Marina Boats - Unit W2, Hazel Road, Southampton. SO19 7HS
Marina Boats are the innovative answer to do a good job of what the vast majority of boats in marinas are actually being used for today. The ideal get-away to spend your leisure time on the water which combine spacious accommodation with modern luxury and panoramic views. Beautiful finishing touches and ingenious space maximisation provide you with a space you really can make the most of life.
It all started with the Inspiration 25. After consultation with marina operators across the country we found that smaller berthed boats were increasingly going into serviced dry-stacks leaving this band available. Many marinas have needed to think about reconfiguration to keep full so by producing the Inspiration 25 we could fill those smaller, often shallower berths. Once established there were calls for a bigger version with more berths so the answer was the Inspiration 36 that can be configured to sleep 13. Then came the Inspiration 28 after calls from clients looking for more hanging storage of which the 28 has an abundance.
Coming soon the new 20… read all about it here!
The design and concept of Marina Boats Ltd came from Director / Founder Aidan Pragnell, who specialises in building and maintaining both pleasure craft and houseboats.
Whilst spending time on his own boat he noticed that a large proportion of boats never leave the marina. Most of which were used just as weekend retreats or holiday homes.
Like most boat owners, Aidan started with a small boat and upgraded to larger vessels to maximise living space and comfort onboard, in doing this he found the bigger the boat, the less he used it for boating.
This resulted in the concept of a Marina Boat being developed, which is a boat that spends the majority of its time in a marina as a holiday home or could even be a permanent home. The Marina Boat was designed to boost internal space by having no side decks or bulky sailing / manoeuvring equipment.
Aidan Pragnell – Company Director
Get the Lifestyle
Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether a weekend retreat or permanent get away, once you step on board the calm and rejuvenation commences. Spending time on a Marina Boat in any location not only gives you all the sense of comfort and convenience of home but the soft undulations of being afloat relax and quiet the mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Marina Boats are designed to adhere to the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) Category D which refers to craft able to travel the inland waterways and sheltered coastal areas.
Anywhere you have permission. They can be moored on ground that dries out although with the draft of circa 40cm and the catamaran hulls being flat bottomed they sit down comfortably on the mud. Designed to be moored stern-to so they do not take minimum pontoon length and fit in a wide beam berth as are only 12ft wide. Where to moor.
The final decision will come down to the marina operator themselves although there is no reason why not. It all depends on the usage and the terms stated in the specific marina’s mooring license. Link to location of agreed marina spaces.
2yrs return to base warranty as standard.
If looked after a Marina Boat should by able to be passed down the generations.
Location specific but we have solutions to suit all. Ideally cleverly pumped into mains drainage although if not available we can install a biodigestor that breaks down the waste with a bacterial process and purifies the water to a level which is able to go through a few extra filters to match tap water standards.
As good practice all boats should come out of the water every year to be jetwashed off and inspected although not necessary. All Marina Boats are anti-foul coated as standard although there are optional extras of copper coat or anti foul Vynal wrap that can warrant the extended time between required lift outs.
Currently they are zero rated for VAT if non-propelled and used as a prime residence. If you choose to go for the propelled version or are using to let out commercially, VAT is payable on the full price.
Where to Moor?
So you’ve decided on your model, now you need a home for it.
On Saturday evening Darren and Aidan took part in a charity boxing match for Cancer Research. 🥊 They both did amazingly, escaping with only minor bruises.