We are a progressive family business that has the future of this area always on our mind. We want to enhance and build on our fascinating heritage by creating a Marina with luxury facilities not only for future boating generations but our UK and international tourism visitors.
Bournemouth and Sandbanks is one of the top UK holiday destinations and our prime position at the Harbours entrance, enviable views over Brownsea Island and proximity to Sandbanks peninsula means we are committed to the growth and development of the Salterns Site.
In 2016 an ambitious planning application was granted to rebuild a stunning new Hotel with spa and restaurant facilities and new accommodation and retail spaces for our tenants at the Quay edge.
You can read more information in our Frequently Asked Questions below.
When will work begin?
We’re aiming to start the works in January 2021 so that improvements are made to the Entrance of the Marina by summer 2021.
How long will work take?
With COVID-19 restrictions an ongoing consideration we aim to complete the works in approximately 4-6 months. If the construction industry is closed at any future point or government restrictions change then this might have an impact on timings.
Why is the hotel being removed?
The hotel building has come to the end of it’s structurally safe and practical use. The various extensions and improvements over the years are no longer fit for purpose. Storm Bella in December 2020 also created some damage to the rear and the restaurant outside dining area.
Will the BOAC plaque be relocated?
The Blue plaque has been safely removed from the building and is currently held in the Marina Reception. Once works have been completed this will be relocated in a suitable and prominent position. We are very proud of the part the Salterns site played in WW2 and the flying boat missions and is something we will want to celebrate for future generations.
What will be located at the site for summer 2021
We’re very excited to be hosting an alfresco Mediterranean inspired outdoor dining, drinking and retail area. The visuals below give a flavour of what’s to come but there will be an outdoor bar, food and coffee areas as well as outdoor seating and some retail areas.
Can I still park at the hotel car park?
The hotel car park will be closed whilst site works are ongoing. Once these are completed some new temporary parking bays will be created. If you have a member parking permit you’ll be able to park at the main Marina car park.
Will access to the versa docks be affected?
No you’ll still be able to access your PWCs and the versa docks safely from the Boatyard side of the Marina
Where can I book my sea-doo or PWC in for servicing?
The Offshore Performance service and maintenance buildings behind the existing showroom are remaining and our engineers are here to help and work on your crafts all through the year as normal. You can call our Service Manager on 01202 706359 and book a spring service today.
Will you be replacing the Sea-doo showroom?
For the immediate future we will not be re-creating a new showroom. We will have Sea-Doos on display at the main Marina office and our Golden Arrow Marine showroom in West Quay Road, Poole. Our 2021 range is selling fast again as more people look to enjoy water sports in the local area until the wider restrictions on international travel are lifted. You can call us on 01202 706359 to speak to our team and order a new ski today.
Is Salterns Boatyard affected and how do I book in my boat for a lift or re-launch?
The Boatyard remains unaffected and work can continue on your boats – this includes spring service and preparations, lifts outs and re-launches. The teams get very busy from April onwards so we highly advise booking your boat preparations today if you berth your boat or yacht at the Marina. You can call the experienced team on 01202 707391
Will I still be able to park in the main marina car park
Yes this Car Park is unaffected and if you have a valid Member parking permit you just need to display this as per normal.
Is the car park toilet and shower block still open for use?
Yes – all toilet, shower and laundry facilities are both locations are unaffected. The toilets and showers nearest the existing hotel site will re-open for the new season in April 2021.
Is the marina office and security team open as normal?
Yes our reception, bosun and security teams remain here to help 24/7 and located in the main Marina Office building.
Can I still refuel at the fuel pontoon?
Yes the fuel pumps are open and not affected by any works at the Entrance.
Is the chandlery affected?
No the Chandlery is unaffected by the works but is currently closed due to COVI19 restrictions. This will be re-opened in time for the spring season (provided restrictions on retail are lifted)
What is the next phase of works?
The work scheduled was approved by BCP Council in July 2020 and is as follows. Please note that timings may be affected by COVID19 restrictions
- The construction of on and off site highway works
- Demolition of existing buildings and structures on site to enable re-development.
- Ground works to enable the construction of replacement buildings to include surface and foul water infrastructure, phased remediation works as well as laying out the site to enable construction to take place
- The construction of the new flood wall
- The construction of the hotel, hotel and marina car parking and marina facilities together with suites, managers suite, treatments rooms, relaxation room, swimming pools, gymnasium, changing facilities, restaurant and function rooms, bars, changing rooms and shower facilities.
- The construction of the multi storey building comprising 54 flats, together with car parking
- The construction and laying out of all residual hard and soft landscaping
Summer 2021 visual plans
“Good boat yard. Outside of lockdown there is a good restaurant and the facilities in the marina are good for visiting sailors and boaters. ”