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In a series of short films made especially for Milford Marina, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to some of our fantastic berth holders and let them tell you their own stories about their boats, their experiences and their passion for the sea. Berthing a boat in Milford Haven provides great access to coastal sailing opportunities around Pembrokeshire, and all of the facilities a boat owner could need, such as hard storage and boat repair businesses, are right here on site at Milford Marina.

In our first film, we’ll join Ian Evans, one of our original berth holders, on a sail up the beautiful Milford Haven Waterway aboard ‘Musketeer’, a classic ¾ tonne racing class yacht, built out of mahogany on an oak frame. Ian fell in love with Musketeer, which he brought back from Looe in Cornwall in 1982, and it has been a permanent fixture and labour of love ever since.

Born in Newquay, Cardiganshire, Ian has always had a passion for the sea. As a teenager, when his friends had pictures of famous stars on their walls, he had pictures of boats, so it was no surprise when, at the age of 14, Ian went to naval training school on board HMS Conway, moored in the Menai Strait, and at 16 he went to sea. An interesting seafaring career followed, culminating with his retirement from the role of Pilot at the Port of Milford Haven in 1990, meaning he could spend more time with his family and, of course, on Musketeer.

Being based at Milford Marina, 12 month berth holders like Ian can enjoy a whole host of benefits, as well as the freedom of 24/7 access, being close to the beautiful nature and wildlife up the River Cleddau and perfectly located for sailing out to the islands of Skomer and Skokholm, famous for wildlife including seals, puffins and Manx shearwaters, and a sea of bluebells in the Spring.

Having met many visiting boat owners over the years stopping off at Milford Haven on passage to other parts of the UK, their feedback to Ian is that the friendliness of the Marina Team and the local community is very welcoming.

With 72 years experience on the sea, Ian’s sound advice is simple, “You have to take what comes and be prepared for everything”.

If you’re inspired by Ian’s passion for the sea and Milford Haven, why not get a quote or contact us for more information on berthing fees and the benefits of taking out a 12 month berth at Milford Marina.

I believe that the river from Milford Haven to Haverfordwest is more beautiful than any place I’ve been to in the UK... and there are more facilities based around the marina than in any other marina I’ve been in, and I’ve been in quite a few!

Ian Evans

Your perfect base

Milford Marina is located in the heart of Pembrokeshire on the 22 mile Milford Haven Waterway, and on the doorstep of the UK's only coastal national park.

As well as fantastic sailing adventures we have multiple yacht clubs nearby offering regular racing programmes throughout the year.

Milford Marina is surrounded by plenty of places to eat and shop on the quayside, marine services and amenities such as supermarkets, pharmacies, doctor's surgeries and post office are a short walk way. What's not to love?

Flexible berthing and storage contracts available now

Milford Marina provides first class facilities and the perfect base from which to discover the Pembrokeshire Coast and beyond. Start your journey today and receive a no obligation quote instantly.