New Commercial Boatyard

ML have recently taken over a commercial boatyard, slipway and general storage space in the heart of Hythe!

With plenty of space right on the waters edge, only a few minutes walk away from Hythe town centre and a small drive from Southampton ML are excited to have acquired this space with mountains of potential for the future!

With undercover working areas and space to carry out all types of works ML Slipways can provide the whole package.

The yard offers a number of facilities including:

  • 2 slipways with 100 tonne winch and bespoke cradles for a wide spectrum of vessels.
  • Boat washing facilities.
  • Self storage container units available for rental.
  • Workshop space available for rental.
  • General Yard space available for rental.
  • Berthing available.

For help and bookings regarding any of these services, please contact our team.

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ML (UK) LTD are SafeContractor approved!

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved Alcumus SafeContractor Accreditation. Alongside our CHAS and Constructionline accreditations this demonstrates our commitment to operating a safe, compliant and ethical business.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a third-party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and safety practice. The Safe Contractor Accreditation will allow us to access and work on sites that we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to access before.

COVID-19 update

A message to all our ML (UK) Ltd Customers

We would like to update you on measures that are now in place at our main works site which will enable us to provide you (our customer base) with the best possible level of service & minimize any disruption during this on-going Coronavirus pandemic.

We have started production again on Tuesday 14th April, with limited staffing levels, and have in place procedures ensuring we adhere to social distancing throughout the workshop whilst following strong hygiene & cleaning practices. Our employees & their families remain our top priority.

Trade counter Sales

As part of the business restarting process, we have reopened the Trade Counter with opening hours being;

08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday – 08:00 to 16:00 Fridays

Please note only one person at a time within the trade counter reception area

Payment via account and or card payment only (No cash or cheques accepted at this time)

Engineering Site works

We are still available for all site works to which we shall adopt all necessary precautions as dictated by your site-specific instructions and/ or protocols for the time being, although all no essential works shall be deferred where necessary and judged on a job by job basis.

We hope you all continue to stay safe and we would like to thank all of you for your on-going support throughout these very difficult times.


Did you know we manufacture fully adjustable super yacht cradles for shipping all around the world?

Up to 30 meters long & full displacement boats.

These pictures are of one recently being loading onto a container ship for transportation from Italy going to South America.

It fitted like a glove and the boat arrived safe and sound!

Visit our client/shipping agent at for more info.


We were delighted to see the official reopening of ‘HMS Alliance’ to the general public last week with Martin Hobson (Project Director) attending the re-opening ceremony. He said it was a pleasure to see how much all the staff and submarine veterans appreciated the effort all involved had taken. Everyone should be very proud of what has been achieved for the future of the boat and museum.

Great to see her in all her full glory with the flags out and the sun shining!


We have recently completed the restoration of HMS Alliance a 1945 submarine at the Royal Naval Submarine museum in Gosport.

This project has been a long running project for us, which has been very rewarding, in we have managed to restore the exterior of boat to her former glory for many generations to come making her a long term display for the future of the museum as well as being a fitting memorial for the thousands of submariners who lost their lives.


ML UK Ltd has recently completed the relocation of HMS Bristol at whale Island, Portsmouth for Portsmouth International Ferry Port.

This project required the construction of two new dolphin structures for HMS Bristol to more against and with pedestrian walkway for access to the new positioned training ship. A challenging piling project, which was on time and on budget.