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.

Revenger 25 Mediterranee

Price - £16,495

New to the market and available for sale we have a stunning Revenger 25 Mediterranee. We offer the chance to own this sought after example from Revenger. Powered by a Mercruiser 5.7L generating 260hp


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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