Major new investment to extend the Beaulieu River marina while preserving the unique character which makes it so special.
Since opening in 1971, the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour has remained largely unaltered. With the changing nature of modern boating, we are now undertaking a major new development to increase capacity and improve services while maintaining the special character of the river.
The redevelopment will reconfigure and extend the existing marina to better meet customer demands, improving facilities for visiting vessels and delivering an increased provision of walk ashore berths.
To minimise disruption, the works will take place over the winters of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021:
The new berth mix and layout is designed to future-proof the marina for the next 25 years and enable us to accommodate historic levels of visitor activity.
The following table provides a comparison between the existing and planned berth numbers.
|Walk Ashore Visitors||8*||46|
|River Pontoons (Residents)||18||18|
|River Pontoons (Visitors)||20||0|
|Fore & Aft Moorings||15||15|
*With rafting this is significantly increased
Preserving the uniqueness and charm of the river is important to us and our customers, and we are committed to undertaking the redevelopment in a sustainable way.
We have been careful to design the modified marina to have a similar look and feel to the existing marina using new and refurbished pontoons of the same type as existing. We will specify the same or similar equipment, including using hardwood timber piles.
We’re looking forward to welcoming existing and new visitors in 2020, and are already taking rally bookings for our improved capacity. Come and see for yourself how special a stay on the Beaulieu River is.
If you are considering joining us permanently, we’ll be happy to provide an indicative quote for one of the new marina berths and river moorings. A small deposit will secure the berth for either 2020 or 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact the harbour office and our team will be happy to help.