The Marina

Conveniently located on the river Hamble, our marina and boatyard is a friendly base for cruising and exploring.

Portland Berth holder benefits

  • 130 deep water berths
  • 150 yard spaces ashore
  • Boat lift to 20 tonnes/14m
  • Quality washrooms
  • CCTV and gated access
  • Full service boatyard
  • Free car park
  • Free WiFi
  • Electricity to all berths
  • Drinking water on the pontoons
  • Onsite deli-cafe
  • Onsite chandlery & marine services
  • Dog friendly

Deacons Marina and Yard

Deacons is only minutes from the M27, but it feels like a world away. Our peaceful, relaxed marina and boatyard have everything you need right on site, with famous pubs like the Jolly Sailor just a short walk or row downstream.

Located beside Bursledon bridge, the marina is dredged to 2m and we've invested in new pontoons, electricity system and facilities ashore.

Our berths

Our marina is accessible by land and sea 24/7, so you can come and go as you please. Being on the west bank of the river, we're also sheltered from winter gales.

We have walk ashore and river pontoon berths for boats to 13.5m, and our berth holders are a mix of power and sail.

We don't have dedicated visitors' pontoons, but we're always happy to fit in short stay and overnight visitors if you call and book in advance 02380 402 253.

Alexanda's Deli at Deacons Marina
Deacons Marina, Why Boats and Force 4 Chandlery


The main building houses the marina office upstairs with Force 4 Chandlery, Why Boats brokerage and boat sales and Alexanda's Deli cafe-bar downstairs.

The office is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm, and we'll be open on Sundays in the summer.

Washrooms are located in the south end of the marine services building.

Also onsite are marine services, including:

Boat requirements

  • Fuel - self service diesel and petrol available from Swanwick Marina, opposite Deacons
  • Gas - available from Swanwick Marina
  • Pump-out - black water pump-out is available at Swanwick Marina
  • Chandlery - Force 4 is located in the main marina building
  • Marine services - rigger, canvas, electronics and boat repair all onsite. Ask us for recommendations.

Annual Berthing

Really convenient Hamble river berthing in a quiet location minutes from the M27

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Bursledon Windmill


A quiet spot on the bustling river Hamble close to country walks and the M27

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Deacons Yard spray off

Deacons Yard

Everything from a racing scrub to full shipwright services for boats to 48 feet

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