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Visitors Marina Guide


Ch 14, 80

Call Sign


24 hour

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

£2.20 per metre

Book a Berth

YHA Rating

not rated



240V, 16/30A

coins & tokens

2.5 ton


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About the Marina

The club was founded in 1859 and the imposing Edwardian sun lounge of the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk YC has overlooked its members moorings and its marina ever since the celebrated local architected George Skipper designed the club house in 1903. The Grade II listed building is redolent of Yachting from a bygone age and visiting yachtsmen berthed on the visitors pontoons are automatically given temporary membership of the club and the use of all its facilities which includes the use of the sun lunge, bar and restaurant, laundrette, changing rooms and showers, bedrooms, billiard and training room.

The marina enjoys its own sheltered harbour near the entrance to Lowestoft Harbour with almost immediate access to the sea 24 hrs a day and unlike the other marinas in Lowestoft’s harbour, its doesn’t require the use of the swing bridge. Visitors are asked to pay their mooring fees at the Marina Office on the north side of the club house adjacent to the launching slip.

Marina Approaches

The outlying dangers off Lowestoft are well marked and the safest “catch all’ to shape up for the harbour entrance is the North Newcome Buoy, Fl(4)R.15s. A pair of white painted light towers at the ends of the outer piers marks the entrance into the harbour. All vessels are advised to listen out for Lowestoft Harbour Control, on VHF Ch14. Conditions just outside the entrance can get lively when the wind is running against the tide.

Entry into the harbour is controlled by lights located on the South Pierhead:
RED RED RED (vertical): no entry
GREEN WHITE GREEN (vertical): proceed with caution.

Proceed into the marina entrance at slow speed and with caution as vessels may be holding station waiting to come out
No craft should attempt to leave the marina without first obtaining clearance from the control tower. Those without VHF
must contact the control tower by telephone or in person. Having received clearance, obey the exit signals

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