UK’s first new marina in five years opens in Plymouth

The newly opened Kings Point Marina in Plymouth will help bring Millbay Docks back to life says the leader of Plymouth City Council

The first new marina to be built in the UK for five years will help rejuvenate the Millbay Docks area of Plymouth says the leader of the city council.

The 171-berth Kings Point Marina, located in the inner basin of Millbay Docks in Plymouth, cost £4m to build and caters for boats of between 24ft-82ft.

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Tudor Evans, said, “This is a major

milestone in the project to bring Millbay back to life. We’re getting a

sense of change in the area with new homes being built, shops and cafes

opening up. Now it is the turn of the dock itself to get a

transformation. It’s going to be fantastic.”

The marina opened on 28 September with the first of two open weekends; the second one is planned for Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 October. If you want to take advantage of the marina’s pre-opening offer of three months free berthing, with a competitive

rate of £330 per metre on both short and long term mooring, then pop along this weekend.

The marina is part of wider redevelopment plans for the area, which include regenerating the whole Millbay Docks area. Chris Arscott, Chairman of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, said, “Regeneration and development is at the core of the Waterfront BID’s five-year business plan and the new marina will play a vital role in the promotion of Plymouth as a regional and national destination.”

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