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Lifting and Storage at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard

Lifting and Storage

The Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard in East Cowes is conveniently placed for coming ashore for an autumn/winter refit or extended stay at any time of the year. The yard has extensive facilities for up to 150 boats, from the easily trailered to yachts and motor boats up to 40 tonnes. Water and electricity is available throughout the site.

At the Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard, all of our lifting is handled by a 40 tonne Wise Hoist, operating over our purpose built hoist dock. Once a vessel has been lifted, we have a custom wash down facility with high pressure cleaning and sump drainage system.

The hoist can travel the length of our lower terrace or vessels can be transferred to our new self-propelled boat mover. The self-levelling boat mover has a maximum lift capacity of 30 tonnes with multi-directional steering, making the trailer immensely manoeuvrable. The boat mover is reducing transit times from the hoist dock area to the main yard.

Lifting Facilities:
  • Hoist dock breadth 6m
  • Hoist dock depth 1.8m at Low Water Springs
  • Hoist capacity 40 tonnes (20 tonnes per winch)
  • Maximum vessel length approx. 30m
  • Maximum vessel draught approx. 3m
  • Waiting pontoon capacity - two vessels (all requests in advance please)
  • Waiting pontoon depth approx 1.8m at Low Water Springs (tide of 1m or more is advised on approach for vessels drawing more than 2m)

BOAT STORAGE - Yard or Under Cover
You can choose between storing your boat in the extensive yard, or taking advantage of the indoor 'Boat Store' facility.

The Boat Store offers year-round under cover storage, suitable for boats on trailers, boats up to 10m, and boats in cradles. The Boat Store could also suit businesses appropriate to the Kingston Wharf location in East Cowes. Available for short, medium and long-term occupation. 

See our section on 'Cowes Harbour Storage'. Call the Boatyard on 01983 299385 to find out more.

See our section on 'Cowes Harbour Storage'.

Please see our Boatyard Tariffs and Package Offers for the cost of services and storage, and don’t forget that our Chandlery can have whatever stocks you require available on arrival.

Please note that whilst we try an accommodate everyone’s wishes this is a boatyard with a mixture of hard standing and concrete, it is also a working yard where marine maintenance will be undertaken and finally, during the busiest times of the year a certain amount of stacking will mean that the exit order will need to be the same as the entrance! Please talk to us well in advance if we need to consider any of these items for you, your assistance and understanding is much appreciated.

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