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Call Sign

'Port of Poole Marina'



Berthing Rates

short stay:
£6.50 (4 hrs)

£2.93 per metre

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YHA Rating

not rated


£3 per day

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About the Marina

New for 2011 and well in time for the 2012 Olympics is the Port of Poole Marina. This marina was developed and is managed by the same team that runs the neighbouring Poole Quay Boat Haven, and this £1 million project, which is located on the former Ro-Ro ferry berths, is part of a £25M masterplan to transform the port. The marina can accommodate 60 berths between 10m and 15m LOA and there're 8 deep-draught berths for superyachts up to 60m LOA, and the marina is set to be highly popular since it means that yachts don't have to contend with the movements of the Poole Lifting Bridge, and thus providing yachts with a negligible impact upon one's plans of getting out to sea. Although the quoted berthing fees are inclusive of VAT, it should be noted that it does not include the additional 'Harbour Dues' which currently run at £0.95 per mtr - so be warned!

Despite the obvious attraction that this marina will bring for the 2012 Olympics, there's no mention as yet as to what facilities it will provide for visiting yachtsmen which are still channelled towards the Poole Quay Boat Haven at the moment, and offers the best facilities and access to the town. As the crow flies the Poole Town Quay is quite close to the Port of Poole Marina and the marina would benefit from a water taxi service, otherwise at the moment access to the town involves quite a long walk round the back of the Sunseeker Boat Yard, across the lifting bridge and up the High Street via the Town Quay.

Marina Approaches

For yachts making for the Poole Town Quay marina, its generally suggested that once inside the harbour, all yachts are to use the 'Boat Channel' which runs parallel and to the south of the dredged 'Middle Ship Channel', which is primarily used by ferries sailing to and from the Hamworthy terminal. At the Stakes SCM, Q(6)+LFl15. you can turn north across the 'Middle Ship Channel' to enter the 'Little Channel' marked by green beacon piles. The marina is identified by the large breakwater alongside the port docks.

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