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Universal Marina

Getting to Universal Marina

Motorboat cruising from Premier Marinas Swanwick

Premier Marinas' Universal Marina is located just six miles east of Southampton on the eastern bank of the upper reaches of the Hamble River. How to find the marina by road, railair and sea is described here.

The Universal Marina Reception is open 07:00 - 19:00. You may contact the reception on;

VHF Channel 80

Telephone: 01489 574 272 

Email: universal@premiermarinas.com 

To Universal marina by sea

Universal Approach 

The following notes are provided as a guide to approaching Universal Marina by sea. Visitors to Universal Marina should however make sure that they are aware of all navigational dangers by consulting up-to-date charts and pilot books. Visitors should also be aware of current Notices to Mariners and weather and tides before planning a visit. Universal Marina tide tables are available showing tides correct to local time and chart datum. No adjustment is required for British Summer Time. View Universal Marina tide tables.

Universal Marina is situated on the eastern bank of the River Hamble, approximately two miles upriver from the entrance to Southampton Water. The Hamble is a popular and busy river and should be navigated with care. 

Waypoint – Hamble Point SCM buoy, Q(6)+LFl.15s Sector lights/ transit – Hamble Common 352º/172º Occ(2) RWG 12s Warsash 028º/208º Iso RWG 6s 

All entrance piles are lit and fitted with radar reflectors. Mariners are advised to keep to the centre line or to starboard of the centre line and should be careful not to get too close to the entrance piles, especially at low water. Inbound vessels over 20m must call Hamble Harbour Radio on Ch 68 at No.1 pile. 

Southampton Harbour also requires inbound vessels to call and monitor Southampton VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) on Ch 12 when passing the Nab Tower and when entering Southampton Harbour waters from the West Solent and adjoining harbours. On the River Hamble there is a 6 knot through the water speed limit and wash should be minimised by all vessels whilst within the River Hamble harbour limits. 

To Universal marina by road

Universal Marina address is: Universal Marina, Crableck lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7ZN

From Junction 8 of the M27 - At Junction 8 of the M27 take the exit off the roundabout onto the A3024 (signposted Southampton East) on reaching the Windhover Roundabout (at the top of the ramp) take the first exit onto Providence Hill (signposted Park Gate, Sarisbury, Bursledon) and follow the A27 forward. 

After passing under the railway bridge at Bursledon, proceed to the traffic lights and continue straight on the A27, following up the hill. Then turn right into Barnes Lane, turn right into Holly Hill Lane and continue on this road until you turn right into Crableck Lane. Follow the road down until you reach Universal Marina.

From Junction 9 of the M27 - At Junction 9 of the M27 follow the signs for Park Gate and at the Segensworth Roundabout, take the fifth exit onto the A27 westbound signposted Southampton. Continue straight along the A27 Bridge Road through Park Gate and Sarisbury Green. Turn left into Barnes Lane, turn right into Holly Hill Lane and continue on this road until you turn right into Crableck Lane. Follow the road down until you reach Universal Marina.


To Universal Marina by rail


Southampton Airport Parkway is the nearest main line station to Universal Marina (9 miles away) with trains running regularly from London Waterloo (1 hour 6 mins – 1 hour 28 mins). Bursledon is the nearest local station and is on the Southampton to Portsmouth line, just 25 minutes’ walk from the marina along the river path past Swanwick Marina. Local trains run approximately once an hour.


To Universal Marina by air


Universal Marina is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Southampton Airport is also just 9 miles away and offers domestic and international flights.