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  • Nautical Dreams - very smart, spacious yacht in Central Southampton sleeping 6 in 3 cabins.

    Town Quay Marina, United Kingdom

    • 6 Guests
    • Entire boat
    • 29 Reviews


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  • Max 6 people , 3 Cabins

    Min 1 night / Max 14 nights
    Check in 3 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.


    Stay on a boat in Town Quay, Southampton, United Kingdom.

    A 2006 42ft Bavaria yacht, with spacious accommodation for 6 guests in 3 double cabins, situated in the friendly, peaceful Town Quay marina in the heart of Southampton

    Beds on Board Select Comment: “Nautical Dreams is a very smart, 6 berth, 3 cabin, 2 bathroom yacht that’s kept in great condition by meticulous owners. She’s perfectly placed for all of Southampton City Centre’s facilities and attractions and her cockpit is a great place to watch the ocean liners, ferries and leisure boats whilst enjoying a glass of something cold. The marina facilities are amongst the very best and there’s even free parking for guests”


    Nautical Dreams can accommodate 6 people in 3 spacious cabins. The forward cabin has its own en suite toilet and there is a second bathroom/shower. The boat can be cosy and warm with heating throughout or light and airy with cooling fans in each cabin and the main saloon.
    The comfortable and roomy saloon is adjacent to the well equipped galley. The aft cockpit enjoys the evening sun and you can watch the sun go down in the peaceful marina setting.


    3 double cabins
    2 bathrooms
    free water/electricity/hot and cold running water
    2 fridges
    tea, coffee etc on board
    kettle and toaster
    welcome pack can be arranged
    free wifi, subject to availability


    The marina provides the perfect location to explore Southampton. Within a short walking distance is a wide range of restaurants, the West Quay shopping complex and the new Watermark West Quay with cinemas, bowling and various restaurants.
    You can also explore the cultural elements of the city or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the beautiful marina.
    You would be perfectly placed to hop aboard the Red Funnel ferry/hi speed to take you to the Isle of Wight, ideal for Cowes week. The ferry to Hythe on the edge of the New Forest also stops next to Town Quay. It is also only a few minutes walk to the renowned Southampton Boat Show held in September each year.

    The marina itself has modern shower/toilet facilities with spacious shower cubicles. Hair dryers and straighteners are also provided. There are also laundry facilities within the marina.

    Town Quay Marina

    Town Quay

    About the marina/waterway The Town Quay marina is perfectly situated for visiting the City of Southampton. Within a short walk you can find the West Quay shopping centre together with the brand new West Quay 2 offering a selection of restaurants, cinema and bowling. In addition, within walking distance, there are many other local restaurants, pubs and clubs, together with the City's cultural centre, including the Mayflower Theatre and the Sea City Museum. The marina is perfectly placed for watching the many different ships that visit the busy port of Southampton, from vast container ships to a variety of cruise liners, Indeed, it is perfectly placed to stay the night before your cruise and watch your ship arrive. It is also right next to the Isle of Wight ferry terminals, offering you the chance to explore the beautiful Island. There is also a foot passenger ferry from Town Quay, across the water to Hythe, which is situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest National Park

    • Offers trips/charters (skippered)
    • Cooker (cooking allowed)
    • Coffee machine
    • Microwave
    • WiFi
    • Aircon
    • Smoking allowed
    • CO2 alarm
    • Smoke alarm
    • Laundry
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • iPod Dock
    • CD Player/Radio
    • DVD Player
    • TV
    • Heating
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Welcome pack
    • Bedding/Towels
    • Electricity 24/7
    • Walk-on access
    • Crew on board
    • Food and drink included
    • Hot tub
    • BBQ
    • Additional Cot Hire
    • Dog friendly
    • Kid friendly
    • Disabled access
    • Free car parking
    • Bar/Restaurant
    • Concierge
    • Walking distance to town
    • Shops
    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Swimming Pool
    • Disabled access
    • BBQ
    • Paddlesports hire
    • Boat hire
    • Select

    Overall Rating:

    Night away

    June 14, 2017

    Fantastic experience, just wished it was longer! Both Mark and Alison were extremely helpful from the start to finish.


    An ideal place to stay for an overnight business trip.

    June 17, 2017

    Great value, very welcoming and perfectly positioned. Parking included was a bonus as was the brand new toilet / shower block. This lovely yacht was clean tidy and comfortable and nothing was to much trouble for our hosts who were very accommodating.

