Ships Blog 24th February 2023

Quick update on lock closure for this year. Due to some unforeseen engineering work on the gate seals and some material supply issues, we are delaying opening of the lock until Tuesday 28th February. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. On other matters  as part of our new database implementation we have set up a new account/payment portal called ‘Paysafe’. This allows you to view your orders and account details etc and to make payments directly to us. A link to access your account will be available on any invoices that we email to you in future. Weather forecast for the weekend, cool with some sunshine, and possible isolated showers, usual mixed bag for this time of year!!

Ships Blog 28/10/22

Afternoon folks, the unseasonably warm weather appears to be continuing through the weekend with some pointers indicating it will cool nearer to the seasonal average next week. The winter lay up forms have been sent out to everyone so get them returned early if you need to book your spot. There is also a form on the website for lay up if you wish to use that instead. This weekends lockmasters are Andy Howard (days) and Marc Gilbert (night watch). Tides: HW Sat 14:57pm 4.09M and Sunday 15:44 pm 3.96M so moving away from Spring tides

Ships Blog 23rd September 2022

Morning and welcome to Fridays Ships Blog. Today is the Autumn Equinox i.e.  when the sun crosses the celestial equator and the day is split into equal periods of day and night, of 12 hours each. The clocks will be going back on Sunday October 30th. Forecast for the weekend, cloudy on Saturday, and scattered showers on Sunday. Winds staying in the north so the temperatures are beginning to cool further as  the week progresses. Just a reminder that we are now taking bookings for the winter lay up.

Lock closure will take place next year w/c Monday 13th February 2023 and finishes Friday 24th. Please make a note for your diary. Have a great weekend!

Ships Blog 25th March 2022

Morning and welcome to our March Ships Blog. Now that everything seems to have settled after lock closure the yard crew have been getting on with the lifts and launches for everyone.  The weather has been really kind to us this week and should last into the weekend at least. Don’t forget its Mothering Sunday on the 27th and the clocks go forward this weekend as well! Harwich Haven Authority Notice To Mariners No 15 refers to an exclusion zone that will be in operation between Harwich and Shotley from 18:00 to 18:35 today the 25th March. This is for a twilight flying display and pyrotechnics as part the Harwich Illuminate Festival. There will be no locking in and out from the marina from approx 17:45 to 18:45. See more info at