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  • Beautiful 44 ft Motor boat in Port Solent for 2 guests

    Port Solent, United Kingdom

    • 2 Guests
    • 1 Cabins
    • 3 Reviews


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  • Max 2 people , 1 Cabin

    1 double bed

    Min 1 night / Max 5 nights
    Check in 2 p.m. / Check out noon


    Stay on a boat in Port Solent, United Kingdom.

    DarkSide, so named because after years of sailing we found the perfect motor boat to go over to the “dark side” which encompasses both luxury and style!

    She is a Swift Trawler 44 and was one of the Beneteau boats exhibited at the London Boat Show in 2016 and, since then, we have kept her in the same tip-top and immaculate condition.

    She is berthed in Port Solent marina, so no tides rushing past to disturb your sleep! There are numerous excellent restaurants at the marina to choose from, plus a multi-screen cinema and various shops all within a gentle walking distance. A couple of the restaurants do take-away so you pre-order, pick up and enjoy in the comfort of your boat. The historic Portsmouth naval dockyard, Gun Wharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower are but a short drive away. Incidentally, parking at Port Solent marina is secure and free.

    DarkSide is perfectly equipped for your stay with domestic style 240 volt mains power sockets in the cabins, saloon and galley area so no worries about recharging phones and ipads. For those cold nights, there is warm air heating.

    The layout of DarkSide is perfect for a short break. She is accessed by an easy step on the starboard side, so no clambering over guardrails necessary! The aft deck has a cosy seating area which can be screened or not, depending on the weather, and is perfect for pre-dinner drinks.

    The main saloon is light and airy with sofa style seating, dining table and TV with separate DVD player. The galley is well equipped with not one but two fridges - one with a small freezer/ice making tray. There is an electric kettle, cutlery and good quality, unbreakable crockery and drinking glasses. Cooking is not permitted on board for insurance reasons but with the numerous restaurants who wants to cook whilst on holiday! Tea, coffee, milk and will be provided for the duration of your stay. To get your holiday off to a good start a complimentary bottle of chilled prosecco will be provided.

    Just three steps down is the luxurious owner’s cabin with a large, comfortable double bed and TV. There is ample hanging space and drawers. Although there are en-suite facilities, when on board we prefer to use Port Solent’s own amazing 5 star shower facilities.

    Freshly laundered bedding and good quality towels are provided for all our guests.

    If the weather is set fair, up on the top deck there is yet more comfortable seating which affords fabulous views of the harbour and where you can just watch the world go by.

    Port Solent

    South Lockside

    About the marina/waterway Port Solent is an award winning purpose built Marina with an excellent choice of restaurants, shops and cafes in a delightful setting on the south coast. Parking is free in a secure area and access to the marina itself is through security controlled gates.

    • Kitchen
    • WiFi
    • Aircon
    • Smoking allowed
    • CO2 alarm
    • Smoke alarm
    • Laundry
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • iPod Dock
    • CD Player/Radio
    • DVD Player
    • TV
    • Heating
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Welcome pack
    • Bedding/Towels
    • Walk-on access
    • Electricity 24/7
    • Crew on board
    • Food and drink included
    • Hot tub
    • BBQ
    • Disabled access
    • Additional Cot Hire
    • Dog friendly
    • Kid friendly
    • Free car parking
    • Bar/Restaurant
    • Concierge
    • Walking distance to town
    • Shops
    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Swimming Pool
    • Disabled access
    • BBQ

    Overall Rating:

    One cheeky night

    Dec. 11, 2017

    we were very lucky to be able to spend one night aboard 'The Darkside'. A lovely experience and the owners could not have been more helpful on our arrival. The resturants in Port Solent could be better but it may be that we were just unlucky with our choice. A lovely experience that we would definitely recommend.

    Celebration night away

    Nov. 17, 2017

    My wife and I booked Stephen's Beneteau for a night away to celebrate. The boat exceeded our expectations, it's like new and extremely luxurious throughout, even down to the lovely bedding provided. Stephen was an attentive owner without being intrusive, and even provided a cold bottle of bubbly to help make the evening special. Recommended without hesitation


    Nov. 19, 2017

    What an absolutely charming and beautiful boat. Being only one year old it has a spacious layout and the furnishings and woodwork were unique. Fantastic ambience. All MoD cons so a real credit to Beneteau. My favourite feature was the mood lightning above the blinds in the saloon, a real chill factor. A real home from home and immaculately clean. The honesty bar is a brilliant idea if you don't have time to shop for the necessities and alcohol, and very reasonably priced. Words fail to capture how amazing this boat is and a must if you're looking to do something different rather than stay in a boring hotel. My girlfriend Juliska had never stayed on a large motor boat before so I booked a night aboard as a belated birthday present. The owner Stephen was very friendly and professional running us through the features and functions of the boat. We will definitely be staying on board this beauty in the near future. Thank you very much Stephen.