COWES HARBOUR COMMISSION – HARBOUR AUTHORITY & MARINE SERVICES PROVIDER
Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is the statutory harbour authority for Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight. The Cowes Harbour area of jurisdiction starts from the Prince Consort north cardinal buoy in the Outer Harbour and extends south down the River Medina to the Folly.
Cowes Harbour Office is open from 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.
CHC’s main function is to perform its statutory duties as a harbour authority, including maintaining an ‘open port’, providing pilotage services, delivering the highest standards in harbour safety, maintaining navigation aids, ensuring sustainable management and conservation of the harbour, communicating effectively with stakeholders, and promoting/delivering sustainable harbour development policies to safeguard existing and support new business, services, investment and employment.
CHC also undertakes commercial activities so that it can be self-financing, and is committed to providing and investing in marine services and facilities that add value to the “Cowes offer”. Marine services provide a surplus that assists in funding harbour improvements and stakeholder benefits.
CHC believes there is real potential for Cowes to actively pursue an expansion in the luxury cruise market as a regular port-of-call, and is working to increase the number of cruise companies that feature Cowes in their cruising itinerary. In addition, CHC continues to work proactively to attract more events to come to Cowes.
Shepards Wharf Marina - Cowes
Shepards Wharf Marina is one of Cowes Harbour’s main marina facilities offering a full range of services and amenities suitable for yacht racing events, rallies, and catering also to the needs of the cruising sailor and powerboater. The family-friendly marina has capacity for 130 visiting boats, 40 resident berth holders, and specialises in providing dry sailing packages for day class yachts, RIBs, motorboats and trailered keelboats.
The Marina Office is open: Monday 0900-1700, Tuesday to Saturday: 0800-1800, and Sunday: 0800-1600.
The Sugar Store Events Centre takes advantage of a prime waterfront location with outside decking, marina pier, and stunning views over the world-class sailing waters of the Solent. The Events Centre offers contemporary facilities for up to 400 people and is situated close to the Chain Ferry on Medina Road, just two minutes from Cowes High Street and within easy reach of nearby transport links to the mainland.
The Sugar Store venue is a unique space suitable for a wide variety of events including, wedding receptions and private parties, trade events and product launches, corporate hospitality days, regatta/championship media centre, prize-givings and presentations, conferences and exhibitions.
Cowes Harbour Moorings - Cowes
Cowes Harbour Commission owns and licences the majority of the pontoons, swinging moorings, and pile berths within Cowes Harbour and the River Medina, as far south as the Folly Inn. The Cowes Harbour Moorings team, operating from Shepards Wharf Marina, allocates and maintains all these facilities on behalf of CHC. With over 2,200m of pontoons, 400 swinging moorings and 30 pile moorings, they have an all-year-round job maintaining them and ensuring that the boats are safe.
Visitor moorings are available at Shepards Wharf Marina, Trinity Landing, Town Quay, Whitegates, The Folly Inn, and Cowes Roads. During the main events of the year, including the Round the Island Race, Cowes Week, and Cowes Classics Week, additional moorings are laid to accommodate participants.
Kingston Marine Services – East Cowes
Harbour maintenance and commercial marine contract service provider.
Kingston Marine Services (KMS) is a multi-disciplinary team working largely afloat on marine and coastal projects. The team has a wide range of equipment and resources at their disposal, and with the experience of many years spent on the water, they are often called upon to deal with the jobs that no one else can.
Reception at Kingston Marine Services and Boatyard is open from 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.
KMS carries out the majority of the Harbour Commission’s mooring and maintenance requirements and also aims to be the local marine contractors of choice on the River Medina. KMS are specialists in mooring systems, navigation and race mark buoy management. They also take care of pontoon maintenance, local towage, stores logistics, escort duties and transportation, and berth repair.
Kingston Marine Boatyard – East Cowes
Extensive boatyard facilities, with 40t boat hoist. Commercial units to lease.
Kingston Marine Boatyard is one of the biggest yards on the River Medina, accommodating up to 150 boats from the easily trailered to yachts and motor boats up to 40 tonnes. The Boatyard serves many of the local river and harbour users, and is also a popular yard of choice for many mainland boaters. The small and friendly team bring a wealth of experience to the job, some having been with Kingston Marine Boatyard for many years. The Boatyard offers a range of maintenance services including anti-fouling, polishing, cleaning, anode changing, prop polishing, and has a number of selected sub-contractors that can also be involved in the care of your boat.
Cowes Harbour Fuels – River Medina
Deep draught fuel pontoon on the River Medina, 200m south of the Chain Ferry.
Cowes Harbour Fuels is a deep draught fuel pontoon 200 metres south of the Chain Ferry on the west side of the River Medina supplying competitively priced petrol, red diesel, gas, and engine oils. The fuel berth supplies ultra low sulphur diesel free from any biodiesel. See website for opening times and fuel prices.
Map & Directions
From the Red Funnel East Cowes ferry terminal, take second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, turn right onto York Avenue and straight onto Ferry Road to take the floating bridge to West Cowes.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3020 to West Cowes.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to West Cowes.
Public Transport Directions
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 01983 827000 (head office).
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|