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Business Appraisal.

Whether you have an existing marina or boat yard business, or are considering the creation of a new one, the success of the business will depend upon having a realistic business plan from the start.

MDL business planning begins with a thorough evaluation of the marina or boat yard plans including any existing business or new opportunity. Our understanding of the market for different products and services allows us to quickly find out the strength of demand in any sector, assess the competition, and determine a suitable price point for products to be offered.

We will always seek out opportunities to increase revenue streams. From our experience we’re able to visualise different options and carry out cost/benefit analyses to determine the best mix of services and facilities for any project.


Our working knowledge of running marinas and boat yards also allows us to accurately analyse  the operating costs of your business. That means we can identify efficiency savings – whether you’re already running, or still on the drawing board.

With any business comes risk. However, as experts in our field, we fully understand this risk and have evolved risk management and mitigation strategies within our own operational marina businesses. We are able to give a realistic view on risk levels in a marina and guide clients on appropriate management strategies.

We are able to balance all of the issues facing a prospective marina business and give advice on its viability with facts and figures. That means, whatever you decide, your decision is based on the evidence.


Case Studies

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  • Hamble Point Marina

    Hamble / UK

    Main entrance redevelopment and commercial units
    View Case Study
  • Dauntless Boatyard

    Canvey Island / UK

    Expert advice on the existing site and recommendations for improvement
    View Case Study
  • Woolverstone Lodge Park & Marina


    Leisure destination development at MDL Woolverstone Marina
    View Case Study
  • OneOcean Port Vell

    Barcelona / Spain

    A luxury superyacht marina in Spain
    View Case Study
  • Land Rover BAR America’s Cup Team Base

    Portsmouth / UK

    Providing specialist berthing in a busy port
    View Case Study
  • Sant Carles Marina

    Catalonia / Spain

    A fabulous Spanish destination for MDL customers
    View Case Study
  • Marina dei Cesari

    North Adriatic / Italy

    Improving marina profitability in Italy
    View Case Study
  • Northfleet Harbour

    Kent / UK

    Bringing a historic harbour back into use
    View Case Study
  • Solent Oyster Restoration Project

    Solent / UK

    Leading the Solent Oyster Revival
    View Case Study

If you have a project in mind or would just like to test the water

Our expert team are on hand to talk through anything or discuss any potential project with you.