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DARTHAVEN MARINA

VHF

Ch 80

Call Sign

Darthaven Marina

ACCESS

H24

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

overnight:
£2.40 per metre

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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

chandlery

240V, 16/30A

fuel berth

35 ton

well stocked

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About the Marina


This is the first of the three main marinas on the River Dart, and is situated on the Kingswear side of the river.

Darthaven Marina is an independent family owned marina with over 30 years experience and knowledge behind it, providing a chandlery and in-house repair and engineering services.

A post office, shops and a choice of 5 pubs are within a moments walk from the marina, as is the Lower Ferry terminal to the Dartmouth side of the river. As well as the beautiful backdrop of Dartmouth and the Royal Navy Britannia College on the opposite side of the river, the view is mixed with the nostalgic sound of the Kingswear steam train which passes immediately behind the marina.
 

Marina Approaches


Dartmouth is a deep, sheltered river that’s quite straightforward and easy to enter. The approach is from SSE, leaving the green Castle Ledge Buoy to starboard and the red Homestone Buoy to port. Two south-cardinal buoys guard the dangers on the east side of the approaches around the Mew Stone.

Opposite Kingswear Castle leave the red Checkstone Buoy to port, steer through the narrows and follow the river upstream. Opposite Bayard’s Cove, watch out for the Lower Ferries and give them a wide berth. The ferry floats are towed alongside with tugs and they need room to manoeuvre. The Higher Ferry, half a mile further up, is paddle-driven on cables that sink down behind it, so wait to pass at least 50m astern. Dart Marina is just beyond the Higher Ferry on the western shore.

At night: The white sector of Kingswear leading light brings you safely in from the south-east between the Homestone and West Rock buoys and then through the castle narrows.
 

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