Universal Marina feels quiet, friendly and intimate, but hidden away amongst this tree-enclosed bolt-hole are a surprising number of services.

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Water and electricity

Both water and electricity are available on the pontoons at Universal. Water is free of charge. Electricity is charged on a per unit basis, with visitors receiving a standard complimentary electricity credit for each period of stay with the ability to top up if required. 

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Quality showers and toilets

Universal Marina has a berth holder lounge with dedicated shower and toilet facilities. There is also a separate berth holder facility with personal shower rooms and additional public toilets next to Mermaid’s coffee shop.


The laundry room at Universal Marina is located within the berth holder lounge. Inside you’ll find token-operated washing and drying machines for use by annual berth holders. Tokens are available from reception.

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Restaurant and coffee shop

Universal is home to an excellent coffee shop and restaurant. Mermaids Coffee Shop is open daily for drinks, cakes and light lunches. It’s a lovely place to cosy up in front of the wood-burner or sit outside on warmer days. Meanwhile, Banana Wharf offers restaurant dining in its stunning riverside location.

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Boatyard at Universal Marina

Find a quote and book into the boatyard at your preferred time and date with our quick and easy online form.

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Waste and recycling

There are dedicated bins for general waste and recycling across the marina with clear signage. There are also facilities to dispose of hazardous waste such as engine oil, oil filters, electrical items, metal, empty paint tins, oily rags and batteries.

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Pump-out facilities

You can find holding tank pump-out facilities on the fuel pontoon at our sister marina, Swanwick. For charges, see our price list here, prices are per 15 minutes (enough to empty an average tank), with discounts for Premier berth holders. Adaptors are available from the fuel berth and tokens from the marina’s reception. Pump performance is better around high tide.

Additional services available

Aboard Boat Coaching

Aboard Boat Coaching

A professional Powerboat School and an RYA recognised training centre

Aspire Boat Sales

Aspire Boat Sales

Aspire Boat Sales area a used boat brokerage run by boat owners for current and future boat owners

Banana Wharf

Banana Wharf

Enjoy tranquil riverside walks before simply relaxing with delicious food and drink

Discovery Sailing Project

Discovery Sailing Project

Discovery Sailing Project delivers offshore sailing experiences for young people

Marina Marbella

Marina Marbella

Marina Marbella have more than 50 years’ experience in the marine sector

Mermaids Coffee Shop

Mermaids Coffee Shop

An independent coffee shop that offers grab and go food for visitors of the marina and tranquil river walks

Principle Pilates & Physio

Principle Pilates and Principle Physio

Supporting our clients in investing in a long term Pilates programme

Rona Sailing Project

Rona Sailing Project

A registered charity that run inclusive Sail Training Voyages (STVs) for diverse young people

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