Marina & Berthing

Our luxury marina has been part of the vibrant Sandbanks and Poole Harbour boating and marine community for over 40 years. Our prestigious location, close to the entrance of Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, along with our exceptional facilities make us THE marina of choice on the South Coast.
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Marina & Berthing

Our luxury Marina has been part of the exciting Sandbanks and Poole Harbour boating and marine community for over 40 years – at the entrance to the second largest natural harbour in the world our facilities, exceptional services and prestigious location are the envy of the whole south coast.

Marina Berthing and Swinging Mooring.

Located in the breath-taking Poole Harbour close to the harbour entrance, our historic marina provides year-round access with no tidal restrictions and offers over 270 marina berths, 75 seasonal swinging moorings and 107 PWC versadocks:

Marina Berths up to 25 meters LOA

Complimentary members car parking permits in our secure on site carpark

Marina pontoon berthing with electric connections and water points

Knowledgeable team manning the Marina 24 hours per day. Includes CCTV and overnight security

Instant access to the Solent with France only 60 nautical miles away – no bridges, congestion or tidal restrictions

Onsite boatyard and marine engineer specialists

Exclusive Annual Berth Holder events held throughout the season

Join our exclusive waiting list and receive news updates through the year

Annual Versa Dock

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

£2,840 per annum (Standard Dock) and £3,250 (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


Salterns Marina offers the very best in onsite facilities and all the services you’d expect from the South Coasts leading Marina. These include:

Luxury washrooms and laundry facilities

Chandlery open 7 days a week, offering a full range of boat accessories, clothing, snacks, drinks and supplies

24/7 fuel pumps – discounted for annual berth and versadock holders

Secure, complimentary car parking for members

Free Marina wifi

24 hour security & monitored CCTV

Year round access – with our knowledgeable staff here 365 days a year

Exclusive and varied annual events programme

Members only Slipway. Weekend hoisting available from our friendly Marina team for non-members.

The Deck at Salterns (on the previous Salterns Harbourside Hotel site): open from April - September


Never worry about running low with our 24/7 onsite Marina pumps. Perfectly situated by the Marina Chandlery you’ll be able to easily dock and re-fill all year round. Both petrol and diesel available and a whole range of oils, gas and other consumables you’d expect.

Very competitive prices

Year round access

Commercial and leisure rates available

Discounted fuel rates available for annual berth holders.

Berth Holders benefit from courtesy re-fueling from our Bosun team during the winter season (fuel costs still apply)


The Chandlery shop is conveniently located on the quayside of the Marina and fully stocked with an extensive range or equipment, accessories, clothing and refreshments. Benefits and services include:

Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm

24 hour Fuel

Accessories such as Fenders, ropes and hardware

Safety equipment such as life rafts, life jackets and flares

Life jacket tests and servicing

Rope splicing services

Admiralty charts and tide tables

Refreshments such as coffees, beverages, snacks and ice-creams.

International paints

Clothing – Helly Hansen, Ralph Lauren and Musto

Mail order services available for leisure and trade customers

Visitor and Member Coffee Corner open 7 days a week


The Deck at Salterns opened on the former Salterns Harbourside Hotel site in July 21. This seasonal outdoor Alfresco experience is brought to you by the same catering team who managed the previous hotel (Juniper Catering). With the all important amazing views over Sandbanks and Brownsea Island this is the perfect place to relax after a busy days boating.

The Deck at Salterns is now closed for 2023.

You can view The Deck’s menu here. Please check the Facebook page for re-opening times in the spring.

For Berth Holders and Members of Salterns Marina a discount on all food and beverages will be applied – just show your membership card to the team when ordering.

For more information click here

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Charges & Terms/Conditions

There is a high demand for our Marina berths, swinging moorings and versa docks. The following charges and terms and conditions can be found on the following links. We highly recommend you join our waiting list where you will be kept up to date with berth opportunities and Marina News.

24 hour emergency recovery

In exceptional circumstance or an emergency situation, our Bosun and overnight teams can assist. Call 01202 709971 for assistance.

