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Almanac Events
Visitors Marina Guide
COWES YACHT HAVEN

VHF

Ch 80

Call Sign

ACCESS

H24

Berthing Rates

short stay:
£0.97/mtr (4hours)

overnight:
£2.95 per metre

Book a Berth
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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

160 berths

240V, 16/30A

30 ton

15 ton

£1 coins

code entry

code entry

chandlery

well stocked

View plan
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About the Marina


The Cowes Yacht Haven has 260 berths, and most of them are for visitors only. During weekends or regattas, the marina can get rather bouncy from the amount of passing traffic on the river. There's also a short stay pontoon for those wanting to stop off for a bit of lunch or if one needs some last minute provisions. The marina was formerly part of the Grove & Gutheridge boat yard, before changing hands twice, firstly as Ancaster Marina and then the Cowes Yacht Haven of today - which is part of the Cowes Waterfront Trust - a charitable organisation whose prime objective is to rejuvenate the Cowes Waterfront. In 2001 the marina underwent a £2m facelift providing 3000 sqm of hard standing and a state of the art events centre which opened in 2005. For location, the marina is in the heart of the sailing world and being quite literally at the end of the High Street it has instant access to the centre of Cowes and its variety of shops.
 

Marina Approaches


Entering the marina is pretty straight forward, except during busy weekends, events or regattas where one should expect to see severe overcrowding. The waters outside the marina can get choppy and bumpy from all the passing traffic, and inside the marina yachts may be rafted up, making conditions for manoeuvring very tight. Beware of the strong cross tides when entering the river, and the chain ferry, just up stream of the Red Funnel Ferry Terminal.
 

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