Marina: Port Solent
This week, Port Solent's first Versadock Berth Holder, Bradley Malloy tells us why he opted for our new Versadock berthing service.
Marinas Port Solent has recently introduced a brand new 'Versadock' berthing
option for boats up to 6.5 metres in length giving RIB and Sports Boat owners a
convenient alternative to keeping their boats in the water - and at a price
that represents excellent value for money.
Versadock is a boat storage option that combines 'out of water storage' with the flexibility of marina berthing. This new berthing service was introduced at Port Solent in March 2012 and has provided a raft of benefits to one ski boat owner in particular who has been kind enough to take the time to share his comments and experiences on the new service.
Mr Bradley Malloy, owner of "Regal 19" said, "Initially, my partner and I considered dry stacking our boat at Gosport Marina because I liked the idea of easy maintenance. Being new to boating we decided to visit a number of marinas before making our decision. We visited Port Solent and instantly liked the atmosphere - it has a really nice feeling about it."
He added, "Graeme (the Assistant Manager at Port Solent Marina) was really helpful and gave us a good overview of Versadocking. For me it seemed like the best of both worlds as it combined the benefits of dry stacking with the ease of being able get on to the water quickly and easily. There's no need to antifoul the boat which cuts down maintenance costs but I can easily access the boat to give it a clean down and polish when it needs it."
When asked about the benefits of berthing at Port Solent Marina, Mr Malloy said, "The bars and restaurants are great and the marina's toilet and shower facilities are fantastic - my partner really likes them because they're always clean.
And when asked about his favourite cruising grounds, Mr Malloy said, "Despite the poor weather I have used my boat four or five times since March - my family and I like to cruise to the Isle of Wight and back and will often take the kids wakeboarding or to a local beach for a picnic.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Malloy for his time and comments.
For more information about Versadock berthing call the marina reception on 023 9221 0765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, join in the conversation online - tell us about your experiences of Versadocking compared to Dry Stacking at www.facebook.com/PortSolentMarina