Gunwharf Quays attracts growing number of superyachts
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Harbour, Land Securities’ £200 million retail, restaurant and leisure waterfront destination at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour in the UK, is attracting a growing number of superyachts to its high quality marina, dominated by the 170 metre Spinnaker Tower.
“This year has seen us welcome in the highest number of super yachts in our ten year history,” says Daniel Jehan, Marina Manager at Gunwharf Quays. “11 super yachts have been alongside this year, which is testament to the confidence Yacht Captains have in the marina as a safe haven. We have also seen a high number of ship yards and owners choose Gunwharf Quays as the port for new vessel hand over this year. With the 2012 Super Yacht Cup being held in the Solent, and our easy access to both London and Weymouth for Olympic events we expect next year to be a busy one.”
Situated just 200 metres from the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour and with 24 hour access to the Solent, the home of British yachting, the deep water Gunwharf Quays berths have a minimum depth of 6 metres CD on the outer pontoons and 5.5 metres CD on the innermost. With over 550 metres of top quality berthing, with large pontoons, vessels up to 80 metres in length can berth alongside.