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Swanwick Marina, UK South Coast

50˚ 52.8' N 1˚ 18.0' W

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Swanwick Marina


Southampton Hampshire
SO31 1ZL
United Kingdom



Airport : Southampton
Banks/Post Office : In Burledon
Bars/Cafe/Restaurants : In Marina and close by
Berths : 380
BoatYard : Yes
Bottle Gas : Yes
Drinking Water : On all pontoons
Electricity : On all pontoons
Showers/Laundrette : Yes/Yes
Travel lift : 60 Tonne
VHF : Chn 80

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Swanwick Marina, UK South Coast

Swanwick marina is located about 2 miles up the river Hamble on the East bank and provides excellent shelter. The marina is managed by Premier Marinas and offers most services that a yacht would require. The marina has convenient acess to the M27 motorway.

Swanwick village has three pubs, the Elm Tree, Spinnacker and the Dog House. The village has several shops and large supermarkets can be found in Southampton.

Bursledon village is on the west bank of the Hamble over the Burlesdon bridge. The village is close to the city of Southampton with regular connections by train from its railway station. On the water front is the popular pub the Jolly Sailor reched by dinghy or a 20 minute walk.

The village has close ties to the sea. The Elephant Boatyard located in Old Bursledon dates back centuries and is where Henry VIII's fleet was built. Submerged remnants of the fleet can be found in the River Hamble. The village, particularly the Jolly Sailor Pub and the Elephant Boatyard, were used as the primary filming venue for the 1980s BBC TV soap opera "Howards' Way".

The Approach

Swanwick Marina is located on the east bank of the River Hamble, approximately two miles upriver from the entrance on Southampton Water just before the Burledon Bridge (4.0m).

At the Hamble Point buoy Q(6) + LF1 15s.50°50' line up with the leading lights on Hamble Common 352°/172° Occ(2) and RWG 12s then with Warsash 028°/208° Iso RWG 6s
All entrance piles on the river are lit and fitted with radar reflectors, keep to the centre line or to starboard of the centre line and not too close the entrance piles, especially at low water.
Vessels over 20m must call Hamble Radio on Ch 68 on entry or before getting underway. Southampton Harbour also requires these vessels to call and monitor Southampton VTS on Ch 12, inbound when passing the Nab Tower and when entering Southampton Harbour waters from the West Solent and adjoining harbours.
There is a 6 knot speed limit on all vessels using the River Hamble harbour limits.

The Entrance

Manouvering in the marina is a little tight and can be difficult then the tide is at its strongest. Marina staff are on hand to assist, call ahead on Chn 80

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