Posts Tagged ‘Whitehaven’

2014 boating season welcomed with new Marina Office

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Whitehaven Marina is proud to be welcoming its new season berth holders and visitors to our brand new Marina Office.  Completed only last month, the new first floor office provides marina staff with a fantastic view over the marina which in turn further improves customer service and security.

The new look office from the water

Part funded by parent company Marina Projects Ltd, the state of the art building enhancements complete the 2013/14 investment programme which also saw an additional 140 walk ashore berths installed in West Strand Marina.  The new look office now provides a welcoming customer reception area as well as a meeting room and separate office space which both staff and customers will benefit from.  In addition, the temporary office Portakabin has been removed to increase car parking on the Bulwark Quay.

Inside the smart new office

Mark Bowden, Operations Director commented, “We are really very pleased with the new office.  It was originally an attic space that housed the services of the ground floor facilities below but it is now a spacious and airy environment for our staff and customers to enjoy.  By clever design and engineering we were able to lift one side of the roof by 20 degrees allowing full length windows to be installed so the duty team can look across Lowther Marina and to the Sea Lock.  Previously a rather ordinary and functional looking, single floor building, it now really adds to the overall exciting and modern look of the Whitehaven waterfront – especially the glass atrium which houses the stairs and lift to the first floor.”

The significant investment by Marina Projects Ltd not only highlights the commitment to Whitehaven Marina but also the recognition of the importance of continuing to attract visitors to the harbour and so to the town of Whitehaven.  The marina is always looking at ways to improve the overall service to customers and the new office space not only enables better security and safety but also a lovely environment for those visiting.

This season Whitehaven town plays host to a variety of events including the Tall Ships Festival, 20th – 22nd June; and Whitehaven Live, 5th July.

Whitehaven Festival Video

Monday, June 10th, 2013

While we wait and prepare and get excited ahead of the 2013 Whitehaven Festival watch this short video of the 2012 event!

Also available here.

Whitehaven welcomes marines

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

On Tuesday 30th April, Military vessels from the Netherlands arrived at Whitehaven Marina as Dutch, French and British Royal Marine commandos put the finishing touches to a two-week long major training exercise preparing them for conventional warfare.

Military landing craft at Whitehaven

Dubbed ‘Joint Warrior’, the exercise began in Scotland and culminated at Whitehaven as the port was recognised as having ideal facilities for loading troops, combat vehicles and equipment on to the two big ships anchored offshore.

Major Dave Hammond, of Three Commando Brigade, said: “This is an exercise including elements of Dutch and French forces thrown in. In Whitehaven the Dutch marines are loading up ‘snow’ vehicles used in Norway and also royal marines landing craft.

Military vehicles visit the town

“It’s a training exercise where we get tested to make sure we are at strength for operations…We saw Whitehaven as a good natural port for the ship to shore loading operations.”

 

Whitehaven Marina in the Whitehaven Guide

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Whitehaven Marina

A sunny day at Whitehaven Marina

See Whitehaven Marina featured in the August issue of the Whitehaven Guide.  Simone Morgan, Marina Manager and Mark Bowden, Operations Director for Marina Projects, are both mentioned.  Or download the articles here.

New tenant welcomed

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Whitehaven Marina is pleased to welcome ChrisDobsonMarine on-site as he has now completed his relocation to the marina. Chris will be available throughout the winter for all of your maintenance, upgrade or servicing needs.

Chris outside his new office

There are also plans over the winter period for a number of interesting developments which should be complete by early spring 2013.

Chris is setting up a Raymarine dealership and plans to be a Raymarine Service dealer in the new year enabling him to offer a full range of Raymarine products and services.  He also hopes to have demonstration equipment available for boat owners to try before deciding on the right equipment for their vessel.

Chris also offers the full range of Victron equipment and will be opening a new electronics workshop in the new year.

Contact Chris directly on 07986086641 or email.