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Hamble Point Marina

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Hamble Point Marina is situated on the south coast of England immediately within the River Hamble that flows into the northeast side of Southampton Water. It is a modern marina situated near the village of Hamble in a river that is a yachting centre of considerable importance.

Hamble Point Marina is situated on the south coast of England immediately within the River Hamble that flows into the northeast side of Southampton Water. It is a modern marina situated near the village of Hamble in a river that is a yachting centre of considerable importance.

Located inside the protected waters of Southampton Waters and on the sheltered side of the river mouth, the marina offers complete protection. It can be safely accessed night or day, at any state of the tide and in all reasonable conditions.
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As visitors are accommodated on the berths of absent resident berth-holders, it is advisable to make contact in advance of any intended stay.




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Last modified
July 17th 2018

Summary

A completely protected location with safe access.

Facilities
Water hosepipe available alongsideWater available via tapWaste disposal bins availableGas availableShop with basic provisions availableSlipway availableLaundry facilities availableShore power available alongsideShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationInternet café in the areaChandlery available in the areaTrolley or cart available for unloading and loadingMSD (marine sanitation device) pump out facilitiesHaul-out capabilities via arrangementBoatyard with hard-standing available here; covered or uncoveredMarine engineering services available in the areaRigging services available in the areaElectronics or electronic repair available in the areaSail making or sail repair servicesRegional or international airport within 25 kilometres


Nature
Marina or pontoon berthing facilitiesQuick and easy access from open waterNavigation lights to support a night approach

Considerations
Note: harbour fees may be charged



Enquiries  +44 23 8045 2464      hamblepoint@mdlmarinas.co.uk     hamblepointmarina.co.uk      Ch.80 [Hamble Point Marina]
Position and approaches
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Haven position

50° 51.092' N, 001° 18.614' W

This is situated on the head of the southern most 'X' pontoon.


What are the key points of the approach?

The entry and the run-up thorough The Solent and Southampton Water are covered in
The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description. The River Hamble and its approaches are detailed the Deacons Marina and Boatyard Click to view haven entry.


Not what you need?
Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Hamble Point Marina for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Hamble River Harbour Master - 0.1 miles ENE
  2. Warsash Sailing Club - 0.1 miles E
  3. Port Hamble Marina - 0.3 miles N
  4. Mercury Yacht Harbour - 0.7 miles N
  5. Netley - 0.8 miles WNW
  6. Universal Marina - 0.8 miles N
  7. Ashlett - 1.1 miles SW
  8. Swanwick Marina - 1.1 miles NNE
  9. Elephant Boatyard - 1.2 miles N
  10. Deacons Marina and Boatyard - 1.2 miles N
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Hamble River Harbour Master - 0.1 miles ENE
  2. Warsash Sailing Club - 0.1 miles E
  3. Port Hamble Marina - 0.3 miles N
  4. Mercury Yacht Harbour - 0.7 miles N
  5. Netley - 0.8 miles WNW
  6. Universal Marina - 0.8 miles N
  7. Ashlett - 1.1 miles SW
  8. Swanwick Marina - 1.1 miles NNE
  9. Elephant Boatyard - 1.2 miles N
  10. Deacons Marina and Boatyard - 1.2 miles N
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How to get in?



Located on the west bank of the river and immediately within the entrance, Hamble Point Marina is the river’s first marina and the closest to the entrance. The marina is almost opposite Warsash where the harbourmaster's office is located. It has 230 berths and can accommodate yachts of up to 30 metres in length, up to 3 metres draught and with a beam measuring no more than 12 metres. The River Hamble provides a draft of no less than 3.3 metres chart datum up to Hamble Point Marina. In addition to its floating berths the marina also offers a dry stack system capable of handling 121 motorboat berths of up to 10 metres.


Hamble Point Marina holds no specific visitor berths and accommodates visiting yachts on the berths of resident holders that are away. It is therefore advisable to make berthing arrangements in advance by contacting the marina on VHF Ch. 80/M call sign [Hamble Point Marina] or P: +44 23 8045 2464.





Convergance Point The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description provides approach details. Vessels navigating the six-mile length of Southampton Water should keep a listening watch for Southampton VTS, on VHF Ch 12/16, especially around the docks, and give priority to commercial traffic. Vessels converging on the entrance will find nothing in the way of local hazards by staying in reasonable soundings and following the Solent’s ample marks. The entrance to the River Hamble is made known from a great distance by being almost opposite to Fawley Power Station in Southampton Water. Fawley's 198 metres high chimney makes a conspicuous mark throughout the central Solent and beyond.

