New Brighton Marina Yacht Club towed into position
Motorboat & Yachting: The UK’s biggest marina has a new arrival, after the brand new Brighton Marina Yacht Club was delivered this week.
The ongoing development of Brighton Marina has seen a new yacht club delivered to the 127-acre site. Delivered yesterday (July 30), the new Brighton Marina Yacht Club building will be opened to the public in September, offering Club Class training for people of all ages.
As well as sailing, the club has divisions for diving and motor cruising, and has been hailed by the Royal Yachting Association as a model yacht club. It’s new base is one of the largest floating buildings in the UK, with a footprint of 3,500 square feet.
Phil Thomas, commodore at Brighton Marina Yacht Club, said: “We’re here to help anyone who wants to get on the water to do so affordably.”
The new yacht club was delivered as part of a £250m redevelopment of the marina by Brunswick Developments, which has owned the site since the mid 1990s.
Works on the western end of the marina were held up for several years by planning disputes, financial issues and local protests, but finally got underway last year.
Peter Green, who is directing the current works at the marina for Brunswick Developments said: “The new Yacht Club shows how large developments such as ours can have community benefits.
“We went above and beyond our legal obligation to provide space for a new Yacht Club, and provided a purpose-built unit located in the very heart of the marina.”
Further developments planned for Brighton Marina include a new RNLI station, additional restaurants and a planned pedestrian swingbridge that would allow access to the harbour wall.