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Premier’s Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble is delighted to announce planning approval to extend its dry stack – a service for boats up to 11m which provides boat owners with a flexible and cost effective alternative to keeping their boats in the water.

Currently with capacity for up to 80 boats, this year’s investment of £100,000 will see the dry stack increase to 112 spaces. Dry stacking is the ideal way to store small to medium motor-driven boats as it provides improved security against theft and allows boat owners to maximise their time on the water by reducing the time they spend on the launch and retrieval of their boat.

Boat owners can also expect to benefit from easier maintenance, as dry stacking reduces wear and tear on the hull, which in turn means improved through the water performance and reduced fuel consumption. Maintenance costs are lower too and the boat’s residual value is maintained for longer.

Graham Bristowe, Swanwick’s General Manager commented: “We’re excited about the expansion and investment. The steel frame is currently being built and from next month groundworks will commence, with the project due to be completed by the beginning of August – still giving plenty of time for new customers to enjoy the delights of the Solent. As a service it offers a safe and secure solution to storing motorboats or RIBS and gives boat owners almost instant access to their boat, 7 days a week.”

Dry stack customers can enjoy a host of benefits including unlimited lifting and launching all year round, fuel at cost, free full Sea Start membership and for those who download the Premier mobile app, there is the option to book the launch or lift of their boat at ‘the touch of a button’, any day of the week. Plus, on returning to the marina boat owners are able to leave their vessel on a waiting pontoon, where it will be lifted ashore, washed off and stored safely until their next visit to the marina.

With the additional spaces, Swanwick Marina’s dry stack will rival the size of Premier’s Gosport dry stack. For more information on dry stack or to get a quote, contact Swanwick Marina on 01489 884 081

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