Meet your Marina team

Robert, Goldie, Golden

Goldie joined the Marina 7 years ago and has worked across both the Bosun and Boatyard teams. As our Chief Bosun and after a distinguished career in the Royal Marines our Berth Holders really are in very safe hands with Goldie and his team at the helm.
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George Rawes

George is a highly experienced, long standing member of the Marina Bosun team and former Royal Marine. You’ll often hear his soulful voice singing out around the marina. Well known amongst the berth holders, George is our weekend bosun and always on hand with handy words of advice.  Don’t forget to say Hi when you see him next.
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Phil Dawson

Phil has worked at the marina for over 18 years and is a valuable source of knowledge for the bosun team. More at home on the water than on land, Phil is an experienced fisherman, and he may even give away the odd tip to our berth holders if asked nicely.
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John Elysee

John has worked within the marina for over 30 years. He currently heads up our marina maintenance team.
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Leah Marie White

Leah joined the Marina nearly 4 years ago and is a valuable part of the Marina reception team.  Leah grew up in the local area and loves nothing more than going boating with her partner across to Studland and the Purbecks to walk her dogs.

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Emily Wyatt

Emily joined the Salterns Marina team as an Administrator in August 2023. 

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Mike Bryan

Mike joined Salterns Marina in 2023. Currently managing our Boatyard Team, it’s often Mike you’ll speak to for maintenance and engineering advice and booking in your boat for your winter and spring preparations, lift outs and re-launches.

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Sandra Dayman

Sandra joined the Salterns Boatyard team in April 2023. Having lived in Poole for most of her lie, Sandra loves spending her time on the beautiful local beaches and boating around Poole Harbour with her sons and grandchildren.

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Jason Coombes

Since joining Salterns Marina in 2017, Jason has been our Boatyard Foreman and is a great asset to the company. With many years of experience working in boatyards on the South Coast, Jason is perfectly placed to lead his team of operators, providing a high class of work to many different types of boating craft.
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David Nunn

David has been our Chandlery manager for 7 years and has the busy task of ensuring all the essentials and boating equipment you need are fully stocked each week.  He also runs the Fuel Pontoon as well as overseeing the Coffee Corner.  If you even need any advice on lifejackets, lines, fenders or other marine hardware, then David is your best port of call.
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Paul Smith

Paul is a member of our Chandlery team and has been with the Marina for ? years. Being an experienced spearfisherman for many years, his local knowledge of the Harbour and surrounding waters is second to none.  He also captures many of our amazing winter sunset photos.

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Salterns Group

Based at Salterns Marina you’ll also find other team members across the Group from Finance & accounts, IT, Marketing, Salterns Brokerage, Offshore Performance and Golden Arrow Marine.
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Lucy Etches

Lucy joined the Marina team nearly 4 years ago after nearly 20 years in the marine industry with both Sunseeker London and superyacht brokerage, Dbeere Yachts. With a strong passion for water sports Lucy is not only brilliant at keeping the Marina organised but can often be found exploring the Harbour on her Paddleboard.

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Mark Paszyc

Mark joined Salterns Marina in 2021 and manages our Offshore Performance department. Having worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years, Mark has a wealth of knowledge in this area and is the perfect person to head up our Offshore Performance and Ocean Club at Salterns teams.

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Alex Jerrett

Alex is a member of our Offshore Performance team working as a Sea-Doo engineer. Alex has a keen love for the water and has been jet-skiing around Poole Harbour and the exploring further afield since he was 16 years old.

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Nick Smith

Nick is our Managing Director and heads up this family business which, along with his father and Chairman John Smith, has seen the growth and development of not only Salterns Marina but our other business areas at Offshore Performance, Salterns Brokerage and Golden Arrow Marine.  A huge family man Nick cannot wait to start showing his young son more of the behind-the-scenes action as he grows older.
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John Smith

John is the Chairman of the whole of the Salterns Group and has seen the business grow since his father purchased the Marina in the 1970s.  The Poole Harbour Yacht Club was expanded into the luxury Marina you see today, and John is extremely proud to be one of the few last family run Marinas in the whole of the UK.
“‘Love, love, love this marina! Heaven on earth! and the view is not to be underestimated! Enjoy!”

A. Spada-Buckler. 2020

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Introducing our Marina Head Office Business Tenants

Wessex Marine

This long standing prestigious company has made Salterns Marina its home for over 25 years.  Specialising in new craft such as the Botnia Targa, Wessex Marine are a family business offering new sales advice as well as exemplary after sales and support.

+44 (0)1202 700702

Seacraft Marine

Offering superior quality work for all your marine electronic needs.  Whether you are looking for navigation and communication, lighting, onboard entertainment, complete power systems, air conditioning or heating their expert team can help.

+44 (0) 7795331754