Welcome to Universal Marina
Nestled on the east bank of the beautiful River Hamble, Premier’s Universal Marina provides a hidden oasis for a wide range of boats.
A short drive down the local access road reveals this hidden gem, the most recent addition to the Premier Marinas’ family. Surrounded by trees, Universal feels a world away from the bustle of life, and yet the marina is within easy reach of the Solent and all its waters have to offer. Meanwhile, you’ll find a full-service boatyard, dry stack boat storage and a range of marina berths all with 24-hour access and private parking.
River Hamble atmosphere
The beauty of the River Hamble is very evident at Universal. You can make the most of its relaxing atmosphere ashore with a choice of the cosy Mermaid’s coffee shop or a full dining experience at the riverside Banana Wharf restaurant. Enjoy tranquil walks along the tree-lined riverbanks, with the knowledge that the conveniences of Portsmouth or Southampton are just a short drive away.
A secluded and intimate feel makes for a relaxing environment, whether you’re looking for marina berthing or shoreside storage, with all the main facilities onsite. The boatyard maintains an air of calm, even at the busiest times and there’s a small chandlery. From marine electronics to rigging and engineering, a surprising number of specialist companies are tucked away here, attracted by the marina’s unique charm.
Universal Marina features
Universal Marina has all the services you’d expect from a premium marina.
LaundryWashing and drying machines available in the facilities
ParkingFree onsite berth holder parking
Personal bathroomsIndividual quality shower rooms
WaterWater is available free of charge across the site
Universal Marina's boatyard has a modern hoist bay and waiting pontoon. Lift, launch and block-off services are provided by the friendly, specialist team. There’s a small onsite chandlery, which happens to specialise in anodes. A wide range of onsite expert companies are poised to help with any professional repairs or maintenance work.
- High pressure hull cleaning
- Lift, launch and block-off
- Boat storage
With additional companies available onsite to assist with
- Maintenance and repair
- Engine lifts
- Mast removal
Latest newsKeep up to date with everything that’s happening at Premier Marinas.
Sustainability hat trick for Premier Marinas
Premier Marinas continues to make sustainability a priority having been certified ISO 14064-1:2018 for the verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
An exciting time for Maritime Yacht Services
Universal Marina tenants Maritime Yacht Services have kicked off 2023 with some exciting news.
New luxury facilities for Universal Marina
We've taken delivery of a large free-standing unit to fit out with five unisex cubicles to supplement the existing bathroom facilities.
Fastlane to Banana Wharf
New pathway created to Banana Wharf at Universal Marina.
In Our Element - the final stretch, 1000 miles to go
We've received a call! This morning we had the pleasure of a phone call from Hollie, tucked away in a very small cupboard onboard 'Saltie' in the middle of the Atlantic ocean
In Our Element undertake the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
Premier Marinas colleagues are embarking on one of the world's toughest rowing races - the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
Safety on the pontoons
We’re continuing our investment into the marina and have begun installing new safety boxes on the pontoons.
Woodland management programme
As part of the acquisition of the marina in 2021, Premier Marinas also acquired 35 acres of meadow, woodland and salt marshes - all of which we are committed to maintain.
New arrivals at Universal Marina
We are delighted to welcome two long-standing Premier employees to Universal as our new Duty Managers – Richard Whillier and Martin Bowman.
Premier’s continued investment to upgrade Universal Marina
We’re looking forward to celebrating the one year anniversary of Premier’s acquisition of Universal Marina and the investments already made into upgrades.
Getting to Universal Marina
Universal Marina is tucked away on the east bank of the Hamble River and has excellent access by road, rail and air. Situated just seven miles east of Southampton and three miles from the M27.