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Waving the flag locally at Whitehaven

Monday, August 8th, 2016
Whitehaven Marina has a new Free Flow Flag that will now be used for their large sea lock.

The marina at Whitehaven ran a competition recently for local children between the ages of 7 and 11 to design a Free Flow Flag.

The flag needed to be bright and vibrant so that boats easily spot when Free Flow is in operation and also the general public can cross the lock on foot. Free Flow is when both gates are open to the sea which allows the Harbour to be refilled and act to flush out the fresh water that drains into the basin from surface water outfalls. When the flag is flying it indicates that the lock is open and so pedestrians cannot cross the lock for period of up to 2 hours a day.

Beth Houghton (pictured above), a year six pupil from local Jericho Primary School, was the proud winner of the competition.

Whitehaven Marina on the north west coast of the UK has over 400 fully serviced marina berths and is protected from the Irish Sea by some amazing 265 year old inner and outer breakwaters and the large sea lock that keeps the marina, and in fact the whole town, safe.

Winner of the competition, Beth, was presented with a large printed version of her flag design. 

Whitehaven Marina Manager, Simone Morgan, said  ”We had a fantastic response to the competition and 378 entered from different schools in and around Whitehaven. Beth’s design won because it was clear, bright, easily identifiable and with a nautical theme.”

She added “It’s great to get the local community involved in the marina and the kids have been so interested in how the lock works etc so it’s been really educational for them too.”

The response was so good that the marina have decided to run the competition again next year.


Maiden Marine Brokerage Office opens in Whitehaven Marina

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Easter weekend saw the opening of Maiden Marine’s new brokerage office in Whitehaven Marina, Cumbria (pictured below).

Whitehaven Marina Manager Simone Morgan and her team are delighted by the new arrival of their new tenants. Maiden Marine will offer Whitehaven Marina customers new boat sales and brokerage and also some chandlery and limited yard services such as rigging.

Maiden Marine was established on the shores of Lake Windermere in 1997 and are now the main Beneteau dealers for the North of England, supplying both Beneteau Sail & Beneteau Power Boats. They also have a very active brokerage service with their own website, which reaches a large customer base and worldwide advertising powered by YachtWorld.com. In addition they will be offering in Whitehaven – Chandlery, some Boatyard services, North Sails and a canopy/sail repair service.

Managing Director for Maiden Marine, Karen Schwerdt adds “Opening an office at Whitehaven is an ideal extension to our business in the North. In addition to Beneteau and North sails, we are also agents for Yamaha Outboards, Plastimo, Waveline and Aquafax Inflatables, Ribeye RIBs and all the major Chandlery brands, so we have a great deal to offer customers in the area”.

The Office is open from 9.30am – 5pm (Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday) and customers can contact Fiona Charlton, who will be managing the office on 07825 815430

Not to miss dates for 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Forthcoming Events at Whitehaven Marina for the 2016 sailing season

Some exciting dates for your diary for 2016 at Whitehaven

Calling all Exhibitors to Whitehaven Marinas Boat Jumble in May 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Boat Jumble at Whitehaven Marina

Book your slot for Whitehaven Marinas Boat Jumble

Maiden Marine opens a new brokerage office in Whitehaven Marina on Good Friday 2016

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
New Brokerage in Whitehaven Marina

Maiden Marine Brokerage comes to Whitehaven Marina

Whitehaven Marina are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the highly successful Maiden Marine based in Lake Windermere.
Boat owners and visitors to Whitehaven Marina over the Easter weekend (Friday March 25th – Monday March 28th) are invited to come along and meet the team and have a drink or an Easter Egg in the marina’s new Chandlery, Boat sales and Brokerage office situated on the Bulwark Quay near the entrance to the Marina.

Maiden Marine was established on the shores of Lake Windermere in 1997 and are now the main Beneteau dealers for the North of England, supplying both Beneteau Sail & Beneteau Power Boats. They also have a very active brokerage service with their own website, which reaches a large customer base and worldwide advertising powered by YachtWorld.com. In addition they will be offering in Whitehaven – Chandlery, some Boatyard services, North Sails and a canopy/sail repair service.

