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We posted a blog about the high demand for berths in the heart of London during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. We then wondered about convenient alternative locations for superyacht dockage.
YAY! There is an excellent port facility away from the crowded downtown London docks. It has good deepwater berths. It is also easy to arrange helicopter access into the heart of London from here.
Portland Port is ready to roll out the red carpet for luxury yacht charter vessels this summer, and might just become this year’s megayacht hotspot, with multiple deep water berths and anchorages available.
There is a special bonus. Portland Port is host to the Olympic and Paralympics sailing races.
It is situated at the end of a peninsula off the Dorset coast. This port is an ideal location to enjoy Olympic sailing events. It is also great for escaping the crowded Royal docks near downtown London. Charterers heading for stadium events can avoid the Thames River from here. They can shuttle via helicopter from Dorset into the heart of London.
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters expounds on the advantages of docking in Portland, especially for large sailboats.
“Because of height restrictions, some large luxury sailing charter vessels are unable to cruise down the Thames. Portland is an excellent alternative for these sailboats. Our team will partner with local port authorities to offer the ultimate in luxury packages including helicopter transport to and from Olympic events.”
Portland Port offers multiple deep water berths suitable for vessels over 24m LOA, and also serves as an excellent stop-over destination between popular locations such as Falmouth, the Solent, and the Isle of Wight. The pretty, traditional seaside town of Weymouth is only 15 minutes away by taxi.
The prospect of using Portland as a gateway to adventure has Sheeder beaming.
“Attending the Olympic Games while enjoying a yachting-based vacation will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our clients. By using Portland as a base, charterers will not only have easy access to the Games, but also be at the gateway for exploring nearby sites like Stonehenge, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bath, and the Jurassic Coast.”
It’s not too late to arrange a yachting holiday this summer in London. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for details on planning your London Olympics yacht charter.
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SailAway is pleased to announce additional superyacht dockage in London. They are available at ExCel London for the London Olympics. These are in addition to those at The Marina at the London Docklands, ExCel is one of the 2012 Olympic Games venues. These berths are beside the ExCel Centre at London’s Royal Docks. Charter guests there have a convenient base for the duration of the Olympic Games.
“We were thrilled in February to announce the availability of dockage at The Docklands,” says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, as well as 1-800 Yacht Charters. “Now we can offer additional accommodations, specifically to largest yachts, at the Royal Docks. We understand the adjacent ExCel Centre will host a variety of Olympic events. Those events include Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Taekwondo, and Table Tennis.”
Infrastructure is in place to provide an on-site berth manager. The setup also includes restricted public access, a dedicated parking lot for automobiles, and concierge services.
Sheeder expects heavy demand for these prime berths. She encourages yacht owners to reserve their berths right away.
“In addition to Her Majesty’s Jubilee Flotilla in June, I can’t imagine a more exciting time to bring a superyacht to London!”
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“The capital has been very much in the spotlight over the past few years, thanks to the royal wedding, Diamond Jubilee, and, of course, the Olympics, and we’re seeing travelers experience London in an increasingly favorable way.”
“Our clients will enjoy convenient dockage near the center of London, as well as round-the-clock concierge and security service, a VIP lounge at the marina, and reserved parking.”
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