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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 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 
or call 01946 692435 or visit

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


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.









Whitehaven Marina rips up boat lift and launch invoice

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Whitehaven Marina is rewarding forward planning customers. The Marina is offering a special reward to annual customers who book during October to lift their boat before the end of January 2016.
These forward planners will be entered into a draw and at the end of January one lucky winner will have their lift and launch invoice ripped up (or reimbursed if its already paid).
Whitehaven already rewards annual berth holders with a month’s fee storage ashore. So for those thinking about coming ashore this winter anyway it would seem a smart move to book early and potentially benefit from a cost cutting of what can sometimes be a sizeable maintenance cost.
Marina Manager Simone Morgan, says “We like to encourage customers to book their lifts early. Often the weather can be bad in January and February which can hamper lifting operations and then there is a rush on the boatyard operations in March.
If customers are smart and get their major work done early it means that if the weather is good early next season they could already be afloat and able to take advantage of it, which is a feel good factor and a great way to start the season.”
Whitehaven Boatyard is one of the most modern facilities on the North West Coast of England. With storage for boats of up to 20m LOA and a 45 tonne boat hoist.
For more information or to book boat owners should call 01946 692435 or email
Further details on Whitehaven Marina’s boatyard facilities can be found here

Improving facilities and services for our customers at Whitehaven Marina

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Never ones to rest on our laurels regarding our customer service we have made some improvements to our services you might like or need to know about.

We have put a glass cabinet in the office displaying a selection of Chandlery items. We now stocking, antifoul, polish, anodes, filler and cleaning products for your boat – Do come and take a look.

We have installed a metal cage downstairs from the marina office for your larger mail items. If you have any bulkier post or online shopping being delivered we can store them for you in the cage and give you access via a code. Please ask in the Marina Office and the staff will be happy to help.

We have also installed a new pump out facility. Please do ask for help in the Marina Office if you are unsure about how it operates.

September Date for your Diary

Friday, August 21st, 2015


We are thrilled to be able to announce that ‘Around the World Yachtsman’, Josh Hall, is coming to Whitehaven Marina on Saturday Evening 19th September.

Josh Hall, Global Ocean Race Director will be giving an evening talk at the Beacon Museum on the Harbourside from 6pm until 8pm

Having sailed around the world three times and taken part in the 2000/1 Vendee Globe Josh has a sea chest full of salty tales including hitting a submerged object and sinking in 1995 long distance race and losing the top of his mast in the 1998/99 Around Alone.

Its free of charge but spaces are limited. Its going to be a fascinating talk so Don’t miss it. To book your tickets call 01946 692435 or ask in the Whitehaven Marina Office.

Visitors to the Marina

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


We are delighted to announce that we have had a record number of visitors to the marina so far. It’s been superb to welcome so many new faces and watch everyone enjoying their boats. Plus some unusual boats too…

You may notice a commercial vessel ‘Penrhyn Bay’ moving in and out of the marina each day. In case you are wondering this vessel takes water to the huge rig offshore which is drilling for coal. The project is run by West Cumbria Mining and if you would like to find out more they are holding open days at Haig Mining Museum – ask at the marina office for details or click here


In August we had a visit from the catamaran ‘Wind Quest’ which is the largest and probably most expensive leisure visitor we have ever had at Whitehaven. At 25m LOA with 11.9m beam she just managed to squeeze through our sealock but looked fabulous berthed on the Lime Tongue!