2020 has been a year for postponements, cancellations and putting things on hold, but MDL Marinas has continued with its investment program.
One fifth of this year’s £5m investment across MDL’s UK marinas has been spent on dredging and upgrading the pontoon systems, vital for all tides access and a safe and stable berth upon arrival.
Quay walls and breakwaters have also received a lot of attention, providing a protected haven and ensuring a comfortable stay and in many areas improving the experience of both customers and tenants.
“As always, most of the investment we make is not always the most visible, such as dredging and pontoon refurbishment,” said Tim Mayer, MDL’s Sales and Marketing Director, “but it would be very noticeable if we didn’t complete these major works, and would impact heavily on a customer’s experience of our marinas. Our aim is always to provide excellent infrastructure and facilities for our core boating clientele – everything else that we do expands on that, enhancing the experience for all.”
Over the next 10 years MDL is committed to investing a further £60 million in its marinas.
According to their latest release, some will be spent on environmental initiatives, and some will be spent on diversifying its business making it more inclusive and its locations more attractive to boaters and non-boaters alike.
The majority of investment, as always, will be spent on upgrading facilities, new marina hardware and the provision of services which underpin any marina operation.