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New £3.5m boatyard for Premier’s Chichester Marina

Comprising a large-scale high quality boatshed, workshops, offices and chandlery, Chichester Marina’s new boatyard will offer boat owners a "one stop" location for marine services.

Swanwick, United Kingdom, September 25, 2013 --( Chichester Marina’s new boatyard is now open and is set to challenge the best on the South Coast. Based around the idea of providing more integrated facilities, this unique boatyard layout offers a full range of marine services set in a single location. But whilst the facilities in the new yard are up to the minute, the boatyard’s sensitive architecture has a traditional style that has been designed for low visual impact and will mimic the gentle, vernacular character of the marina’s existing buildings.

Marina Manager Graham Bristowe commented, “Chichester Marina is set in a designated area of natural beauty, so whilst our boatyard design had to be functional, it was paramount that it was sensitive to the preservation of the natural beauty of the harbour. We achieved this by working closely with the local authorities, Chichester Yacht Club and local residents.”

Premier’s old boatyard was built in the 1960’s and supported a thriving mix of marine service tenants who along with Premier’s boatyard services, attracted business from boaters throughout the harbour. The new boatyard aims to enhance this heritage by offering a larger, more modern, and fit for purpose complex that builds upon the popularity of the old boatyard.

At the heart of the new boatyard is a modern boatshed with dedicated rigging and maintenance units that flank a modern boat storage area fit for working with temperature sensitive technologies. The boatshed accommodates boats up to 50ft and will attract Premier berth holders, visiting yachtsmen and tenants who will appreciate working undercover, particularly in the winter. The new boatyard service buildings wrap conveniently around the boatshed and house a mix of retail space and small-scale workshops that provide facilities for a full range of complimentary marine services. The internal arrangements in the buildings are also designed for maximum flexibility.

In spite of the current economic climate, tenants have been keen to move into the new boatyard complex with just two units remaining. Besides the relocation of existing tenants to the new boatyard, boat sales companies such as Ancasta International Boat Sales and clothing companies like The Marine Super Store and Coastal and Outdoor Living have also been attracted to the site. Other facilities in the complex will include The Boat House Café.
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