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Ch M, 80

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HW ±2.5

Berthing Rates

short stay:
£6.00 (4 hrs)

£1.30 per metre

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YHA Rating

not rated


240V, 16/30A

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About the Marina

This marina dries out at low tide, yet despite its limitations the Ryde Harbour Marina makes every effort to welcome and accommodate visiting yachtsmen. Built in 1990 and located in the heart of Ryde, the marina basically consists of four pontoons enclosed by a harbour wall providing 100 permanent berths and up to 100 visitors berths. Visiting craft with bilge keels or lifting keels up to 12mLOA are usually accommodated on the eastern side of pontoon ‘A’ whilst larger draft and fin keelers are directed towards the harbour wall, where fender boards are provided.

Ryde is often known as the gateway to the Isle of Wight. From the mainland, there’s regular fast cat service from the Portsmouth Rail Station to Ryde and adjacent to the marina is the Ryde bus terminus which has regular services reaching out to all four corners of the island. With some exceptional beaches close by, Ryde has become a popular holiday resort with an abundance of shops, restaurants and amusements in the town, which includes, ten-pin bowling, ice-skating, tennis and crazy golf.

Marina Approaches

Depending on ones draft, access to the marina is ±2.5hrs HW.

For the initial approach you need to position yourself about 6 cables off the marina to the east of Ryde Pier and line up the distinctive Holy Trinity Church spire (to the left of the prominent church spire that dominates the town) on a bearing of 198°. The channel used by the hovercraft is to the right of you as you approach so avoid wandering off to starboard of this track.

About 3 cables off the marina, are 3 pairs of port & starboard hand buoys marking the marina channel. Abeam the end of the harbour wall are a series of port and starboard piles in close proximity, prompting a sharp turn to port, where the deepest water is generally on the green side of the piles. The deepest water in the marina is on the northern end, generally around 2.2m above chart datum.

Entry at night is not advisable, since the buoys are non-metallic and give a poor contact on radar and the lights at the marina entrance are often lost in the overall confusion of lights from the town’s night life.

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