If you haven't used our boatyard before, or for a quick reminder of what’s here, it may be useful to scan through our boatyard A-Z.
Availability - The hoist operates Monday to Friday with lifts from 8.30am - 4.30pm. Prior booking is essential through our online system.
Confirmation - Once you have submitted your Winter Lay Up request, our team will check everything in your application to match your preferred dates as closely as possible. You will subsequently be sent a confirmation of your dates and you will be advised of your specific lift time the day before your scheduled booking.
Electricity - All boats plugged into an electricity supply afloat or ashore must have a metered cable that has been registered at the Marina Office.
Fuel - Along with roadside filling stations, last year we switched from E5 petrol to E10. If you have a petrol engine, it might be worth reading our short FAQ to help you understand what this E10 change means for your vessel. Find out more
Insurance - Being a Yacht Havens berth holder means that you have access to a range of enhanced benefits and cover with Towergate, including a 20% discount on marine insurance, when you buy or renew your policy with them. If you’d like to find out more call one of their specialists or get an instant online quote. Find out more
Keys - We're happy to hold boat keys on your behalf. If your chosen contractor wishes to sign out your keys, please ensure you have given us permission in advance and that the contractor has provided us with a copy of their insurance details.
Lifting points - Boats should be marked to show the location for the lifting strops, or owners must be on hand to advise of the correct strop positions. We have small stickers available to mark the position if you don’t already have them. It is also advisable always to replace any logs with blanks so that they are not inadvertently damaged during the lifting process.
On-site services - You'll find a range of skilled and trusted marine businesses ready to help with any work you may require. We have a handy directory of on-site services, or you can find a complete list in our Marina Guide (free from the Marina Office).
Outboard engine flushing - Next to our workshop in the lower Berth Holders Car Park is a fresh-water outboard engine flushing tank for berth holders to use.
Sails - Headsails must be removed prior to lifting. We also advise you remove your sprayhoods before coming ashore to reduce windage, as well as taking your deck cushions and interior linens home to avoid damp and mould.
Whatever your boating requirements this winter, we would be delighted to assist you. Speak to one of the team at the marina office, open seven days a week. Or call us on 01590 677071.
Winter Top Tips
Whether you bring your boat ashore for the winter, or you decide to leave her afloat, there are a number of steps to take to ensure your boat stays in tiptop condition.
We've compiled our TOP TIPS for boat owners to help keep your boat in good condition over the colder winter months.
Book your Winter Lay Up
If you're ready to book your Lay Up for the Winter season, please use our online booking system.
Space ashore has to be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please complete your application as soon as possible. Space ashore is at a premium during March, April and May so if your lifting dates are flexible then we'd be grateful if you could factor this in to your winter plans.
Whatever your boating requirements this winter, we would be delighted to assist you.
Speak to one of the team at the marina office, open seven days a week. Or call us on 01590 677071.