Tingdene Life, Issue 2

Winterising Your Craft

The winter months and falling temperatures can wreak havoc on your boat if it is not properly prepared. So if you’re going to leave your boat unattended for any length of time this winter we recommend winterising your boat so that you don’t have any nasty surprises when you return in the spring.

Click here for our guide with some key areas to consider!

Couple walking down pontoon at marina

Tingdene Life

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

24th March 2020

Following last night’s Government statement on the Coronavirus pandemic, we would like to let you know that we are aiming to man our marinas on a minimum staff basis in order to continue to provide services for our berth-holders and to ensure we maintain safety around the marina.

We will aim to provide essential services for electric cards, gas, diesel, and pump-out, and would like to advise you that we will be accepting telephone payment only for these services. Unfortunately we will be unable to provide any other chandlery sales, slipway use, craning, or other services at this time.

Given the circumstances our office and maintenance staff will unfortunately not be able to interact with you directly, and we would ask that the requisite social distancing spaces are observed, please. As always you can call your individual marina offices as listed on the website to contact us.

Following the Government advice we would also ask that you only visit the marina if it is indeed essential that you do so.

As before we can assure you that we will continue to proactively monitor, evaluate and respond to the impact of the virus, and we will update you on any changes to the marina operations as they occur via email and our social channels.

If you have any concerns or questions then please do contact us and we’ll do our very best to help.

We thank you for your support through this challenging time.



21st March 2020

At Tingdene Marinas our first priority is always the safety of our berth holders and our employees. In these unprecedented times we know that the Coronavirus is a concern for everyone and we are doing all we can to keep them safe, whilst providing maximum flexibility as the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.

As it stands, in line with Government guidance, all our marinas remain open for business and all berth holders are able to access their boats.

The Marina Offices, including our Boat Sales Teams, are operating normal hours and can be contacted at all sites. Should you wish to view a boat from our website (www.tingdeneboatsales.net) please contact us and we will arrange to meet you individually at the sales berth.

We can assure you that we will continue to proactively monitor, evaluate and respond to the impact of the virus, and we will update you on any changes to the marina operations as they occur on our website and through our social channels.

If you have any concerns or questions then please do contact us and we’ll do our very best to help.

Take care and keep safe.


It’s another 5 Gold Anchors for Tingdene Thames and Kennet Marina

Making the top grade for the fourth consecutive time, Thames and Kennet Marinas is once again presented with their prestigious TYHA Five Gold Anchor accreditation.

Receiving the award for Thames and Kennet Marina during this years’ Southampton Boat Show Steve Arber, Operations Director for Tingdene Marinas comments “I’m extremely pleased to accept this award on behalf of the team at Thames and Kennet Marina. Their continued commitment to improving the customer experience whilst raising standards is to be commended and I am extremely proud of their efforts. It is an increasingly competitive marketplace out there and it is reassuring to receive independent confirmation that we are offering first class service and facilities. We hope this gives both our existing, and also potential customers, the assurance they need when choosing a marina.”

Situated on the River Thames, Thames and Kennet Marina has the ability to cater for all types of boats, including Dutch barges and offers excellent facilities, secure pontoons and some of the best amenities on the Thames. Complete with restaurant, chandlery, laundry, toilet and shower facilities it is perfectly positioned for those wishing to stay close to London, but who also want the opportunity to explore the best of the UK’s inland waterways.

If you’d like to take a look around the marina and see the quality of service and facilities for yourself then come down for a chat. For more details please call 0118 948 2911 or email [email protected].

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Upton Marina Four Gold Anchors

Upton Marina Retains Four Gold Anchor Status

Upton Marina, part of Tingdene Marinas Ltd, is pleased to announce that it is has retained its Four Gold Anchors accreditation for the 6th successive time. Being formally presented with their award by Mayor of Upton upon Severn, Councillor Simon Yates, the Marina team are rightfully proud of their achievement.

Managed by The Yacht Harbour Association in the UK, the Gold Anchor Scheme evaluates marinas against exacting standards across all areas of operation; including facilities, customer service and day-to-day running. It also carries out customer feedback and mystery shopper activities to gain insight into the full customer experience and ensure staff are delivering on all aspects of service.

Marina Manager, Nigel Webster explains: “Retaining our Four Gold Anchor accreditation is very important to us as it recognises the continued efforts of the Upton Marina team. Their commitment to customer service is reflected in the high standards we are able to offer our berth holders and visitors, plus the range and level of expertise that is available to them on site.”

Situated on the mighty River Severn, Tingedene Upton Marina offers secure pontoon and bankside moorings for all types of craft including narrow boats, Dutch barges and cruisers. It is also home to the Tingdene Boat Sales operation and a fleet of day hire boats. Complete with restaurant, bar, chandlery, toilet and shower facilities, plus a new laundry block planned for later this year, it is perfectly positioned for those wishing to tour the central inland waterways of the UK.

Commenting on the award Councillor Yates adds, “As a former port and hub of marine transportation Upton has a long history in marine activities. We are thrilled that such a wonderful marina continues to flourish within the town. It is an excellent facility for the community and an asset to local business.”

Summer Music Festival

Upton Summer Festival Season Berthing

Summer season berthing from £300 a month

With three great music festivals from June to September don’t miss a beat this summer and secure your place at the festival season by booking a berth at Upton Marina.
Our Summer Festival pass is valid from 1st June to 30th September and starting from just £300 a month it’s music to your ears. Limited availability early booking is essential.

  • Within walking distance of festival sites
  • Excellent on-site facilities – including clean toilets and showers!
  • Fuel and pump out
  • Bar/restaurant and chandlery
  • Free WiFi

For more information please call Upton Marina on 01684 594287 or email [email protected]

Festival dates:

Upton Jazz Festival – 27th – 30th June – www.uptonjazz.co.uk/

Upton Blues Festival – 18th – 21st July – www.uptonbluesfestival.com

Upton Sunshine Festival – 23rd – 25th August – www.uptonfestival.co.uk/

10% Discount for Blue Light Card Holders

10% Discount For Blue Light Card Holders

We are pleased to announce that we are supporting the members of our emergency services by offering a 10% off the first year’s moorings (monthly or annual) for all Blue Light Card Discount holders.

Simply show your membership card to your Marina Manager to take advantage of the special offer.

Offer valid at Hartford, Upton, Thames and Kennet and Pyrford marinas only.
Offer subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please click here for details.