Posts Tagged ‘Boat Yard’

UK Docks expand to Whitehaven

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Whitehaven Marina is pleased to welcome UK Docks Marine Services on-site as a new service provider as the marine engineering firm expand their existing Tyneside, South Shields and Gosport, Hampshire operations.  UK Docks have widened operations to the West Coast in order to service current contracts as well as develop operations within the growing wind farm industry.

UK Docks will be operating from one of three bays in the purpose built, state of the art boat shed completed in 2008.  In addition to the standard expected facilities, the building provides overhead gantries, compressed air and vacuum systems, and under floor heating – one of the best equipped and modern boat sheds in the North West of England.

The Whitehaven Boat Shed

The Whitehaven Boat Shed

Mark Bowden, Operations Director commented, “We are really pleased to be furthering our relationship with UK Docks and expanding the service offer available at Whitehaven.  The investment from UK Docks will not only benefit the commercial operations but also provide new employment opportunities in the region.  This will increase the much needed marine skills on offer in the area as they bring these in from their wider operations in order to train and develop a local work force.”

This new partnership between UK Docks and Whitehaven Marina is an extension of the successful relationship with Marina Projects, the marina’s parent company, as the engineering firm already has an existing operation at the company’s Gosport boatyard, Endeavour Quay.  The Whitehaven Marina team will be responsible for lifting and handling the wide range of vessels the UK Docks contracts require them to service and maintain, just as at Endeavour Quay.

A boat going in to the Whitehaven Boat Shed

Gary Wilson of UK Docks added, “This is an exciting time for UK Docks.  We are proud to be expanding our operations to an additional site.  Our existing relationship with Marina Projects and Endeavour Quay made Whitehaven Marina the obvious choice of location.  We are looking forward to working with the marina team and increasing our work and skill force in the area.”

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Whitehaven Marina is the ideal location for wind farm service vessels

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Whitehaven ideal for wind farm vesselsContact Whitehaven Marina on 01946 692435 or email for further details.

Winter Haul Out Packages at Whitehaven

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

As the nights draw in and the cold northerly winds begin to blow Whitehaven Marina’s diary is quickly filling up so don’t forget to book your Winter Haul Out early and benefit from our special offer.  Book a haul out, wash off and storage ashore for up to 4 weeks (1st – 1st of each month until the end of March) before the end of November to enjoy a 15% discount!

Alternatively, after an amazingly warm and sunny Summer afloat why not give your boat the once over and book in for our End of Season Racing Scrub offer which runs until the end of October? Book now to avoid disappointment and take advantage of our lift, wash, hold and relaunch package- great value at only £15 per metre.

Our  antifoul package and polishing services are available again this winter- a convenient option which takes the strain out of your winter maintenance. For £50 per metre we will take your vessel to the hoist dock, wash off, block off, prepare the hull, antifoul, change the anodes (cost of anodes not included) and return to the berth.

Racing Scrub: Quick scrub and relaunch after a season afloat

Chris Dobson Marine Electrical is also on hand to assist with all of your winterising and engine servicing requirements- contact Chris at or drop by his office on the Bulwark Quay. All annual berth holders benefit from a £20 discount on winterisation services and £50 for full engine services booked before 31st October.

Contact the marina office on 01946 692435 to book any of the above or for further information.


Don't get caught out: Frosty Whitehaven Marina last Winter


Marina Club Members Winterisation and Servicing Offer

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Don’t get caught out by a cold snap this winter with an exclusive Whitehaven Marina Club offer from Chris Dobson Marine Electrical- £20 discount on all winterisation services and £50 discount on all full engine services booked before 31st October!

Winter Offer from Chris Dobson Marine Electrical