The approaches and run up the river as far as the Bursledon Bridge, the effective head of navigation for most sailing craft, are covered in the Deacons Marina and Boatyard Click to view haven entry.




Upon final approaches the marina is separated from the main river fairway behind two lines of midstream pontoons and piles. It is most easily addressed from the south passing to port of the midstream moorings and abreast of the special events pontoon where visitors are often berthed. Entry will require a vessel to cross the main river fairway which at peak times can be very busy.




Haven location Berth as directed by the marina office. As with all the River Hamble’s marinas the helmsman should be mindful of the tide state when berthing at Hamble Point Marina.




A great measure of care is required to deal with strong cross currents that could be encountered when passing between the marina’s pontoon heads. This is especially the case on Springs when the ‘river effect’, of a very fast initial tidal drop, is amplified by the Solent’s double high ‘tidal stand’, that only provides the ebb 3 - 4 hours to complete its cycle. The combination of the 'stand' and 'river effect' creates a disproportionately sudden and strong ebb flush that requires particular attention from the helmsman.




Why visit here?
We are currently out and about finding Havens and talking to sailors like you. By popular user request we have posted this marina in advance of our local area research in order to surface its presence, pontoon arrangement and our dynamic weather, charting and tidal data.

We will return presently to complete our full write up. Keep coming back to see our progress.




What facilities are available?
The pontoons provide power and water. All domestic requirements up to and including WiFi can be found within the marina area. A launderette is open 24 hours a day. Gas cylinders are also available from the local chandler. The marina provides general waste disposal, and full recycling facilities. Arrangements can be made for the disposal of waste oil. Diesel and unleaded petrol are available at the fuel bay located at the head of pontoon ‘B’ of MDL’s Port Hamble Marina ½ a mile upriver.

The marina offers extensive shore-side facilities. It has a slipway, a 4 ton crane for masts/engines and a 75 ton boat hoist and extensive hard standing with undercover storage. There are over 50 tenants on site providing a wide range of marine services from marine electronics, GRP repairs and cosmetic work and engineering. This makes it an ideal place to winter a boat or have extensive repairs carried out. It also has ample brokerage firms with an excellent range of new and used boats for sale. Besides this there is a well-stocked chandlery, bar and restaurant. A 20 minutes walk, with a daylight short cut through parkland, leads to Hamble village, officially Hamble-Le-Rice which features several restaurants and pubs plus a useful Co-op where provisions may be bought.

Access to the marina by road from the M3 is via the M27 Eastbound for Portsmouth. Exit at junction 8 of the M27 for Southampton East/Hamble taking the B3397 to Hamble. The B3397 is the only main access road that serves the Hamble Peninsula. Approximately 3 miles long and running straight through the village it is subject to a high volume of road traffic, with daily traffic congestion and slow moving queues.

The village is served by Hamble railway station, which provides services to both Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour. These services run once per hour in each direction. From Hamble rail station a local bus service operates to Hamble village. It is also linked by ferry to Warsash, and has bus services from pre-dawn to late night / early morning to and from Southampton and Eastleigh.


Any security concerns?
The marina is a secure area with controlled access and CCTV throughout.


With thanks to:
Jay Cooper of MDL Marinas. Photography by hbd_dofe, Adrien Lebrun and Roger Davies.


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Aerial overviews of River Hamble entrance and Hamble Point Marina


About Hamble Point Marina

We are currently out and about finding Havens and talking to sailors like you. By popular user request we have posted this marina in advance of our local area research in order to surface its presence, pontoon arrangement and our dynamic weather, charting and tidal data.

We will return presently to complete our full write up. Keep coming back to see our progress.



Other options in this area


Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Netley - 0.8 miles WNW
Kemps Quay - 2.8 miles NW
Saxon Wharf Marina - 2.8 miles NW
Shamrock Quay - 2.7 miles NW
Ocean Village Marina - 2.5 miles NW
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Port Hamble Marina - 0.3 miles N
Mercury Yacht Harbour - 0.7 miles N
Elephant Boatyard - 1.2 miles N
Deacons Marina and Boatyard - 1.2 miles N
Swanwick Marina - 1.1 miles NNE

Navigational pictures


These additional images feature in the 'How to get in' section of our detailed view for Hamble Point Marina.





















Aerial overviews of River Hamble entrance and Hamble Point Marina



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