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Ch 80

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short stay:
£1.15/m (4hours)

£2.75 per metre

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240V, 16/30A

14 ton

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About the Marina

Some pilot books still refer to this marina as Camper & Nicholson’s, but it’s now owned by Premier Marinas. Coupled with the Haslar Marina immediately to the south, they both offer the finest berths in the harbour, due to their centralised location and close proximity to all the surrounding attractions. Gosport Marina, has just under 600 fully serviced pontoon berths and can accommodate vessels up to 20m LOA and berthing for visitors is subject to the number of resident berth holders being away at the time. Recently the marina has undergone major improvements. It has a brand new high rise reception building by pontoon ‘A’ which also houses new toilet and shower facilities. The bar/bistro 'The Boathouse Cafe' offers a great selection of food and drinkand further developments include increased parking spaces, a 20T crane, storage and hard standing space. The Gosport High Street and all its amenities is just a short walk away and the Gosport Ferry can take you across to the shopping and leisure centre of Gunwharf Quays.

Marina Approaches

Portsmouth Harbour is a very busy commercial harbour as well as being a large and important naval base, therefore there are some fairly strict protocols and procedures. The marina is about 500m beyond the narrows of the harbour entrance, on the port hand side as you arrive. To negotiate the narrows, all vessels under 20m LOA must be under power and must use the ‘Small Boat Channel’ which is 50m wide and runs from the No.4 Bar Buoy (QR) in the south, to Ballast Bank (Fl.R.2.5s) in the north, and keeps all leisure traffic to the west of the main shipping channel. This means staying as close as possible to the red port hand channel buoys, being wary of the Hamilton bank, and at the channels narrowest point you’ll pass just yards from the old HMS Dolphin Wardroom at Fort Blockhouse. At night, the red sector of the Dir WRG light on Fort Blockhouse covers the Small Boar Channel until close to the entrance narrows, after which the red sector of the Dir WRG located just east of Gosport Marina takes you through the final part of the entrance.

At the peak of the ebb tide, little head way can be made at the narrows, so best avoid arriving at these times. Once inside the harbour head straight for the marina entrance and do not wander off to Gunwharf Quays on the Portsmouth side. To do so, you must first call for permission from the Queen’s Harbour Master on VHF Ch 11, and cross north of Ballast Bank at 90° to the main channel and remain 50m of any warship.

At the marina entrance call VHF Ch 80 or call 02392 524811 for berthing enquiries and instructions. Those that are familiar with the marina, will observe that the middle entrance opposite the hammerhead ‘G’ has been closed off. Access to pontoons I,H,G, F,E and the north part of D, is via a new northern approach adjacent to hammerhead ‘I’. Access to pontoons A, C and south part of D remain unchanged.

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