Investment to improve both annual and visitor berthing spaces

More than 100 new additional berths are being installed at Whitehaven Marina in Cumbria.

The new space is designed

to cater for the increased demand in annual berths and to improve

visitor berthing, especially during the growing number of annual events such as

the Whitehaven Festival and Three Peaks Race.

Whitehaven Marina bosses believe

that with the new berths, planned for release in July 2013, it is one of very few UK marinas increasing berthing capacity so significantly in 2013.

Mark

Bowden, operations director for Whitehaven, said: ‘Since we took on

Whitehaven Marina four years ago, we continue to strive to deliver the best

services and facilities in the region.

‘It is our aim to provide yachtsmen in the North West

with the same service levels as boat owners expect along the UK’s South Coast.

‘It is brilliant

news that the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners secured the grant to enable this

project to take place.

‘Not only will it significantly increase our berthing

capacity but it will also allow South Harbour berth holders to reach their boat

by foot rather than by tender or steep quay wall ladders.

‘The increase in

visitor and berth holder numbers will, in addition, provide much needed custom

to the town’s pubs and restaurants.’

All

of the new berths will be walk ashore with a number of 7m and 8m part serviced

berths being offered to longstanding South Harbour customers at a discounted

rate.

A new South

Harbour tariff is being offered to customers wishing to rent a berth from 8m –

13m; this new tariff will work on berth length rather than vessel LOA.

To find out more

contact the marina by emailing enquiries@whitehavenmarina.co.uk or calling 01946 692435.