Hornet News

Bucklers Hard extension

£2m redevelopment

Work is about to begin on the £2m redevelopment of Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour to reconfigure and extend the Beaulieu River marina and improve facilities over the next two winters.

The project will be carried out in two off-season phases, with the first beginning this October and offering improved facilities and a greater number of more convenient walk-ashore berths by March. The second phase will begin the following autumn, with completion of the extended marina providing an extra 66 berths and additional large moorings by March 2021.

Reservations are already being taken for increased capacity for 2020, when visitors and rally organisers can book to experience the award-winning yacht harbour at one of the most desired locations on the south coast. For permanent river moorings and marina berths, a small deposit will secure reservations for 2020 or 2021.

Specialist marina consultancy Marina Projects, based in Gosport, has been appointed to help oversee the project and the work will be carried out by Fareham-based Walcon Marine – taking the total number of moorings up to 264. As work is underway this winter, Harbour Master Wendy Stowe and her team will offer limited availability for visiting yachtsmen in the marina, while continuing to provide river swinging moorings.