Welcome to Ocean Compass Group

Southampton Dry Stack was founded in 2006. As its portfolio expanded to include Quayside Marina, brokerage and new boat sales  - Ocean Compass Group was born.

Ocean Compass Group is a customer service leisure business  - no matter whether it is a service or product we are providing, we strive to provide refreshingly high levels of customer service that exceeds expectations.


Dry Stack

Unique service with both fully undercover and outside dry stack boat packages.



Traditional boat yard pontoon berthing, all serviced with power and water.



Used boats located across out sites and available to view at your conveience by appointment.

Stingher Ribs

Stingher Ribs are conveniently based in the south coast’s boating capital of Southampton and home of the Southampton Boat show.

Edward Pedley of MRL first started importing Stingher Ribs into the UK from Italy in 2004. These are built and designed by Giuseppe Risolo with his son Andrea and they have been building Ribs since 1987. They are always striving to improve their Ribs and it shows with the strength and finish that they achieve.

In 2006 MRL moved to Southampton Dry Stack, which is the UK’s largest Dry Stack, with undercover storage, and direct frontage onto the River Itchen.

During that time MRL and Southampton Dry Stack have forged a close and trusted relationship, and in late 2020 both Edward Pedley of MRL and Bill Knight of Southampton Dry Stack decided to form a partnership selling the World renowned Stingher Ribs and together taking it on to new heights.

New additional sales office in Salcombe in association with Fine & Classic.


Boats for sale

Welcome to our used brokerage! The following boats are located across our sites and available to view at your convenience by appointment. Our team are here to help and would be delighted to hear from you. If you have any questions, need further information or would like to arrange a viewing please do give us a call.

Stingher 840 GT (2024)

Price - £159,000

MRL and Southampton Dry Stack have a new 2024 model Stingher 840 GT in stock and ready to hand over. It is unique as it incorporates a folding stern seat, giving fantastic walk-through capability and open space to the bathing platform providing extra relaxation space in the stern, either in the sun or shade with…


Baja 300 ES

Price - £29,500

In the market for a high-performance boat? This eye-catching Baja 300 ES is it! This high-performance offshore powerboat is known for its sleek design, exceptional handling, and powerful engine options. Measuring 30 feet in length, this boat is equipped with twin 454 V8 engines pushing out 330HP each, providing ample horsepower for thrilling speeds and…


Sea Ray 190 Signature (2001) with Trailer

Price - £18,500

For sale: 2001 SeaRay 190 – A perfect blend of style and performance! It is immaculately maintained, has a spacious interior, and has a powerful engine. It is ideal for those seeking thrilling water adventures. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for endless aquatic enjoyment!


Beneteau Antares 760 – Bonito

Price - £31,500

The Beneteau Antares 760 is a versatile and popular motorboat known for its practical design and comfortable features. This French-built vessel is part of the renowned Antares series, offering a harmonious blend of comfort, performance, and practicality.   At 7.6 meters (25 feet) in length, the Antares 760 provides ample space for a range of…


Ribcraft 585 – 2012

Price - £18,500

Looking for adventure on the water? Don’t miss out on this incredible deal! We have a 2012 Ribcraft 585, fully equipped and ready to set sail with its powerful 140hp Suzuki engine. It is one of the 2012 official Olympic ribs. Key Features: – Year: 2012 – Model: Ribcraft 585 – Engine: 140hp Suzuki (under…


Ballisitc 7.2m Rib and Trailer – £21,275

Price - £21,275

For Sale: Ballistic 7.2m Rib (2003) with Yamaha 250 Outboard and Trailer Description: – British-built Ballistic 7.2m Rib in excellent condition. – Equipped with a reliable Yamaha 250 hpdi outboard engine. – Hydraulic steering and stainless propeller for smooth control. – Extensive overhaul in 2014, including brand-new tubes. – Ready for immediate use and capable…


5.5m BWM Rib with Trailer – £12,225

Price - £12,225

Introducing the Ultimate Adventure Companion. Are you ready to elevate your maritime adventures to a whole new level? Look no further  – dive into this  Twin-Engined BWM 5.5m Rib. Built locally, this has a tried and tested solid hull with great sea-keeping for a sub 6m length. This 2005 built Rib is fitted with two…


Four Winns 215 2005

Price - £14,750

🌟 Introducing the Four Winns 215 Sundowner – Your Ultimate Cuddy Cabin Adventure Awaits! 🌟 Experience the perfect blend of style, convenience, and performance with the remarkable Four Winns 215 Sundowner. Designed for those who demand more from their boating experience, this vessel is your passport to endless fun on the water. 🚤 Unmatched Versatility:…


2004 Quicksilver 630 Pilot House

Price - £18,750

2004 Quicksilver 630 pilothouse with 90hp Evinrude outboard. This example is kitted out with everything you could ever need for a day out on the water. Sink with water pump, port-a-potty, diesel heater and good navigation instruments. The outboard version gives you even more space on deck to easily accommodate 6 to 8 people. The…


Sea Ray 200 sr 1991

Price - £10,550

For sale a 1991 SeaRay 200SR with the  Mercruiser 4.3L  190hp engine. It cruises comfortably at 25 to 35 knots. It has been well looked after with recently refurbished carpets and upholstery. It comes with a tonneau cover and an overall winter cover. The seating area is incredibly sociable with helm and navigators’ seats swivelling…


Meet the team

Bill Knight

Having obtained his yacht-master power and sail qualifications after university, he spent many years working in the Caribbean and France instructing. On his return to the UK he joined a large marina operator and ran 'Ocean Village', (marina and commercial estate) for them. After a trip to Florida where ‘Dry Stacking’ your boat is the norm, it seemed the ideal venture to set up for the benefit of Solent boat owners.

Alex Jones

Alex has worked in the confidential goods industry for the last 10 years, eager to learn about the boating industry he has joined the team! In his spare time he enjoys travelling, photography and all things technology.

Jake Smith

Jake has had a passion for all things boating all his life. As an offshore Yachtmaster he is a knowledgable and enthusiastic sailor, spending most of his free time cross country cycling, sailing and being lucky enough to race yachts. Previously, Jake has worked in the construction industry as a carpenter for 28 years, but is now looking forward to working in the marine industry.

Rob Mills

Joins us from Bembridge Harbour where he worked for 5 years as the berthing master. Rob has always had a passion for boats and has previously worked as a skipper on a 90ft sailing training yacht. He is a keen biker, loves F1 and Southampton Football Club.

Laura Mills

Laura has worked in Finance for the last 19 years, moving from her last job in the Cycling Industry, to join the team. She knows nothing about boats so will stick to the office!

Chris Lee

Chris Lee has worked within the cruise industry most of his career, spending many years as ships photographer. After years at sea he moved to shoreside operations, mainly running the valet parking for Cunard and P&O. Chris is looking forward to working in the marine industry and meeting all of our customers.

Tom Robinson

Tom is originally from Pembrokeshire, West Wales. He has spent the last 6 years working for Royal National Lifeboat institution and the HM Coastguard where his passion for the marine industry developed. In his spare time he enjoys surfing and travelling from one end of the UK to the other in his converted van.

Contact us

Contact details

Our team are here to help and would be delighted to hear from you. If you have any questions, require further information or would like to arrange a viewing please give us a call or email.

Drivers Wharf,

146 Millbank Street,


SO14 5QN


023 8023 8084

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