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COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Statement

Safe Boating With Yacht Havens

Updated 18th May 2020

In addition to our 'Safe Boating with Yacht Havens' advice published on 13th May (which you can read further below on this page), we're pleased to provide further guidance to berth holders to help you visit the Yacht Haven and go boating with confidence.

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Updated 13th May 2020

We're really pleased to be able to inform you that the dry stack service will be fully operational from tomorrow, Thursday 14th May. 

Following further clarification from the government and port authorities, you will be able to once again enjoy your boats on the Sound and beyond.

Of course we understand your enthusiasm for being back on the water again, but please give every consideration to our Haven Team, your fellow berth holders and yourselves.

Take a closer look at our new safe boating guidelines by clicking on the image below to enlarge it.

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  • Please only enter the office if absolutely necessary and respect the social distancing measures when in contact with any member of staff.
  • Please don't gather on/around the pontoons; simply use them for embarking and disembarking. If you need to do any cleaning or 'tinkering' on your boat, please let us know and we'll put it on a rack for you.
  • We will temporarily be removing hosepipes to avoid risk of cross-contamination, but you're welcome to use your own.
  • Access through the gates will be via your key fob only for the moment.

Unfortunately, The Mess Room remains closed until restrictions on the hospitality sector are lifted. All other marine businesses on-site are open as usual. 

Please continue to stay alert and follow all the advice from the government and from our Haven Team.

Looking forward to welcoming you back. 

Will Rahder,
Marina Director




Updated 11th May 2020

We welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement last night during which he stated that from this Wednesday, 13th May 2020, unlimited outdoor activity will be permitted in England. We understand that this will include a return to water sports.

Many measures that the Government have previously announced are still in force and this includes staying at home as much as possible, maintaining social distancing, and continuing to adhere to high levels of hygiene. The major change that is of particular interest to us all is the change in restrictions to outdoor activity allowing the potential for boating to resume.

From Wednesday, we will be very happy to welcome you back to the marina to visit your boat. Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to prepare our Yacht Haven for a controlled reopening. However, we are not yet clear on whether the government and statutory harbour authorities will allow you to head out onto The Sound, and, if we are allowed, what restrictions there might be in place.

We will be reviewing the detailed Government guidance published today (11th May) together with the further guidance to keep employees safe in the workplace, which we understand will be published tomorrow (12th May). The guidance is expected to contain a level of detail that will enable us to validate our planned procedures and consider whether any additional safeguards are needed

Please bear with us during this transitional period as it is important that we do make sure that we are doing everything we can to keep our customers and staff safe. Further updates will follow in the next few days.

Will Rahder
Marina Director




Updated 10th May 2020

This new blog has been setup to provide up-to-date, relevent information for Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth. For information from our other locations, or for information prior to 11th May 2020, please visit www.yachthavens.com/covid19.