Developing relationships, networking and keeping the Sunseeker name in the forefront of the mind is the mission of Sunseeker Cheshire’s latest activity – a personal ‘Marina Tour’ across Northern England and Wales.
“Our aim is to see new and used Sunseeker yachts in every marina across the country, with a family of owners enjoying their boats and recommending our brand” explains Sales Broker Jonathan Kingsley. “It is so important for us to illustrate that we welcome the help and facilities of these marinas and are friendly and approachable at grass-roots level.”
In a campaign to introduce the Sunseeker brand to marinas across the country and support the #MyMarina series, Jonathan embarked on an extensive marina tour, visiting facilities from Liverpool to Pembrokeshire. Read on to discover the list!
Liverpool Marina, Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool, L3 4BP
Set in the historic docks of Liverpool with 350 permanent berths and a maximum size to suit up to our Sunseeker Manhattan 55. Tidal access via a lock onto the Mersey with local cruising grounds around the North Wales coast and up to the Lake District. The marina is a 15 minute walk from Liverpool City Centre.
JK: “Entering and leaving Liverpool Marina is an amazing experience. The marina is a safe and welcome haven after being at sea and the approaches act as a fascinating historical tour as you pass up the Mersey.”
Deganwy Quays Marina, Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9DJ
Tidal access into the picturesque River Conwy and a buoyed channel out towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Local cruising grounds along the North Wales coast and the beautiful bays of Anglesey. Ireland is 6 hours cruising. Deganwy marina boasts 165 berths with a maximum size to suit our Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht. Also with a 30 tonne travel hoist, 24/7/365 security, free secure Wi-Fi, free waste pump, unleaded petrol and diesel and a Trans Europe marina member.
JK: “The Great Orm lends an amazing backdrop to the estuary entrance and the beautiful Quay Hotel provides a perfect landmark when approaching the marina itself. Deganwy Quays is a delightful development”.
Onsite Hotel: The Deganwy Quay Hotel & Spa
Telephone: +44 (0) 1492 576 888
Conwy Quays Marina, Conwy, LL32 8EP
Being directly across the estuary from Deganwy Quays Marina and run by the same marina operator, there is also tidal access into the picturesque River Conwy and a buoyed channel out towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Local cruising grounds along the North Wales coast and north towards the Lake District and the beautiful bays of Anglesey and the Menai Straits. Ireland is 6 hours cruising. Conwy Marina has 500 berths with the largest being able to accommodate our Sunseeker Manhattan 65. There is a 30 tonne travel hoist, 24/7/365 security, free secure Wi-Fi, free waste pump and unleaded petrol and diesel.
JK: “I have personally cruised into Conwy Marina aboard our Sunseeker Manhattan 63. The approaches are just beautiful with Snowdonia National Park in the background and Conwy Castle welcoming you into the estuary”.
Onsite restaurant/bar: The Mulberry
Telephone: +44 (0) 1492 593 000
Hafan Pwllheli Marina, Glan Don, Pwllheli, Gwynnedd, LL53 5YT
Access at most states of the tide to the stunning Llyn Peninsular coastline and Ireland just 4.5 hours away. Just 10 minutes’ drive by car (or 20 minutes by sea) to the famous Warren Abersoch (http://www.haulfrynholidayhomes.co.uk/north-wales/the-warren). Ideally situated for cruising down the Wales coastline. Full equipped with home and visitor berths to accommodate boats up to our Sunseeker Manhattan 65.
Dry sailing for sports boats, 50 tonne travel hoist and mobile crane, storage ashore for 200 boats, toilets, showers and laundry with 24 hour access, free Wi-Fi available throughout the marina, CCTV surveillance and electronic bridgehead access gates, on-water diesel and unleaded petrol and sewage pump out facility, recycling facilities and dedicated berth holders’ car park, lift & scrub facilities, chandlery, engineers, riggers and RYA training centre and 24 hour weather display in the marina reception.
