Posts Tagged ‘Services’

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.”

For further information on UK Docks visit

Fairline Squadron 58 in the shed

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Whitehaven Marina welcomed a Fairline Squadron 58 to the boatyard this month – the third of its type to visit the marina with the same owner.  Like the previous two, the boat was cleaned antifouled, polished and reassembled at Whitehaven – testimony to the fantastic standard of service offered by the team.  The boat spent a week in the shed with the owner choosing the marina because of the facilities and quality of work available.

The Fairline Squadron 58 in the hoist

Raymarine Special Offer

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


Chris Dobson Marine, Whitehaven Marina’s resident marine electronics engineer is now an official Raymarine Dealer.

To celebrate they are offering Whitehaven Marina Berth Holders a fantastic deal from the 15th November to 15th December.

Any berth holder that purchases Raymarine equipment through Chris will benefit from FREE INSTALLATION or 20% OFF.

For further details pick up an information sheet from the marina office, visit, or call Chris on 07986086641.

Offer subject to terms and conditions and only available to Whitehaven Marina Berth Holders.

2012 Antifoul Package

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Whitehaven Antifoul Poster

Winter Package Specials at Whitehaven

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Don’t forget to book your Winter Haul Out and benefit from our special offer.  Book before Friday 16th November to benefit!

And in addition – don’t miss our new Berth Holder Sail Storage service – for only £50 (inc. VAT) – we will store your sails safely and securely until next season. (Ts & Cs apply.

We are also offering our Antifoul Package again this year so book now to avoid disappointment.

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

Whitehaven Haul Out Poster


Boatshed Cumbria now at Whitehaven

Monday, November 5th, 2012

We are pleased to inform you that Boatshed Cumbria are now operating in Whitehaven Marina.

Simon and Caroline Hall are on hand to answer any questions you might have about buying or selling a boat.

Boatshed Cumbria

Call +44 (0)1539 887 201 or visit for more information.

Tony Taylor, Marina Supervisor commented, “We are really pleased to welcome Simon and Caroline to Whitehaven.  We are always looking at ways to improve the services on offer onsite for our customers and believe a brokerage like theirs is a great step.”