13 JUNE 2011

Big respect goes to a number of our hard core music fan members for doing the whole weekend at the Isle of Wight Music Festival - weather not good but Kings of Leon great.

1 MAY 2011

A few photo's from our hugely sucessful Sea Check Weekend - big thanks to James at Pathfinder and Martin and the volunteers from the RNLI.  Worrying satistic from the Saturday morning only 5 out of the 14 lifejackets tested passed!!!  Have you had yours checked?

23 & 24 April 2011

31 March 2011

MRL are pleased to announce they are now the UK distributor for Sea Champion fishing boats.  Designed and built in the UK and come in a range of sizes upto 18ft.  Contact Ed on 02380 335333.  


26 March 2011

19 February 2011

We have recently completed redecking our bridge head ramp and are currently undergoing our annual pressure washing duties, so that everything looks spik and span for the spring.....and you thought we sat around all winter drinking coffee?

15 February 2011

Team 'Flying Sparks' based here at SDS are one of the first teams to sign up to the new format P1 Superstock.  Good luck Martin and Rob, can't wait to see the boat in the flesh.

17 January 2011

Matt Langler joins the team. We are pleased to be working in partnership with Logistics Employment Training Services and Sparsholt College to help Matt sucessfully complete his apprenticeship and he is now currently working through his NVQ.  Welcome aboard Matt.

15 October 2010

MB Marine Moves In. Outboard specialists MB Marine now have an office on site, they are main dealers for Suzuki, Mercury and Honda - but can help with any make of engine. Contact Laura on 02380 388608 to book your service.

29th August 2010

Cowes-Torquay-Cowes.  Congratulations to SDS member Phil Boarer on winning the Fastest Production Boat Trophy in his 10m Scorpion 'Grey Ghost'.  Phil (seen here collecting the trophey from Laura Aitkin) finished in a very respectable 5th place overall.

26th February 2010

The Race Centre Race Night.  We know you miss boating over the winter months, so we organised a race night where 12 teams raced each other in Audi R8's at Monza on a simulator.  Well done to SDS member Jeff Pellett and staff member Paul Smith - who picked up accolades.



Darren Hook - Relentless. SDS member Darren Hook had a good season in his Revenger 29 'Relentless' fitted with twin 300, after finishing 7th overall in the Round Britain Race 2008, he went on to get a 3rd overall in the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes 2009 and won his class in the South Coast Marathon Series.

19th September 2009

Around the Isle of Wight Flotilla. A flotilla of nearly 20 SDS members set off mid morning and circumnavigated the island, enjoying calm seas and clear skies.  Then back to the dry stack for an afternoon BBQ.


28th March 2009

Southampton Boat Sales a division of Southampton Dry Stack is now up and running. Our stock is increasing daily so please contact any of the team if you wish to sell your boat or have any questions regarding any of the boats that we have for sale.

14th March 2009

We are now offering a Hull Clean and polish service (price on application) which will not only improve the performance and economy of boats but also protect the hulls against staining and discolouration.

12th March 2009

Boat valeting - we have now launched our Boat Valeting service for Ribs and Sports boats. The cost is £25 per metre inc.vat. On ribs it includes a three part treatment of Rib tubes, full hot soapy wash of the interior, polish of all stainless steel and polish of engine cowell. For Sports Boats it includes full hot soapy wash of deck and cockpit area, GRP treatment, polish of all stainless steel and polish of engine cowell.

12th December 2008

Discounted packages are now available - please see our 'Special Offers' page for details.

1st December 2008
We are launching a number of special offers and new packages in the coming weeks - please keep an eye on the website for details.

20th August 2008
We are delighted to welcome Artic Blue Ribs as tenants at Southampton Dry Stack. Please see our 'links' page for details of their website.

6th January 2008
We are delighted to advise that phase three of our Dry Stack is now being constructed which will increase our capacity by a further 72 boats. This phase is due to be operational by 1st March 2008.

Undercover Service rack

When it is raining and you don't want to use your boat but fancy carrying out some maintenance we now have an undercover service rack available with power and water. The cost of this facility is £20 (inc.vat) per day and is subject to availability.

Staff - March 2007

We are delighted to advise that Paul Smith, has joined the team at Southampton Dry Stack. Paul previously worked for MDL and has been involved in the running of the Sportsboat and Rib Show at Ocean Village for a number of years.

Snipe Boat Trailers

Southampton Dry Stack have been appointed the South of Englands Trade distribution and retail centre for Snipe Boat Trailers. In conjunction with Snipe Trailers we will also be able to offer a competitive boat trailer rental service and all members of Southampton Dry Stack will enjoy favourable discounts

For Sale/Wanted

If you have any marine related items please email us at Southampton Dry Stack with details and a picture if possible. Advertisments are free to members of Southampton Dry Stack.

Boat Stores

Boat stores are now available at Southampton Dry Stack for members which are suitable for ski's, ringos, fishing rods, and all wet gear - £19.99 per month inc vat.

Staff - April 2006

We are delighted to advise that Joe Thomas, who is well known in the Marina Industry having played a major part in the success of the Sportsboat and Rib show, has now joined Southampton Dry Stack as site Manager of Drivers Wharf. Joe joined us from MDL and over a five year period with that Company was involved in the running of Ocean Village, Saxon Wharf and more latterly Port Hamble and Mercury Marinas. We are delighted to have been able to recruit a high calibre person like Joe who meets the Companies ethos of recruiting quality people who can offer the highest possible customer service.

24th May 2006

Matthew Hardy, General Manger of Wiggins (Europe) Ltd today officially handed over the keys of the new Wiggins Marina Bull WM220 forklift to Joe Thomas, site Manager at Drivers Wharf.

From left to right - Bill Knight, Sales Director SDS, Joe Thomas, Site Manager SDS, Matthew Hardy, General Mangager Wiggins (Europe) Ltd, Hugh Fogerty, Operations Director SDS.

Forklift arrival

We are delighted to advise that the Wiggins Marina Bull Forklift has arrived at Drivers Wharf and has been commissioned by the Wiggins engineer who flew over from California. Southampton Dry Stack is now fully operational.

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