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The aim of the Association – is to represent the interests and opinions of licensees of all moorings on the River Hamble. Membership is open to all, including those on the Waiting List for moorings, and anyone who is interested in the River and its management.
The Association was formed in 1999 by boat owners who rented moorings from Hampshire County Council. These owners were concerned by the way in which mooring rents had for several years increased by amounts grossly exceeding the national rate of inflation.
The Association has a grown strongly since its formation and since then has identified many other areas of concern to Mooring Holders and users of the River Hamble. There has also been a major change. All the mid-river moorings, both pile and swinging, are now let directly by the Crown Estate.
Hampshire County Council is the Harbour Authority responsible for the management of marine matters and the river environment. It acts as the letting agent for the Crown Estate moorings.
The Association has an established and good working relationship with both Hampshire County Council and the Crown Estate and collaborates with other bodies having interest in the river Hamble, including the Yacht Clubs and Parish Councils.
A committee elected at the Annual General Meeting runs the Association. From time to time members meetings are held when particular subjects need to be discussed. The Association produces a newsletter called Update (select Documents in the Menu) and other information for members, all of which may be found on this website.