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MDL’s Chatham Maritime Marina, situated on the River Medway in Kent, is investing £500,000 in as expansion plan. The project includes the addition of 54 new berths.

Due to open in April 2016, the new development will also see the construction of a new pontoon in the marina, which will lie adjacent to vessels at The Historic Dockyard.

Michael Glanville, group head of operations at MDL Marinas, comments: “The marina is at the heart of a multi-million-pound leisure and retail development, so it made sense for us to invest in these additional berths and the pontoon to accommodate the extra interest coming into the area. We look forward to showing perspective berth holders around the site.

The Historic Dockyard is a 80-acre site with important buildings, museum galleries, historic warships and is described as the finest example of a Dockyard of the Age of Sail anywhere in the world.

The marina is visited by long distance cruises over to the continent with France, Belgium and The Netherlands all within easy reach.