    Amazing experience from start to finish

    Sept. 3, 2017

    We go on a cruise from Southampton every year, and normally stay in budget hotels (not mentions the T word) the night before. This year we decided to do something a little different and booked onto Nautical Dreams instead. The price was less than budget hotels nearby were charging (there were 5 of us going) and the whole experience was excellent from start to finish. We found an interesting yacht, and contacted the owner to ask a question and had a response back almost immediately. After a couple of further queries had been answered with the same promptness, we placed the booking. We had a follow up couple of exchanges to arrange for the inital meet up on the day, where we met the owners who explained everything we needed to know and were great, really friendly and helpful. So we spent the afternoon and evening on deck basking in the sunshine and enjoying the relatively calm atmosphere while my wife got a jumpstart on getting her sea legs a day earlier than she usually does. The yacht was well kept, comfortable and felt very much like part of the holiday rather than a place to sleep. The marina is well appointed and the main town centre and shops are a short walk away. We will definitely repeat, the whole thing was such a better experience than the usual hotels and we will be looking through beds on board before booking anyway in future.

    Wonderful experience

    May 29, 2017

    Great stay aboard Nautical Dreams last night. The boat was beautiful and Mark and Alison were fantastic in the lead up, their quick responses and advice allowed me to keep the whole thing a surprise for my wife (which was a resounding success!). A different and thoroughly enjoyable stay, we highly recommend and would love to return when next in town. Many thanks both.

    Excellent Host and boat

    Sept. 19, 2017

    Greeted by the host after a very easy booking process and shown round the great facilities both on board and the excellent marina. The boat was clean and presented extremely well with lots of restaurants locally it made a great weekend stay. Cannot fault the boat, host or marina everything was spot on and we will hope to return soon. Thanks again!

    Would stay again

    June 18, 2017

    Lovely boat, nice people, perfect choice. Will look for an opportunity to stay again.


    Oct. 15, 2017

    Wonderful! Just wonderful! Faultless! Owners kind and accommodating, made us feel at ease and provided us with fresh coffee for the morning which was a wonderful extra. Beds were sublimely comfortable- I'll be dreaming about them forevermore. Children want to return already. Beautiful atmosphere and boat has all you need in a nice spot with amazing shower and bathroom facilities close by. I am so so happy that we did this. Our weekend was just perfect.

    Great stay, wish it had been longer.

    Sept. 4, 2017

    Really well presented vessel with a lovely roomy feel. The owners are very helpful and the onshore facilities are 1st class. Can't recommend highly enough.

    Stay aboard Bavaria 42 for Southampton Boat show

    Sept. 29, 2017

    Four of us stayed aboard this Bavaria 42 for the Southampton boat show. The marina could not have been any closer for the show, within 5 minutes walking distance. Locally there are any number of restaurants and bars as well as several shops for stocking the boat up. The boat itself was immaculate inside with all three cabins made up as doubles with towels for all guests. Mark kindly showed us around the boat and how to operate the heating, lights etc before leaving us to it. A total gentleman. Faultless stay! Thanks!

    Fantastic Weekend in Southampton

    June 5, 2017

    It was great to meet Alison, who was kindly waiting when we arrived. We were shown to the boat and facilities which were all really good. The position of the marina was perfect for town and also to watch the departing cruise ships which set sail around 5pm. The boat was very comfortable and well equipped and we would highly recommend a stay here.

    nautical dreams

    July 27, 2017

    Thank you for an lovely stay on your yacht,tea,coffee,and biscuits a nice touch,beds very comfy.and lovely sitting out on deck with a drink,nice way to finish the evening.My daughter loved this way as part of her graduation.Tina and her husband were very nice and helpful booking us in.

    Boat Show Visit

    Sept. 20, 2017

    We used the yacht as a base to visit the show. The layout of her was ideal for 4 adults with plenty of space to spread inboard & in the cockpit. Excellent location being less than 5 mins walk from the show & also for plenty of restaurants in the evening. The marina facilities seem to have been upgraded recently to a high standard.

    Sets the GOLD standard

    May 22, 2017

    Fabulous boat, excellent marina, great location and superb host together set the GOLD standard. Our first hire certainly won't be our last.


    Great experience......

    Aug. 8, 2017

    A great alternative to a hotel...... Better by far, what could be a better way to wake up on a beautiful day than on a yacht and sit outside enjoy breakfast, drinks, fresh air. A beautiful yacht in excellent condition. Well equipped, comfortable, warm, great experience for the kid. Mark and Alison were great and happy to support with anything at all..... even when the better half couldn't get the stove working. A great experience, would strongly recommend it. Choose your yachts carefully....42ft and two bathrooms makes all the difference for six people.


