Situated in the shelter of Southampton Water, and right in the heart of the city itself, Ocean Village is much more than a marina. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars, it offers outstanding recreational facilities. Overlooking the marina is the RSYC which, although a members yacht club, offers berth holders and visitors a warm and friendly welcome.
The basin, formerly used for commercial ships, is deep enough to offer mooring facilities for tall ships and large yachts. It has also become famous for hosting the start and / or finish of around the world yacht races.
From the marina, there is direct access to superb and varied cruising. To the west is the picturesque Beaulieu River and the surrounding New Forest. Portsmouth Harbour lies only a few miles to the east and is home to a large fleet of modern and historic warships.
Ocean Village Marina also boasts the 6-level multi-storey Ocean Car Park, with 776 parking spaces.
Shamrock Quay: Besides storage ashore for over 200 boats, the marina has a 75 ton travel hoist and a 47 ton boat mover. There are over 40 marine companies on site ranging from sail makers and riggers to steering specialists. There is also a well-stocked chandlery.
Hythe Marina Village: There is boat lifting for vessels up to 40 tons, including an emergency boat lifting facility, cranage up to 8 tons and cradle hire for various boat types. Besides storage ashore for over 160 boats, including a secure compound for small boats – ideal for trailer sailors – there’s a slipway with space for trailer and car storage. There are also numerous marine services on site as well as petrol and diesel, enabling you to fill up as and when you need.
Hamble Point Marine Service Centre: With over 50 companies on site, Hamble Point Marine Service Centre offers a wide range of services. There is storage ashore for over 850 boats as well as a dry sailing facility, ideal for weekend racers. Besides an easy access slipway with car parking and trailer storage, there’s an emergency boat lifting facility, a 75 ton hoist and a 4 ton crane for masts/engines.