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would like to take this opportunity to thank them all very much for their hard work. The team included Henry Cobley, who has The new port of Poole Marina will be remained with us for opening in April 2011 – which allows the winter, combining I am delighted to say that, since our last plenty of time for it to become established his school studies with newsletter, Poole Harbour prior to the 2012 olympics. a ‘Saturday job’ on the marina. Commissioners have been granted Henry is responsible for producing this permission to develop a new marina We have a new permanent member of facility – the Port of Poole Marina – of 60 staff, Natasha Chapman, who joined us in newsletter – which we very much hope berths and 4 superyacht places right in October having spent the summer months you enjoy reading. the old port of Poole. Included in the new as a seasonal staff member. She joins our Seasons greetings to all of our customers development are versadocks for 5-8m ribs already well established team of Angela – some of whom are remaining with us for and for jet ski’s, a lift out facility on Hancock, Mark White and myself. the winter months. Here’s to happy sailing request, showers, toilets, electricity supply – and berthing – in the spring! and a water taxi to the Poole Quay. We were fortunate in having some excellent seasonal staff this year and I Due to its convenient location, the tides will have negligible impact on plans to leave the port – and of course, there is no dependency in timing departures to take account of Town Bridge.

Come and visit us on our stand at the London Boat Show 2011. Our stand this year is D36 in the North Hall. Discover your world on water at 2011’s must-see marine experience. All the old Show favourites will be there, plus a whole host of improvements, all designed to give you the exact Show that you want. Enjoy exclusive new features and attractions, more exhibitors, boats and products, ensuring a spectacular day-out experience for you. Plus used boats, the all-new watersports action pool, a new crew and an all-new layout. Everything to do with activity on, in and under the water is waiting to be discovered and enjoyed!

Port of Poole Marina The work on the Port of Poole Marina has now started. The Work commenced on Monday 15th November to clear the site to make way for the piles and pontoons to go in.

The 60 Berths for vessels from 9 - 15m in length will be fully functional by April 2011. This is an exciting time for us at the Boat Haven .... Continued on Pg. 2

:as we watch the site develop into the new marina. Whatever you love to do, you’ll love our new marina. It’s in a private position that makes the most of the views and gorgeous sunsets, yet it’s still close to Poole’s historic quay, old town and vibrant shopping centre. You will be just minutes from an impressive selection of warm welcoming pubs, bars, bistros, coffee shops and restaurants for those family evenings by the During the summer season this year the historic Poole Quay welcomed many large vessels some on training voyages and others on historic visits and other duties. One of the 3 largest this year was the S.S. Shieldhall which came in August to take passengers on a trip to the Bournemouth Air Show. "Shieldhall" is the largest preserved steamship in the UK and possibly Europe that is operational and is maintained and operated as a charity, entirely by unpaid volunteers and over the past few years has been a regular visitor to Poole during August. In July 2009, she was awarded flagship status by the National Historic Ships, in recognition of her status as a national icon in maritime restoration projects. In addition to the classic Bridge, this twin screw ship has two, triple expansion steam engines supplied by two Scotch boilers. Constructed in the 1950's she features steam age technology and visitors are encouraged to visit the Engine room and count the number of working steam engines on the ship.

Opened in 2006, it was awarded the marian blue flag award in 2007 and 4 golden The new Port of Poole Marina couldn’t be anchors from The Yacht Harbour associbetter connected. There will be a water ation in 2008. taxi to Poole Quay, Poole’s mainline railway and bus stations are just 15 minutes The new Port of Poole Marina will be rewalk away giving you easy access to the sourced, equipped and run to the same whole of the south of England. exacting standards.

Staff Snippets


Angela Hancock - Senior Administrator / Senior Marina Assistant

The new marina is part of a winning We look forward to welcoming you to this team. The new facility is being developed exciting new facility by the same team that has made the Boat Haven such a success, turning it into the town’s leading visitor marina. vessel in full working condition.

The last of the 3 largest is the ‘Lord Nelson’ she made a visit to Poole to pick up the next group of crew and the ships vittles' for the voyage. STS Lord Nelson was two years in the making. Commissioned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust she would be the 'flagship' for the Jubilee Sailing Trust's mission to enable people with disabilities to sail. Early trials aboard the barque Marques, the brig 'Royalist' and subsequently the brigantine Soren Larsen, enabled Colin Mudie to design a ship that would meet requirements

Another large vessel was the ‘Stavros S. Work began in earnest. The keel of the Niarchos’ ship was laid in October 1984 after The Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig- funding was secured through a generous rigged tall ship owned and operated by donation from Sir Jack Hayward. Sir Jack the Tall Ships Youth Trust. She is primarily performed the keel laying ceremony on a designed to provide young people with the date which was chosen to be as close to opportunity to undertake voyages as Trafalgar Day as possible, the day in character-building exercises, rather than 1805 when Admiral Lord Nelson pure sail-training. She is also used for achieved his most famous victory. adult voyages and holidays, which help subsidise the operation of the ship

The Stavros is a brig, that is a two masted vessel with square sails on both masts. She carries five yards on each mast (moving up: Course,Lower Topsail, Upper Built in 1955, she ran economically and Topsail, Topgallant and Royal), and a total reliably for Glasgow Corporation for 20 years until purchased by Southern Water of 18 sails. In good conditions she has in 1977 until 1988. In July 1988, she was managed speeds of just over 13 knots purchased by a group of volunteers who (24 km/h). formed a charity, "The Solent Steam The Stavros (and her sister ship, Packet Ltd", to preserve this wonderful the Prince William) normally sail with a crew of up to 67 people. The crew consists of 6 permanent salaried crew, 11 to 13 volunteer crew and up to 48 voyage crew. The voyage crewmembers, those paying to sail on the ship, are divided into three watches (Red, White and Blue) of 16. Each of these watches has a Watch Leader from the volunteer crew.

Many other vessels have visited Poole over the year including various visits from the Sea Cadet Training Vessels, TS Royalist, TS John Jerwood & TS Jack Petchey. Also the Queen Galadriel, and the Donald Searle made regular visits whilst on training voyages. We hope to see all the training vessels back again for the 2011 season.

Mark White - Bosun / Marina Assistant I enjoyed the atmosphere of the summer rallies (and the weather back then) , and helping to fit over 160 boats in to the marina one summer night , now as winter sets on I am busy with the winter maintenance programme and I am looking forward to the challenges that the new marina will bring.

Henry Cobley - Marina Assistant I have had a really good 2nd season at the Boat Haven. One of the highlights has to be going out from Poole Quay on the Tall Ship ‘Stavros S Niarchos’, myself and Mark went with Neil Vardy, one of the harbour pilots, and then came back in on the pilot boat ‘Vanguard’ back to the marina. I also enjoyed the club events and rallies held at the boat haven over the summer. I am looking forward to the opening of the Port of Poole Marina next April and the challenges and new experiences that a residential marina will bring.

Tasha Chapman - Marina Assistant I have enjoyed my first season working in the marina, especially on the lovely, busy sunny days during summer. I've met some wonderful people and seen some beautiful boats come into the harbour. I’m also fortunate enough to work from an office with some of the best views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.

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