MDL Marinas has announced that the Chatham Marina expansion will be ready for the new season, with 54 additional berths available from next month

Additional berths are opening up on the River Medway, as MDL Marinas has completed a £500,000 expansion of Chatham Marina.

The Kent facility (pictured above) has added 54 new moorings, which will be available from April.

The development also includes a new pontoon, which lies alongside the marina’s Historic Dockyard – an 80-acre site featuring museums, galleries and warships from the Age of Sail.

Michael Glanville, group head of operations at MDL Marinas, said: “The marina is at the heart of a multi-million-pound leisure and retail development, so it made sense for us to invest in these additional berths and the pontoon to accommodate the extra interest.”

He added that Chatham Maritime Marina is an ideal base for those wanting to explore the Medway Estuary or cross the Channel and discover France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

MDL Marinas is the UK’s largest marina chain with 18 facilities including Penton Hook, Cobb’s Quay, Hamble Point and Ocean Village.