Port Solent Marina's Infrastructure Revitalisation
Plans are currently being prepared for a £480,000 investment to revitalise Port Solent Marina’s infrastructure to allow larger boats to be comfortably accommodated in time for the 2018 season.
The project, which is planned to start in the New Year, will include re-configuring pontoons A-D as shown in the map above. The reconfiguration is subject to Premier Marinas being granted planning consent, but will aim to provide better berthing and manoeuvrability for larger boats.
The work is expected to be completed in time for the 2018 season and, once concluded, Port Solent will be set to host boats from 6.5m to 33m. Alongside lengthening, renewing and relaying pontoons A-D, we will be providing wider fairways and new and refurbished walkways.
With permission for the reconfiguration yet to be gained, Premier is still planning the sequencing of the works and once settled, Premier Marinas will contact berth holders on pontoons A-D individually to discuss the project. Berth holders at the South Coast marina should generally experience minimal disruption to their berthing as all the boats temporarily displaced by the project will be accommodated elsewhere within Port Solent Marina only moving around to facilitate works.
After the current population of berth holders is satisfactorily accommodated, it is expected for Port Solent Marina to have 19 additional larger boat berths with other pontoons in the marina not being affected by the reconfiguration.
Port Solent Marina General Manager, Graham Bristowe, commented: “Port Solent was built in the 1980’s and since that time it has become increasingly popular with larger production boats, meaning the current pontoons have become dated. This upcoming project endeavours to modernise the infrastructure of Port Solent, allowing it to berth larger boats which is expected to be particularly popular with motor boat owners.”