JK: “Having cruised into and out of Pwllheli Marina a number of times, I particularly enjoy the amazing views of the North Wales coast as you approach. The marina entrance is well marked and the facilities are superb”.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1758 701 219
Neyland Yacht Haven, Brunel Quay, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
With 420 berths fully serviced berths (the largest of which will accommodate our Sunseeker Predator 68), the lower basin is accessible during at all states of the tide, there is a large visitor berthing pontoon, free Wi-Fi throughout entire marina, toilets, shower & laundry facilities, marina office open 7 days a week, throughout the year, 24 hour security with CCTV surveillance and night staff on duty after 6pm, ecured bridgeheads and shower blocks accessed with key fobs, fuel pontoon offering diesel and petrol, refuse skips and recycling facilitie, established bar/restaurant and Brunel Café on-site, LCD weather screen & forecasts posted daily in reception and even a free DVD library & book share.
JK: “Situated in a natural inlet and in beautiful surroundings. Neyland Yacht Haven is a perfect stopover for voyages to North Wales from the South Coast. Picturesque cruising along the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, over to Southern Ireland and the Devon and Cornish North Coasts.”
Telephone: +44 (0) 1646 601 601
Milford Marina, Cleddau House, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 3AF
Providing superb shelter for boats up to our Sunseeker Manhattan 55 in size and with 24/7 security. Toilets and showers with disabled facilities, electricity and fresh water available to every berth, fuel and gas, hard standing storage and boat hoist, free Wi-Fi, waste disposal, laundry facilities, free car parking, on-site boat maintenance and all within close walking distance to shops and restaurants in the town centre of Milford Haven.
JK: “In the historic and beautifully restored Milford Dock, Milford Marina is a perfect stopover for voyages to North Wales from the South Coast. Picturesque cruising along the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, over to Southern Ireland and the Devon and Cornish North Coasts.”
Telephone: +44 (0) 1646 823 161
Swansea Marina, Lockside, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1WG
550 fully serviced and secure pontoon berths up to Sunseeker Manhattan 55 size. Shower blocks, boatyard with facilities, free storage ashore for berth holders, fuel, car park, free Wi-Fi, chandlery, café and restaurant.
JK: “Situated really close to the vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of Swansea, this historic marina is accessed through a set of locks depending on the size of your boat. Access to many restaurants and local amenities – a perfect bustling base for your Sunseeker. Great access to cruising on the North Cornish and Devon coastlines and to the Pembrokeshire National Park.”
Telephone: +44 (0) 1792 470 310
Penarth Quays Marina (Cardiff), Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1TQ
340 fully serviced and secure pontoon berths within 2 basins, Penarth Quays Marina will accommodate a Sunseeker up to our 80 Yacht. Professional, friendly staff on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Gasoil and petrol, free Wi-Fi, toilets and showers, berth holders TV lounge, water & electricity (240 volt/15 amp) available on all berths, full boatyard services, 20 tonne mobile hoist.
4 weeks storage ashore is included within the annual berthing rate. Ample free car parking. The Marina has the benefit of Pier 64, a café/bar/restaurant which overlooks the Inner Basin. El Puerto’s and La Marina restaurants offer excellent food and drinks from the Custom House.
Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 705 021
Portishead Quays Marina, The Docks, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7DF
250 sheltered and secure pontoon berths which would accommodate up to our Sunseeker Manhattan 55. 24 hour staffing, diesel and unleaded petrol, free Wi-Fi. toilets, showers, laundry and telephones, water and electricity is available on all pontoons, boatyard services, 35 tonne mobile hoist. Annual berth holders are entitled to 8 weeks storage ashore as part of their contract. Storage facilities are available in the boatyard.
Local shops, Costa Coffee and Waitrose supermarket are all close by. Fishing equipment, bait and advice from Reel Fun and fishing charters can also be from the marina. Free car parking is available to berth holders on site.
JK: “This is a very modern and attractive development. Good quality restaurants are available close to the marina at Aqua, Bottelinos and La Marina adjacent to the marina lock. The Royal Public House (just 5 minutes away) has great views over the Bristol Channel. Hall and Woodhouse Portishead (www.hall-woodhouseportishead.co.uk/) is located behind the boat hoist dock overlooking the marina basin and offers a superb range of beers and wines as well as an excellent menu throughout the day.”
Telephone: +44 (0) 1275 841 941
For further information on any of the marinas listed in the Sunseeker Cheshire ‘Marina Tour’, please contact:-