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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Officially Commissions Marina Projects’ Latest Development

The Duke of EdinburghMarina Projects Ltd has masterminded the delivery of the prestigious Prince Philip Yacht Haven Project at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on the River Hamble, which was officially commissioned by its Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, on the 4th June. At the Commissioning Ceremony His Royal Highness was presented to Mike Ward, Dan McKiernan and Chris Doe of Marina Projects before unveiling a commemorative plaque and taking lunch with Members.

Mike Ward, Managing Director at Marina Projects Limited commented;

“We initially acted for the Royal Southern Yacht Club in developing concept proposals to optimise use of the water space, whilst at the same time addressing the requirements for the replacement of an aged and failing quay wall. We steered the Club and their neighbours the RAF Yacht Club successfully through the complex consent regime and have also dealt with the detailed design of the scheme, the procurement process & value engineering, financial planning & funding arrangements. The Project Management phase has seen us address contract negotiations, construction management, coordination of all contractors and have ultimate responsibility for project delivery.”

The Duke of Edinburgh

The project significantly improves the existing facilities of the Yacht Club that will benefit members and greatly enhance the ability of the Club to host major yachting regattas. The benefits include:

  • Walk ashore access to all berthing
  • An extended dredged basin full-tide access to all of the berths and a repositioned crane berth
  • A new Quarterdeck area that creates a natural arena and events base with improved connections to the Club house

Mark Inkster, past Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club and project co-ordinator stated:

“The development of the Prince Philip Yacht Haven has created a huge legacy for the Club, it has been universally acclaimed by our 1,200 members. The result is truly a world class facility which will transform the sailing opportunities for the Club and our neighbours. This could not have been achieved without the work of Marina Projects Ltd. Their professional approach and guidance throughout all stages of the project has been outstanding.”

The Duke of Edinburgh

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