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Visitors Marina Guide
GILLINGHAM  MARINA

VHF

Ch 80

Call Sign

ACCESS

HW ±4.5

Berthing Rates

overnight:
Locked basin: £2.70 per m
Tidal Pool:not offered

Book a Berth
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YHA Rating

GoldAnchors1a1a

Facilities

£1 deposit

240V, 16/30A

basic provisions

64 ton

daylight hours

reception

unrestricted

well stocked

unrestricted

tokens

free

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About the Marina


The two main marinas on the River Medway are Chatham and Gillingham, and they match each other in terms of capacity and facilities. The Yacht Harbour Association ranks this marina to be one of the best in the country, and with its reputation for superb facilities and a high standard of security, the marina has been awarded five gold anchors. Gillingham marina has a locked basin and a tidal basin, each having different access times, but it provides visitors with a choice. The tendency is to lock visitors in the locked basin, but either way visitors are advised to book at least 24hrs in advance. The locked basin can accommodate vessels up to 23mLOA, and usually bows on or stern to Walcon pontoons secured between piles or finger piers. Excellent security is provided here for luxury yachts and there’s even a helicopter pad on site. All vessels in the tidal basin come to rest on soft mud and can therefore accommodates all types of propulsion and keel configurations. Being only 8 miles from Sheerness, the marina is well suited for cruising the Medway and extended voyages along the East Coast. An excellent well stocked chandlery and plenty of shops for provisions are at hand.
 

Marina Approaches


Gillingham marina is identified by a large pale box shaped building which is the leisure centre. The marina entrance is immediately to the left of this building, whilst the tidal basin is round to the right behind the wall. Access into the mairna is ±4.5hrs HW sometimes with a free flow during HSW. The lock has traffic lights and there is a waiting and fuelling pontoon outside the lock gates. Access into the tidal basin is restricted to ±2hrsHW.
 

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