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All Aboard for the Marina Open Day at Lymington Yacht Haven - 17th August

09 August 2013

LYH_open_dayJoin us for the 2nd Marina Open Day at Lymington Yacht Haven - Family Fun from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 17 August 2013

On Saturday 17 August, Lymington Yacht Haven will open its gates to everyone; entry is free and it promises to be a fun-packed day for all the family. All are welcome.

Activities will start at 10.00am with FREE bacon rolls and coffee served to the first 100 attendees, courtesy of the Haven Bar. 

There will be FREE RNLI lifejacket checks; RIB Rides on the river; River Trips on 50ft Classic Motor Yacht; Prestige boats on display; a host of Exhibitor Stands and Live Demonstrations with a huge line-up of fun activities, exclusive offers and prize draws; Sea Safety displays and much, much more!

Our ever helpful team will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you might have, and we will be running a free prize draw to win a Lift & Scrub at the marina.

Rupert Wagstaff, Director of Lymington Yacht Haven, said: 'We are delighted to be opening our gates for this special day and inviting the local community to get involved and have a go at watersports, which for many may be their first experience of being out on the water. It is set to be a fantastic day and there will be something fun for all the family to enjoy, as well as lots to benefit our bertholders and an opportunity to showcase the choice of specialist marine services available at the marina.'

Don’t miss the best waterside day of the year!

Inside the marquee you will find:

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RNLI Life jacket clinic: The RNLI will be providing FREE lifejacket inspections and offering advice on all boating safety issues. Bring your lifejackets!

Aquasafe: Will be running short sessions on VHF distress calls and CPR workshops - life-saving skills you can't afford to be without. Also a workshop on outboard maintenance will be running from 2 – 3pm, this will give a great overview on keeping your outboard running smoothly.

Nick Cox Chandler: Will be displaying a host of Chandlery items with an emphasis on sea safety, visit them for all your chandlery requirements.

Jeremy Rogers: The name associated with seamanship, craftsmanship and beautiful boats. The Jeremy Rogers team will be showcasing the services they offer and will be on hand to give advice and competitive quotes for boat repair, maintenance and refurbishment. The team will be showcasing items of joinery, boat spares and carbon fibre davits, showing their beautiful craftsmanship.

Ropewalk Marine: Specialist marine engineers, Ropewalk will have a running marine diesel engine on display and will be offering advice and demonstrating maintenance procedures that can help to maintain engine reliability.

Greenham Regis: Will be displaying the latest electronic equipment and offering advice on all things electrical.

Ancasta: Will be showcasing their finest selection, one of which being a brand new lagoon 39 Catamaran. There will be something for everyone. Ancasta's team will also be on hand to value your boat and provide you with a full market appraisal. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the brokerage team's expertise on the day. Special offer of free insurance for a year! (Terms and conditions apply, Boat must be viewed on the 17th of August and completed by 31st of August).

Malö & Sunbeam Yachts: DFD Marine Ltd is the UK, Ireland and Channel Island representative for Malö Yachts from Sweden and Sunbeam Yachts from Austria, both offering semi-custom hand-built sailing yachts. DFD Marine will be available to offer advice and to arrange viewings of their demonstrator yachts in the marina.

Flexisail: Will be offering a FREE prize draw and amazing 'on-the-day' discounts on FlexiSail membership offering exclusive access to a yacht or motor cruiser as one of only 8 members on a fully managed boat with support 7 days a week.

Ocean Rigging: Will be on hand to answer all your questions about rigging and they are offering an exclusive Open Day 10% discount on Gas Safety Checks if you book on the day.

RIB-IT RIB Charters: Check this out…RIB-IT RIB Charters will be running RIB Rides out on the river - all proceeds will go to the RNLI!

River cruise on a 50ft classic motor boat: Step back 44 years and see how well the best motor yachts were built in Southampton whilst enjoying an hour's trip on Malabar III. Cost £5 per head.

Wine tasting: Solent Cellars will be offering wine tasting and advice on the best ‘on the water’ wines for the perfect summer’s day lunch.

Jonathan Brier Yachting: Solent Sailing School specialises in RYA Yacht Training, Theory and specialist master class courses (Practical Boat Handling one day courses and Own Boat Tuition); the training yacht 'Crews Control' will be available on the day to view and they will be happy to discuss their courses and give helpful advice to visitors.

Lymington Town Sailing Club: LTSC will be offering an exclusive 25% discount on the joining fee, join today for excellent member benefits. Please ask the staff on the day for details.

Royal Lymington Yacht Club: Members will be on hand to discuss the benefits of membership and to answer any queries you may have. They will also be running sessions on dinghy sailing and will have an optimist for the smaller sailors to have a go at ‘dry tacking’.

Lymington Yacht Haven: Our helpful team will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you may have, and we will be running a free prize draw to win a Lift & Scrub at the marina.


The open day will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 17 August 2013.

For more information about the Marina Open Day at Lymington Yacht Haven please visit the Marina Office or contact us on 01590 677071.


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