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Ch 80

Call Sign


HW ±3

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered


Book a Berth

YHA Rating

not rated


240V, 16/30A

swipe card

swipe card

16 ton

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About the Marina

Behind the shelter of Hoo Island in a drying creek on the north bank of the River Medway is Hoo Marina, which claims to be the first marina to be built on the East Coast. Its a traditional, relaxed, friendly marina with few rules, however due to the marina's popularity by visiting clubs, its wise to check availability for berths in advance. The friendly Hoo Ness YC is based on the marina and welcome visitors to its bar and restaurant facilities. For provisions, there’s a handy grocery store in the adjacent Chalet Park or else there are a few shops in Hoo Village itself. Other than that, there is a regular bus service to Rochester.

Marina Approaches

A small unit WCB to the west of Hoo marks the entrance to the Orinoco Channel in to Hoo Marina. The channel follows a slight dog leg course marked by port hand withies. The marina entrance involves a hard right turn around the breakwater marked by a post, 2FG(vert). The sill over the marina entrance can be crossed ±3hrs HW for a vessel 2m draft. The sill is 1.5m over chart datum and maintains the marina basin to dredged depth of 2m.

Visitors who are not familiar with these water are not advised to take the alternative approach which starts opposite Darnett Ness and involves negotiating a twisty route over the north of Hoo Island.

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