Did you know that not all of the marina berths in Hamble are owned by MDL Marinas?. Back in the 1990’s some of the berths at Hamble Point Marina, Port Hamble Marina and Mercury Yacht Harbour were sold to private individuals under long leases. These individuals are more commonly known as lease berth holders.
The leases on all 3 Hamble Marinas are valid until 2035. They allow the owner to berth their boat in their own HM land registered marina berth. If they don’t wish to use the marina berth themselves, it is included in their lease berth contract that they can sublet the berth.
Since 1990 Triangle has an ongoing relationship with the owners of many of the lease berths in the 3 marinas in Hamble. When a lease berth holder wishes to sell their berth, or rent it out, many tend to do so through Triangle Berth Brokers.
What is the advantage of renting a sublet berth in Hamble?
The owner of the Hamble marina berth has certain obligations when they come to sublet their berth.
They cannot charge less than the published MDL marina rates for the rent of the berth. However as many of the Hamble berths are owned by individuals. The rental cost of the marina berth is not subject to VAT. This means that to rent a berth in Hamble as a sublet rather than through the marina, you can save circa 20%.
Are there any differences in the service I will receive from the Hamble Marinas if I rent through Triangle?
As you will be renting from the berth owner and not the marina there is one main difference. The MDL group offer ‘Freedom Berthing’. This allows annual berth holders to visit any other MDL marina free of charge. As a sub-letter you will be limited to 30 days per year of free nights at other MDL marinas.
All of the other perks of being an MDL berth holder are the same. You will receive a car parking permit, which allows you to park free of charge at most of the other MDL marinas. You will receive discounts on boat lifts and also fuel at cost from MDL fuel stations.
How can I find out whether you have a Hamble Marina berth suitable for my boat?
If you are looking for a marina berth to rent in Hamble, please get in touch with us. We can see whether we have a marina berth that is suitable for your boat. If we don’t have anything now, if you agree, we will keep your details on file and let you know when a suitable berth becomes available.
Triangle is Europe’s leading independent berth brokerage. Since 1990 we have specialised in the sale and sublet of marina berths and moorings in the UK and Europe.