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.

ProSport 6.5m Inboard Diesel Rib – £11,950

Price - £11,950

Here we have a 2003 ProSport 6.5m Inboard Diesel Rib. Built to a very solid standard . Engine recently has had a complete rebuild and service so in tip top condition ready for the season ahead. This 1.7lt engine produces 120hp which is perfect with todays high fuel costs. Powerful enough to get you cruising…


Wahoo LXO 9.6m 2013 With Twin 300hp Verado Engines

Price - £55,000

Performance and Limousine all in one. Here we have a 2013 Wahoo LXO 9.6m. Designed to impress and give a sense of occasion. The LXO has a fantastic seating arrangement that gives an enormous amount of luxurious sociable space to accommodate your guests and also 4 forward facing bucket race seats for when you really…


Stingher 840 Super Sport

Price - 159,500

New Model Stingher 840 Super Sport Rib


Quicksilver 630 Pilothouse

Price - £20,499

Quicksilver 630 Pilothouse boat with a spacious cockpit giving loads of room for numerous people to fish off. It also has down below the benefit of a V berth, providing plenty of flexibility if wanting  to do extended fishing trips or indeed a weekend family platform. The inboard Diesel Mercruiser gives the peace of mind…


World Debut – Catapult F160

Price - £15,500

From the world renown makers of GRP Catapult Catamarans Built by Aqua-Marine comes the F160 a brand-new member to their boating family line-up. This 16-foot Fast Fisher is perfectly suited for all contenders from beginners to seasoned professionals making it ideal from days out with friends & family to fishing trips and much more. The…


2017 Stingher 700GT Custom

Price - £42,500.00

Here at Southampton dry Stack we are lucky enough to present to the market the  2017 Stingher 700GT Custom Sport. The Stingher 700GT has evolved into one of the best selling 7.0m RIBs available on the market today. The 700GT comes exceptionally well appointed and has  a 200hp Suzuki four stroke fitted, with only 216hrs…


Maxum 2300 SCR

Price - £31,450

Brand New onto brokerage! Southampton Dry Stack Boat Sales are delighted to offer this superb condition 2300 SCR from the renowned USA boat builder Maxum. This 1999 example is beautifully finished offering the ability to make memories afloat in comfort and safety.


STINGHER 650 GT – BRAND NEW model and available now at superb debut price!

Price - £64,995

We are delighted to offer to the market the NEW 2022 STINGHER 650 GT. This fantastic new model debuting in the UK, provides the perfect balance of expected quality, practicability, sleek lines and renown STINGHER performance. £64,950 inc vat. Available now.


Brand New STINGHER 900GT Custom Sport

Price - POA

This Stunning Brand New STINGHER 900GT Custom has Sold. Get in contact today to order your fully customisable brand New boat from the STINGHER range.


Tornado 5.5m

Price - £14,500

Ready for the season we are delighted to offer this fantastic Tornado 5.5m Rib. With a heritage in boat building stretching back to 1975, the Tornado brand is well established with a large support throughout the UK and beyond.


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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