If you are planning a yacht charter with us, we thought it may be worthwhile to talk about where we are actually based, how to get here and what you will find when you arrive!
About Mercury Yacht Harbour
You will find us at MDL Mercury Yacht Harbour which is situated in a sheltered rural location on the River Hamble. We are just a short twenty minute walk (1 mile) from Hamble village. The Marina was originally built by Sir Robin Knox Johnston and can offer berthing for up to 360 boats, it also enjoys deep water at all states of tide and easy access into the Solent (20 mins).
What facilities do we have?
There are many excellent facilities, including….
The surrounding area and what’s nearby
As mentioned Hamble Village itself is only 1 mile away and within the village you will find a local Co-Op a handful off other shops as well as a great selection of pubs and restaurants.
For a little more detail on Hamble please read our guide.
Access into the Solent
The marina itself is a very peaceful and scenic spot and with it’s easy access to Southampton Water, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It is an ideal base from which to visit some of the other marinas in the Southampton area or further afield, such as Poole Harbour or Chichester Harbour to the east.
Visit our Cruising Guide for more detailed information on our sailing area.
How to reach us by road
The full postal address is
Mercury Yacht Harbour
From the M27 take junction 8 and follow the signs for Hamble on the B3397 (Hamble Lane). You will pass a large Tesco’s if any provisioning is required. After the entrance to Tesco’s continue straight over the next round roundabout through a set of traffic lights and you will arrive at another roundabout. Carry straight on at this roundabout but immediately afterwards turn left into Satchell Lane and follow this road round past Hamble School until you see the clear signs for Mercury Yacht Harbour on your left (Note there is also a caravan / camping site sharing the road entrance to the marina).
There is a main line station at Southampton from which you can either jump in a taxi or change trains to a local service to Hamble station. If arriving at Hamble railway station there is a local bus service into Hamble Village itself. Then it is approximately 1 mile further up Satchell Lane to Mercury Yacht Harbour.
The alternative is to arrive at Southampton Parkway and get a taxi to the Marina it is about 8.5 miles and 15 mins in the taxi.
There are a number of taxi companies
We are open for charters throughout the winter. We have some special Winter Day Rates so just contact us if you want to get out on the water.
Family groups can charter for any length of time but we have to restrict people from different households to day charters only. If you don't know how to sail we can provide a skipper.