Dart Marina’s Yacht Harbour in Dartmouth, has been welcomed as the 60th member of TransEurope Marinas, an association of select European marinas offering reciprocal visitor benefits and discounts to its berth holders.
Charles Bush, MD of Mayflower Marina in Plymouth and the UK representative of TransEurope Marinas said: “We are delighted to welcome Dart Marina Yacht Harbour to the group.
“The South West has a huge appeal for cruising yachtsmen and Dart Marina adds a very attractive new destination for berth holders to enjoy. Our strategy is to have a necklace of destinations around the coast with each member marina being approximately one days sail from the next.
“Geographically Dart Marina is perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina and Poole’s Poole Quay Boat Haven and it will also be a great jump off point for berth holders looking to visit Beaucette Marina in Guernsey. I am sure that Dart Marina will become a very popular destination for TransEurope visitors.”
Tony Tucker, director of Dart Marina Yacht Harbour, added: “The news that we’ve been accepted as a member of TransEurope Marinas presents an excellent opportunity for our own berth holders, and the many berth holders from the other 59 members of the group. It’s also a great tourism boost for Dartmouth as our membership of TransEurope opens up our location to sailors from all over Europe who will be able to take advantage of the reciprocal arrangements between members of the group.”
Berth holders at any TransEurope Marina location are able to stay at at other marina sites. In Britain member marinas along the South Coast include; Mylor Yacht Harbour (Falmouth, Cornwall), Mayflower Marina (Plymouth, Devon), Poole Quay Boat Haven (Poole, Dorset), Buckler’s Hard (Beaulieu, Hampshire) and further locations include marinas in the Solent area, Dover and around the coast of East Anglia.
“Dartmouth has now provided a perfect port of call for sailors who want to cruise along the south coast or sail over from Northern France where TransEurope has excellent member marinas.
“The possibilities for longer cruising, stopping off at marinas along the coast and taking advantage of the reciprocal agreements and benefits at other locations are now very exciting for our Dart Marina berth holders and we look forward to welcoming many other members to our yacht harbour,” said Tony Tucker.
(from a press release)