Marina operator Leading Marinas has purchased Warsash dependent Universal Marina, for an undisclosed sum.

“We are delighted with the purchase of Common Marina and are wanting ahead to integrating the web site into the Leading Marinas team,” states Pete Bradshaw, CEO of Premier Marinas. “Universal Marina complements our current portfolio and provides to our now productive operation at Swanwick Marina.

“We choose a long term method to the possession of our marinas and have the practical experience and investment decision ability to even further boost this web page.”

Until eventually now, Common Marina on the River Hamble has been privately owned and operated, offering berthing and dry stack services for above 350 boats.

Avia Willmet, the former proprietor of Universal Marina will action down from her position as running director and extensive-serving typical manager at Leading, Graham Bristowe will handle the freshly named ‘Premier Common Marina’ along with Premier’s Swanwick web site.

There had been combined reactions from individuals commenting on social media about what the transform will convey, but on the full it seems to be considered in a optimistic light.

1 berth holder verified the obtain by way of Fb saying: “Spoke to Universal this early morning and they verified that this is proper. Will be interesting to see if substantially modifications.”

One more states: “This is excellent news – We left Common for Premier – Leading will have a large amount of work to do to deliver it up to the standard of Swanwick and Port Solent.”

Leading Marinas, recognized in 1994, owns and operates 9 marinas in the British isles. Common Marina will provide the marina group’s 2nd marina on the River Hamble and brings its selection of spots to 10, together with marinas in Gosport, Brighton and Noss on Dart.

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