Our Marine Services
Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) provides a selection of commercial marine services to complement those available within Cowes Harbour and the Solent.
CHC is self-financing and has a policy to invest in developing marine services that are strategically important for the harbour and where it is evident that other private sector parties are reticent to invest. Surpluses from these marine service activities are then ploughed back to support the provision of harbour services and development of the harbour for the long-term benefit of all our stakeholders. They are also important in reducing the reliance on harbour dues.
Cowes Harbour Moorings - Annual licenced moorings; pontoon, pile, and swinging. Visitor moorings; swinging moorings, event moorings, and river pontoons, Trinity Landing, and Town Quay.
Shepards Wharf Marina - Visitor and residential marina, Dry Sailing Centre, and The Sugar Store Events Centre.
Kingston Boatyard - Full boatyard facilities, with 40t boat hoist.
Kingston Marine Services - Harbour maintenance and commercial marine contract service provider. Commercial units for lease, with various small businesses taking advantage of this facility, bringing employment and helping to secure the specialist engineering heritage of East Cowes.
Cowes Harbour Fuels - Deep draught fuel pontoon situated in the River Medina, 200m south of the Chain Ferry. The Commission took on this facility in 2008, as it was at risk of closure, and it is the only deep-water fuel point available in Cowes.
Cowes Harbour Taxi - A water taxi covers all areas of the harbour.
In this section you can find information about CHC Branding and Sponsorship opportunities, marine Apprenticeships, and any Tenders that are open.