And room ashore for runabouts - for locals

Sandbanks Boatyard and Marina in Poole Harbour is offering local boat owners a number of new deep water moorings from this weekend.

Already able to offer 169 swinging moorings, close to the shore in Sandbanks, the marina has recently acquired locally well-known company Hawkins Marine.

This acquisition will allow the marina to cater for larger boats requiring deep water swinging moorings at various locations within Poole Harbour.

Boatyard bosses at the exclusive site say: “Anyone interested in storage at this superb location is encouraged to attend the launch of the marina this weekend.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to see the new exclusive facilities available.”

There will also be a number of demonstrations throughout the day of a range of the latest Torqeedo electric outboard engines.

Sandbanks Boatyard and Marina will offer storage for a wide variety and size of boats.

Storage ashore will be primarily for sailing dinghies, PWCs, kayaks and any other item needing to be manually launched and recovered up the slipway.

Neil Gardiner of Sandbanks Marina and Boatyard comments: “We are very keen to engage the local community and want the marina to be used by residents.

“We will be setting up a sailing club and organising local events which all ages will be able to attend.

“Residents can be assured that we comply with the Harbour Moorings Board Policy, which includes requirements to respect environmentally sensitive areas and to limit the number of moorings in recreationally busy areas.

“We are also currently undertaking a seahorse survey to ensure we do not cause any damage to our local environment.”

To attend the launch event or to find out more about the marina, contact Neil Gardener of Sandbanks Boatyard and Marina.

Tel: 44 (0)1202 708068.

www.sandbanks-marina.co.uk