Plymouth Expands

Plymouth’s King Point Marina has increased its leisure berthing capacity by almost 25 per cent by creating 24 additional berths.

The contemporary marina based in Millbay, Plymouth’s newly established Coastal Quarter near the city centre, is owned and operated by Sutton Harbour Group, which also operates the 5 Gold Anchor Sutton Harbour Marina located in the historic heart of the city.

King Point Marina is based within the naturally sheltered basin at Millbay built by famed engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1857, which provides strong protection for vessels along with direct sailing access to Plymouth Sound.

The reconfiguration enabled additional berths to be created for vessels of between 9m and 10.5m. This complements the reconfiguration at King Point’s sister marina in Sutton Harbour completed last February, which created 15 additional larger size berths designed to accommodate vessels of up to 14m in response to increased demand from larger boat owners.

Mark Brimacombe, marina manager, said: “We are seeing growing levels of interest in berthing in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, at both our marinas in Sutton Harbour and at King Point in Millbay, especially following the increased demand for domestic tourism and a greater interest in boating as it is seen as a Covid-safe leisure activity.

“Many new customers who bought a boat to enjoy a UK staycation instead of holidaying abroad have requested berths for their new vessel, and many other customers have brought their boats back to the UK from elsewhere, so we have reconfigured space at King Point Marina to create additional berthing spaces for leisure yachts.”

Annual, seasonal and visitor berthing packages at King Point Marina are available, with discounted berthing packages available for new customers, and prices start from £420 per metre.

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