Universal Marina offers 24-hour access to the world famous cruising grounds of the Solent and beyond. Universal Marina was acquired by Premier Marinas in July 2021 and complements its existing portfolio, whilst adding to the company’s already successful Hamble operation at Swanwick Marina.
Nearby, waterside villages including Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Warsash provide beautiful riverside walks and wonderful opportunities to observe wildlife. The Solent, Southampton water and classic cruising destinations, such as Cowes and Yarmouth are easily accessible so whether you are looking for a day trip, like to anchor up in a secluded bay or enjoy a hearty meal at one of the countless waterside pubs, Universal Marina is the perfect base from which to explore on foot or by boat.
The marina provides 240 wet berths and a 130 boat dry stack facility. The onshore facilities at Universal Marina include a full service boatyard, ample dedicated car parking, marina facilities and a range of tenants providing marine services and food and beverages.
With the flexibility to pay monthly or annually – Premier’s annual berth holders enjoy an unrivalled package of benefits and cost savings with the Premier Advantage including; 42 free visitor nights at any Premier Marina, fuel at cost, eight weeks complimentary storage ashore, free Wi-Fi, savings on boatyard services and loyalty rewards.
For owners of boats up to 10m, the dry stack berthing package offers all the convenience of a pontoon berth, but with lower maintenance costs as the boat is stored out of the water. Currently with capacity for up to 130 boats it is the largest dry-stack facility on the River.
Dry stack customers also enjoy a host of benefits including unlimited year-round lift launch and recovery, fuel at cost at any Premier fuel location, free full Sea Start membership and via the Premier mobile app the option to pre-book your launch to the marina.
A full service boatyard
with a hoist for craft up to 75 tonnes available all year, including weekends. This is overseen by a well-trained crew of boatyard operators, some of which have worked at Universal Marina for over twenty years.