Sutton Harbour Group which owns and operates Plymouth’s King Point Marina has invested in new berthing facilities to meet increased demand for larger vessel spaces.
The investment enabled the creation of a new arm called Pier A, bringing the contemporary marina to fully built, and creating four additional 15 metre berthing spaces for larger boats – which sold out within days.
Only a limited amount of berths remain at King Point for vessels of between 9m and 10.5m in length, and these are being sold on a first come, first served basis in accordance with the current strong interest. Annual berthing packages at King Point Marina are available, and prices start from £420 per metre.
This latest expansion follows a reconfiguration completed last November to increase overall leisure berthing capacity at the marina by almost 25 per cent, with 24 additional berths created.
The marina, based in Plymouth’s Coastal Quarter close to the city centre, is a popular choice for many boat owners keen to make the most of its direct access to Plymouth Sound, and some of the best sailing grounds in the UK. King Point Marina also provides strong protection from the elements thanks to the naturally sheltered basin at Millbay built by famed engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
King Point Marina is owned and operated by Sutton Harbour Group, which also owns the 5 Gold Anchor Sutton Harbour Marina based in Plymouth’s historic waterfront where all but five per cent of the berths have already sold out.
Both marinas will be co-hosting yachts berthing in Plymouth this July to take part in the eagerly anticipated Sail GP sailing championship.
Mark Brimacombe, marina manager, said: “We have seen huge interest in berthing in Plymouth at both of our marinas recently, especially during the last year as boating has become an increasingly popular activity with more people holidaying in the UK and looking for safe outdoor pursuits to enjoy with their families.
“We created 24 extra leisure berths at King Point Marina in November for vessels of between 9m and 10.5m in length, and the new Pier A arm enabled four new 15m berthing spaces to become available, which were quickly snapped up, taking us to fully built.
“We are now looking forward to welcoming the Sail GP teams in July for this exciting international event, which will further put Plymouth on the map as a fantastic destination for sailing enthusiasts.”
Both King Point Marina and Sutton Harbour Marina have remained open throughout the last year and during periods of UK-wide lockdowns, with staff looking after vessels for their owners when travel restrictions meant berth holders could not visit their boats.