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Visitors Marina Guide


Ch 12, 16

Call Sign


HW ±2.5

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

£15 flat charge

Book a Berth

YHA Rating

not rated


6 berths

240V, 16/30A

fuel berth

25 ton

limited stock

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About the Marina

In 1749 Humphrey Senhouse built this harbour in order to ship his coal out from the mines. He named it after his wife, Mary, and all Humphrey got was a street and a dock named after him. Its a wonderful secluded marina on the Cumbrian Coast with the Lake District to the east and the shores of the Solway Firth to the north. Despite its secluded appearance, the marina is within walking distance of the town which has all the usual amenities. Maryport was once home to Fletcher Christian of the Bounty fame and Thomas Ismay founder of the White Star line and who’s son Bruce Ismay survived or rather deserted the Titanic. 'The Catch' in Elizabeth Dock is a shop where the local fishermen land and sell the fresh catch of the day from 10am till 4pm. The marina has 170 fully serviced pontoon berths , and 6 berths are set aside for visitors which can accommodate vessels up to 70ft LOA and a draft of 3.5m.

Marina Approaches

Because of the nature of the rocky coast, its best to keep about 1Nm offshore until abeam Maryport. If approaching from the Scottish Coast, pass south of the Two Fleet Bank WCB. The Channel into the harbour is dredged to 2.5m and the safest water is found by using a transit off the north end of Elizabeth Basin Quay and the centre windows of a large conspicuous cream house on the quay side. Turn into the Senhouse Basin when its directly abeam of you - do not cut the corner for the water is shallow. There is a waiting berth to the east of the lock gates, or you may anchor in the approaches to the lock.

Arrival at night is not recommended. It is also not recommended to enter the harbour in strong NW/NE winds as the swell runs dangerously into the harbour.

Marina access is ±3hrsHW, the sill is 2.9m above CD and the gate closes when there’s 1.5m over the sill, giving 4.4m of water in the marina basin.

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