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Marinas in Cowes Harbour


Cowes Harbour and the River Medina are home to four marinas: Cowes Yacht Haven, Shepards Marina, East Cowes Marina and Island Harbour marina.

Please remember that when you cast off from your mooring, you are the give-way vessel; it is your job to keep clear of other boats. Navigate with special caution when leaving marinas and entering the main fairway in Cowes Harbour.

Cowes Yacht Haven

The Yacht Haven offers 260 fully serviced berths, 24/7 access, a 50 ton hoist, 25 ton boat mover and new 22 ton mobile crane to make easy work of lifting and launching of boats in the dry sail space. Facilities include Wi-Fi, showers, toilets and a launderette as well as on-site engineers, electricians and boat repairers. The Yacht Haven also has one of the largest major events and conference centres on the Island and gives direct access to Cowes High Street.

VHF Channel 80 call sign ‘Cowes Yacht Haven’
Tel: 01983 299975

Shepards Marina

Shepards Marina offers cruising and racing yachtsmen affordable marina berthing in a welcoming atmosphere. We have visitor and annual berths, all at very competitive rates which benefit from free WiFi, inclusive showers, and site-wide CCTV. Shepards is also home to Cowes Harbour Commission’s moorings and berthing team

The Sugar Store Events Centre at Shepards Marina makes a perfect venue for rallies, clubs, prize-givings, receptions, or as a regatta media centre. The Events Centre enjoys a waterside position, stunning views and a convenient central location.

VHF Channel 80 call sign ‘Shepards Marina’
Tel: 01983 297821

East Cowes Marina

East Cowes Marina is just 500m south of the Chain Ferry, accessible at all states of the tide and enjoys a sheltered, sunny location. The marina has 360 residents’ and visitors’ berths for boats up to 20m, all walk-ashore with electricity, water and Wi-Fi. Washrooms, laundry, picnic garden, free car park and the popular Lifeboat pub.

Also based at East Cowes Marina is the Medina Yacht Club, an RYA-affiliated social and boating club open to everyone.

VHF Channel 80 call sign ‘East Cowes Marina’
Tel: 01983 293983

Island Harbour

Island Harbour is just under half a mile upstream from the Folly Inn on the east bank. Access is via lock gates up to 4.5 hours either side of High Water. The maximum draft is 2.5 metres.

The marina offers over 200 berths for annual moorings and visiting yachts, the updated and enlarged Breeze restaurant and bar, a children’s play area, launderette, and free Wi-Fi. Full marine services include a chandlery and 50 ton travel hoist, free car parking for yachting visitors along with extensive hard standing. The marina is exceptionally well-sheltered and dredged up to 2.3m. With a new riverside cycle-track into Newport and surrounding fields the marina is also an ideal place to bring children and dogs.

VHF Channel 80 call sign ‘Island Harbour’
Tel: 01983 539994

Top photo: Shepards Marina, Cowes.

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