News & Events

Marina members undergo hoist training 

We are pleased to announce that three new members of the Universal Marina team will be undertaking hoist training in 2019!

Tim, Andy and Antonio, who currently work in the Marina Operations Team, will become the marina’s newest hoist operators, and can help you with all your boat hoisting needs.

The addition of three new hoist operators will increase flexibility in and around the marina.

We are also putting further investment into our drystack training. Tim and Antonio will also be carrying out certification on our new dry stack forklift further bolstering our ranks in preparation for another busy summer season on the dry stack.

 

 

New forklift at marina from Monday 14 January 

Attention Drystack customers!

Our new dry stack forklift is due to be delivered to the marina on Monday 14 January.

The forklift will be built on site, and during the construction process our team will be unable to operate throughout the dry stack area. Should you require a dry stack movement for this date please book in by 12pm Sunday 13th.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Normal service will resume with our new machine in place on Tuesday 15th January.

For any queries, please call us on: 01489574272

Thank you.

New lifting slings allow marina to host larger power boats ashore

To further enhance the service we provide to our customers we are pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new set of lifting slings at Universal Marina.

Our team can lift boats up to 100ft, weighing up to 75 tonnes, and with up to a 7m beam! We have a number of excellent on-site facilities for your boat, too – from full maintenance and engineering to GRP and vinyl wrapping.

 

 

Mermaids Coffee Lounge Christmas opening hours

Mermaids will be changing their opening times over the festive period.  If you are planning a visit then please check below. 

24th Christmas Eve – open 9am to 3.30pm 

25th Christmas Day – CLOSED

26th Boxing Day – open 10.30am to 4pm

27th & 28th – CLOSED

29th – open 9am to 4pm

30th – open 9am to 4pm

31st New Years Eve – open 9 to 3.30pm

1st Jan New Years Day – open 10.30am to 4pm

2nd – 4th Jan – CLOSED

**Back to normal opening times (9am to 4.30pm) from 5th Jan**

New Staff at Universal Marina

After spending three years in the leisure industry in the French Alps, Jordan LeBon brings us fresh skills in marketing and visual production. He is looking forward to starting at reception and working his way round the marina. If anyone left over from the 80s thinks the name sounds familiar – you might want to ask him about his very famous Uncle!

 

 

Our new Marina Office Manager, Danielle Strawford arrives with a wealth of operations, marketing and boating experience. In fact she is an offshore power boat racing champion and water sports fanatic!  You’ll likely spot her around the marina with her loyal HUGE companion, Harley the Great Dane!

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