On the 15th June, Premier Marinas celebrated both the start of the British Motor Yacht Show and the formal opening of The Saltings, Swanwick Marina's new Sales Pavilion.

To mark the occassion, an official opening ceremony took place hosted by Pete Bradshaw, Permier Marinas Chief Executive with Councillor Sean Woodward unveiling a specially made plaque on the new building.

The commercial building provides 14 high quality units, fitted with solar panels to enhance its environmental credentials. Businesses moving into the new building are: Ancasta International Boat Sales, Clipper Marine, Fleming Yachts, MiCats, Nautor's Swan, Nordhavn, Pearl Yachts, Princess Yachts, Sanlorenzo Yachts and Sunseeker International.

Premier Marinas Chief Executive Pete Bradshaw commented:

"We pride ourselves on providing first-class facilities and customer service at all our marinas. Swanwick's new Sales Pavilion provides a unique representation of so many major global brands, it is now the primary destination for motor yacht sales in the UK. This project has taken many years to deliver, and we are proud of what has been achieved".

Nordhavn Europe Ltd has had a small satellite office in Swanwick Marina for several years said Director Phillip Roach. "Our new Saltings office will offer Nordhavn Europe a higher profile and visibility, alongside so many other major brands. The staff and services here at Swanwick are first class, and we are delighted to be based in the fabulous new offices. What a view..!"

"Argo Nautical are delighted to extend its very long residency at Swanwick with Premier Marinas. We have always been very successful with Princess Yachts, and now with Chris Craft, Pardo Yachts and our brokerage operations we are even more excited for the future. The Saltings is a superb new facility and coupled with the recent marina upgrades there is no doubt that Swanwick Marina is truly the Premier Marina in the UK", said Group Sales Director, Roger Lipman.

Fleming Yachts Europe are also delighted to have taken tenancy at Premier Swanwick's new Sales Pavilion. "The stunning location and prestigious names will attract keen yacht buyers and The Saltings will soon become the premier yacht sales centre location in the UK" added Andree Palmer, from Fleming Yachts Europe.

Premier Marinas

Established in 1994, Premier Marinas owns and operates ten of the UK's most prestigious marinas. All based on the South Coast, locations include Sovereign Harbour (Eastbourne), Brighton, Chichester, Southsea, Port Solent, Gosport, Swanwick and Universal Marinas on the Hamble, Noss on Dart and Falmouth in Cornwall. With over 5,000 berths combined, Premier strives to be the finest marina operator in the UK, providing first-class boat storage services, quality boatyard facilities and exceptional service.

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