    Nautical Dreams

    July 29, 2017

    A beautifully presented alternative to a hotel and lots of nice touches - biscuits and best quality coffee! The whole experience was faultless and the owners are to be congratulated on their presentation.

    Real quality exoerience

    June 4, 2017

    Stayed on the yacht for a night with wife and daughter when visiting the later. The vessel is emasculate, everything it is says to be and more, quality fixtures and linen, and the marina facilities are amazing. The gusts were so helpful, totally recommend it and would return

    Great stay!

    June 25, 2017

    We loved your boat, the children pretended to be pirates and my daughter slept particularly well. Southampton has a great deal to offer, and we loved having breakfast on the deck. Many thanks

    Great Weekend!

    Sept. 19, 2018

    We had a lovely weekend on Nautical Dreams. The yacht is extremely comfortable and in a great location. The marina was ideally situated with good facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    A very nice overnight stay

    Sept. 27, 2018

    We were in Southampton for the boat show and thought what a good idea to stay on a yacht. Nautical Dreams is spacious, clean and right in town with great views over the ferry approach. Alison met us promptly and was happy to answer any queries we had... there weren't many as a she'd left out maps etc. The new shower block is hotel quality standard. Overall a smashing stay and can recommend the nearby Italian Ennio's too.

    Central Southampton

    Sept. 23, 2018

    A great stay on board Nautical Dreams. Alison the owner was a pleasure to deal with and made us feel very welcome. Great location in Southampton only minutes from City Centre, IOW Ferries and venue for Southampton Boat Show. Highly recommended.

    Superb boat

    April 2, 2018

    An excellent 2 night stay onboard, the owner Alison couldn’t do enough for you. The Marina facilities where also to high standard and I would highly recommend this boat.

    Lovely yacht

    June 5, 2018

    We spent a fantastic eeekend on Mark and Alison’s yacht. It’s a lovely yacht in a great position and the hosts couldn’t have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend!

    Fantastic stay aboard

    June 12, 2018

    A lovely boat in a great location. Perfectly situated for a day trip to Cowes and popping into town. The boat is really well presented and all very clean. Marina facilities spot on too!


    June 18, 2018

    Fantastic boat, with everything you need. Beds very comfortable. Facilities in the marina were fabulous, very clean with everything you would need. Sadly, we didn’t luck out on the weather, although did manage a G+T on the deck in a small window of sun. All in all, a very enjoyable stay - will definitely recommend.

    Lovely comfortable boat, well prepared

    July 7, 2018

    We had a lovely stay on Nautical Dreams. Boat well prepared and comfortable and nice to be met by owner Alison for introduction. Thanks and we will look to stay again.


    Aug. 5, 2018

    The boat was perfect for a peaceful evening away for us. 4 adults with plenty of room. Alison and Mark were brilliant with us even after a delayed arrival on our behalf. The boat was larger than expected, it was beautiful and we loved watching the cruise ships and ferry's coming in and out whilst sat on deck. The facilities were very clean and everything was thought of. The biscuits were a lovely touch and we thank you again for a much needed break in a beautiful location. Thank you to you both, we hope to return with the children soon.

    A night on the Nautical Dreams

    Aug. 6, 2018

    My family stayed for a night on board this fantastic boat. Alison & Mark were so warm and helpful to us it made a great stay even better. I would highly recommend the experience.

    last minute booking

    Aug. 10, 2018

    Alison and Mark are extremely lovely people who allowed me and my family to use their boat for a last minute idea. The boat has everything you could possibly want and need and the beds were so so comfy. Mark greeted us at the boat it ended up a 15minute football chat, (Mark think about what I said about Mourino) all very chilled and a perfect place to take someone special for a really nice time, with views....hoping to stay again in September Jamie Honor and family

    Excellent Night Away

    March 12, 2019

    We arrived and the weather was lovely, very calm and relaxed waters! Overnight was lovely, and the morning was very rough seas but the boat was absolutely lovely! The meet and greet was amazing and Alison seems lovely and keeps her boat very clean and basically perfect! The only thing I would add is I was surprised you couldn’t use the toilets on the boat, but this wasn’t too much of an issue as the toilets on land were not a far walk and were lovely and clean! Overall, would definitely recommend!