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Site Appraisal.

For our marina appraisals we would firstly visit the marina or proposed development location. We can also look at a region or length of coastline to identify, assess and recommend locations for a potential waterfront development.

From day one we focus on the market potential for your project, combining our marina market and operational experience with our design and engineering capability to deliver a rounded appraisal of a market of a potential project.


When we visit a site we will be thinking about a range of issues:

  • the appeal of the location to the market
  • where the market will come from
  • what type of market is there already or could develop
  • what they will want from a marina in that location

The question we’re seeking to answer here is: if we build a marina there; can we fill it and how quickly?

Meanwhile our technical team will identify solutions to the engineering challenges whilst looking at the level of investment that may be needed. The environmental constraints of the project are a fundamental consideration to allow us, and you, to understand what you’ll be able to do in the location.

When we consider the overall viability of a project, we’ll give you an accurate initial view on the relative viability of one location compared to another. Our team will then follow this up with further more detailed market study or feasibility study work.

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.