Darthaven Marina expands services in South West
1 May 2024

Darthaven Marina Limited is delighted to announce its acquisition of the business of Marine  Engineering (Looe) Limited (MEL), the long established and well-respected marine engineering  business based in Plymouth. 

John Holman, CEO of Darthaven Marina Limited, said: “MEL has been serving commercial and leisure  customers for over 70 years. We are also proud to serve many customers across Devon and Cornwall  and beyond! This acquisition places Darthaven Services in a strategic position to strengthen and  expand its Volvo Penta distributing dealership and to grow our highly regarded marine engineering  service team.”

Jamie Newton, Managing Director of MEL, who is retiring from his marine engineering business to  concentrate on his other commitments, approached Darthaven Marina last summer. He commented  that he thought the acquisition by Darthaven Marina would be the right fit for his family business: “I am confident the team at Darthaven Services will continue to provide service excellence for our  customers and security for my loyal workforce who will be integrated into the Darthaven Services  team.”

Darthaven Marina Limited’s new operation on Queen Anne’s Battery Marina in Plymouth will trade as  Darthaven Services Plymouth. Darthaven Services Plymouth will stock, distribute and provide  technical support for Volvo Penta parts and engines and offer highly skilled marine engineering  services to boat owners and marine customers in the Plymouth area and beyond.