Together, Quay Marinas Ltd and Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd will operate the widest network of coastal marinas in Britain

Two of the UK’s biggest marina operators – Quay Marinas Ltd and Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd – have agreed to merge. Once finalised later this year, the new combined company will operate the widest network of coastal marinas in the UK.

The Quay Marinas network stretches from Portishead and Penarth in the Severn Estuary to Conwy in North Wales, Bangor in Northern Ireland, Rhu near Glasgow and Royal Quays on the River Tyne.

With 11 marinas in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the new business will now offer home ports in all the key boating destinations of the Solent (including Cowes, Hamble and Portsmouth Harbour), Dorset, the Bristol Channel, the Irish Sea, and the Clyde.

“By joining together, we are combining the strengths of both our organisations to provide more choice and an even better experience for our customers,” reads an email sent to berth holders at Dean & Reddyhoff’s Haslar Marina in Gosport.

“Over the next few months, you will not see many changes. The merger will not complete formally until later this year, at which point the two businesses will be brought together legally, into a single company and under a single brand.”

More details will be available at the Southampton Boat Show in September.