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Ch 74

Call Sign


HW ±2

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

£2.00 per mtr

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YHA Rating

not rated


30 berths

240V, 16/30A

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About the Marina

During the the 50’s and the 60’s Grimsby was as famously associated to fishing, as Sheffield was to knives and forks. Indeed Grimsby was the world’s largest and greatest fishing port in the world and the Grimsby’s National Fishing Heritage Centre in Alexandra Dock is a permanent reminder of that fact. Today, most of the fish that comes into Grimsby arrives by lorry rather than by boat and the fishing industries loss was the yachtsman's gain thanks largely to the Humber Cruising Association which took over the lease of a former fishing dock and converted into a marina. The marina has over 200 fully serviced pontoon berths, with a small area set aside for 30 visitors which can accommodate vessels up to 45ft LOA. Improvements to the marina are taking place all the time, most recently it has invested in a new club house with a new shower/toilet and laundry block.

Marina Approaches

The deep water channel of Grimsby is well marked and the tall red bricked Victorian Dock Tower is an obvious land mark to make for by day and by night since the tower is flood lit. Once past the WW1 Bull Sand Fort, follow the line of red port hand buoys up to N0.6 Lower Burcom Buoy where you head for the Dock Tower until you see the Eastern Jetty, Iso.R.4s, - taking care of the build up of mud off the jetty. Access through the lock is ±2hrsHW and one should call the lock keeper on VHF Ch 74 call sign ‘Fish Dock Island’ for permission to enter the lock. There is also an IPTS traffic light system on the western side of the lock:

GREEN GREEN GREEN - safe passage
RED RED RED - no entry

It also possible to open the lock for an additional ±2hrHW outside the advertised hours, giving in effect a window of ±4hrsHW, but this will incur a £10 charge, collected by the lock keeper. Maintain fairly high revs through the lock to offset any turbulence and once through the lock, head for a cluster of four high rise residential tower blocks which over look the marina.

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