatyard Ltd, commented:

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