Salterns Marina - Where boating dreams begin

Situated within one of the South Coast’s most prestigious boating locations, ‘Salterns Marina’ provides outstanding access to Poole Harbour and the award winning beaches of Sandbanks and Studland.

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Salterns Marina guarantees a warm welcome

Situated within one of the South Coast’s most prestigious boating locations, ‘Salterns Marina’ provides outstanding access to Poole Harbour and the award winning beaches of Sandbanks and Studland.
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Our history and heritage dates back well over 200 years with the name ‘Saltern’s’ originating from when the area was active in salt-making. Between 1943-48 the site was used as the Flying Boat Headquarters and was Britain’s only active Airport. The term airport originates from sites such as Salterns where sea planes would land from the ‘Air’ into a ‘Port’. These traditions may have evolved but Salterns still stands for exceptional standards and trailblazing engineering. By the 1970’s the old quay and pontoons were transformed into a luxury Marina for yachts and motorboats – all of which you see today and offers our Berth Holders and visitors panoramic views over Brownsea Island and the sandbanks peninsula.

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our waiting list today

All annual berth holders automatically become Members of Salterns Marina and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits and privileges.

Two complimentary parking permits for our on-site carpark

Optional use of Blue Ensign

10% Discount on Boatyard Services

10% Discount on all services and products provided by Golden Arrow Marine

Discount at The Deck at Salterns

Complimentary WiFi

Discount at Salterns Chandlery on selected items

Fuel Discounts (currently 6p per litre)

Discounted Marine Insurance via Gallagher Marine Insurance

Organised Club events


Our on-site Salterns Chandlery is open 7 days a week, stocking an array of marine hardware, paddleboards and watersport toys making it a port of call for all your boating needs. The Marina fuel pumps are located directly in front of the chandlery and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Berth Holder and Marina visitor’s coffee corner provides a welcome refreshment with a superb view before heading out on the water to explore the harbour and the surrounding coastline.  Finally the seasonal ‘Deck at Salterns’ is open from April-September each year.

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Repairs & Maintenance

In more recent times the Marina has expanded its boat engineering facilities. We now offer the full range of maintenance, parts and repairs services through Golden Arrow Marine and our in-house Boatyard teams. We’re the South Coast authorised Volvo Penta Centre and have branches in Poole, Portsmouth, Swanwick and Southampton and our Marina Boatyard is the perfect place to arrange a lift out or re-launch. We’re also proud of our strong links with the Commercial Organisations and honoured to provide customised products and watercrafts through these important partnerships. See how we can help;

– Winter storage ashore– All aspects of servicing and engineering undertaken
– Volvo Penta warranty work– Full interior and exterior valeting work
– Antifouling and anode replacement– Gel repairs and skilled shipwright services
– Full boat refit services

MAIN south-coast dealers for Fairline Yachts, Sealegs amphibious RIB’s, Fugu powerboat, Sea-Doo personal watercraft and Can-Am Roadsters.

At Salterns Marina we’re delighted to be the main south-coast dealers for Fairline Yachts, Sealegs amphibious RIB’S  and Fugu powerboats as well as Sea-Doo Personal Water Craft and Can Am on road 3 wheel motorbikes. Our in house Brokerage also offers the best opportunity to buy and sell your boat with our hassle free and personal services.

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Annual Versa Dock and The Ocean Club

Our annual versa docks means there’s no hassle with trailer launching and provide great all year round storage right in the Marina and on the Harbours edge. Features include:

Instant access to the Harbour entrance - no congestion and 10 knot journeys to get out in the open water

£2,680 per annum (Standard Dock) and £2,990 (Premium Dock)

Complimentary car parking for one vehicle in our secure carpark

Use of Marina changing facilities and showers

Complimentary Marina Wifi

Special discounts for servicing, parts and repairs – no need to waste time getting multiple quotes at other service centres

Fuel discounts at Marina Fuel pumps

Discount on selected Sea-Doo accessories and clothing from our onsite Chandlery


This prestigious Marina has been an important part of Sandbanks and Poole Harbour history for over 200 years.

Marina with 275 pontoon Berths, 75 swinging moorings and 107 Versadocks.

24 hour access with no tidal restrictions

Berths are available up to 25 metres LOA

Knowledgeable staff with 24 hour manning and secure parking

Superb shower, toilet facilities, Baby Change facilities & Laundry Area

Full boatyard facilities offering all aspects of servicing, maintenance and winter storage ashore.

On-site Chandlery and Fuel

Alfresco Bar and food services

New Boat sales and brokerage

Salterns Members benefit from exclusive discounts and events