More swinging moorings will be laid this winter in the River Crouch to meet the growing demand for berths on the east coast.
Fambridge Yacht Haven plans to lay an additional 12 swinging river moorings after all 110 moorings were sold out during summer 2020.
Marina Manager Danyal Adams says that he has seen growing demand for moorings, saying, “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady growth in yachts in North Fambridge with many new customers using our Yacht Haven facilities as well as many past customers returning to the area after cruising different parts of the UK.”
Danyal continued, “We conduct thorough biannual checks on our swinging mooring to ensure that our ground chains and risers are all in good condition, and it is this type of diligence which helps attract boaters to North Fambridge. In addition, we’ve tried to make our moorings as accessible as possible with a floating tender rack as well as walkashore pontoons for skippers to pick up and drop off their crew.”
Last year, Fambridge Yacht Haven launched a new 7 day-a-week mooring ferry service in partnership with members of the North Fambridge Yacht Club. The service operates throughout the summer with MV Devon Lass, a Maritime 21, comfortably transporting boaters together with kit. This service is operated by trained North Fambridge Yacht Club volunteers.
Located on the scenic River Crouch, Fambridge Yacht Haven provides over 220 marina berths in addition to their swinging river moorings. The on-water provision is supplemented by a comprehensive boatyard facility for boats up to 40 tons, including indoor and outdoor storage ashore and a modern slipway.
With the historic, 400 year old Ferry Boat Inn pub set to reopen later this year after an extensive refurbishment and upgrade, Fambridge Yacht Haven are expecting the high demand for berths to continue into 2021.
Annual swinging moorings start from just £147 /m and are suited to boats up to 16m in length, and up to 18 tons.