Marina Manager, Simone Morgan says of the partnership “Maiden Marine have just the right can do attitude that we like at Whitehaven. They offer a one stop shop at their facility on Lake Windermere and there will be elements of that in their office here. Not only will they offer new boat sales and brokerage but also some chandlery and limited yard services such as rigging which we think will be a real bonus for our customers.”

Managing Director for Maiden Marine, Karen Schwerdt adds “Opening an office at Whitehaven is an ideal extension to our business in the North. In addition to Beneteau and North sails, we are also agents for Yamaha Outboards, Plastimo, Waveline and Aquafax Inflatables, Ribeye RIBs and all the major Chandlery brands, so we have a great deal to offer customers in the area. We are really looking forward to working with Simone and her team and providing first class products and services”.

The Office will be open from 9.30am – 5pm (Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday) and customers can contact Fiona Charlton, who will be managing the office on 07825 815430
For further information please contact simonemorgan@whitehavenmarina.co.uk 
or call 01946 692435 or visit www.whitehavenmarina.co.uk

Whitehaven Social Events in 2015

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
marine boat jumble in Whitehaven Marina

Our Boat Jumble is growing year on year

We have had some great fun events during 2015; the boat jumble in its second year was a success and we will be running that again in 2016. The Film Festival in June hit the national press when one of the Red Devils became tangled in his parachute and was rescued by our very own Allan Finley.

 

We finished off the season with a night with Josh Hall at the Beacon. His global sailing adventures were fascinating to see and listen to and I think inspired us all. We are now on the lookout for next year’s guest speaker!! Check out our events pages for 2016

Lock Closure

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Sea Lock gates open to the Irish Sea

Investing in our annual sea lock maintenance program

We have now confirmed the dates for our annual lock closure. This will be between 22nd February and 7th March 2016 inclusive. During this time Tony and his team will drain the lock and undertake a long list of maintenance tasks. Following this work, the lock will be as good as new, ensuring that the wild and windy Irish Sea doesn’t flood the town of Whitehaven but also protects all the boats behind those amazing 265 year old inner and outer breakwaters!

Chandlery Items now on offer!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Chandlery supplies at Whitehaven Marina

Our new improved selection of chandlery in the Marina office

We now stock an increased selection of chandlery in the Marina Office. Come and take a look at what we have! Following a questionnaire to our berth holders, we have now filled the shelves with the most popular items requested, all at reasonable prices. If you are unable to collect what you need form the marina office, please call us and we will deliver to your boat.

Great winter boat yard offer!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

If you don’t have the time this winter to antifoul and polish the topsides of your boat, just contact us and we will do it all for you!

We will tow your boat to the hoist dock, lift her out and wash off any weed from the bottom. We will then allow the hull to dry out for a couple of days, polish the top sides and antifoul the hull all in time for your next visit. Sounds easy work!! Please contact Tony for a quote and further details tonytaylor@whitehavenmarina.co.uk

 

One Haven to another

Friday, October 9th, 2015
Sadly, due to work commitments, boat owners Gordon and Sue Dobson are having to relocate their boat ‘Aquaholic’ from Whitehaven Marina to the South of England.
So if you were them what would you do? Look for another haven like Whitehaven naturally.
Gordon and Sue have enjoyed their time in Whitehaven so much we thought we would share their testimonial and take the opportunity to wish them all the best in their new boat location, Newhaven!! Of course!!
Sue wrote “ Gordon and I will miss Whitehaven Marina. I have experience of many marinas and Whitehaven is not only beautiful but also one of the best serviced I have come across. Great facilities with excellent staff. Special thanks to Jean who keeps the shower facilities so spotless at the weekends and is always happy to help and make you feel welcome. The hard work of the staff you have behind the scenes should not only be acknowledged but shouted from the roof tops as it makes such a difference to the service you provide. Without them nothing would work properly if at all and they are worth their weight in gold :-)

Thanks to all the staff who have made our last few weeks so enjoyable.”

Praise indeed and pictured here are a couple of sunset photographs courtesy of the Gordon and Sue too.