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HW ±2

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

scale approx £1/ft

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YHA Rating

not rated


240V, 16/30A

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About the Marina

In its hey day, the site was used as a Coal Wharf for the rail network, and today the Chelsea Marina has evolved to be become one of the capital,s most attractive and desirable locations. Surrounded by ground breaking architecture, this glamorous and cosmopolitan marina provides a haven for 60 berths located in the heart of London’s West End. The most impressive building overlooking the marina is the Conrad Hotel, reputed to be the most glamorous hotel in London and famed for its fine dining and exquisite cuisine. The marina is also the site of the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre - a centre of international status and importance where over 80 showrooms exhibit the very best of both British and International interior design.

Marina Approaches

The marina is some 50Nm from the Sea Reach No.1 Buoy in the Thames estuary, therefore taking the best part of a days steaming up the Thames. Its recommended to moor overnight around the Queenbourgh area. Yachts bound for Chelsea Harbour will have pass through the Thames Flood Barrier at Woolwich - the traffic through which is controlled by London VTS (VHF Ch 14), and vessels equipped with VHF are required to call up 'Barrier Control' on passing Margaret Ness when proceeding upstream, or on passing Blackwall Point when heading downstream.

The Chelsea marina basin is controlled by a lock gate which operates ±1hrHW Chelsea. High water at Chelsea is +20mins HW London Bridge. With spring tides it may be necessary to close the outer gates around high water to control marina level.

Marina Lock Dimensions: Beam 5.5m (18') Draught 2.5m (8')

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