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About Us:

Why Choose Solent Marine


Solent Marine are the largest in house pontoon manufacturer in the UK.

We are one of the handful of UK suppliers of floating structures that can manufacture your entire solution in house. This enables the company to maintain complete control over production and quality.

The growth of the company has been fuelled by the demand for its quality pontoon systems which it has been manufacturing since 1991.

With our Quality Assurance System it ensures that every stage of the manufacturing process is monitored and controlled. The end result is a more efficent company which keeps its customers even happier.

Solent Marine Ltd was founded in June 1991 by Victor Simmonds to manufacture floating structures.
From day one Solent Marine were manufacturing pontoons and cradles from a small but efficient production yard in Hamble on the UK South Coast.
In the early days the majority of business came from local customers on the Hamble River. Today Solent Marine addresses a World Wide market.

Being a family run business Victor retired in 2011 and his sons took over the company to where it is today.
The company acquired a new production facility in 2015 for its dedicated and hardworking team - it now has 65,000 square feet in which to manufacture and continues to thrive.


Victor Simmonds comments, "While our business was small I could personally be involved in every aspect of manufacturing and delivery of our solutions. This was vitally important to me as I feel my name goes out on every solution this company delivers. As the company has grown we have invested in systems which allow the management team to maintain the control over these processes and the quality of the end result that keeps me happy and more importantly, keeps our customers coming back for more..."


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UK - Leicester CRT

UK - Leicester CRT Thanks to Land & Water having the national procurement for Canal River trust they came to us due to the high standards & competitive pricing that is achievable with our Simbro system.

UK - Roydon Marina - Marina Installation

UK - Roydon Marina Recently completed utilising the Simbro pontoon system, Roydon Marina is the largest in-land marina in the south of England. With over 300 berths, one of the deciding factors that lead to the award of the contract was the...

ITALY - Darsena Brian - Pontoon Installation

Italy - Darsena Brian Another SIMBRO system has been installed in Italy.  The national competitor could not compete against the cost and the higher quality of the SIMBRO system.

UK - Tarbert Marina - Pontoon Manufacturer

UK - Tarbert Marina The key factor on this project was getting around the piling limitations & the excessive range in the tide. This was achieved by working with the sea-flex mooring system. The Simbro pontoons were then designed & manufactured...

UK - Erith Yacht Club - Marina Design

UK - Erith Yacht Club Another prestigious contract, awarded due to the high standards & competitive pricing that is achievable with the Simbro system. Along with a large bridge all the decking was chosen to be supplied in fibre-glass grating, giving...

UK - Brixham Ferry Pontoons

UK - Brixham Ferry Pontoons Another prestigious contract, awarded due to the high standards & competitive pricing that is achievable with our Heavy Duty system. Along with a large bridge all the decking was chosen to be supplied in fibre-glass grating,...

BRUNEI - Narcotics Police - Pontoon Supply

Brunei - Narcotics Police Pontoons With help from one of our partners the Simbro pontoon system has now broken onto the market in Brunei. Competitive prices & the option to customise features such as fendering has lead to the award of...

UK - Torbay Harbour - Finger Pontoon

UK - Torbay Harbour Solent Marine have just completed the works at Torbay Harbour. This happens to be the debut of the new Simbro finger pontoons and the official 2000 th enquiry. Being the outer harbour there was alot of design...

UK - Priory Marina - Pontoon Design

UK - Priory Marina Solent Marines innovative design for Priory Marina in Bedford won us the contract from British Waterways Marina Ltd. We specifically designed a pontoon system that can take the exceptional loading experienced from 12 metre fingers with 2...

UK - Stranraer Harbour Marina - Marina Berths

UK - Stranraer Harbour Marina Yet another job completed in Scotland by Solent Marine and as always, on time. These pontoons have a fibre-glass grating deck and where needed custom high density rubbing strips as specifyed by the client. This two...

UK - Penton Hook Marina - Marina Developments

UK - Penton Hook Marina Solent Marine Pontoons where the choice for Marina Developements Ltd, the prestigious project at Penton Hook will provide over 100 dedicated berths and over 60 meters of along-side berthing.

UK - Farmoor Reservoir - Access Bridge

UK - Farmoor Reservoir A pioneering solution for the Solent Marine pontoons & access at Farmoor reservoir is now beginning to take shape. All the main pontoons are now in place ready to take the bridge, this includes the upper &...

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