Situated on Southampton's River Itchen, north of Shamrock Quay, Saxon Wharf is a marine service centre offering outstanding facilities for superyachts. With a 200 tonne boat hoist and heavy-duty pontoons, Saxon Wharf is the ideal location for large vessels in need of secure, quick turn-around refits, repair work or even full scale refits. Besides ample space for storage ashore, there is a wide range of marine trade tenants on the site offering a variety of professional services. Cruising opportunities include Southampton Water itself offering safe, sheltered sailing while the Hamble and Itchen Rivers are perfect for leisurely exploration. Keen racers have the legendary waters of the Solent on the doorstep, and around the Isle of Wight there are numerous bays and harbours. West of Southampton Water lie picturesque Bucklers Hard and the lively port of Lymington.