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The Paddle Centre Is Officially Open

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Premier Marinas is pleased to announce that The Paddle Centre at Swanwick Marina officially opened last Saturday, 13th June.

In the lead up to its opening, the new Paddle Centre facility was prepared for social distancing requirements and underwent extensive infrastructure works. These works included the build of a new decked area overlooking the slipway and river, the installation of new windows and doors and inside the container, a series of new under seat lockers were added to keep customers’ belongings safe.

Alongside the structural preparation of the site, Manager Kyle Grady reviewed the centre’s operating protocols to ensure that everyone using it would be briefed on the navigation of the river, safe places to paddle, and would be provided with a fitted buoyancy aid to wear at all times; these safety measures are integral to the company’s ethos of not only keeping customers safe and having fun on the water but also making sure that they are aware of others river users and navigation conventions.

Kyle Grady, Centre Manager said: “We are delighted to report that our official opening of The Paddle Centre was a success and we would like to remind everyone that Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Hire is available on a pre-booked basis via our website. And for those who would like to try paddle boarding but lack confidence, make sure to look on our site where online tuition is in place to allow customers to prep before their first session. Working alongside this, we are aiming to introduce formal tuition sessions and experiences. These new sessions will be run in line with Government and governing bodies’ guidance and we are working closely with the River Hamble Harbour Master to help improve knowledge and safety for all paddlers.”

As part of the build, the Premier team set out an area to accommodate a number of tables and chairs to give participants the opportunity to sit, relax and watch the waterside activities - when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The Paddle Centre is currently offering a 25% discount on all pre-booked Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Hire bookings made via their website here: This offer runs until the end of June. Car Park access to The Paddle Centre is via Swanwick Shore Road.