In addition to the full marina facilities available at Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina, there are several independent marine businesses based on-site; the Basque Kitchen restaurant, Solent Sails, Island Divers, Salty Sailing, and RigIt UK.
RigIt UK are rigging specialists servicing yachts throughout the UK.
RigIt UK can create standing and running rigging up to 32mm in diameter, providing for the needs of almost all yachts in British waters.
The RigIt UK mobile service means any location is covered, and they use the best quality hardware from the world’s top marine manufacturers.
Salty Sailing aims to make sailing fun and encourages everyone to get out on the water and give it a go, creating lifetime sailors.
Salty Sailing will be offering a range of courses at all different levels, from total beginner up to Yachtmaster training, as well as racing events and cruising trips around the UK and France.
Solent Sails is our resident sail maker and repairer, delivering a wide range of goods and services, including new sails, cover work, and yacht fenders.
Solent Sails is owned and run by Mark and Julia Searson with assistance from their friendly labradors 'Bobby' and 'Charlie'!
If you’re thinking of having fun and doing a PADI scuba diving course, or you would just like to try scuba diving in a pool, then look no further than Island Divers at Shepards Marina, the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Tec Rec Centre on the Isle of Wight.
Island Divers stock, or can order any equipment to suit your scuba diving, snorkelling, and swimming needs. They also run the Microdive RYA Basic Diver Programme, which was written for The Royal Yachting Association in 2012 and has now been made available for everyone to enjoy.
Situated within Shepards Marina, The Basque Kitchen is one of only a handful of Basque restaurants within the United Kingdom.
Here, there is a fabulous dining spot which infuses authentic Basque Country cooking with the best, freshest Isle of Wight produce - along with a little inspiring innovation.
At The Basque Kitchen you will find authentic Basque cuisine,daily specials, a large range of gluten free options, a wide selection of artisan gins, kilo steaks, fresh fish, tasty tapas and authentic paella.