Solent Means Success

Maritime UK Solent is the powerhouse of British maritime, connecting the entire world to the best of UK marine excellence, experience and expertise. Our message is simple. Solent Means Success.

MUK Solent Awards 2024 –
deadline extended

The deadline for applications has been extended until Sunday 28 July.

Solent means success

The Solent is home to an exceptional maritime cluster, with Portsmouth and Southampton as our headline cities and 340 miles of heritage coastline.

World-class maritime innovation. Technical excellence. Inspiring educators, discovery and defence – explore our diverse £7.7bn community, and find out how you can make global connections through Maritime UK Solent.

Maritime UK Solent

What do we do?

We champion Solent success worldwide. Leading by example, we  enable our partners to target growth. It’s about bringing pioneers together, caring about the places we live and work, and supporting people to succeed with Solent. 

Stat lines


imports and exports each year


GVA contributions to UK GDP


GVA to Solent economy


of maritime goods and services


maritime-linked jobs


contribution to the UK Exchequer


international cruise passengers 


short sea ferry passengers 

Our network

We bring the area’s maritime stakeholders together, working collaboratively to champion the Solent as a leading maritime cluster.

Through our strong ties with HM Government, Maritime UK and the Solent LEP, we’re developing international links through representation at targeted maritime events and trade missions.

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