The investment is part of the area's 'extensive regeneration works'

Chatham Maritime Marina in Kent held the official opening of its 60 new marina berths this week.

The new pontoons, an investment worth just under half a million pounds, were officially opened by the Mayor of Medway, Councillor Josie Iles.

The construction work forms part of the Chatham Maritime Project, with MDL Marinas – Europe’s largest marina operator – working in partnership with the Homes and Communities
Agency and Chatham Maritime Trust as part of extensive regeneration works in the area.

Councillor Iles and other invited guests took a tour of the
marina by boat to learn more about the maritime history of the area, before stepping onto the new pontoons for the opening ceremony.

Dean Smith, marketing director at MDL Marinas, said: ‘We are committed to investing in our marinas, and these new berths will allow even more boat owners access to both the
beautiful cruising opportunities in the Medway Estuary and the renowned MDL customer service that people using the new berths will experience.

‘The local area has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, and we are proud to be part of this, whilst also ensuring our customer service and locations are of the very highest standards.

‘We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and our other guests to this important occasion and look forward to seeing the new
berths being well used this summer.’


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